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vSlider 3.2 Lock and Loaded

Thu 18, September 2008 2:39:44

It’s been a long time coming, but finally new versions of the “cool stuff” are available and ready for download. This means vSlider 3.2 for WordPress, vSlider 3.2 for Gallery2 and KBurnalizer 3.1. There are new features and several bug fixes:

  • Added Gravatar support for “post authors” (enabled through the regular Posts panel on the vSlider Theme Options). Only available for WP 2.5 and above.
  • Also added Gravator support for “comment authors” (enabled through a new Comments panel in the vSlider Theme Options). Also only available for WP 2.5 and above.
  • Now it’s possible to select the location of the top menu (right, center or left). Until now, the menu was always on the right.
  • Added a new option to center the header image (useful for non-repeating images when using Fluid width).
  • Added support for PNG and GIF files for headers (only supported JPG before). Also fixed a small bug where files with extensions in upper case were not correctly identified.
  • Added support for the “nextpage” quicktag, which allows breaking a big post into multiple pages.
  • Adjusted a bit the layout of the vSlider Theme Options in line with the new WP administration look and feel.
  • Fixed an issue in the KBurnalizer library which resulted in some weird looking fading effects.
  • Fixed a bug in the header that resulted in the inner corners being hidden when using KBurnalizer.
  • Removed the 200 return code on the 404 page.
  • Fixed a small display bug on the bottom of the 404 page.
  • Fixed a bug on the RSS feed of Comments.
  • Fixed a bug in the comments sections where in some situations the author’s comments weren’t properly colored.
  • Fixed a bug that prevent Dynamic albums from working in Gallery2.

Hope you enjoy the new features and that with this update most of those pesky little problems that have been around for some time are finally fixed. However, there are still some known issues that some users have found when using vSlider that I can’t really solve since they are related to other scripts. These are the ones I am aware of:

  • Enabling the internal the Lightbox script of WPG2 breaks the slide up/down feature on the posts. The workaround is to keep this option disabled and use the WP Lightbox plugin instead.
  • Using any Lightbox script (either from WPG2 or the standalone plugin) prevents editing some theme options in Gallery2. This problem affects ANY embedded theme, not just vSlider. I’ve informed one the authors of WPG2 about this issue.
  • When using vSlider in Gallery2 with the Lightscript plugin activated, the “title” of the pictures that pops out when hovering the mouse doesn’t look “nice”, because it includes some HTML markup code. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid this, since Lightbox uses this field for the description text below the photo, and in the case of vSlider, this text has the link to the original photo page.

I’m also making some minor layout changes around this site.

Happy New Year, KBurnalizer 2.0 and other updates

Sun 14, January 2007 15:11:38

Happy New Year to you all! That’s right, this is first post of 2007, and it comes with some updates :)
First, KBurnalizer 2.0 is available, together with the G2 plugin. This has been in the works for some time now, although progress was quite slower than I thought. There are a few enhancements, being the most important one that it doesn’t require all images to be preloaded anymore - the slide show starts as soon as one image is ready, and the rest gets loaded while the show is running. Really handy for those large albums in Gallery that took ages to start ;)
Get it from the Cool Stuff, or head on to the Photos section to see it in action.

There are also a few more localizations for vSlider available in the languages page: Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), French, Spanish and an update to the German version. Thanks to Vincent, Lidia Boutaghane, Javier Turégano and Felix ‘buebo’ Kakrow respectively.

Finally, there are also a few new photo albums and some general cleanup being made on that section.

Oh, and thanks to the anonymous “Paul” that sent me the Scotland photo book! I always like to thank personally people when they send me stuff, but sometimes you just make it really hard to know who you are! :?

Now, let’s try to answer some of that email has accumulated over the last weeks (or was it months?? 8) )

Big Announcement x3

Tue 11, April 2006 22:41:06

Finally! After a long, long wait, I managed to finish the new version of vSlider.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you… vSlider 2.0! (5 stars for originality on the name :))

vSlider 2.0

This new version is ready for the very latest versions of WordPress and Gallery2, so it should solve the problems of everybody who is having problems since they decided to upgrade. It also has a lot of new features, including an administration page for the theme.

In fact, this is a triple announcement, since there are in fact three new entries for my cool stuff page:

KBurnalizer is a fun project that I started a few months back when I was tinkering with the idea of making a slideshow in a web page using the Ken Burns effect, with nothing but JavaScript and CSS. Well, I proved it’s possible. I was rather pleased with the results, so I ended up making a Gallery2 module for it and using it on vSlider itself (see the new fading header on top? That’s not Flash ;))

Anyway, check out all the new toys (there’s quite a lot of them at one time), and let me know what you think. As usual, feedback is welcome on any problems you might find.