Archive for July, 2006

Jul 12 2006

Wp-Lightbox2-Flickr Update

Published by under PHP,Programming

I made a mistake yesterday with my modified WP-Lightbox2 plugin. I have already noticed on one website that the site owner extracted the plugin to a folder called wp-lightbox2-flickr.

If you have also made this mistake then you need to rename the folder to wp-lightbox2. I have already renamed the folder that is in the archive file so future downloaders should be ok.

I will also try and change the plugin so that it doesn’t matter what the name of the folder is.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Relates to: FAlbum Mashup – Second half

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Jul 12 2006

Is Fold Returning?

Published by under Bookmarks

Fold countdownA while ago I posted about Fold.com, a Web 2.0 homepage, had closed down and that the domain and source code for Fold was being sold off for the meagre sum of £750,000 (1,100,000 Euros). I have just been back to Fold.com to see if the site had been sold, and it seems that Fold is back on.

Whilst is doesn’t explicitly state that the fold Web 2.0 homepage is returning, I take the countdown timer & original Fold style to be an indication that it is indeed returning. This make me wonder about a few things:

  • Was the reason for shutting down Fold really due to the fact that Axel Wolf didn’t have the resources to support it further?
  • Has Alex Wolf worked out a business model which will allow him to make money from Fold?
  • Was the price he gave for the Fold source a sincere offer?
  • Has someone actually paid the asking price?
  • Is this new count-down yet another stunt to get publicity for Alex Wolf?

I don’t know the answer to any of these but you can bet that I’ll be watching closely on Sun, Aug 6 2006 at 8:35am when the timer is due to expire…. viral advertising at its best!

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Jul 11 2006

FAlbum Mashup – Second half.

Published by under PHP,Programming

I’ve completed the latest version of my FAlbum mashup and the files have been uploaded. This time I’m only releasing it as the complete plugin, this is because… well, I don’t really need a reason. I have also released a modified version of the Wp-Lightbox2 plugin to allow you to get the full set of features I have created.

The features this mashup provides (beyond the standard FAlbum features) are:

  • Overlay icon on thumbnails to provide access to Lightbox.
  • Link from lightbox image to Flickr photo page.

Now, if you do not click on the over link, you will go through to the FAlbum photo page. One thing to note about the Lightbox is that I will be trying to make it possible to navigate to images beyond the page you are currently viewing. This is due to the way the lightbox plugin works and I’m not about to re-write the lightbox.

To get the link in the lightbox through to the flickr page for the picture I have had to modify the Wp-lightbox2 plugin. The FAlbum mashup will work with the original version of the Wp-Lightbox plugin, you just wont get the Flickr link. Also, my modified Wp-Lightbox can directly replace the original plugin without requiring changes to any existing uses of the plugin. ie, its backwards and forwards compatible (as far as I have tested it).

All files are available from my downloads page.

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Jul 11 2006

FAlbum Mashup – A game of two halves.

Published by under PHP,Programming

Thanks to the people that have submitted suggestions and request. I am now half way through updating my mashup to work with FAlbum 0.6.6 and things seem to be going quite smoothly (apart from FAlbum only wants to use Default as the theme). So far I have managed to add a link to the Flickr page for the image that is currently being viewed in the lightbox (requires my wp-lightbox2 mashup) and I shall shortly be adding an overlay so that when viewing the thumbnails you can either bring up the lightbox or you can go through to the FAlbum page for that image.

In order to use the lightbox link to flickr you will be required to use my version of the wp-lightbox2 plugin but it should be fully compatible with the original wp-lightbox2 plugin so if you already use it you should be switch to mine without any problems.

I’m not going to release any files just yet as I want to get the overlay working first, I just thought you might like an update so you know things are progressing.

Previously posted:
FAlbum 0.6.5 Lightbox Mashup
FAlbum With Lightbox2
FAlbum AJAX Lightbox V2
FAlbum AJAX Lightbox

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