Sep 212011
 

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:

  1. 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:
    1. To get the integration working, you have to get a Consumer API Key.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
  2. 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.

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  1. Sayontan, I can understand your enthusiasm for Photonic. I’ve been a massive fan of Suffusion since the early days and have been looking for a better means of managing WordPress galleries so decided to try Photonic.
    Photonic is quite simply the simplest and most effective means of adding a lot of ‘power’ to WordPress galleries. I’ve tried many of the gallery Plugins and Photonic is definitely the best.

     
  2. Thanks for this Sayontan. I am awaiting my API key from 500px with baited breath. I am putting it on a new site http://fotos-espana.com and will let you know how it goes.

     
    • B…. typical it has been over 36 hours so far and still no API key approval from 500px 🙁

       
      • Yes – for a long while I thought I was approaching the problem wrong and that I needed OAuth to do what I was trying to do. I didn’t know that the key had to be “Approved”. Then one fine day I just discovered that they had approved the key and all was well.

         
  3. If it wasn’t for Sayontan I’d still be sitting drumming my thumbs on the table trying to come up with a proper solution to display my flickr galleries and collections, a feat which everyone said was not possible, yet with his creative work, well documented code and fast updates managed to pull it off. I can now show the world my photos as I cycle around the world at http://www.tiredofit.ca – 2 thumbs up for Sayontan, I am back in Vancouver in a weeks time and would like to buy you a beer before I head to Africa.

     
    • Thanks, Dave. Your site shows your current location to be eerily close to where I live (South Surrey). I don’t drink alcoholic stuff, but I will be glad to catch up for coffee.

       
  4. Have you test it Photonic with with WordPress 3.2.1 ? I don’t think its working, nothing showing up. I think new version of WP uses [gallery] tag already and I’m guessing there is conflict with yours now. If I do [gallery id='xyz'] it shows me images uploaded to the WP gallery and not Flickr images. If I add user_id I got nothing … and yes I have API Key configured. I’ve tried everything from your examples page http://aquoid.com/news/plugins/photonic/flickr/ … nothing works 🙁 Please help and I’ll buy you coffee!

     
    • Have you test it Photonic with with WordPress 3.2.1 ? I don’t think its working, nothing showing up.

      This site is running WP 3.2.1, and as you can see, the example pages work perfectly.

      I think new version of WP uses [gallery] tag already and I’m guessing there is conflict with yours now.

      Every version of WP uses the [gallery] short-code (even something as old as WP 2.5).

      If I do [gallery id='xyz'] it shows me images uploaded to the WP gallery and not Flickr images.

      If you do [gallery id='xyz'] it is supposed to show you the WP gallery’s photos, not your Flickr photos. For Flickr you have to pass the type=’flickr’ parameter also. Please read the examples well.

       

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