Zenphoto 1.1.6

  • Localization (beta) [acrylian, aitf311, sbillard]
  • German translation [acrylian]
  • Full size image protection improvements [sbillard]
  • Plugin sytem including several default plugins [sbillard, acrylian]
  • Slideshow (plugin) [acrylian, sbillard, special thanks to djdevine for the IE CSS positioning fix]
  • Album themes (replace the Supergallery feature) [sbillard]
  • Comment system improvements [sbillard, ulfben]
  • Setup improvements [sbillard]
  • RSS improvements [acrylian, fogoh]
  • Tag improvements [sbillard]
  • Support for MP3 and MP4 (video/audio) [sbillard, acrylian]
  • Dynamic album improvements [sbillard]
  • Watermark scaling [sbillard]
  • Admin backend JS moved from prototype to jQuery [aitf311]
  • Numerous bugfixes
  • See full list on trac

New theming tutorial available

We finally managed to finish a new theming tutorial. Actually it is a largely updated version of the old and now defunc tutorial that GameDudeX wrote way back then. Please note that the tutorial refers to the nightly build foreshadowing the next official release. We hope it will help you all to make your own custom galleries.

The poll is out of order

Sadly the update to Wordpress 2.5 broke the poll plugin we had installed to see what features gain the most interesst by you, our users. Additionally the author of that plugin does not support it anymore. We haven't found a replacement yet. So for the time being the poll is removed.

Here are the last known poll results:

  1. Move/Copy/Rename images and albums: 166
  2. Internationalization & localization: 122
  3. Automatic Image Rotating base on EXIF: 89
  4. Automatic creation of Video thumbs (#331): 57
  5. Visually select album thumbnails: 34
  6. Edit Theme Files Within Admin (#133): 32
  7. Create individual thumb crops for each image: 30
  8. Geotag googlemap popup: 28
  9. Select image size to view: 24
  10. Support ImageMagick conversion: 22
  11. Support Windows XMP in addition to the standard EXIF/IPTC metadata (#351): 9 (...)

Watch the ZenPhoto Demonstration Videos

We have set up three videos that show the ease of use of ZenPhoto. You can watch the installation and upgrade process and take a tour through the admin backend.

ZenPhoto Demonstration Videos

A guide to our functions guide

We have posted a short guide that hopefully will make it easier for you to work with our functions guide: How to read the Zenphoto functions guide

How to read the Zenphoto Functions Guide

When you first look at our functions guide it might look confusing and you may not understand what exactly it is telling you. You might ask "why don't they just write an understandable and readable guide that even non-developers can understand at first glance?" Well, actually the guide is not that hard to read once you get into it.

We are constantly updating and changing things, so that would take too much of our time write a guide manually. If one of us writes or changes a new function, he comments it within the source code directly on top of the function. You might have seen that if you looked at the template-functions.php file for example. We then use the standard auto-documentation tool phpDocumentor that generates the functions guide from these source code's comments. This way we can easily update it with one click anytime we need to.

So let's take a closer look at one of the more (...)

Zenphoto Plugin Architecture documented.

The next release of Zenphoto supports plugins for adding functionality. See the architecture document.

Get release announcements by e-mail

For those of you who would like e-mail notification of new Zenphoto releases, we've set up a mailing list on Google Groups that you can join.It is announce-only and will only be used for release or other important zenphoto announcements, and nothing else.

We hope it's useful for you. Enjoy!

Photogabble updates zenphoto to wordpress plugin

Photogabble has just released version 1.8 of his Zenphoto to Wordpress Plugin which now works with Zenphoto 1.1.5 and Wordpress 2.3. Read more in Photogabble's post or visit the plugin page directly .
The link has been added to the Wordpress Plugin section of our extensions page, too.

Dreamhost offers zenphoto as 1 click install!

We just learned that Dreamhost, one of the biggest hosts in the US, now offers zenphoto as a 1 click install option in favor of Gallery 2.
"And I guess that also explains why Gallery, the photo management software we offer as a one-click install is SO crazy confusing, slow, and horrible! I've looked at its source code, and the one thing I could not describe it as is short.

Which is why for our new EASY one-clicks, I've decided NOT to port Gallery over. Not even a little. INSTEAD, we're giving "zenphoto" (notice the stylishly understated all-lowercase-ness) a try. It doesn't allow you to do all the fancy-shmancy things Gallery does like sell your pictures or order prints, but it is super-simple to use to upload, organize, and view photos!"

We are a little proud of this, since Gallery is a well-tried program, too. And that "missing" feature we probably will get included, too. (...)