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New in 3.3

MooTools is gone. Since Joomla is going to reduce the usage of MooTools more and more I did the same. Now Event Gallery is ready for the Joomla future without MooTools. During this migration process some other changes happened. The lightbox implementation is now colorbox. In combination with Hammer.js the lightbox supports swipe gestures.

New Features

  • Multilanguage support for events and images.

  • New UI for clearing the thumb and picasa cache without running into timeouts and reworked folder sync: you can select the folders you want to sync and Picasa folders are hidden now.

  • CLI script for syncing the database. Now you can create a CRON job to sync the database. No need to trigger this from the back end manually. Just run cli/eventgallery-sync.php from the command line.

  • The content plugin supports now the grid and the tiles layout in addition to the image list.

  • Empty folders are hidden now. Sounds link an easy thing but it is not.

  • Replacement image for password protected events.

  • Improved security: user can't download the original files of you don't want them to!

Migration Hints

  • Dropped PostgreSQL completely. There is no time to keep this in sync nor do I have the time to test it.

  • CSS/JS/IMG files are now located in the media/com_eventgallery folder.

  • Removed MooTools dependency. If you modified any JavaScript file of this component it'll probably fail. Keep in mind that this component uses jQuery which is delivered with Joomla 3 and includes the same version while running with Joomla 2.5.

  • Dropped Internet Explorer 8 support.

  • Clear the server cache if you use Picasa albums. Otherwise they'll disappear until the cached Picasa XML file gets invalid.

  • The image set description is in use now. Make sure you did not add funny things in there.

Don't miss all the other changes and hints. Check the latest release notes: Release Notes.

The latest version of Event Gallery 3.x is available for download as preview releases. With a subscription you'll get the full package with modules and plugins mentioned below including the PayPal payment method for the checkout in a single easy to install package. Check the latest Release Notes to find out what's new.

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Cart & Checkout

This is a demo site for the latest version of Event Gallery 3.x. The main new feature of Event Gallery 3 is clearly the new checkout feature. It's highly flexible and easy to use.

If you want to test a checkout with Paypal use those credentials:

User: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Password: 12345678

Content Plugin

You want to use an event in your article? Now there is a content plugin which allows you exactly this. Here is a demo: Use Events in Articles

Categories

Build in support for using native Joomla categories to create the hierarchy you need.

Search Integration (Event Gallery Extended only)

Please have also a look at the new search integration. There is a plugin for the Joomla Smart Search and the Joomla Search available. Both plugins allow so search for events by indexing the description, text and tags of an event.

Modules (Event Gallery Extended only)

This first modules are available. While having just very basic displaying capabilities they offer a great start for creating custom JavaScript magic like this: Module Slider Demo.

Event Module

The main purpose of this module is to show exactly one event somewhere on your page. You can define parameters like the event, the thumb size and the number of images you want to show.

If you installed the module there is a new instance which you can find with the Joomla Module Manager. Make sure the module is configured correctly and shows up on at least one page. By default it is not assigned to any page or to any position in your template.

Latest Event Module

Shows a number of images from the latest event. You can define the meaning of "latest" using the settings for the event sorting. In addition the module has a setting for the event history position which allows you to configure for example three instances of this module type to display the three latest events.

Password and User Groups for Events

Another new feature is the ability to restrict the visibility of events by using user groups. Assign as many user groups to an event. Once the current user is in one of them he can see the event. Otherwise he needs to log in. User group inheritance is taken into account while performing the check.

Use the following credentials to test this feature:

User: tester
Password: tester

Once your login was successful you should see the (Test Folder 4).