FW Gallery version 4.8.0 is out:  a new level to work with galleries on a website

Gallery Websites

06 December 2018

Based on our customers’ requests and trends research in the Joomla sites development, we have improved the product for both site administrators and visitors. Version 4.8.0 contains numerous design and and functionality updates making our product more flexible and configurable to any taste.

So, first things first.

New design for galleries and files by default. This allows you to make your work with an admin panel of the site even more convenient and productive. Previous default design is still available as Classic option. In total FW Gallery has 5 design options and customer can switch designs in gloabal settings or individually on a menu item via Options tab.

Detailed layout for for every design. Each design has its own display style for galleries and files, which can be selected in accordance with a gallery purpose. Depending on a design selected and fields display chosen selected design will remain consistent.

Combined Galleries and Single Gallery menu layouts to avoid further confusion. Now there is only one Gallery Layout which can show top level galleries in no galleries is selected.

Information display customization option for galleries and files. This allows to optimize your work with albums of a specific gallery and single files. The following options are available:

  • display gallery information under thumbnail or over it on hover;
  • display file information under thumbnail or over it on hover;

Individual layout selection for a menu item on the site:

  • grid selection - the number of objects in the bar and on the page can be set for the site menu item;
  • global settings of galleries and images can be redefined for the site menu item;
  • gallery can be set by selecting multiple galleries per one menu item.

An option to create a gallery by selecting tags assigned to single files. This approach saves a lot of time by the fact that the pictures do not need to be added again or moved between folders manually.

A new layout for one file with a other gallery files slider. Files slider also is available on Lightbox and  can be turned off if it is not useful for the purposes of a site.

The ability to view files in a Lightbox rather than on an individual page. This allows the user to take fewer actions and receive information faster without waiting for the new page loading and without creating new tabs.

Improved design and display settings for the Slideshow module. The admin panel design has become visually more pleasant, and the module design itself has been updated (thus, the slideshow option has changed, the opportunity to add the image name, the date has appeared).

Optimized the design and display settings for the Content Plugin, which allows you to work more efficiently with images in articles (adjust the image position to the text, customize the galleries inside the article).

Updated Google Images (old Picasa) Import plugin. We renamed it into the Google Images Import Plugin and added the possibility to download images from both the Gmail account and the Picasa account.

... and many manu more. Please read the Changelog on top of  FW Gallery Grand products page for the full updates list and read FW Gallery Documentation to see how new features work.

It's time to try the updated gallery!

Sergiy Gorstka, The head of development

Sergiy works with clients, discussing potential websites architecture and plan new products releases. Web developer, project manager and enthusiast since 2003. A Joomla! Day UK conference speaker. Focuses on utilizing experience from WordPress, Joomla! and Magento projects to increase clients satisfaction of Fastw3b's effective web solutions. Looks at website development as a business perspective rather than another project.