Update: PhotoQ 1.8.2

This update fixes a bug in PhotoQ 1.8 and 1.8.1 that resulted in the queue not always being posted in the correct order. More details on this bug can be found on the forum. Thanks go to Trash for reporting this one.

I am sorry for the short update cycle, I know that most of you guys barely updated to 1.8.1. Still, I found this bug to be rather critical and preferred to fix it right away.

Updates: PhotoQ 1.8.1 and iQ2 1.2.2

I finally managed to put an update for PhotoQ together. No new features this time except for the Spanish translation (muchas gracias, Caleidos), but quite a few bug fixes. Among others, this update should fix the photo upload bug that appeared on Windows servers in PhotoQ 1.8.

Here is a more detailed list of bugs fixed:

As already mentioned shortly above, PhotoQ and iQ2 are now both also available in Spanish thanks to the translations by Caleidos. He even put up a webpage where you can stay up-to-date with the latest Spanish PhotoQ version. If you are a Spanish PhotoQ user, make sure you check it out at: http://blog.caleidos.org/2009/09/17/traduccion-al-espanol-de-photoq/. Same for iQ2, you can find a page with news on the Spanish version at http://blog.caleidos.org/2009/09/23/traduccion-al-espanol-del-tema-iq2/.

I have similar good news for Chinese users of PhotoQ. Anthony Chan, who maintains the Chinese translation, also included a page on his blog where you can get the latest news on the Chinese version. Check it out at : http://ckanthony.myvnc.com/blog/?page_id=3

At the same time as PhotoQ, iQ2 also got a small update. The update puts back the image link on the frontpage, even if the image links are generally turned off. If you use iQ2 and PhotoQ and update PhotoQ to 1.8.1, please also update iQ2 to 1.2.2 at the same time.

PhotoQ WordPress Photoblog Plugin 1.8: Now Supporting Thousands of Themes

Did you ever have to fiddle around with countless custom fields to have your images displayed in your favorite WordPress photoblog theme? With PhotoQ 1.8, stuff like having to manually enter the correct URL into the correct custom field becomes a thing of the past. In PhotoQ 1.8, theme support through views has been completely reworked and made so flexible that it now works with virtually any WordPress theme there is. Further, a convenient auto-configuration option allows you to setup PhotoQ to work with your favorite theme without, well, configuring anything.

Here is the list of highlights of this major update of the PhotoQ WordPress Photoblog Plugin:

  • Use any theme you like together with PhotoQ, thanks to the new “freeform” view option
  • Zero-configuration presets for some of the most popular photo themes
  • Theme authors can easily generate presets for the users of their themes

At the same time the iQ2 Photoblog Theme has also been updated, there is now an option to add a static front page. For a full list of changes of both PhotoQ 1.8 and iQ2 1.2 as well as for upgrading instructions, read the rest of this post. For a complete documentation and installation instructions, please check out the main PhotoQ page.

I am still looking for translators for PhotoQ and iQ2. Right now, they are both available in Chinese (Hongkong, Taiwan), English, French and German. If you are able to help with a translation into any other language, just drop me a line. Any help is highly appreciated.


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PhotoQ WordPress Photoblog Plugin 1.7: Long-Awaited Features Are Finally Here

PhotoQ 1.7 makes managing your WordPress photoblog easier than ever. With this major update of the PhotoQ WordPress Photoblog Plugin, several long-awaited features finally see the light of the day. Here is a list of the highlights:

  • PhotoQ learns your language – it now supports internationalization
  • Run PhotoQ on your server without giving users admin rights thanks to the new support for WordPress roles and capabilities
  • Handling of EXIF metadata has reached a new level of flexibility. PhotoQ can even automatically generate WordPress tags from your EXIF metadata.
  • Editing published photos has been considerably improved and simplified. You can now change published photos with only a few clicks.

At the same time the iQ2 Photoblog Theme has also seen some significant improvements. For a full list of changes of both PhotoQ 1.7 and iQ2 1.1 as well as for upgrading instructions, read the rest of this post. For a complete documentation and installation instructions, please check out the main PhotoQ page.


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Update: PhotoQ 1.6.6 – Compatible With WordPress 2.8

PhotoQ 1.6.6 is a small update that makes PhotoQ compatible with WordPress 2.8.

You only need to update if you use WordPress 2.8, the compatibility issue is the only issue fixed in this release. A bigger update fixing other things and bringing new features is in progress but still needs some more time.

For more information on PhotoQ please visit its main page and for support questions the forum.

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