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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photonic, GDPR, 500px and Flickr + SmugMug

In the past few weeks there has been a fair bit of buzz around General Data Protection Regulation a.k.a. GDPR, an EU law on data protection and privacy. In my day job as a consultant I am quite familiar with GDPR, but what took me by surprise was a question on the support forum asking […]