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Upcoming Photonic Impact – Transitioning from jQuery

Ever since I started work on WordPress in 2009, I have been a big proponent of jQuery. Up until recently almost all my projects used jQuery, with Kon-Tiki eventually breaking the trend by discarding JavaScript altogether. The jQuery library came into prominence with a host of contemporaries – MooTools, Scriptaculous etc. It propagated the concept […]

Photonic Versions 2.44 & 2.45 – Stabilization Patch

I missed providing the change log for the last couple of Photonic releases, but both were fairly minor and dealt mostly with stabilization. Anyway, for the sake of completeness, here goes: 2.44 I removed the capability to show “more buttons” on archive views. This was a feature that was rarely used, if ever, but took […]

Photonic Version 2.43 – Stability Patch

I have released version 2.43 of Photonic. This is a stability patch addressing the following issues after last week’s big 2.40 upgrade: Trying to create a new post on PHP 5.6.x was causing a fatal error. This should be fine now. There was a corner case conflict between the use of the standard WP hook, […]

Photonic Version 2.42 – Quick Patches

I released a patch for Photonic via version 2.42. This has primarily the following bug fixes: On the gallery wizard, if you clicked “Load More” for a SmugMug gallery, that was not working. The Beaver Builder integration was partially broken. Galleries for Google Photos were not showing up on the dedicated gallery page. Just calling […]

Photonic Version 2.33 – Patch for PHP 5.6, Minor Fixes

In version 2.33 of Photonic (released a few hours back) I had to patch a few problems in version 2.32: There were two lines of code that wouldn’t work for versions of PHP < 7.0 - I have corrected them to work for PHP 5.6 If you are using an alternative shortcode for Photonic, there […]

Photonic Version 2.32 – New Instagram (or not), New PHP (for sure)

Version 2.32 of Photonic is now out. I posted a few days back about the likely disruption of Instagram galleries. This is now officially a reality. Due to COVID-19 Facebook has had to suspend their Individual Verification process. So, while they have established that Photonic is good to go, they are not yet sure about […]

Likely Disruption for Photonic Users with Instagram Galleries

It has been a while since I have posted here! Over the past few months a combination of factors have kept me from posting an update to Photonic – pressures at work, complexity of updates etc. However, there was one big-ticket item that needed doing – an Instagram API update. For the lack of features […]

Photonic Version 2.27 – More Optimization and Cord-Cutting

I have just released version 2.27 of Photonic. Unfortunately for a variety of reasons this took longer to release than my previous versions, and this is mainly down to a combination of personal and professional factors taking priority. This is mainly an optimization-specific release with the following changes: Removed dependency on jQuery Migrate: Whenever any […]