May 17 2006

FAlbum 0.6.5 Lightbox Mashup

Published by at 4:58 pm under PHP,Programming,Software

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I just noticed today that a new version of FAlbum was released on 6th May 2006. There has also been an upgrade of LightboxJs, taking it up to version 2.0.2.

I was in two minds as to whether or not to update my mashup but decided that as I want to upgrade my website I may as well release a new version of the mashup. Whilst I am still providing a download of both the diff files and the complete FAlbum plugin, I have made a change the mashup. Rather than including the LightboxJS scripts in the mashup I instead rely on the user have the WP LightboxJS script installed in their wordpress system.

I have taken this approach for the following reasons:

  1. So that users that already have the plugin installed don’t have to have two copies of LightboxJS in their blog.
  2. Users will be upgrade to future versions of the WP LightboxJS plugin without needing to upgrade their FAlbum plugin.

I have also decided to not include the WP LightboxJS plugin within my downloads so I do not wish to tie users to a particular version of the WP LightboxJS plugin, after all it’s easy enough to download and install it.

I am also hoping that I will be able to release a style for FAlbum that does the same as this mashup but without changing any of the core file of FAlbum… watch this space.

The installation instruction are included within README.Mashup.txt which is in the download files. You can download the 0.6.5 version files from my download page.

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