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Object model framework tutorial published

As some of you know Zenphoto features also a quite flexible object model framework that advanced users can use besides the standard theme functions.We now have published a short tutorial about it.

Read more on http://www.zenphoto.org/2010/02/zenphotos-object-model-framework/

Zenphoto's object model framework

This is a short tutorial about how to use Zenphoto's object model framework which allows you to extend the standard way of theming, as described in the theming tutorial, and cusomize your gallery any way you like.

Before reading this you should be familiar with Zenphoto themes in general and have read the theming tutorial. You should also have quite some PHP knowledge and an understanding about how object orientation works.

Zenphoto's main classes

This is the general class structure:

  • Gallery: The gallery itself
  • PersistentObject: This is a very general and powerful abstract database persistence class. It defines types by table names and records by a set of unique fields (keys). To instantiate a new database based object in Zenphoto, all that's needed are the values of those unique fields. PersistentObject provides caching, lazy-evaluating, persistable (...)

New plugin: flag_thumb_as_new

This new plugin lets you flag thumbnails on your site as new either using an image/icon or plain text CSS overlay. Although developed by the official team it will not be included in the official release package. You can download it on our extensions section.

Colorbox replaces Thickbox

Zenphoto used the jQuery Thickbox script as default "box" script for quite some time.  Since Thickbox has been abandoned by its developer and the coming Zenphoto 1.2.9 will feature the brand new jQuery 1.4 Thickbox will be replaced by the Colorbox script.

So if you use a customized standard theme and included the Thickbox script as often told by us from zp-core/js you should now update your theme to either use the Thickbox from elsewhere or the new Colorbox. The standard themes — especially the Zenpage theme — have already been updated for tonight's nightly build.

Zenonfly

A plugin for preloading images via JavaScript for faster single image view browsing.

Zenphoto 1.2.8

We're pleased to announce the release of Zenphoto 1.2.8. The changelog is the same as the Release Candidate a short time ago.

We recommend everyone upgrade to this release as soon as possible. As always, you can download it from the front page of zenphoto.org.

Hope everyone has a happy new year!

Zenphoto 1.2.8 RC

The first release candidate for Zenphoto 1.2.8 is now available for download and testing from our download page. Please note that we have taken down the official 1.2.7 release as we feel the RC is more stable. This mainly because of the recent quite major bug discovery.

Zenphoto 1.2.8 changelog

  • Major bugfix for accidentally deleted image descriptions when refreshing meta data [sbillard]
  • Search and tags for Zenpage pages and news articles [sbillard]
  • Plugins:
    • Image_album_statistics plugin: first image link option [acrylian]
  • Themes
    • Zenpage search support in Efferscence+ [sbillard]
    • Zenpage search and tags support in Zenpage-default [acrylian]
    • Lots of minor bugfixes and improvements