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PhotoWidget 1.1.0 avalaible

PhotoWidget 1.1.0 avalaible

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The module PhotoWidget has been totally rewritten using, 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:  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


NEW: Flickr thumbnail picture size can now be selected

NEW: Picasa thumbnail picture size can now be selected


NEW: 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.




The wiki page is here

The demo site is here examples at the bottom of the page

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

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.