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Piwik

This module helps you to keep track of your Zenphoto visitors through the Piwik platform. It places the piwik JavaScript tag at the bottom of your webpages using the theme_body_close filter. If you do not want particular pages to be tracked you should pass an array containing "piwik_tag" as the excludeparameter to the theme page body close filter application. e.g.

zp_apply_filter('theme_body_close',array("piwik_tag"));

Please visit the Piwik site for the piwik software and installation instructions.

This plugin needs volunteers for testing and may become official later

Sponsors program renamed to "Hosting"

Early April this year we announced the sponsors program to allow limited advertisement on our site. It turned out that the only serious enquiries were form hosting companies and most of them wished it to be named "Hosting" so we decided to rename it.

The top right menu button is now named "Hosting". Note that the links now changed as well.

AddThis

A plugin for the popular social network button tool from addthis.com

Zenphoto 1.4.3 Release Beta

We are pleased to announce that the next feature update to Zenphoto is now available in beta. The "trunk" nightly build files now contain this release so you can experience the enhancements by downloading and installing the latest nightly trunk build.

Please read the draft of the Zenphoto 1.4.3 release announcement for details. There is quite a lot of new stuff there.

Zenphoto 1.4.2.4

Zenphoto 1.4.2.4 is a bugfix release of the recent 1.4.2 branch. It will be the last release of the 1.4.2 branch.

As usual we recommend all users upgrade for the latest updates and fixes. See the changes on trac for more information.

Gallery2 to Zenphoto Migration

An extended Perl script based on several solutions posted online. Used with Menalto Gallery 2.3.x and Zenphoto 1.4.3.

Google reverse geocode

This Zenphoto Plugin reverses geocodes images with GPS data using Google's Geocode API. Reverse geocoding is the process of back (reverse) coding of a point location (latitude, longitude) to a readable address or place name. The address components will populate the locationcitystate and country fields in the database, all multilingual.

Showcase changes (4-22-2012)

Showcase site entries are now (roughly) tagged about how the sites use Zenphoto, e.g. standalone or in combination with others.

showcase_categories

This is meant to give especially new visitors and users a guide what is possible with Zenphoto beyond being just a photo gallery.

The myth of Zenphoto being dead

Recently this "myth" was discussed a little on Twitter. We wondered as well. The reason was actually just our logo and the 5th anniversary button we used since 2010 being misunderstood:

5th-anniversary-logo

The reports of our death are of course greatly exaggerated. We are alive and kicking as our site and forum show! We are on to our 10th year (we will get you, Piwigo!..;-)) and hopefully many more. Therefore we now changed that button text to be clear about that!

Btw, in case you didn't know, you can download our logo in several variants to spread the word about us, too.

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Legacy RSS redirections to be removed in Zenphoto 1.4.3 [Update]

We earlier forgot to mention that in 1.4.3 the rss handling is changed a little more. Sorry for that. Here is the updated post. 

The rss links had been changed in Zenphoto 1.4 over a year ago and the 1.4.2.x .htaccess file still contains RSS redirections so these still work. In 1.4.3 the rss links will change again due to internal handling and performance reasons (RSS handling has completely been revamped for performance and support reasons):

  • /rss.php > /index.php?rss (1.4.) > /index.php?rss (1.4.3)
  • /rss-comments.php > /index.php?rss-comments (1.4.) > /index?rss=comments (1.4.3)
  • /rss.news.php (...)