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Authenticated RSS and Links

September 1st, 2008 1 comment

phTagr supports now authenticated RSS and direct link for guest’s images through a special key parameter.

The new feature is helpful for your RSS feed reader to fetch all recent images or comments. In the past only the public images where gathered for the RSS feed. Now you can use the special authenticated RSS link from Preferences -> RSS to get all the updates for your account including non public images and comments.

Such authenticated RSS links are also available for guest accounts via Preferences -> Guest Accounts -> Guest -> Links. The media RSS could be used to embed special images of a guest account, eg. through the WordPress Plugin gSlideShow.

Further a single direct link of a Guest’s images could be sent to friends via Preferences -> Guest Accounts -> Guest -> Links. Our friends dont have to remember the login username or password anymore: The page My Images of the guest is directly shown.

The key parameter authenticates the user for the current (and temporary) session only. For permanent authentication the user has to be log in via username and password. Since the authenticated RSS or direct link should be used carefully, the key could be renewed easily in the corresponding menu.

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WordPress Plugin gSlideShow

August 16th, 2008 Comments off

As mentioned in the post Embedded Slideshow for Your Side I wrote a small WordPress plugin called gSlideShow, which embeds the JavaScript slideshow of your Media RSS in your sidebar. With the plugin it is easy to link your newest images from phTagr to your blog. It is based on on the WordPress plugin FlickrRSS and the plugin is now available – online at wordpress.org!

Just download and install the plugin and enter the Media RSS from phtagr (explorer/media/media.rss). Enjoy.

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Embedded Slideshow for Your Side

July 26th, 2008 Comments off

Since phTagr supports Media RSS it is quite simple to embed a simple slideshow to your page via Googles Feed API. It supports a slide show control which loads the Media RSS and displays the images one by one. The API reference of Google’s slide show control is straight forward and with few changes your web side displays the newest public images of your gallery. Following example shows the embedded slideshow of images from the phTagr demo page:

<h2>Photos</h2>
<p>
  <script src='http://www.google.com/jsapi' type='text/javascript'></script>
  <script src='http://www.google.com/uds/solutions/slideshow/gfslideshow.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
  <style type='text/css'>
    .gss a img {
      border : none;
    }
    .gss {
      width: 180px;
      height: 180px;
      color: #dddddd;
      background-color: #fff;
      padding: 5px;
      border: 1px solid #eee;
    }
  </style>
  <script type='text/javascript'>
    function load() {
      var samples = 'http://demo.phtagr.org/explorer/media/media.rss';
      var options = {
        displayTime: 2500,
        transistionTime: 600,
        scaleImages: true,
        fullControlPanel: true,
        linkTarget: google.feeds.LINK_TARGET_BLANK
      };
      new GFslideShow(samples, 'slideshow', options);
    }
    google.load('feeds', '1');
    google.setOnLoadCallback(load);
  </script>

  <div id='slideshow' class='gss'>Loading...</div>
</p>

I wrote a small WordPress gSlideShow widget plugin (based FlickrRSS) on  which embeds your Media RSS to your blog (download). Enjoy!