PhotoPost 5.3 is a rollup of all updates to the 5.2 release plus a few new features our users have requested. Sub Albums
. The ability to assign albums to a parent album creating categories within an album. Puzzle Display
. Displays thumbnails without formatting: http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/sh.../thumbscheck/0 Gallery Layouts
. The ability to specify default gallery view layouts on a per category basis (Gallery, Thumbnail, Thmbnail with Title, Puzzle). Order Photos
. This functionality has been removed and is no longer supported. New Performance Configuration Items
. Ability to turn off new category caching for large sites, ability to turn off featured photos for showgallery pages, ability to turn off quick admin options on showphoto pages, cpu limiter to disable gallery when cpu load is over a threshold. (See below) HTML Codes/Direct Links
. On showphoto the ability to turn on the displaying of IMG SRC html code and direct link URLs. Thumbnail Control
. More control over number of thumbnails by allowing admin to set the default number of rows of thumbnails on a gallery page (also more Per Page options for users).
All code fixes reported to date. There is an upgrade script for this release, you will need to run the upgrade.php script to update your new options.
The list of files to change since the 5.21 (Build 12/9) are:
If you are running a version prior to the 5.21 December 9th build, please refer to this thread for more information on files that have changed between 5.21 versions: PhotoPost 5.21 Update Posted (10/26/2005 Build Update)
New Performace Options
You will find three new configuration items which can impact performance on your site - these options generally apply to our larger customers only: Global Options -> Use category cache?
For small and medium sized sites, the category cache can greatly improve performance by caching all of the category informatin into the database. However, if you have a large site with hundreds of categories or more, the cache may actually slow down your page load times. You can see if performance improves on your site by turning the category cache off (set to "no"). Show Gallery Options -> Display Featured Photos on this page?
On large sites, the query to display Featured Photos on each Gallery page can be excessive - this is because the query is specific to each and every gallery and cannot be cached. If your gallery pages are running on the slow side, you can improve the page generation times by disabling the featured photos display. Setting this option to "no" will prevent the features from being displayed. Show Photo Options -> Display Admin quick move/delete options under photo?
On large sites with hundreds (or thousands) of categories, the Admin Delete/Move option displayed on a Show Photo page can result in alot of additional HTML code on every photo page. You can disable this quick admin display by setting this option to "no"; and then any changes you need to make to the photo can be made by using the EDIT PHOTO link.