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  • Announcing new extension CedThumbnails 2.5.0 for Joomla 1.7/2.5

    In order to regain control of development, avoid code duplications, easing installations, I have decided to group all these extensions Into one single component CedThumbnails.

    This new component will be delivered shortly! You are advised to update to Joomla 1.7 and soon 2.5 if you are still using Joomla 1.5. A version for Joomla 1.5 may be done later this week.

    Module Latest article with thumbnails (mod_articles_latest_thumb)

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Latest Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    Module Popular articles with thumbnails (mod_articles_popular_thumb)

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    Module Related articles with thumbnails (mod_related_items_thumb)

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Related Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.
    This Module displays other Articles that are related to the one currently being viewed. These relations are established by the Meta Keywords.
    All the keywords of the current Article are searched against all the keywords of all other published Articles. For example, you may have an Article on "Breeding Parrots" and another on "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos". If you include the keyword "parrot" in both Articles, then the Related Items Module will list the "Breeding Parrots" Article when viewing "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos" and vice-versa.

    Plugin Related articles with thumbnails (plg_content_relatedthumbarticles)

    This plugin displays other Articles that are related to the one currently being viewed. These relations are established by the Meta Keywords or using Joomla categories.
    All the keywords of the current Article are searched against all the keywords of all other published Articles. For example, you may have an Article on "Breeding Parrots" and another on "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos". If you include the keyword "parrot" in both Articles, then the Related Items Module will list the "Breeding Parrots" Article when viewing "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos" and vice-versa.

    Library WideImage (lib_wideimage)

    Is a famous PHP library for manipulating images. WideImage is a lot better than TimThumb for that job,.

    Note that Joomla 2.5  though JImage support images manipulations, this new extension will let you the choice to use JImage or WideImage. It support both!
    Attention JImage do not support manipulation of remote file. If your articles, in introtext or fulltext,  have images not located on your Joomla host, it will be better to use WideImage.

    * -> Security Fix
    # -> Bug Fix
    + -> Addition
    ^ -> Change
    - -> Removed
    ! –> Note

    - Remove support for TimThumb,
    + Support for Joomla 2.5 JImage class.
    + Caching of thumbnails is done per extension, and the same image can be displayed on different size in the module or plugin
    + assembly one component to install to install 3 modules, 1 plugin and 1 library
    ^ avoid code duplications, same code for all extensions
    + ability to locate picture for thumbnails is more flexible

    I am currently making the changes at Joomla Extensions Directory , the version for Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 is ready!

  • cedPhotofeed 2.6.0 for J2.5 Released

    This extension for Joomla! 2.5 allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, Gallery2/Gallery3 and YouTube or any RSS feed in any article.

    CedPhotoFeed Joomla extension consist of

    • 2 plugins,
    • 1 module (NEW),
    • 1 component.

     

    News and Noteworthy

    New Extension installer

    Borrowed from K2 (credits goes to them) only uninstall the component to remove everything automatically and safely

    Redesigned backend panel

    The administrator area has been redesigned and now support direct links to Manual, Forums, Joomla extensions directory, download area and social links.

    cedphotofeed_2-6-0_newadminpanel

    A new Joomla Module photofeed

    CedPhotoFeed is also now available as a module, it support

    • Module Class Suffix,
    • Prepare content plugins inside the module
    • and all the features of the plugins!

    cedphotofeed_2-6-0_newmodule

    New Layout “Flow”

    This new layout display images in the space available, use better the space than always using a fixed grid of n * m images,

    cedphotofeed_2-6-0_newflowlayout

     

    New Sorting method

    New sorting methods have been added to give you more control in which order the images will be displayed from RSS feed

    • Random order (NEW)
    • Reverse order (NEW)
    • No sorting (NEW)
    • EXIF meta data

    Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)

    From the RSS feed and for each images, the Description is now added as HTML “alt” attribute for the following renderer: Lightbox, Lightbox2, Shadowbox and Html,

    Prepared for Joomla 3.0, but not ready yet

    Improved administrator panel using Bootstrap UI

    New Joomla installer, ready to support Joomla 3.0,

    Miscellaneous

    Security has been improved: missing index.html, more input data validations added,

    Behind the scene

    The code has been refactored (using interfaces, factories and responsibilities splitting) to meet new challenges and add new functionalities faster (yes they will be soon some new jquery layouts Winking smile)

    CedPhotoFeed
    │   index.html
    │   PhotoFeedHTML.php
    │
    ├───helpers
    │       helper.php
    │       index.html
    │
    ├───layout
    │       flow.php
    │       grid.php
    │       index.html
    │       jquery.php
    │       layout.php
    │       layoutfactory.php
    │
    ├───models
    │       cedphotofeed.php
    │       index.html
    ││
    ├───plugins
    │       flickr.php
    │       g2.php
    │       generic.php
    │       index.html
    │       picasa.php
    │       plugins.php
    │       pluginsfactory.php
    │       smugmug.php
    │       youtube.php
    │
    ├───rendering
    │       html.php
    │       index.html
    │       lightbox.php
    │       lightbox2.php
    │       renderingfactory.php
    │       rokbox.php
    │       shadowbox.php
    │
    └───sorting
            exif.php
            index.html
            none.php
            random.php
            reverse.php
            sortingfactory.php
  • cedPhotofeed 2.6.1 for J2.5 Released

    This extension for Joomla! 2.5 allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, Gallery2/Gallery3 and YouTube or any RSS feed in any article.

    Whats New

    BUGButton in the backend was always working properly while when being logged in the the frontend of the site, It was returning an error 404.

     

  • cedphotofeed 2.6.2 for joomla J2.5 and J3.0 released

    This extension for Joomla  2.5 and Joomla 3.0 allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, Gallery2/Gallery3 and YouTube or any RSS feed in any article.

    To update your extension, either download the latest extension packages from the download section of cedphotofeed or update via the Joomla Extensions Update interface.

    You can visit also the blog of cedPhotofeed for joomla

    Whats New

    NEW  compatibility improved for Joomla 2.5 and also now for Joomla 3.0

  • cedphotofeed 2.6.3 for joomla J2.5 and J3.0 released

    This extension for Joomla  2.5 and Joomla 3.0 allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, Gallery2/Gallery3 and YouTube or any RSS feed in any article.

    To update your extension, either download the latest extension packages from the download section of cedphotofeed or update via the Joomla Extensions Update interface.

    You can visit also the blog of cedPhotofeed for joomla

    What’s New

    NEW  Support for RokBox 2.0, use under Rendering “RokBox 2”, instead of “RokBox

    NOTE: If you are upgrading from RokBox 1 and you are using the old RokBox syntax, such as {rokbox} or <a rel="rokbox" .., you can enable the Backward Compatibility from both the System and Content plug-in. Be aware that the Backward compatibility can dramatically slow down the loading of your site. It is highly suggested to convert the old syntax into the new one. Starting from cedphotofeed 2.6.3 you can use the Rendering “RokBox 2” and switch off the backward compatibility.

    NEW  A new settings in the administrator panel “Force”. This setting is optional, default value is auto detect- If you use custom URL for your hosting library (like visuals.waltercedric.com instead of www.smugmug.com), you may want to force the library instead of letting cedPhotoFeed auto detect the right host based on URL. You can either set "Force" = "Yes" in administrator panel system wide or add this optional settings now in every mambot. Here is a axample of a custom URL that use SmugMug:

    {rss uri=http://www.darbym.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=nicknameRecentPhotos&Data=DarbyM&format=rss200 limit=3 force=Smugmug}

    Concerning the size of pictures displayed when using Picasa

    Concerning the size of pictures displayed when using Picasa, the max picture size returned by the RSS feed is height="265px" and width="512px", embedded thumbnails being of size

    1. height="38px" width="72px"
    2. height="75px" width="144px"
    3. height="149px" width="288px”

    It is not in any way a limitation of cedPhotoFeed!

     

     

  • CedThumbnails 2.5.0 for Joomla 1.6/1.7/2.5 available

    cedThumbnails

    CedThumbnails 2.5.0 is now available (download at the bottom of this post) and contains in one single installation the following:

    Module Latest article with thumbnails (mod_articles_latest_thumb)

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Latest Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

  • CedThumbnails 2.5.2 for J2.5 Released

    CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.2 and contains 2 bug fixes and compatibility for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or  by using feedback

    What’s new?

    Update mod_related_items_thumb to 2.5.2:

    • BUG: item route was not working in Joomla 2.5.0+
    • BUG: module CSS class was not propagated to module view default.php

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit c6de1f0c70e834af2d95b4f91ecfbb0260f5a1e6

  • CedThumbnails 2.5.3 for J2.5 Released

    cedThumbnails  has been updated to version 2.5.3 correct 3 bugs and contains two new important feature for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or  by using feedback

    What’s new?

    • BUG: Latest Articles module for the doesn’t take the pictures after the "readmore"hr <hr id="system-readmore" />. 
             is only using the images within the intro text.
    • BUG: Most Popular with thumbnails module.
    • BUG:was also in plugin, it is also solved there.
    • FEATURE: update servers, use the update manager of Joomla for updating easily after this version 2.5.3
    • FEATURE: add new layout "horizontal" for modules Latest Articles/Most Popular

    You can now use safely  "search in intro text but if not found try in full text" for thumbnails source.

    You can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager. After having installed this version 2.5.3, all future updates will be done through the update manager (updates will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates).

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit c7af3623e5dfb270d324ebdddcb4d82a61b2f280

  • cedThumbnails 2.5.5 for J2.5 Released

    CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.5 and contains 1 new features for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    What’s new?

    • Video Thumbnail Feature: Google Youtube video are now supported as thumbnails!
    • Administrator panel
    • Update server simplified

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit aa32de404c928f3bd0fc67d7b9302e236893fd48

  • cedThumbnails 2.5.7 for J2.5 Released

    CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.7 and contains 4 new features and correct a critical bug for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    What’s new?

    BUG: Highly critical bug that was under some conditions leading to infinite loop and as a result lead to too many open connections from and to your server.

    NEW:Better algorithm to clean and remove invalid images,

    NEW: Status icon in the administrator panel to help you detecting misconfiguration of your server and in the future help troubleshooting installation issues,

    NEW: Specify the image dimensions in the source code, which improves the page score according to Google Page speed. (thanks to Puneet for the idea)

    NEW: plugins oriented architecture for rendering and a cleaner controller for the plugin, this will allow me to add new output more easily,

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 99f25840fd3c0f15b864f45c7321cd42820aa2f5

  • cedThumbnails 2.5.9 for J2.5 Released

    CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.9 and contains 4 new features and correct some bug for  Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install like you are use to via the Extensions Manager.

    NEW: The function that detect images in your articles is now clever and now support better fallbacks. It now support Joomla articles metadata (intro image and full article image). With the first option selected the system will always find at least one image to render as thumbnail. Priority is from left to right.

    • search in intro text -> use intro image -> in full text -> use full article image (NEW) it’s the default,
    • search in intro text only,
    • search in intro text -> use intro image (NEW),
    • search in full text only,
    • search in full text -> use full article image (NEW),
    • search in intro text -> in full text,
    • search in full text -> in intro text,

    If no images are found, despite going through intro text, full text, intro image and full article image, the system will fallback to a default image that can be set up per modules/plugins.

    NEW: Support for alternate images text and caption.

    NEWSupport for new resizing method:

    • inside: image fits the given dimensions from the inside, aspect ratio will be kept.
    • outside: image will be at least as big as X x Y, aspect ratio will be kept.
    • fill: image will be stretched as necessary, aspect ratio may not be kept. it’s the default resizing method.

    NEW: Support for scaling method, this determines when to scale an image:

    • any: resize regardless of the image size. it’s the default scaling method.
    • up: resize if image is smaller than the new dimensions.
    • down: resize if image is larger than the new dimensions.

    On a side note the code has been improved, no static methods, better decoupling, but that’s another story that interest only developers. Anyway adding new features will be easier!

  • cedThumbnails 2.6.0 for J2.5 Released

    CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.6.0 and contains 4 new features and correct 1 bug for Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install like you are use to via the Extensions Manager.

  • cedThumbnails 2.6.1 for Joomla 2.5 will be soon available

    cedThumbnails 2.6.1 for Joomla 2.5 will be soon available!

    What’s New

  • CedThumbnails 2.6.4 for Joomla 2.5/3.x available

    cedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.6.4 for Joomla 2.5/3.0/3.1. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or by using feedback

  • Joomla! extension plugin photoFEED

    PhotoFEED is a small content plugin for Joomla! 1.5 that allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.

    You can see it running here in my Demo site.

    New version 1.5.0 is available!

    photofeed.joomla.1.5_thumb3

    NEW:  use /media directory for resources
    NEW:  online documentation in administrator panel
    NEW:  plugin log data in debug mode at /logs/plg.photofeed.log.php you cant point a browser to it, use FTP/SCP/Plesk/Cpanel to read this file.
    NEW: demo mode

    Download PhotoFeed

    photofeed

     

     

    Documentation

    wiki_icon

    Use the forums for support, questions or submitting your ideas

    forums_icon

  • Module Popular Articles For Joomla with Thumbnails

    A new version of the module popular posts with thumbnails version 2.1.0 has been released for Joomla! 1.7. This version is offering a new layout (Matrix) and improved code. You can see it running in the right side of this post.

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    Attention, it is required to install the library "TimThumb for Joomla! 1.6 / 1.7" for proper operations

    Download HERE

  • Most Read articles with Thumbnails for Joomla! 1.5

    I switch off the original module of Joomla! and made my own as I did not find anything similar in Joomla! extensions (JED)

    most.read.articles.with.thumbnails.for.joomla

    This Module shows a list of the currently published Articles with thumbnails which have the highest number of page views.

    Features

    • Native Joomla! 1.5 module
    • Next 5 or more most popular articles are displayed with their thumbnails
    • Support for SEF friendly URLs
    • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
    • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
    • Approved at Joomla Extension JED (Soon),
    • GPL v3.0,
    • CSS driven output customizable to your likings,
    • PHP5 object oriented with enough comments for you to be able to understand the code :-)
    • Non commercial.

    Requirements

    • Thumbnails resizing require PHP GD2 library for manipulating images. Any serious hosting company should have this option. Ask your Hosting support company!

    Thumbnails

    • Are created from the first images found in your introtext,
    • For articles without images or when none are found you can provide a path to a default image
    • Are saved in Joomla! /cache directory and are created only once for an article as it is required addtional CPU
    • Currently the oldest thumbnails get removed 5 by 5 when you will have more then 5000 thumbnails in /cache.

    most.read.articles.with.thumbnails.for.joomla.admin 

    Documentation

    Download & Details

  • Photofeed 2.5.1 for J2.5 Released

    This is a package for Joomla! 1.6/1.7 and 2.5 that allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: SmugMug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.

    This is a standalone version of the extension PhotoFeed that is also now part of CedSmugMug

    Features

    Photofeed 2.5.1 for J2.5 Released - Features

    Usage

    Photofeed 2.5.1 for J2.5 Released - Usage

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or  by using feedback

    What’s new?
    • Native Joomla 2.5 package
    • all the features

     

  • Photofeed for Joomla!

    Photofeed for Joomla! get a major refresh today.

    flickr.photofeed
    example above with Flickr RSS

    What’s new?

    NEW: supports HTML caching of the resulting pictures grid
    NEW: RSS caching (lifetime can be choosen in admin panel)
    NEW: You can change the layout through CSS class .photofeed and .photofeedLine
    NEW: You can decide how many pictures you want per lines
    NEW: logs files are now written in debug mode to /logs/plg.photofeed.log.php
    NEW: improve documentation and now use a widget in administrator panel with tabs.
    Rewrite some parts to not have a monolithic architecture


    Features

    • Native Joomla! 1.5 plugin,
    • Support Multiple entries of the tag {rss...} in articles
    • It can fetch photos from Smugmug
    • It can fetch photos from Flickr
    • It can fetch photos from Picasa & any other RSS feed
    • It supports RSS caching (lifetime can be choosen in admin panel)
    • It supports HTML caching of the resulting pictures grid
    • It supports following library top open up images: lightbox, lightbox2 slideshow with navigation button Prev & Next and shadowbox http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/style-&-design/popups-&-iframes/4577/details
    • Image Caption is fetched and shown in lightbox2 show
    • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
    • You can change the layout through CSS class .photofeed and .photofeedLine
    • You can decide how many pictures you want per lines
    • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
    • Approved at Joomla Extension JED,
    • GPL v3.0,
    • Non commercial.

     

    Support: If you require support for this component please visit the Support Forums.

    Documentation: Official documentation available at Cédric Walter Wiki.

    Do you like this extension? Rate it at Joomla! Extensions Directory

    Download Visit http://www.waltercedric.com/index2.php?option=com_versions&catid=23

    Always use the latest version subscribe to the download RSS Feed Icon

  • Photofeed version 1.1

    78px-Smugmug_logo22711-250px-picasa-logo.svgFlickr_logo Photofeed is a small content plugin for Joomla! 1.5 that allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.

    Ed Henderson (http://www.henderland.net/) has submitted me a patch today that correct and improve Photofeed by a huge margin. It has done such a great job that I deliver this version now. I plan to add in the next version Photofeed 1.2 full support for gallery2 (aka G2), don’t forget to request new features in the Smugmug forum support board

    July 7, 2009 - List of fixes and enhancements from Ed Henderson

    Bug fixes

    1. Fixed malformed image URL (had double-quote at the end and not at the start so didn't display properly in lightbox)
    2. Fixed problem with "@" and single-quote in captions (this broke the php code)
    3. Fixed $library not being passed thru to rss_parse function (this caused the image to not be viewed via lightbox)

    Enhancements:

    1. Specify the thumbnail size in pixels
    2. Specify if square thumbnail or maintain aspect ratio (if not square then thumbnail size just specifies the height)
    3. Now recognize multiple {rss...} tags in a single article.
    4. Specify thumbnail size and square thumbnail in {rss... size=90 square=yes|no} tag to override system-wide defaults. Or if tag element left blank i.e. "ulimit=" then defaults to system default.
    5. Specify thumbnail border width in pixels
    6. Added special section in the code for Picasa so that viewing largest image (800px) could be possible.
    7. Added more verbiage to photofeed.xml to help with plugin usage.

    Future enhancements to do

    1. Recognize single and/or double quotes in {rss..} tag
    2. No order to tag elements - i.e. size=75 could come first in the {rss...} tag
    3. If tag element missing then just take default - at this time all tag elements must be in the tag to work
    4. Ability to choose size of image to view - now defaults to largest for Picasa.

    Testing: Note that I have tested these changes on Picasa only.  I believe it will work with the other photo sites as I made changes to their code for any enhancements I added.

    Download / documentation / keep up to date by adding the download photofeed RSS Feed Icon

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