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 […]

Photonic Version 1.63 – TinyMCE Integration, StripJS Support

Photonic Version 1.63 has been released with two major updates requiring contrasting levels of development skill: TinyMCE Integration One of the most frequently raised support topics for Photonic was that upon inserting a gallery the user was presented with “No Items Found”. In each of those instances, upon performing troubleshooting what I found is that […]

Photonic Version 1.62 – Slideshow Layout, Lightgallery Support, jQuery Cycle Phaseout, and Redesigned Back-End

Version 1.62 of Photonic is now out. The following are included in this release: Slideshow Layout Up until now the native WP galleries could be displayed in a slideshow mode, by setting style=’no-strip’, style=’strip-below’ or style=’strip-above’. Now you can do this for any type of gallery. Since the other galleries don’t have a style attribute, […]