Zenphoto 1.0.1 beta Jan 11, 2006
- Fixed an embarrasing bug in template-functions.php where an empty Gallery would cause failures. [luckyspin]
The simpler media website CMS
First, I upgraded to Wordpress 2.0 fairly smoothly, and I have to ask, how exactly did they manage to make the admin interface uglier than it was before? I don’t mean to be harsh… I like most of the rest of it–except the image upload addition–it will drive me to create a ZP-WP plugin to replace it ASAP.
Anyway, zenphoto development has been very active recently. You can all thank Todd Papaioannou for his hard work on drag-n-drop sorting. Take a look at his posts describing the new features on his site. I think I can improve the interface a bit, but the functionality is all there and working beautifully.
We’re planning on a release early next week with sorting, image and album deletion in the control panel, e-mail comment notification, and possibly RSS as well. Keep checking (...)
Without further ado, here’s a zenphoto theme that uses a Scriptaculous slider to resize photos, just like iPhoto.
Slidaculous Resizing Zenphoto
Credit where credit is due: I copied the code exactly as written in John’s post, then modified it for a little extra efficiency, and used zenphoto’s size-in-the-URL trick to progressively load higher resolutions as you slide. Yeah, I did say that. Try it out.
This is a testament to zenphoto’s flexibility. There’s no reason one couldn’t continue to add more scriptaculous effects.
getNextImageThumb()- return the path
Of course, like any beta release, it’s a bit hard to install, and is pretty inconsistent over different platforms, so I’ve opened up the forums so you can get help easier and faster. If you need help, just start a new thread there. If you want to help give support, please create an account and start helping people out. I’d appreciate it greatly.
There were a few common installation problems people have experienced:
Available at zenphoto.org.
Wow that felt good. It took me a while to realize what I was actually doing, but then when I uploaded the front page of zenphoto.org and looked at the domain in the address bar, it hit me.
It’s not 100% as complete as I wanted for 1.0, but it’s pretty darn good, and definately good enough to use and to start making themes for. Speaking of which, theme developers: I’ll have some documentation up soon, but until then, just look at how the two included themes are built and you should be able to figure it out. If you know PHP, the template-functions.php will be good to look at.
So, with that, I leave it to you. Remember that this is a developer release, and as such I won’t be supporting it much. I’m trying to get a support forum set up so you can help each other out.
If you get it installed and working, leave a comment here with a link (if you want) and a sentence or two on (...)