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    The module PhotoWidget has been totally rewritten using simplepie.org, a famous open source RSS parser, by the way Joomla!, Drupal, and a lot of open source projects use it natively.

    SimplePie is a very fast and easy-to-use class, written in PHP, that puts the 'simple' back into 'really simple syndication'. Flexible enough to suit beginners and veterans alike, SimplePie is focused on speed, ease of use, compatibility and standards compliance.

    Code is now:

    • Smaller,
    • Object oriented: it is funny how you always start to hack small project in php in a non object oriented way at the beginning :-)
    • More robust toward multiple RSS feeds.

    But it also contains some new interesting features! Below is an example of Photowidget ouput with a Smugmug RSS feed. Photowidget support: Picasa, Flickr, G2, and a lot of other RSS feeds.

    What’s new

    BUG:&160; by clicking on Smugmug/Picasa/Flickr thumbnail, it drive you to the correct gallery

    NEW: Code use SimplePie and no more my custom RSS parser, this mean more compatibility, speed, and quality of RSS parsing/caching.

    NEW: if you don’t like the flash output, you can now output pictures from an RSS feed in a full HTML badge manner. It will just fill the space you give in the module as seen below

    photowidgetSmugmugHTML

    NEW: Flickr thumbnail picture size can now be selected

    NEW: Picasa thumbnail picture size can now be selected

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    NEW: You can copy this module&160; many times and use it at different places in your layout (before only one instances was able to run for each Joomla!) at the condition to use an unique id for each.

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    Resources

    The wiki page is here http://wiki.waltercedric.com/index.php?title=Photowidget

    The demo site is here http://demo2.waltercedric.com/ examples at the bottom of the page

    Download here and keep up to date with the download RSS Feed Icon
  • photowidget

    This is a small module for Joomla! 1.5/1.6 that allow you to display a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed.

    I did integrate the Flickr widget from RoyTanck.com as a Joomla! module. This version do not depend on Roy’s site, and run offline if needed as i rewrite the RSS parsing code myself.

    • Your Smugmug/ Picasa/Gallery 2 or Flickr RSS feed. To get feed URL one for your Flickr photo stream, simply go to your photo stream's page and right-click the little orange RSS icon at the bottom. Select ‘Copy link location’ or ‘Copy shortcut’ and paste it into the form below. For Picasa, there’s a link called ‘RSS’ at the bottom right of the ‘My Photos’ page, and a small icon on the sidebar on other pages. For Smugmug the icon is located at the bottom of the page.
    • The dimensions for the widget. This depends almost entirely from the layout of your website. Square aspect rations work best (equal width and height). At very large sizes (400px and up) the thumbnails might have bigger pixels than usual.
    • The background color for the widget. You can use Colorpicker.com to get the right value for your website. The selected color serves only as a backup if ‘Use background transparency’ is selected.
    • RSS feed is also optional Photowidget also support up to 10 images on your server.

    What’s new

    NEW: version 1.6.0 is only for Joomla! 1.6
    NEW: This version use the Joomla! build in update manager, just browse to the page Extension Manager: Update (at yoursite/administrator/index.php?option=com_installer&view=update) to fetch and update this extension with one click
    NEW: Use Joomla! templating best practices
    NEW:
    Embeded documentation windows to live wiki page for always up to date documentation

    Features

    • Native Joomla! 1.5/1.6 module,
    • It can fetch photos from Smugmug/Flickr/Picasaor any other RSS feed
    • if you don’t like the flash output, you can now output pictures from an RSS feed in a full HTML badge manner.
    • It supports RSS caching (lifetime can be choosen in admin panel)
    • It can also let you define fix url to images on your site
    • Flickr/Picasa thumbnail pictures size can be selected
    • You can copy this module many times and use it at different places in your layout (before only one instances was able to run for each Joomla!) at the condition to use an unique id for each.
    • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
    • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
    • Approved at Joomla Extension JED,
    • GPL v3.0,
    • Non commercial.

    The wiki page is here http://wiki.waltercedric.com/index.php?title=Photowidget

    Demo site

     DOWNLOAD HERE AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE DOWNLOAD RSS Feed Icon