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Gallery 1.4 Increase Social Engagement!

Gallery 1.4 Increase Social Engagement!

The Gallery component was recently updated to version 1.3, an epic fabulous idea came up to us, which we have successfully added and the Gallery received a new update. This is more than just a gallery.

Disqus Comments

It's just an incredible option. For each image or video you can add comments form! Isn't that cool?! The Gallery component achieved a great deal of own growth. With the new version of the Gallery, you can increase social activity of your site.

Your users can now share images and videos and write their opinion. Won't it be fun to read wonderful comments below the post?! Gentlemen, it's a completely new level.

Disqus Comments and Balbooa's Joomla Gallery

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Just imagine, with new features, you can create a website in a Pinterest style. You should only select Masonry grid layout, set up an Infinite scroll pagination and activate the comments. It's goddamn weird!!!

Don't forget that in the Gallery, likes of social sharing options are available from the first version.

As we know, Google pays attention to the social activity on the site, besides that, we believe that at the moment it's an important factor, which affects the web ranking in the search engine. Google is more smartest than it looks!

As a platform for comments we chose Disqus. Why's Disqus?! It's the most powerful system of comments today, provides great management tools.

We want to notice that we have also examined Facebook and Google+ comments. But we decided to choose Disqus, as we think, Disqus is much flexible and powerful.

How to enable Disqus comments in our Gallery component, you can read here:
How to enable Disqus comments.

Search Engine Friendly URLs

Another very important novelty in our Gallery is SEF (Search Engine Friendly) urls.

Search Engine Friendly urls and Balbooa's Joomla Gallery

As far as you know, each image opens in a dialog, has it's own unique url, and new version of the Gallery allows you to create your own urls! No sense to talk about how much it's important for SEO.

For this wonderful idea we're thankful to our customer Tony Young, SEO URL recommendation. Thank you Tony!

Inside of 4 months of the Gallery's life, it was quite increased! Now it’s really powerful and flexible Joomla Gallery component.

Changelist:

  • Added: Disqus Comments;
  • Added: Possibility to add Gallery into Joomla item from the Frontend;
  • Added: SEF urls;
  • Improved: Image uploader;
  • Improved: Modal dialog JS and CSS;
  • Fixed: Small bug with Infinite pagination;
  • Fixed: CSS conflict with title color in dialog;
  • Fixed: Facebook and Google+ image sharing;
  • Fixed: Vertical align for thumbnail caption.

Update from downloaded archive!

Update your current Gallery version from downloaded archive! please follow this tutorial: How to update Joomla Gallery

If you're using a free version of the Gallery, but you have a desire to cross over to the PRO version, use coupon code: I❤Gallery and get 25% off

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Leave your suggestions about the Gallery updates. We are always happy to see your comments below our posts. Have a nice Day!