Announcements

Photonic Version 2.01 – PhotoSwipe and Minor Fixes

I have released version 2.01 of Photonic a few minutes back. Thankfully my tests for version 2.00 paid off and I didn’t receive any overwhelming bug reports. Correspondingly these are the changes for this release: PhotoSwipe Photonic now has support for its twelfth lightbox – PhotoSwipe. This was a long-pending request which I finally was […]

Photonic Version 2.00 – Interactive Workflows, Default Users and Zenfolio Enhancements

After a few weeks of intense development and testing (which always gets exponentially harder when I have to travel internationally for work), version 2.00 of Photonic is now finally available for use. As alluded to earlier this is a massive release. The following are what’s new in this release: New Interactive Workflow This is by […]

Photonic – Change in Google Photos API

Google made an unannounced change to its Photos API on 29th or 30th August, wherein it changed the maximum number of photos returned in a single call to 100 from 500. Unfortunately this is a breaking change – if you pass a number > 100 the API returns an error … and this affects Photonic. […]

RIP FeedBurner (Here, at least)

I love Google and I have several very close friends working for them. But there is one aspect of Google that is irritating: they phase out things without putting an effective transition plan in place, and often without offering any replacement. They did this with Reader (I haven’t forgiven them for it), they did this […]

Sneak Peek into Changes in Photonic

One of the only criticisms against Photonic is that it is hard to use, with users being required to look at multiple places to construct a shortcode. The criticism is justified, because building a “flow” for inserting a shortcode wasn’t on my agenda when I started out with the plugin. But Photonic is now going […]

The (Word)Pressing Issue that is Gutenberg

It is a sign of changing times when I get surprised by news specific to WordPress. I had heard about Gutenberg and the whole discussion around Facebook patenting REACT in a different context (about DIYThemes suing Automattic), and filed the information away as something not to be unduly concerned about. Then, three weeks back, as […]

Photonic Version 1.68 – Google Photos and More “More”

Version 1.68 of Photonic is now out. This version has the following changes: Google Photos API: Google announced that Picasa was shutting down in February 2016. Two years and three months later it finally introduced a new API for Google Photos in May 2018. As soon as it did so, a few features stopped working […]

Photonic Version 1.67 – More Instagram

I had to release a small patch for Instagram and Flickr while prepping for a bigger release. Version 1.67 has the following changes: If a user’s Instagram profile had a large number of photos, there was no way to get all of them. Now Photonic shows a “More” button till all photos are exhausted. Upon […]

Requesting Reviews for Photonic

Dear Users of Photonic, I know that many of you have, in the past, rated Photonic well on WordPress.org. However, sometime in late 2016 / early 2017 WordPress deleted all ratings without reviews, causing Photonic to lose out on a large number of good ratings. As you are aware, all my WordPress work has been […]

Photonic Version 1.66 – Now Playing Videos, And No 500px.com

Version 1.66 of Photonic is now out. This release has the following items: Video Support This is the big ticket item in this version. Like everything Photonic, video support is very comprehensive. I have added support for videos within Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, Zenfolio and Instagram, as well as self-hosted MP4 files, and videos from YouTube […]