This weekend we got approval for MaxGalleria Lite, our free version of our popular gallery plugin. If you’ve been looking for a replacement for the NextGEN gallery plugin or on the fence about purchasing MaxGalleria, you can now experience first-hand how easy MaxGalleria is to use. You can download it now from the WordPress plugin repository.
If you have user interactions on your WordPress installation or multiple authors/editors, you may want to add a few extra fields. With this quick tutorial from David Walsh, adding extra fields is extremely easy. It’s just a matter of plopping some code into your functions.php and then adding the information you’d like to show in the template file itself.
We’ve seen responsive sites and responsive videos and responsive images, but responsive icons, now that’s something new. Check out the example and prepare for your mind to be blown as you resize your browser window. The idea behind it (transforming iconography to fit the device) is a bit of a new idea and I’m curious to see where it goes from here.
Even if you’re not a fan of zombies or The Walking Dead, this site is still a technical marvel. Mixing horizontal parallax scrolling with the original graphic novel style of art, the site is both interesting for its visuals and its facts. Give it a run through and become zombified.
Along with the release of MaxGalleria Lite, we also released an update to MaxGalleria that fixes a few bugs, specifically the image captions and a new “stacking” issue that was popping up for some users. Update from your dashboard or download the new version from your MaxGalleria account.
While we’re on the subject of media in WordPress, WP Tavern released a post on how to embed YouTube videos without showing the related videos at the end. A few tiny steps can help prevent your visitors from seeing totally randomly related videos when they get to the end of your masterpiece.
With the talk of a new user interface for the WordPress dashboard in 3.8, WP Tuts+ put together a series of posts around how to update the admin portion of WordPress on your own. Customizing the dashboard widgets, re-styling the menus, all can be done quite easily.