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Dec 3, 2020, 19:06

JoomlaWorks Blog

JoomlaWorks is developing and supporting some of the most respected and popular extensions in the Joomla! community, including the groundbreaking K2, AllVideos, Simple Image Gallery and Frontpage Slideshow. Since 2006 we have developed more than 26 extensions for the Joomla! CMS, all of which have been used in hundreds of thousands of Joomla! sites across the world. Late 2010, our extensions had been downloaded more that 4 million times, out of which AllVideos and Simple Image Gallery had more than 1.5 million downloads each and K2 more than 350,000! Innovation and the open source philosophy are the two things that motivate us!
  1. K2 Plugin for sh404SEF version 1.6.0 released

    The K2 Plugin for sh404SEF version 1.6.0 is now available to download for subscribers. This is a bug fix release that addresses compatibility with K2 v2.10.3+ and improves support for PHP 7.x in general.

    Here's what's been added or changed in the K2 Plugin for sh404SEF with the release of v1.6.0:

    • Resolve a function clash bug when using the plugin with K2 v2.10.3 and the "Advanced SEF" settings is enabled. Please keep in mind that if you use sh404SEF, you should not have the "Advanced SEF" settings enabled.
    • Improved support for PHP up to 7.4 (mainly notices).
    • Various others cleanups in the plugin's code.

     

    DOWNLOAD

    If you have an active "K2 Plugin for sh404SEF" membership, just head over to the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/members and grab your copy from your "Subscriptions" page.

    Or purchase this latest release from just 19.90 EUR. More info at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/extensions/commercial/k2-plugin-for-sh404sef

     

    UPGRADING

    Just upload the new version and it will overwrite any previous one.

    For support questions please use our Ticket Support System inside the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/dashboard (active product membership required).

  2. Simple Image Gallery Pro v3.8.0 released

    Simple Image Gallery Pro v3.8.0 is now available to download for subscribers. This new release improves upon existing features, extends Flickr support to galleries (beyond albums/sets) and adds PHP 7.4 & Postgres compatibility.

    Here's what's been added or changed in Simple Image Gallery Pro with the release of v3.8.0:

    • Added support for Flickr "galleries", beyond the already supported "albums/sets". Additionally, you can now fetch all images at once from some Flickr gallery/album/set by setting the relevant limit in SIGPro's settings to 0.
    • Added the option to override the default gallery layout in the SIGPro gallery insertion modal (frontend & backend).
    • Improved support for PHP 7.4 (mainly notices in the settings).
    • Fixed an issue where the gallery layout selector did not work with a Postgres database.
    • Added an option in SIGPro's settings (under "Advanced") to disable the WYSIWYG editor button in one or more components.
    • Properly filter multiline pasted text in the "description" field (in the captions). Previously, such pasted content would appear cut-off in the SIGPro modal/popup in the frontend.
    • File uploads now use built-in Joomla libraries which should resolve any upload issues with servers running "Windows Server".

     

    DEMO

    The JoomlaWorks demo site has been updated to the latest Simple Image Gallery Pro release. See here https://demo.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery-pro.

     

    DOWNLOAD

    If you have an active Simple Image Gallery Pro membership, just head over to the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/members and grab your copy from your "Subscriptions" page.

    Or purchase this latest release from just 19.90 EUR. More info at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/extensions/commercial/simple-image-gallery-pro

     

    UPGRADING

    Just upload the new version and it will overwrite the old one.

    For more help, please visit the updated documentation page for the extension at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/support/docs/simple-image-gallery-pro

    For support questions please use our Ticket Support System inside the Member Dashboard at https://www.joomlaworks.net/dashboard (active product membership required).

  3. AllVideos 6.1.0 now available - adds Mixcloud support

    Version 6.1.0 of AllVideos is now available. This new release introduces support for Mixcloud embeds and improves support for PHP 7.4.

    Here's what's been added or changed in this new release of AllVideos:

    • Added support for Mixcloud embeds. Just use the pattern {mixcloud}URL{/mixcloud} for embedding such media.
    • Improved support for PHP 7.4 (resolving related notices).
    • Bug fix: Audio players will now properly use the right height value even when mixed between players with poster images or not.
    • Slight CSS improvements in the "Responsive" layout.

    If you use K2 v2.10.x, we highly recommend you upgrade to this new version of AllVideos.

    DEMO

    The JoomlaWorks demo site has been updated to use the latest AllVideos release. See here: https://demo.joomlaworks.net/allvideos

    DOWNLOAD

    You can download this version by visiting the extension's page at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/allvideos/

    UPGRADING

    If you use the latest Joomla 3.x releases (or Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 4.x alpha/beta), this new update will appear in the Joomla extension updater. If you're using Joomla 1.5, you can simply upload the new version and it will overwrite the old one. After that step, visit the plugin's parameters page, check if everything is OK or adjust as needed and save the parameters.

     

  4. Getting Snowflake (the open source graphical SSH/SFTP client) to run on macOS

    I don't usually write similar blog posts, but I've been really enjoying Snowflake recently. What's Snowflake you ask? Well, it's a new open source graphical SSH/SFTP client which makes working with remote servers a breeze. It works like Panic's Coda when it comes to managing content on remote servers, e.g. browse files and have a terminal open at the same time. But most importantly, it's cross-platform. And I'd like to share with everyone how to easily get it to run on macOS.

     

    At the time, Snowflake's developer has only released binaries for Windows and Debian/Ubuntu with a macOS version planned for the future.

    However, since the app is based on Java, the developer also provides Snowflake as a .jar file which we can run anywhere, including macOS.

    So here are the steps to get Snowflake to work on your Mac:

     

    Step 1

    Uninstall that outdated Java version on your Mac. Ironically the best guide is on Java.com, so follow it to the letter: https://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml

     

    Step 2

    If you currently go to Java.com, the available release for macOS is pretty outdated. And apparently it relates to recent changes in Java's licensing by Oracle.

    So how do you get the most recent Java release for macOS? Well, you can either signup for an account at Oracle.com (the looooong, hard way) or just grab a ready-made binary for macOS, provided by AdoptOpenJDK (the easy way). AdoptOpenJDK is a new community effort (backed by the likes of Red Hat/IBM, Amazon, Microsoft to name a few) to create ready-to-install & cross-platform binaries from OpenJDK, the open source implementation of the Java platform.

    You can download the most recent runtime for Java from AdoptOpenJDK (version 13 at the time of writing) here: https://adoptopenjdk.net/?variant=openjdk13&jvmVariant=hotspot (it's a .pkg file to install)

     

    Step 3

    After you install the related .pkg file, it's time to download Snowflake. Head over to https://github.com/subhra74/snowflake/releases and grab the .jar file from the latest release available (v1.0.4 at the time of writing - https://github.com/subhra74/snowflake/releases/download/v1.0.4/snowflake.jar).

    Now we'll make a shortcut to easily launch Snowflake.

    Create a folder called "Applications" (if it doesn't already exist) in your home directory and place the snowflake.jar file in there.

    Then open up your terminal and do:

    chmod +x ~/Applications/snowflake.jar
    ln -s ~/Applications/snowflake.jar /Applications/Snowflake.app

    That's it.

    You'll now find "Snowflake" in your Mac's apps and you can easily launch the app from there, or just drag and drop its icon to your Mac's dock.

    (If you get a security warning when you open the app the first time, it's because the app is not signed by Apple. Just go to Preferences and then "Security & Privacy" and you should see the option to allow the app to launch always.)

     

  5. Simple Image Gallery (free) v4.1.0 released

    Simple Image Gallery (free) version 4.1.0 is now available to download. This is a maintenance release.

    Here's what's been added or changed in Simple Image Gallery (free) with the release of v4.1.0:

    • Allow the plugin to accept WEBP images as source images (along with JPEG, PNG and GIF).
    • Replaced cdnjs.com with jsDelivr.com (for serving Fancybox)
    • Removed any remaining references to IE. Going forth, Simple Image Gallery will only support modern browsers.
    • General code restructuring & cleanups.

    Simple Image Gallery is (as of v4.0.0) fully compatible with Joomla versions 1.5, 2.5, 3.x and the upcoming 4.x.

    DEMO

    The JoomlaWorks demo site has been updated to use the latest Simple Image Gallery (free) release. See here: https://demo.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery

    DOWNLOAD

    You can download this version by visiting the extension's page at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/extensions/free/simple-image-gallery

    UPGRADING

    If you use Joomla 2.5, 3.x & 4.x (beta) releases, this new update will appear in the Joomla extension updater. If you're using Joomla 1.5 you can simply upload the new version and it will overwrite the old one. After that step, visit the plugin's parameters page, check if everything is OK or adjust as needed and save the parameters.