Category Archives: Zenphoto

Galleries Updated to Zenphoto v1.5

Zenphoto LogoUpdated both of my galleries (mine, Mysstie’s) to Zenphoto v1.5. Followed their upgrade instructions and backed up the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files.  I then used Windiff and code comparisons in PSPad to integrate any new changes in the default Garland theme into my custom Garland theme. The album.php, functions.php, image.php, news.php, pages.php, sidebar.php, themeoptions.php, and zen.css files were the only modified ones in this version from the previous.  So far everything seems to work fine.

One of the main differences I discovered is how the thumbnail filenames are being generated. Before they had the format: filename_150_cw150_ch150_thumb.jpg and now: filename_150_w150_h150_thumb.jpg (even though the are still being cropped). So, I had to make sure all the new thumbnails got generated are were present in the /cache/ directory. I then had to change the random image code on my main website, the blog here, and Mysstie’s main site to use the new file format.

Galleries Updated to Zenphoto v1.4.14

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Updated both of my galleries (mine, Mysstie’s) to Zenphoto v1.4.14. Normally I follow their upgrade instructions and backup the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files; however, Windiff showed that /zp-core/version.php and /zp-core/githead were the only modified files from the previous v1.4.13 master that I installed a few days ago to correct a couple things with the Flash player not sizing properly when a .FLV was used. (I am replacing these with .MP4 versions as I go along.)

Anyway, all I did was backup the databases and copy those two files over. The only odd thing it did during the setup was modify the .htaccess file by adding an extra “/” after my

RewriteBase /

line such that it had

RewriteBase //

and it made the file read-only with permission 444 on the webhost. I changed it back to permission 644 and removed the extra “/” on that line. I made a support thread on the Zenphoto forum to see if this is intended behavior or not. Other than that, everything seems to have gone well. :)

Galleries Updated to Zenphoto v1.4.13

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Updated both of my galleries (mine, Mysstie’s) to Zenphoto v1.4.13. Followed their upgrade instructions and backed up the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files.  I then used Windiff and code comparisons in PSPad to integrate any new changes in the default Garland theme into my custom Garland theme. The gallery.php and themeoptions.php files were the only modified files in this version from the previous.  So far everything seems to work great! :)

Galleries Updated to Zenphoto v1.4.12

Updated both of my galleries (mine, Mysstie’s) to Zenphoto v1.4.12. Followed their upgrade instructions and backed up the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files.  I then used Windiff and code comparisons in PSPad to integrate any new changes in the default Garland theme into my custom Garland theme. The news.php file was the only modified file in this version from the previous.  I then added my customizations back into the html_meta_tags.php file since I use a custom og:image image that matches the image shown on the page. So far everything seems to work great! :)

Website Changes for December 2015

Blog

Updated the blog to WordPress v4.4. Did the usual backing up of the database and file structure before applying the update. I then added my various code tweaks back in.  This update did include a newer version of the Twenty Twelve theme which my blog uses a child theme of. Since none of the files I am using in my child theme were updated in the parent theme, I didn’t need to modify anything. This version did introduce a new Twenty Sixteen default theme which I’ll check out locally.

Galleries

Updated both of my galleries (mine, Mysstie’s) to Zenphoto v1.4.11. Followed their upgrade instructions and backed up the themes and zp-core directories as well as the database before copying over the new files.  I then used Windiff and code comparisons in PSPad to integrate any new changes in the default Garland theme into my custom Garland theme. I then added my customization back into the html_meta_tags.php file since I use a custom og:image image that matches the image shown on the page.


Well, that’s all I can think of for now. If I change anything else, I’ll add it to this post. :)