CB Gallery 2.0 released and full of power

 

CB Gallery is here and extremely powerfull !

Kyle has been blogging about it, designng and coding it, and now CB Gallery 2.0 nicknamed "Galleries Galleries Everywhere" is ready for download by all paid members.

This is a complete rewrite with many great new features that will make your community website users very happy and excited with the possibilities.
You can experience the new CB Gallery on our demo site and see the many administrative and user facing options.

Here is a list of the main features in CB Gallery 2.0:

  • Users can upload multiple files at the same time and then provide titles and descriptions (yup, just like facebook does)
  • All media types are supported (photo, audio, video) as well as file uploads (you can provide filename extension list)
  • Users can create unlimited albums to better organize their uploads
  • Media files can be uploaded or linked (configration parameter)
  • Item quotas can be set for each media type globally or individually (for specific users)
  • Moderator approvals can be enabled for all media types
  • Gallery playbacks are now using modal popup
  • New CB Gallery module lets you display gallery albums, media types, gallery items from specific users (new asset concept) or from all users
  • Item downloading can be turned off in gallery and in module
  • New CB Gallery bot lets you put any gallery album or item directly in your Joomla content (articles and modules) and even lets your users create new gallery albums or upload new media directly from article!
  • Captcha integration for extra security when uploading new items (requires latest CB AntiSpam plugin)
  • Gallery activity recorded for activity stream (CB Activity and CB Auto Actions required)
  • Create direct Joomla menu links to specific albums or items
  • New administrative area lets you quickly see who has uploaded what and all created albums (see this on our demo site)

There are many more built-in features that you can explore on our demo site !



krileon's Avatar
krileon replied the topic: #285588 7 months 2 weeks ago

1. After titling each image the done button brings up a popup that asks "Are you sure you are done? All unsaved data will be lost!". For some people they will proceed thinking that it will save all the titles they put in, the current method requires you to hit the save button on each photo. Rather than having a save for each photo, the "Done" button should save all the titles at once. This saves work, reduces confusion, and makes a lot of sense.

The mass save is planned for 2.1.0. The done confirmation dialog was a quickfix until I have written all the jQuery to handle 1 by 1 mass save as I can not save them all at once (what if you uploaded 50 photos??) since it would crash most of our users servers (a very large amount are on budget hosting); it also needs to only trigger the save for entries that changed. It's just not as simple as it sounds. I've adjusted the ticket progress to reflect this.

forge.joomlapolis.com/issues/6180

2. I'm eager to test out the article insert tool for CB gallery. Perhaps a test article could be made on the demo site so that we can see it in action. Inserting images into articles is a huge plus! :-D

There's already a demo for bot, profile, and module gallery usages on the demo site. Specifically the bot usage demo can be found below.

demo.cbdemosites.com/addons/cb-gallery/cb-gallery-bot

3. When editing a single photo and you click cancel you are prompted "are you sure". In the future I suggest having a validator detect if changes were made. If not, no alert box would be needed for this case.

Don't see a need. It's not always about there being changes, but simply accidental clicks pulling them away from an edit view. We've been consistent with this usages in all our plugins. I've no desire to bloat edit views with heavy JS checks to ensure inputs have or have not changed. So it basically comes down to no confirmation or a confirmation for cancel buttons. Will explore removing the confirmations entirely to see if the feel ok as it seams to be the more popular UX among other social sites.

forge.joomlapolis.com/issues/6189
Josh Lewis's Avatar
Josh Lewis replied the topic: #285583 7 months 2 weeks ago
Congrats on this awesome upgrade of CB gallery! This is a big step in making community builder a fully modern social network extension. The tests of CB gallery went very smoothly. A few suggestions:

1. After titling each image the done button brings up a popup that asks "Are you sure you are done? All unsaved data will be lost!". For some people they will proceed thinking that it will save all the titles they put in, the current method requires you to hit the save button on each photo. Rather than having a save for each photo, the "Done" button should save all the titles at once. This saves work, reduces confusion, and makes a lot of sense.

2. I'm eager to test out the article insert tool for CB gallery. Perhaps a test article could be made on the demo site so that we can see it in action. Inserting images into articles is a huge plus! :-D

3. When editing a single photo and you click cancel you are prompted "are you sure". In the future I suggest having a validator detect if changes were made. If not, no alert box would be needed for this case.
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