The initial release of the WordPress slideshow gallery plugin was a huge success and WordPress users seemed to really enjoy the new concept of being able to easily embed (using a WordPress shortcode) a slideshow into any WordPress post/page and of course to hardcode a slideshow into their WordPress theme.
Changes to the Plugin
After the initial release of the slideshow gallery plugin for WordPress, I received tons of comments and much needed feedback to improve the plugin upon. So I did! This new release has some new, wanted features and also includes several improvements and fixes to the interface to provide you with a more pleasant experience. Here are the changes which were made to the plugin…
- IMPROVED: Directory separator constant DS from DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR to ensure compatibility of the plugin on Windows servers.
- COMPATIBILITY: Removed the 2nd, autoLoad (introduced in PHP 5) parameter from the class_exists function throughout the plugin to ensure compatibility with PHP 4 servers.
- ADDED: post_id parameter for the slideshow shortcode to use the WordPress media gallery images uploaded to a specific post/page with the ID as the value.
- ADDED: Webkit CSS border radius of 4px to the thumbnails in the slideshow-gallery/css/gallery-css.php file.
- ADDED: Configuration setting to turn On/Off the resizing of the images to fit the slideshow area.
- ADDED: Default, US English language file included in the languages folder of the plugin. You can add your language files in here.
- IMPROVED: The plugin does not utilize PHP short open tags anymore.
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