FW Gallery 5.0.0 is a major release focused on the new component architecture. It serves as a basic model for all subsequent FW Gallery releases and works as a single platform with a set of add-ons that are allocated into two packages corresponding to the former Light and Grand versions. Add-ons are FW Gallery specific Joomla extensions (modules, plugins, data type, and design).
The first package (former Light version) includes the component with a limited number of add-ons and second package (former Grand) includes the component with all available add-ons. Earlier there were separate structures and databases for Light and Grand versions, now FW Gallery has the same structure and database and comes in two packages.
FW Gallery v5.0.0 represents a transition point to the main platform (main component) with independent add-ons. Soon, all add-ons will be independent of the platform. Consequently, you will be able to choose as many add-ons as you like to create a gallery with a desired set of functionalities.
As a result of the structural change, make sure to follow the recommendations below:
Feel free to ask for installation file using General question form of your Client section on fastw3b.com.
Go to your Dashboard in Admin panel and find green Import data on top. Import functionality allows importing all galleries and files to a new FW Gallery.
Make sure you select correct layouts for all FW Gallery menu items after the extension is installed.
As now gallery settings moved from Menu item parameters to gallery settings (Admin Panel -> Galleries -> Edit), you will need to set all settings again to have it all working if you had any specific settings on particular menu items. Global settings will get imported though.
Please use our Documentation section and Ticket Support on fastw3b.com if you need more information on upgrade and a new release.
Along with the component structure, we have implemented a lot of valuable and helpful changes. Let’s take a look at them below:
All add-ons are displayed and managed via this section. Make sure they are activated to ensure that all needed functionalities are up and running.
Reference materials: New FW Gallery concept: platform with add-ons article.
Now gallery settings are available at the gallery level, not menu item level. Just locate your gallery settings and switch to the Design tab to configure multiple display settings for galleries, gallery listing, and files/file listing.
Gallery settings priority has been changed. Now local gallery settings have priority over parent settings while parent settings have priority over global configuration.
We have redesigned Configuration section. There are 4 tabs available:
FW Gallery Content Plugin was limited to articles only. A new FW Gallery module allows inserting galleries and files anywhere on your website via different module positions or within the articles as well. The gallery within the module can be customized just like any other gallery. Thus, you can set design, grids, files rows, etc.
Reference materials: How do you put a module inside an article
Use this section for backing up and restoring your gallery data before every update or as a tool to prevent data loss. This section is also used for all import procedures. Thus, Facebook, Instagram, and Google import settings are located in this section.
Get familiar with How to migrate to FW Gallery 5.0.0 tutorial to find more information about upgrading procedure.
Please use the comments section at the bottom of each documentation page to comment and suggest improvements that will make the product experience better.
If you need more information on the topic, use Support page in Client section on fastw3b.com. Feel free to submit your feedback on our new concept and architecture using Suggest an Idea form. Use General Question or other forms to get more information on the topic.