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Photonic Gallery for Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, 500px, Zenfolio and Instagram

Galleries on steroids! A stylish plugin for galleries of your public and private WP, Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, 500px, Zenfolio & Instagram photos.


  • Flickr API updated to use https instead of http, as per Flickr's transition plans.


  • Options panel was not working for WP 3.6. This has been fixed.


  • Added Thickbox support
  • Fixed an incompatibility between Photonic and themes from Themify.
  • Added capability to exclude passworded galleries from displaying for SmugMug.
  • Added support for alternative shortcode - specifying this will mean Photonic will not use the gallery shortcode


  • Massively refactored code. Several lines of JS code taken off, lots of PHP code modularized.
  • Added option to use a Colorbox skin defined in the theme folder
  • Updated SimpleModal, Colorbox and PrettyPhoto to latest versions.
  • Swapped the use of "live" for "on". This means Photonic needs WP 3.3 at least (since "on" was introduced in JQuery 1.7)
  • Removed the "View in Flickr" text from the plugin.
  • Ensured consistent behaviour with the lightbox title linking behaviour across all providers.
  • Introduced non-bundled lightbox support, with support for FancyBox2
  • Removed the modified scripts for FancyBox and ColorBox - now the original scripts are used.


  • Resolved a conflict between JetPack "Publicize" and protected access. The login box was not showing up.
  • Added the "ids" parameter to the shortcode insertion UI.
  • Added options to control thumbnail, title and photo count display in SmugMug album headers


  • Added Zenfolio support for public photos.
  • Fixed an issue with the shortcode generation for Instagram tags.
  • Added the 'photonic_register_extensions' action hook for registering more extensions.
  • Fixed some PHP notices that were showing up in debug mode when no options were set.
  • Fixed an option to prevent SmugMug album thumbnails and titles from linking to the SmugMug page.


  • Rewrote the Picasa processor to be DOM-based instead of event-based.
  • Added option to let users display the Picasa image title instead of the description.
  • Fixed a problem with Flickr Collections that was causing nested collections to display repeatedly.
  • Fixed a problem with Flickr Collections that was making the collections link to an invalid page.
  • Picasa thumbnails in the popup now have the same dimensions as those in the main page.


  • Added Instagram support
  • Gave Photonic its own menu item
  • Added some helpers to let people find their Flickr and Instagram IDs
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing Flickr Galleries from showing their overlaid popups
  • Added capability to display external links in a new tab


  • Removed singular check for 500px.com


  • Added support for 500px.com collections.
  • Fixed authentication problems in 500px.com.
  • Added capability to show a different number of photos on an archive page than on the page for a single post/page
  • Changed the Flickr API calls to be PHP-based instead of JS-based.


  • Removed some debugging statements.


  • Fixed a minor issue with the displaying of the login box for Picasa.


  • Added support for displaying single photos in 500px.com.
  • Added authentication support for Picasa.
  • Added more skins for Colorbox.


  • Changed some code so that not being connected to the web doesn't throw an error for 500px.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing 500px photos from being shown on certain servers.


  • Added date filtering support for 500px.com. Thanks to Bart Kuipers (http://www.bartkuipers.com/) for the code.
  • Removed the included script for JQuery Dimensions, which was causing conflicts with other JQuery plugins. Dimensions has been merged into JQuery Core a while back.


  • Added search support for 500px.com, via tags and terms
  • Added new categories, sort criteria and capability to exclude a category for 500px.com


  • Made minor corrections to authentication behaviour. If not connected to the internet, Photonic was returning a fatal error.
  • Changed the wording for PrettyPhoto licensing. PrettyPhoto is licensed under GPL, and that is now explicitly stated in the options page.
  • Added the capability to include shortcodes inside the parameters of the gallery shortcode (nested shortcodes)


  • Added support for SmugMug password-protected albums where the user has access to the albums. Other albums show up, but clicking on them takes the users nowhere.
  • Fixed a bug that was killing the last thumbnail in a popup for SmugMug.


  • Added authentication support for Flickr, 500px.com and SmugMug.
  • Disabled the showing of password-protected SmugMug galleries.


  • Fixed a problem with handling double quotes in the title of Flickr photos.


  • Combined SimpleModal script with Photonic to save an HTTP request.
  • Deleted some redundant JS files.
  • Added support for a different default type.
  • Added support for single photos in Flickr.


  • Fixed a bug with the SmugMug processor, which was preventing the display of an album popup.


  • Fixed a bug with the Flickr processor, which was preventing the execution of the shortcode with a group_id parameter
  • Fixed a minor problem with the popup panels, where hovering over the panel titles was resulting in a Tooltip error.
  • The Picasa inserter was not showing the "album" field. This has been rectified.


  • Made a change to the Picasa processor to handle the recent change by Google. Google's change was forcing images to 512px.
  • Updated the plugin to support WP 3.3.
  • Fixed an issue with FancyBox that was showing server log errors for IE.


  • Added support for SmugMug
  • Modified the Picasa plugin to not display the file name if no title is found.


  • Fixed an issue with the 500px.com extension, which had to be changed to invoke HTTPS instead of HTTP.
  • Added support for the "sort" parameter for 500px.
  • Fixed an issue with the PrettyPhoto library where you couldn't see the "View in Flickr" link.


  • Added support for the PrettyPhoto JS library.
  • Added check for _wp_additional_image_sizes. This was causing errors for some people.
  • Fixed a bug with the thumbnail_width and thumbnail_height attribute of the plugin. The attributes should have been called thumb_width and thumb_height.
  • Added option to launch images in a slideshow mode.
  • Fixed a bug that was not accepting border settings for the thumbnails.


  • Added support for photos on 500px.
  • Modified the Colorbox invocation to fit in the browser window.


  • Added support for Gallery objects in Flickr.
  • Fixed an issue with the Picasa galleries where under certain circumstances users were getting a "Division by zero" error.
  • Fixed an issue where Chrome and Safari were showing an overlap of the slides over the rest of the content in native galleries.
  • Updated translation file.


  • Added a UI panel for insertion of Photonic galleries through the Add Media screen.
  • Restructured code for better extensibility.
  • Updated translation file.


  • Included a PO file for translation support.
  • Fixed a bug to prevent appearance of Photonic stylesheets on other admin pages.


  • New version created.

Requires: WP 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: WP 3.9
Last Updated: 2014-6-16
Downloads: 72,962


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