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Zenphoto 1.3

IMPORTANT: Beginning with this release we are skipping testing for PHP 4 and MySQL 4. We do all developing on PHP 5.2+ and MySQL 5.0+. We will not deliberately invalidate using these older versions; however, we are are not able to test on the older software versions anymore due to a lack of resources. Thanks for understanding. Let us know on the forum and bugtracker if serious problems surface.

  • Imagick support [kagutsuchi - very special thanks for helping us getting this finally done!]
  • Plugins
    • Menu manager [sbillard, acrylian]
    • Quota manager [sbillard]
    • Image upload limiter [acrylian - partly sponsored by saundstu]
    • Hitcounter (now a plugin) [sbillard]
    • Tags from album [acrylian]
    • seo_locale [sbillard]
    • Sitemap extended [acrylian, based on previous work by Tenzer and timo, with contribution by Blue Dragonfly] (...)

(The first) 5 years of Zenphoto!

Please note: The original trisweb.com blog is not active anymore, thus all links are broken. All contents have been moved to zenphoto.org's news section so far possible.

0-Annoucement

Yeah, you read correctly. Zenphoto has been around for five years now. We can't quite believe it ourselves and are glad that we managed the important 1.3 release for Zenphoto's birthday.

Let us take a quick look at how it all started:

On April 24, 2005 Zenphoto's original developer, Tristan Harward, posted the ambitious idea of "Reinventing the photo album" on (...)

class-video

This plugin directly handles the 3gp and mov video class images if Apple Quicktime is installed on the visitors system. Other formats require a multimedia player to be enabled. The actual supported multimedia types may vary according to the player enabled.

 

example_comment_form_data

An example of setting defaults for comment form data.

Refresh the Database

Cleans the database and removes any orphan entries for comments, images, and albums.

Refresh Metadata

Refreshes the metadata from image items in the database.

Reset all hitcounters

This is a button interface for the admin backend's overview page.

filter_rotation_lossless

When importing JPEG images to an album, this filter checks for the EXIFOrientation value and when this value suggests that the image must be rotated, it rotates the image and updates the EXIFOrientation value accordingly, so that the image will not be rotated again.

Requires jpegtran installed on the server.

sitemap-extended

Generates individually sitemap.org compatible XML files for use with Google and other search engines. It supports albums and images as well as optionally Zenpage pages, news articles and news categories. Sitemaps need to be generated via the button on the admin overview page and are cached as static files in the /cache_html/sitemap/ folder. Individual sitemaps are generated for all of the above item types as well as a sitemapindex file. Album sitemaps are split into individual sitemaps per album (incl. all albums pages) and image sitemaps into individual sitemaps per album.

The sitemapindex file can be referenced via www.yourdomain.com/zenphoto/index.php?sitemap or with modrewrite www.yourdomain.com/zenphoto/?sitemap.

IMPORTANT: A multilingual sitemap requires the dynamic-locale plugin and either the seo_locale plugin or (...)

Zenphoto 1.3.0 pre-announcement

We have scheduled the 1.3.0 release for May 27th. There are some significant new capabilities in this release including, but not limited to:

  • Imagick support

  • Custom menu creation

  • Disk quota management

  • Limitations on the number of images that may be uploaded to an album

  • Tags from album

  • Sitemap

  • seo_locale

  • jCarousel thumb navigation

  • Individual image watermarks

  • Zenpage password protection

  • Custom authentication implementations are now supported

  • Wordpress importer (Admin utility)


You do not have to wait for the 1.3.0 release to start experiencing these features. Download the Nightly build and see what is there. There is still time for improvements to these (...)