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Joomla Gallery 2.2.5 Has Arrived With New Features and Improvements

Balbooa Joomla Gallery 2.2.5 Released! New Features and Improvements

We’re happy to introduce a new update for the Balbooa Joomla Gallery extension. Gallery 2.2.5 Has arrived with some long awaited features such as password protection, link picker, using filenames as titles and more. We also worked on improving the existing functionality and of course, we fixed all known bugs.

Password Protection

Balbooa Joomla Gallery already has some kind of protection - ability to set access level for each category that is allowed to view category. But today we want to introduce you a new level of category protection - Password Protection.

Password Protection allows you to set a password for a specific category and to view pictures within the category the user must enter a password!

Password Protection - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

To enable "Password Protection" for the category, in the Gallery admin panel, you need to select category, and enter the secret key in the field "Password".

Password Protection - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

A very small but important detail - even if you forget the password, you don't need to overwrite it, just click on the icon to view the password that you have entered earlier. Attention to details - it's a key to success!

Password Protection - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

Also we want to note, that password protection is available and for Classic Gallery Layout and for Albums.

Password Protection - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

Using Filenames as Titles

Feature "Filename to Title" allows you to use a picture filename as a title for your picture.

In order to export filenames to picture titles, you need to select pictures from the list and click on the icon "Filename to Title".

Using Filenames as Titles - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

But how to use "Filename to Title" feature for all my Gallery pictures?! - Simply!.

Select category Root >> Select all folders from the list >> Click on the icon "Filename to Title".

Using Filenames as Titles - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

And it's not all! By clicking on the icon "Filename to Title" fields "Alias" and "Image Alt" will be automatically filled in!

Also, we want to say "Min, Thank you!" for your assistance with implementing this feature in the previous versions of the Gallery.

Link Picker Tool

Gallery allows you set links for thumbnails. To make this process easier we have added "Link Picker" tool. Link Picker allows you to assign thumbnails to your Joomla Menu Items, Joomla Articles and Gridbox Pages.

Link Picker - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

By the way, the same link picker tool you could see in the Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Filtering Methods

Balbooa Joomla Gallery allows you to filter pictures by additional tags and color. In the Gallery 2.2.5, we have added ability to select Filtering Methods - Include and Exclude.

Gallery Filters Improvements - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

What is the difference between these two methods of filtering?!

- Include - Displaying image if a picture has as minimum one of the selected tag and(or) color in the filter;

- Exclude - Displaying image only if a picture include all selected tags and(or) colors in the filter;

Gallery Filters Improvements - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

Changelist

v.2.2.5 - 15/02/2018

  • Added: Password Protection;
  • Added: Using Filenames as Titles;
  • Added: Link Picker Tool;
  • Added: Filtering Methods;
  • Added: Odnoklassniki Share Button;
  • Added: Ability to use .gif animations with a Justified and Masonry layouts;
  • Improved: Infinite Scroll Pagination;
  • Improved: Thumbnails creation;
  • Fixed: Issues with displaying Album in the Lightbox;
  • Fixed: Issue with Tags / Colors Filters and enabled page refresh;
  • Fixed: Issue with page refresh and unpublished category;
  • Fixed: Issue with facebook share button;
  • Fixed: Issue with Image compression in the Lightbox and Watermark Scale.


We're sure these new features will be very useful for your awesome galleries because we got these ideas from you! Thanks to everyone who helps us to improve our extensions and take part in our company life!

If you have any ideas or suggestions feel free to write in the comments form below, much appreciated!