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Thanks for the amazing work! I ran into a small issue. Flickr is now requiring the connection be from ssl (https) to the api. This needs to be updated in the javascript file. I updated ours but you may want to update the source. Thanks again.

cosmocoder

Yes, I am aware of this recent change in the Flickr API, and will upload the updated version of the script in Codecanyon soon.

Hi, I can’t load an Album from picasa. There’s no problem with collection, user or text option but when I try to load an album from picasa don’t show it.

I copy the correct ID album and user, even I try with other albums and all of them are shared in public option. You can see one of them in this link:

https://plus.google.com/photos/116161910386900240645/albums/6032908915194603313?banner=pwa

I copied the user: 116161910386900240645 and the album ID: 6032908915194603313

Thanks for your response

cosmocoder

You have to use the alphabetical album id, not the numeric id. Something like PilarTorresiCastells.

Default-user

I try with different names and different other public albums and I can’t show them.

You can see what I say in this video uploaded in youtube:

http://youtu.be/xcUP8RlkumY

What am I doing wrong?

cosmocoder

I tried Nova Gallery with the Picasa username you have mentioned and I am getting the error message stating that the user does not exist.

Hi, thinking of purchasing this plugin it looks really impressive, just one question though. In the comments saw you were saying how there is some internal resizing done for the thumbnails to prevent gaps, just want to make sure if you can add a margin or padding to the thumbnail images? so that theyre all still evenly spaced but with a few pixel gap inbetween them all

cosmocoder

Thanks for purchasing!

Yes, you can have a margin between the thumbnails by adding the necessary css code. You can find details on this in the provided documentation.

Default-user

ah right nice one! also just wondering, because im using this for a specific purpose, is it easy to integrate with another lightbox? such as swipebox for example, and also, when I try to add a 1px border around all the pics, it ends up messing up all of the grid. Not major but is there a way around this?

cosmocoder

The gallery can only use the included lightbox which is tightly integrated with the inner workings of the gallery.

Currently the gallery script does not take into account image borders. I will try to include this feature in my next update.

Hi Cosmocoder, I’m having issues due to Flickr latest changes and I’m really under pressure for this. Is there any way you could tell me what to change in the js file to fix it? Really hope there is an easy fix Thank you

cosmocoder

No, that should do it and this is the only change in the Flickr API requirements. Give me the link to your page and I will have a look. You can also contact me through my profile page message box.

Default-user

sorry, it is working…(good old cache!) thank you!

cosmocoder

Good to know that.

Hi,

I’m doing something wrong, I get a continuous loading image when trying to show a Picasa album. Could you please help me?

http://www.rondevanvarsseveld.nl/gallery/gallery-regular.html
cosmocoder

Thanks for purchasing!

You can always the check the browser console when you load photos from Flickr/Picasa because the gallery script logs messages there. In this case it seems that either your Picasa username or album name is not correct.

My Google username is : Jaap Veldhorst and my Picasa album is here: https://plus.google.com/photos/109518372458544644283/albums/6041011909569569201

Don’t know what I am doing wrong. Could you check?

cosmocoder

Your picasa userid will be numeric, sorry for the confusion regarding that. As you may have already found out from the album url, your userid is 109518372458544644283.

The alphabetic album id is generally the album name without the spaces. So in your case the album id is “DikkeBandenrace”.

I have tried these id’s in Nova Gallery and it is working. You can try them for yourself and see.

Default-user

Got it working too. Thanks!

cosmocoder

Good to know it is working for you.

A couple of questions/issues:

Is there a way to show more buttons (forward, rewind, etc) for the audio player?

I notice in FireFox on iOS (I don’t think it’s supported but I’d bring it to your attention), if you are in portrait mode while listening to audio and move to landscape, the browser crashes.

How do we link to a gallery view and/or an media directly?

cosmocoder
Is there a way to show more buttons (forward, rewind, etc) for the audio player?
No this is not possible. You can use the player trackbar for that purpose.

I notice in FireFox on iOS (I don’t think it’s supported but I’d bring it to your attention), if you are in portrait mode while listening to audio and move to landscape, the browser crashes.
Firefox does not have a iOS version. Did you mean the Android version?

How do we link to a gallery view and/or an media directly?
By gallery view if you mean the entire gallery itself then its link is the page in which it is embedded. By linking to media file directly if you mean to make the media file viewable in the gallery (maybe in the modal box) when opening the said link then this is not possible. You can try to use some javascript to open the media file by reading some parameter from the url.

On the fixed size gallery, is it possible to modify the scrollbar to a custom scripted one so it’s not the default bar? (if so maybe you could add that as an option in later releases)

cosmocoder
1. Is there a setting that lets me click on the overlay to close the lightbox instead of having to only hit the X button.

If you don’t want the button to be on the top then you can change its position through css. You can also change the default background image of the button throuh css.

2. On mobile I have to zoom in pretty close to the images to get them to open since the magnifying glass hotspot is so small. The image then opens below where I have to zoom in to hit the button. Any suggestions on making that a bit more user friendly?

You can increase the size of the button through css.

Default-user

The button position is fine, it’s the fact you have to click it to close the image only. Most lightbox/overlays have an option somewhere that lest you you click off the image to close it. This one, by default does not appear t have that.

cosmocoder

No, it does not have that. You can close the lightbox by either clicking the “close” button or pressing the ESC key.

Beautiful product. When pulling items from Flickr, is it possible to set up multiple conditions such as from within a set, narrow results by tags?

cosmocoder

If you want all the effects of Nova Gallery’s sets page then you will have to use the gallery for it. But then each set item/thumbnail won’t act as a link. So you have to choose to create your custom page with links or use Nova Gallery for everything.

Default-user

Okay. And congratulations on such a beautiful product.

cosmocoder

Thanks.

cveness Purchased

Hello, great product but I am a beginner and having some trouble implementing it. I am trying to display a Picasa feed on http://www.sailweekcroatia.com/2015/gallery.html, but all I’m getting is a loading button. Any advice?

Default-user
cveness Purchased
http://www.sailweekcroatia.com/2015/gallery.html Sorry, I think the comma at the end messed with the link. This should work!
cosmocoder

You page is loading three different versions of jquery, which is probably causing the problem. You need to rectify this. Either your plugin or your theme is loading extra versions.

Default-user
cveness Purchased

Hello, thanks for the tip. I tried loading the original version of the gallery-fixed-width.html with no additional jquery, just adding the script to load the Picasa gallery (https://plus.google.com/photos/109947682817183238081/albums/6072263158724102177). It looks like the username and album name are correct, but still only getting a loading symbol and the following error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘id’ of undefined – jquery.novagallery.min.js:5.

The version I’m trying to get working is here: http://www.sailweekcroatia.com/2015/nova-gallery.html

Hope you can help! Thanks so much.

Hello,

I was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions before I purchase this.

- Does it support flv and wmv video files?

- I have images and videos that are stored in an online repository. If I have links to the image or video, can I simply insert it into the xml file?

- Does it have the ability to auto populate images based on a folder or would I need to manually insert each in the xml file?

- Are thumbnails auto populated?

Looking forward to your answer so I can hopefully buy this! Thank you.

cosmocoder

Thanks for your interest!

The gallery does not support flv and wmv files.

You can provide links to media files that are stored in an online repository.

The gallery cannot auto populate images from a folder.

You also need to provide the thumbnails.

cveness Purchased

Hi there, still having trouble making this work. I used the original gallery-fixed-width.html with no additional jquery, just adding the script to load the Picasa gallery (https://plus.google.com/photos/109947682817183238081/albums/6072263158724102177). It looks like the username and album name are correct, but still only getting a loading symbol and the following error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘id’ of undefined – jquery.novagallery.min.js:5. I also tried testing this with the username and album name of previous commenters who were able to get their gallery working and no luck.

http://www.sailweekcroatia.com/2015/nova-gallery.html

Thank you for your help.

cosmocoder

I am currently travelling so I can’t inspect the problem. Please remind me about this on the 16th.

Does this gallery software have an administration interface to upload images and create albums or does this have to be done manually with code?

cosmocoder

This is just a jquery plugin so there is no admin panel. If you want a more automated approach then look at the Wordpress plugin version of the gallery, but of course in order to use it your site needs to run on Wordpress.

This looks great, but before I buy it, I had some questions:
  • Can I make this list all the Flickr sets for a particular user? For instance, have it list all my Sets (https://www.flickr.com/photos/markawilson/sets/)
  • Does it make the thumbnails automatically? It seems it would, but an earlier comment said it didn’t – perhaps that was in another context? Perhaps it uses the Flickr-created thumbnails automatically?
  • Do I just leave the videos mixed in with the photos?
  • It WILL show the descriptions entered in to Flickr, right?

Thanks!

cosmocoder

Thanks for your interest!

Can I make this list all the Flickr sets for a particular user? For instance, have it list all my Sets (https://www.flickr.com/photos/markawilson/sets/)

You can make the plugin load a Collection which holds all your required sets.

Does it make the thumbnails automatically? It seems it would, but an earlier comment said it didn’t – perhaps that was in another context? Perhaps it uses the Flickr-created thumbnails automatically?

For Flickr, thumbnails are pulled from there only, but for self hosted images you need to provide the thumbnails.

Do I just leave the videos mixed in with the photos?

The gallery can only pull images from Flickr. If you find there is a problem when videos are mixed in with photos then you will need to create a separate set/collection.

It WILL show the descriptions entered in to Flickr, right?

Yes, it will.

Default-user

I have made a start, but am stuck. I want to get all my Flickr sets listed, as on https://www.flickr.com/photos/markawilson/sets/. My test page is at http://cpuworks.com/photos_mobile/index.html. If you look at the bottom of the source, you can see the numerous stabs I’ve made at it. The one that is un-commented returns an EMPTY result. I have the API key correct, and I used idgettr to get the userId for my user name (MarkAWilson). I believe the sourceType should be “collection” to return all the sets in the collection. I am NOT sure what the sourceId should be, so I guessed at using my Flickr UserName. Can you see what I’m doing wrong?

I think I’m really close. I looked for an example of this usage (which seems like it would be a common one), but could not find one.

cosmocoder

For a collection the sourceId should be the ID of the collection from which you want to pull the photos. Also in this case you need to pass your userId (see the provided documentation). If you don’t have any collections in your Flickr account then you need to create one. Nova Gallery is able to pull photos from a set, group, collection or from a userid.

You said: For a collection the sourceId should be the ID of the collection from which you want to pull the photos. Also in this case you need to pass your userId (see the provided documentation). If you don’t have any collections in your Flickr account then you need to create one. Nova Gallery is able to pull photos from a set, group, collection or from a userid. Okay, but as I said what I am trying to do is to get a display of all my sets, as in one of the provided examples (except that example is local, not from Flickr).
  • To get a display of all my sets, is sourceType “collection” or “sets”?
  • I had the userId returned for my user name by “idgettr” – isn’t that what I want?
Thanks!
cosmocoder
To get a display of all my sets, is sourceType “collection” or “sets”?

A Collection in Flickr is something that contains Sets. Nova Gallery is able to pull all sets from a particular Collection. It cannot pull all sets available to a user, unless you specifically create a Collection in your Flickr account that holds all your desired sets. See this link – https://help.yahoo.com/kb/flickr/collections-flickr-sln14224.html

I had the userId returned for my user name by “idgettr” – isn’t that what I want?

As explained in the documentation, for pulling photos from a Collection your need to pass both the id of the Collection (which is sourceId in this case) and also your userId. This is a requirement of the Flickr API.

Yay! That works fine: http://cpuworks.com/photos_mobile/index.html The next thing I want to do is to get it to start in the Full Width mode, but I will play with the various options before asking for more help. Thanks for all your help so far!

cosmocoder
So the “sort” flickr option should pertain to how the list of sets is sorted before they’re shown – is that right?

The “sort” option only affects the ordering of photos inside a set/group/album. The Flickr API does not offer any option for sorting the sets inside a Collection. The plugin displays the sets in the order in which they are received in the data sent from Flickr. So you need to contact Flickr Support to find out how to have the sets ordered according to your needs.

Default-user

Well, Flickr Support isn’t particularly responsive, sigh. I have one last idea. My current photo page (all PHP, not using Nova Gallery), is at http://cpuworks.com/photos/. The initial display, listing all my sets, works fine and updates automatically when I add/edit sets on Flickr, and even displays OK on my iPad. This is the part that I’m having trouble with in Nova. On the other hand, the displays of the photos within a set get totally messed up on my current page when viewed on a mobile device, while Nova Gallery does those displays beautifully!

So can I combine them? Use my current page to display the sets, and just update each set’s link to call Nova Gallery to do the display of the contents of that set? If so, what would that look like? Is there a demo of just displaying a particular set by setID? If so, that might be all I need.

The problem I see is that although there are Flickr settings that I would apply to EVERY set, I would have to be able to set a DIFFERENT setId for each desired set. Is there a demo of a page with links to, say, 2 or more different Flickr sets? If so, again I think that’d be all I require. I’m not sure how the “Back” or “Home” buttons would work in this case, but I’ll worry about that later.

Or would I have to make a “setViewer” program, to which I could pass the setID, and which would then display just that set using Nova Gallery? A little more work, but no big deal.

cosmocoder

I think I have an idea as to why the order of sets is getting altered. Please contact me through the message box in my profile page – http://codecanyon.net/user/cosmocoder

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