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user_login-out

Provides users a means to log in or out from the theme pages.

Place a call on printUserLogin_out() where you want the link or form to appear.

Zenphoto now Tweets

Beginning with the Zenphoto 1.4.1 release Zenphoto has the ability to Tweet news and other newly published items. See the tweet_news plugin.

The Tweet for this article and for the Zenphoto 1.4.1 announcement are courtesy of this plugin.

Announcing Zenphoto v1.4.1 Beta

We are pleased to announce that the nightly builds "trunk" files now represent the beta release of Zenphoto 1.4.1. We welcome our users to try this release out ahead of its formal release.

By the way, the Zenphoto site is now running this beta release. We eat what we cook!

Paid support now available

Every now and then we get paid support request or request that exceed the free forum support. So we decided to launch a paid support page users can head to.

zenphoto-openvideo-plugin

Detects Ogg Theora files (.ogv .ogg) and prints HTML5 markup for them with applet markup as a fallback, such as shown at http://www.theora.org/cortado/

Zenphoto 1.4.0.4

Zenphoto 1.4.0.4 is a minor bugfix release of the recent 1.4 branch and the last minor update before 1.4.1. Therefore the trunk nightly build soon becomes 1.4.1 beta.

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

Zenphoto on Twitter

In case someone didn't notice we are on Twitter now (10 followers we indeed have..;-)). Well, we created that account for our traditional April fools joke this year originally. But since we have it now we will use it a bit.

But to be honest, you probably won't get more than actually a mirror of the news from this site. We just don't have the time to tweet that extensively...

Zenphoto Plugin Architecture

As from the 1.2 release Zenphoto contains an implementation of "plugins" so that the functionality of the product can be extended without "bloating" the core code. Only users of the plugin will require the resources it uses. This article describes the architecture of Zenphoto plugins. Plugins may come with the Zenphoto distribution or may be available for download from third party developers.

We have provided some example plugins to help with your understanding. Note that these plugins are not formally supported by the Zenphoto team.

Categories of plugins

There are three categories of plugins implemented in Zenphoto. The category you most likely will experience is plugins that extend the functionality of themes. These are Template Plugins and Filters.

  1. Template Plugins add optional functions to the repertoire of capabilities available to theme designers. Examples of this (...)

Older versions archive

Here you can download older versions of Zenphoto. The latest official release can be downloaded from the download page or our GitHub releases page. There you also find all newer release from 1.4.4 onwards.

The most recent development build can be downloaded from the GitHub development page.
(there's also a link for the development build called [version] Support build (GitHub) on the download page)

Generally we recommend to only use the latest as we are only able to provide minimal support for older versions.

 

Security reports that do not make sense

Probably some of you reading on Twitter have seen quite numerous (re)tweets about security issues in Zenphoto. We are little upset about the way these sites act so we feel forced to comment on these now.

There is a website that purports to be a security advisory site: High-TechBridge. But from some recent postings one really has to question what their real purpose is. If you look at their site you will see lots of claimed vulnerabilities they have discovered. Look also at the services they advertise. If the other developers experience is anything like Zenphoto's you will really have to question their motives. Especially when you consider that the site originally posts these as "preliminary" saying that they have contacted the developer ("Vendor notification: 07 April 2011"). Which they never did.

High-Tech Bridge HTB22945 reports a generic problem with (...)