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Blip Slideshow

A WordPress slideshow plugin fed from a SmugMug, Flickr, MobileMe, Picasa or Photobucket RSS feed and displayed using pure Javascript.

1.2.6

  • Release date: 2011-05-15
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, Firefox 4/WinXP, IE 8/WinXP
  • Bug: some WordPress hosts can not handle curl redirects. Fix: Added an option in the settings menu to control this behavior
  • Bug: some WordPress hosts do not support add_footer_scripts(). Fix: Added an option in the settings menu to control this behavior

1.2.5

  • Release date: 2011-05-05
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, Firefox 4/WinXP, IE 8/WinXP
  • Next-Gen Gallery also uses the shortcode [slideshow]. Added shortcodes [blip-slideshow] (for collisions) and [blip_slideshow] (for WordPress installations older than v3)
  • Blip will attempt to detect if another extension has loaded Prototype or if Prototype has been hardcoded in a theme or post, or if MooTools has otherwise failed to load and display an error message accordingly.
  • In debug mode, the unencoded Media RSS URL is displayed instead of the encoded URL

1.2.4

  • Release date: 2011-05-02
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, Firefox 4/WinXP, IE 8/WinXP
  • Bug: SmugMug slides appear blank in the case when SmugMug doesn't recommend a media:content to choose. Fix: Choose the largest slide available.
  • Compatible with Colorbox plugin jQuery Colorbox

1.2.3

  • Release date: 2011-05-01
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, Firefox 3/WinXP, IE 8/WinXP
  • Proper version numbers on linked stylesheets and Javascript files
  • Compatible with Google Picasa Web RSS feeds
  • Compatible with Photobucket RSS feeds

1.2.2

  • Release date: 2011-04-30
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, Firefox 3/WinXP, IE 8/WinXP
  • Returns HTTP 304 (Not Modified) when client sends appropriate "if-modified-since" or "if-none-match" header - super speedy!!!
  • These options now work as documented: delay, duration, loop, paused, random, slide
  • Added function Blip_Slideshow::slideshow($atts) for creating a slideshow directly in a theme template
  • Added shortcode [blip-version] for internal use
  • Using REST-style URL for retrieving the media RSS file
  • MobileMe slideshows no longer search for thumbnails that don't exist
  • Always pull large-size images from Flickr feeds

1.2.1

  • Release date: 2011-04-28
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Flickr images will load in high-resolution if a big enough width or height option is passed to Blip

1.2.0

  • Release date: 2011-04-28
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Not strictly backwards compatible with previous versions, as the following defaults have changed to match the out-of-the-box behavior of MooTools Slideshow2: captions=true, controller=true, delay=2000, duration=1000, thumbnails=true
  • New documentation: see Internal Examples and External Examples and Styling
  • New Slideshow types: flash, fold, kenburns and push - see the new type option
  • New option color - controls the colour of the flash show
  • New option pan - controls the pan for the kenburns show
  • New option zoom - controls the zoom for the kenburns show
  • New option transition - controls the transition for the push show
  • The out-of-the box MooTools Slideshow2 slideshow.css file is back

1.1.0

  • Release date: 2011-04-27
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Compatible with MobileMe RSS feeds
  • (Hopefully) compatible with any RSS feed
  • Fixed bug closing two or more Colorbox Lightboxes on a page with multiple slideshows
  • More robust caching of Media RSS files, both client and server side
  • Added fast=3 option to eliminate a "blink" at the start of the slideshow (undocumented for now)
  • Handle RSS feeds that send HTTP redirects
  • HTTPS support

1.0.0

  • Release date: 2011-04-23
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Official stable release
  • Supports server-side caching of RSS feeds (must be enabled in the Settings)
  • Loads "blip-slideshow.css" from the root of your theme directory if it exists

0.4.2

  • Release date: 2011-04-22
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Fixed error on settings page

0.4.1

0.4

  • Compatible with Colorbox plugin Lightbox Plus
  • Integration with Colorbox! Use link=lightbox and add a compatible plugin
  • Removed CSS stlye background-color from slideshow-thumbnails-hidden, slideshow-thumbnails-inactive and slideshow-thumbnails-active. Overriding this inline was not working.
  • Fixed bug in parsing SmugMug thumbnails that aren't square
  • For link=full or link=lightbox, will download SmugMug images that are smaller than the viewport
  • Scripts and CSS are no longer loaded on pages that don't use Blip

0.3

  • Release date: 2011-04-19
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Removed blip.css
  • Compatible with Flickr RSS feeds
  • Compatible with Lightbox plugin WP-Slimbox2
  • Compatible with Lightbox plugin Slimbox
  • Integration with Lightbox! w00t! Use new link=lightbox option and add a compatible plugin
  • Fixed link boolean options
  • Fixed resize boolean options

0.2

  • Release date: 2011-04-18
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Bundled with Slideshow-1.3.1.110417
  • Fixed the way SmugMug thumbnails are found (by height=100px).
  • new shortcode options: center, link and resize.
  • added JSON encoding of options for those that might include Javascript characters such as ' and /
  • added a CDATA section to the Javascript call for proper parsing and XHTML validation
  • Moved hyperlinking code from slideshow.js to blip.php (see http://code.google.com/p/slideshow/issues/detail?id=192)

0.1.1

  • Release date: 2011-04-16
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Enabled hyperlinking via the href and linked properties
  • Switch to SmugMug's tiny images (100x100) from thumb images (150x150) for thumbnails
  • Added a loader[true/false] property to the shortcode to control display of the loader icon
  • Added CSS to override Slideshow's bottom:50px in the slideshow-thumbnail DIV

0.1

  • Release date: 2011-04-16
  • Tested in Safari 5/OS X, Firefox 3/OS X, IE 8/WinXP
  • Compatible with SmugMug RSS feeds
  • Development began: 2011-04-11
  • Bundled with Slideshow-1.3.1

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.1.4
Last Updated: 2011-5-15
Downloads: 13,658

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