Awesome updates to GalleryPlus, Swiss Army Block and HeaderPlus

Look for updates in your WP Admin for GalleryPlus, HeaderPlus and Swiss Army Block in the next couple of days.

And boy are there some cool new features!


ADDED: Focal Point Respect. This allows you to set a focal point for an image and then cropping will keep that point in the same relative position in the cropped image. GalleryPlus is the only known gallery for WP that provides this feature!

ADDED: Shortcode for displaying thumb and link for galleries. Usage

where covers are the ids of the galleries to show cover image for, and thumbs is the display width for the thumbnails

ADDED: Double click image in media editor screens to add focal point!

CHANGED: GalleryPlus galleries allowed to use both galleried and inserted images.

CHANGED: Improved gallery detection method when GalleryPlus galleries used

FIXED: Fit to Height and Width to work more reliably with images that have dimensions smaller than the frame

FIXED: Fill colour possibly not working with new colorpicker

FIXED: Duplicates being shown

FIXED: Works now with any version of WP

FIXED: Detects both attached images and those in galleries

In these examples of Focal Point Respect, the focal point of the landscape image is set to the person on the bench. In the portrait image, it is set to her left eye. You can clearly see how and image cropped away from its photoed layout benefits from the focal point respect. No more chopped off heads!



FIXED: Error that Invalid argument supplied for foreach(). No runs update check

CHANGED: Context settings now be within image settings. Much more user friendly!

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Swiss Army Block

ADDED: SearchPlus block

ADDED: Spacer block

FIXED: SAB Titles to display correctly on archive pages

The SearchPlus block is going to be awesome for sites with a lot of information. No longer will users have to scroll through dozens or hundreds of posts. They can now simply filter as required. E.g. Show me all the posts in the USA category, tagged Kansas, Arkansas and mentioning “cattle breeding” since 1st Sept 2012. Or, if you are using it on a real estate site, show me all properties in the category For Sale, the custom taxonomy Location with location of CBD, the custom taxonomy Price Range with a price range of $250,000 to $500,000, the custom taxonomy Type with a type of Apartments, Houses.

SearchPlus will give your readers a whole new and easy way to find what they’re looking for on your site.

Here’s an example screenshot of SearchPlus:

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You’re probably thinking Swiss Army Block is a downright steal now at $15… Well, it is. So from 1st February, Swiss Aemy Block will be increasing to $25.

If you haven’t got it, now is the time!

Demo pages of these changes will be up as soon as I can.