Yes, yes, I know I said I would fix the Suffusion bug, but I guess I am so excited about Photonic that I keep churning out one new version after another. The latest release has one big addition: 500px. This complements the current functionality of dealing with Flickr, Picasa and native WP. While I have also procured access to SmugMug, building the integration with 500px is more of a “Thank You” to Colin Spencer, who has been an active support volunteer for Suffusion since its earliest versions. In fact he has been the longest standing volunteer for the theme.
Here are the key features of this release:
- New support for 500px. You can include your photos in a variety of ways. Check the demo page for some examples of the implementation. Note the following:
- To get the integration working, you have to get a Consumer API Key.
- Once you have the API key, it is not immediately active, unlike Flickr or SmugMug. You have to check your registered applications, then see the details for the application you have created. Unless for “Approved?” it says “Approved. You’re good to go”, your API key will not work.
- I believe the server that handles the API calls has some downtime at night (at least it was down last night). If this is a recurring event, it is going to become an issue. However this is not something in my control, and I would put it down to the fact that 500px’s API is in its nascent stages.
- I have also modified the ColorBox invocation slightly so that the launched window fits within the browser display.
Cheers, and hope you like the release.