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SlideshowFx Suite Pro for Joomla! 2.5 / 3.x

30 days money backSlideshowFx Suite Pro is a package of Joomla! extensions aimed to display Picasa, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook or Instagram galleries and albums anywhere in your Joomla! website (menus, articles, modules).

You can download our plugin right now and get 1 week of free full features testing!
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Payment includes a copy of SlideshowFx Suite Pro, 1 year support and free upgrade to the last version (see our terms and conditons for details). You'll receive SlideshowFx Suite by email usually few minutes after your payment.
Else you can get it from the menu My Account > My Products (visible only after sign-in).

If our product fails to work as advertised and we are unable to make it work, we will grant you a full refund within 30 days of the purchase.


Feature List SlideshowFx Suite Pro/Trial


Features list discribing main possibilities and options available in SlideshowFx Suite

  • Support of Google+, Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram and Piwigo photos
  • Support of Google+, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram videos
  • Support of private photos and videos

  • Display all albums, a single selected album or simple album thumbnail with optional start slideshow on click
  • Regular or touch screen driven slideshow for smartphones and tablets.
  • Support of Picasa, Google+, Flickr and Instagram photos/videos hashtags
  • Support photos and video geolocation and map display
  • Support album, photos and videos rating
  • Integration of ShareThis buttons connected to 40+ social networks
  • Support download of photos in a selected resolution (including full resolution when possible)

  • 6 different layouts (album and photo title on bottom, top, left, right and compact or justified mode)
  • Widgetkit Integration (SlideshowFx acts as content provider)
  • Tag "New" and "Updated" on top of thumbnails to highlight the last changes
  • Possibility to merge several photo galleries into a single gallery
  • Possibility to sort albums or photos/video by title, date, popularity or randomly
  • Full control on elements display (buttons, information, colors)
  • Optional automatic slideshow

  • Internal cache mechanism increasing response time and decreasing access to API
  • Pagination and scroll mechanism with support of large albums (700+ photos on Google+ / 2000+ on Flickr)

Search engine optimization
  • Possibility to display album description
  • Page title automatically initialized with current album title
  • HTML meta description update based on albums descriptions

Access control
  • Possibility to restrict private albums to registered users
  • Possibility to restrict photo download to registered users
  • Possibility to restrict photo and video rating to registered users

  • Support of responsive templates
  • Automatic thumbnail size calculation to fit to the display device
  • Compatible with last Joomla! platforms 2.5 and 3.x
  • Native compatible with both JQuery and Mootols frameworks
  • Compatible with last browser Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE, Opera

  • Full feature Trial version to check compatibility with your website before any purchase
  • Full documentation (50+ pages)
  • 1 year free upgrade and support
  • 30 days money back
  • No advertising link

Give it a try ;-)

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SlideshowFx Suite User's Manual


Table Of Content

I. Summary
II. Quick Start Guide
III. General Presentation
IV. SlideshowFx installation
V. Display Galleries as standard Menu
VI. Display Galleries inside Modules
VII. Insert Galleries / Albums in articles
  1. Insert default gallery in article
  2. Use of inline URL or RSS links inside article
  3. Use of inline user ID inside Joomla article
  4. Use of Flickr collections
  5. Use of Flickr galleries
  6. Use of hashtags
VIII. Widgetkit integration
  1. Installation
  2. Configure Slideshow Widgetkit content provider
  3. SlideshowFx content provider parameters
  4. How to display a gallery
  5. Widgetkit optimization for display of galleries
IX. Display Galleries in Kunena forum
X. Background music
XI. Google+/Picasa API configuration
XII. Flickr API configuration
XIII. Facebook API configuration
XIV. Instagram API configuration
XV. Piwigo API configuration
XVI. SlideshowFx API configuration
XVII. SlideshowFx parameters
  1. Filters
  2. Gallery settings
  3. Album settings
  4. Slideshow settings
  5. Slider
  6. Video settings
  7. Geolocation
  8. Rating settings
  9. ShareThis settings
  10. Global settings
  11. Translations settings
  12. Advanced settings
  13. CSS Layout settings
XVIII. Advanced inline parameters
XIX. References
  1. SlideshowFx related links
  2. Google+ related links
  3. Flickr related links
  4. Facebook related links
  5. Instagram related links
  6. Piwigo related links
  7. Other links
  8. Credits
XX. Annexes
  1. Gallery and album Layout
  2. Feature list
  3. Software upgrade from Trial to Pro version
  4. Software upgrade from a very old version
XXI. History


Changelog SlideshowFx Suite


Version 6.19.01 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (December 30th, 2015)

Major Enhancement and Maintenance release

  • Enhancement: Support of Piwigo categories.
  • Enhancement: Merge of galleries disabled by default (indeed this feature is more for experts).
  • Enhancement: Mode HTACCESS disabled by default for better compatibility with servers when local photos are displayed.
  • Major: Support of new Flickr URL (albums).
  • Major: Bad photo URL when local photos used.
  • Major: Bad path in cache directory when local photos used and photo resizing activated.
  • Major: Video not maximized on first start slideshow.
  • Major: Avoid error code 403 (Forbidden) on some servers when mode local photos is configured.
  • Major: Make direct call to local SlideshowFx server when we try to get album list from SlideshowFx menu, module or button editor.
  • Major: Responsive mode disabled after leaving slideshow.
  • Major: Support of URL Rewriting mode.Major: Tabs not working in SlideshowFx settings with French language.
  • Minor: Let SlideshowFx menu, module and editor button work even though profiler activated.

Important notes:

  • Starting from version 6.13.00, if automatic scrolling was configured, you have to re-configure module with transition mode set to page scrolling and configure transition timer.
  • Starting from version 6.0, tokens created with previous version can be used. However, to get a new token from Flickr, Instagram you need to change your API Key configuration with new callback URL.
  • SlideshowFx starting from version 5.0 is dedicated to Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x.
  • SlideshowFx 4.x is the support line for Joomla! 1.5.
  • The option download full photo resolution with Flickr requires a Flickr Pro account else use 1024 in SlideshowFx parameters.
  • Photo and album rating doesn't work if Joomla! cache is enabled.

This version can be installed on top of previous Trial/Pro version using standard Joomla! installer.

In case of upgrade from previous SlideshowFx version, to get benefit of last features, you have to:

  • Edit and save SlideshowFx plugin, menus and modules parameters.
  • Clear plg_slideshowfx cache from menu Tools->Clean cache (if SlideshowFX cache activated).

Version 6.18.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (October 25th, 2015)

Major Enhancement and Maintenance release with new Alpha feature

  • Feature Alpha Test: Support of Microsoft OneDrive. Do not use on production websites.
  • Enhancement: Connexion to the trial server using a secure connection.
  • Enhancement: Better error notification on API call.
  • Enhancement: Exception raised when Google+ URL "" used (not supported / album ID hidden).
  • Enhancement: Debug option added in get token process (debug flag in servers/config.php disabled by default).
  • Enhancement: Support of thumbnail height/width ratio in gallery and album view.
  • Enhancement: Trial version improved.
  • Major: Fix action on click in slider view in order to start album slideshow properly.
  • Major: Use HTTPS for Flickr and YouTube url (mandatory for website implementing HTTPS protocol).
  • Major: Better check of URL rewriting detection (not perfect yet).
  • Major: Mathjax Javascript removed in Kunena integration.

Version 6.16.01 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (September 19th, 2015)

Major Maintenance release

  • Major: Support of YouTube video on mobiles (implementation of new YouTube IFrame API).
  • Minor: Fix PHP warning message when no album found.

Version 6.16.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (September 5th, 2015)

Major Feature release

  • Feature: Support of Piwigo platform.
  • Minor: Fix static / non static call for JUri::root and JUri::base.

Version 6.15.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (July 27th, 2015)

Major Feature and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Support of SlisdewhowFx content provider for Widgetkit (require installation of new widgetkit_sfx system plugin).
  • Major: Change in Flickr URL breaking photo loading (see ).
  • Major: Replacement of mb_strpos by native Joomla JString::strpos method for compatibility with some servers.
  • Major: Restore HTML body css overflow mode to let Widgetkit animations working after slideshow stop.
  • Minor: Prevent infinite loop when max_albums or max_photos set to 0.
  • Minor: Add API version in Google+ query as per official documentation.

Version 6.14.02 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (July 13th, 2015)

Major Feature and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Justified layout added in Gallery and Album view.
  • Enhancement: Support of Justified layout inside Kunena post (version 6.14.03).
  • Major: Correct extract of element width when width is a float (browser zoom different from 100%).
  • Major: Audio controls centralized in slider view.
  • Major: Fix fatal error "Call to undefined function apache_get_modules" (version 6.14.01).
  • Major: Clear Google+ API Key/Secret and display notice when Google+ API 1.0 used (version 6.14.02).
  • Major: Correct display of Justifier galleries and albums when responsive mode not enabled (version 6.14.03).

Version 6.13.02 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (June 20th, 2015)

Maintenance release

  • Enhancement: Display a warning message + link to "how to" when Pro version run in demo or Trial mode.
  • Enhancement: Support of standard inline [sfx ...] syntax in addition to old {sfx ...} (editor button will change old syntax to new one).
  • Enhancement: Possibility to restrict number max of albums, photos, slides to display.
  • Enhancement: Allow configuration of thumbnail album from editor button (with restriction album tab not displayed).
  • Enhancement: JQuery selector is accepted as parameter for gallery and album force width parameters (for instance "" can be used for compatibility with WidgetKit tab).
  • Major: Disable automatic page scrolling (on photo next/prev in slideshow) when thumnail animation enabled.
  • Major: Correct display of album description.
  • Manor: Compatibility of slider view with Widgetkit switcher.
  • Major: Allow album thumbnail alignment.
  • Minor: Fix in Trial server for test on new local server.
  • Minor: Clean-up in Pro package delivery (directory /fields/fields removed).

Version 6.13.01 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (May 13th, 2015)

Maintenance release

  • Major: Error message displayed in case of use of old Picasa API 1.0 (removed from Google+ API listing). Code clean-up. 
  • Major: Force internal PHP to work with UTF-8 data to avoid blank page in Trial version with Cyrillic albums (was Ok in Pro version).
  • Major: Display JSON error message instead of blank page in case of Cyrillic characters used in Trial version.
  • Major: Compatibility with PHP server prior to version 5.5.0 in case of JSON error (models, oauth and local storage server).
  • Major: Cache initialization in case of local photo storage.
  • Major: Fix notice message in some case in YouTube video display (video without thumbnail).
  • Major: Compatibility of slideshow with YOOtheme templates.
  • Minor: Check re-enforced in local photo storage encoding.

Version 6.13.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (May 13th, 2015)

Feature release

  • Feature: Animated gallery and album views (see note below).

Version 6.12.03 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (May 8th, 2015)

Maintenance release

  • Enhancement: Force CheckSpelling off in .htaccess when mod_speling is loaded and slideshowfx API used (local photo storage).
  • Enhancement: Local photo storage can be configured in such a way to not use ErrorDocument 404 directive in htaccess.
  • Enhancement: Small minor enhancement in log display.
  • Major: Get proper photo/video size when local storage mode used (API slideshowfx).
  • Major: Proper management of display thumbnail option (CSS and Javascripts added).

Important notes:

  • Starting from version 6.0, tokens created with previous version can be used. However, to get a new token from Flickr, Instagram you need to change your API Key configuration with new callback URL.
  • SlideshowFx starting from version 5.0 is dedicated to Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x.
  • SlideshowFx 4.x is the support line for Joomla! 1.5.
  • The option download full photo resolution with Flickr requires a Flickr Pro account else use 1024 in SlideshowFx parameters.
  • Photo and album rating doesn't work if Joomla! cache is enabled.

This version can be installed on top of 5.x using standard Joomla! installer.

In case of upgrade from previous SlideshowFx version, to get benefit of last features, you have to:

  • Edit and save SlideshowFx plugin, menus and modules parameters.
  • Clear plg_slideshowfx cache from menu Tools->Clean cache (if SlideshowFX cache activated).

Version 6.12.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (April 18th, 2015)

Major Feature and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Touch driven slideshow for mobiles and tablets.
  • Enhancement: Photo size optimized for slideshow on mobiles and tablets.
  • Enhancement: Better interactivity in gallery and album view in responsive mode.
  • Major: Log rotate added to avoid saturation of log partition.
  • Major: Hide back button in gallery view when top gallery/album displayed.
  • Major: Raise a warning when log writing failed instead of crashing the whole page.
  • Major: Automatic index.html file creation in local SlideshowFx photo cache.

Version 6.11.01 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (April 11th, 2015)

Major Maintenance release

  • Major: Fix call to controller from editor button
  • Major: Fix button display in YooThemes templates.
  • Major: Log exception details instead of displaying.
  • Major: Setup form validator depending on Joomla version.
  • Minor: Fix Javascript exception when closing slideshow and only 1 photo/video available.

Version 6.11.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (April 4th, 2015)

Major Enhancements and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Support of Picasa/Google+ hashtags.
  • Enhancement: Use of standard browser's MP4 video player for compatibility with mobiles.
  • Enhancement: Display video thumbnail while MP4 video is loading (Picasa, Google+, Flickr and local videos).
  • Enhancement: Support of "app secret proof" mode.
  • Enhancement: Better management of hastag field.
  • Major: Correct thumbnail scrolling when user move in slideshow.
  • Major: Correct display of Facebook API exception in get token process.
  • Minor: Fix notice message in YouTube mode.

Version 6.10.03 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (March 22nd, 2015)

Major Enhancements and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Support of Flickr hashtags.
  • Enhancement: Display photos/videos credits in case of Flickr's galleries (activated by default).
  • Enhancement: Possibility to mask an album, a gallery or a photos set.
  • Major: Correct display of video even though original size not available.
  • Major: Remove debug trace from api field.
  • Minor: Better compatibility with templates using non standard CSS box sizing mode.

Version 6.10.02 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (March 15th, 2015)

Major Enhancements and Maintenance release

  • Enhancement: Display Flick video as standard MP4 stream instead of use Flickr's Flash player.
  • Enhancement: Default thumbnail size changed to 200px in slideshow view.
  • Enhancement: Put cursor inside newly create inlined code (editor button).
  • Enhancement: Button "Remove Gallery" added (editor button).
  • Major: Correction display of Flickr videos (regression in version 6.09.03).
  • Major: Manage "protected" Google+ albums as generic "private" albums.
  • Major: Do not propose API in module, menu, editor pop-up button if not configured in SlideshowFx.
  • Major: Proper button display (Expert, Link, User account...) with last browsers versions.
  • Major: Fix Fatal error Class JControllerForm not found.
  • Major: Allow display of private albums.
  • Minor: Correct management of google+ and google alias inside api parameter.
  • Minor: Click on help displays the right help page from user manual.
  • Minor: Inline fullscreen mode not allowed (must be configured inside plugin for all displays).
  • Minor: Some parameters removed from Slideshow tab (global parameters managed from plugin or parameter not applicable).

Version 6.10.01 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (February 27th, 2015)

Feature, Enhancements and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Support of Instagram hashtag in article, menu and module.
  • Enhancement: Hide app key, secret and token in plugin editors button.
  • Enhancement: Button enabled by default on front end.
  • Major: Support of inlined array parameters (slider_effect).
  • Major: Avoid repetition of private parameter when syntax edited several time (private value different from plugin settings).
  • Major: Correct display of fields with some templates (Eclipse).
  • Major: Correct management of inline slider_effect parameter (or any other parameter based on a multi selection).
  • Minor: Correct display button icon with some templates (Eclipse).
  • Minor: Avoid PHP notice message on get token process when Instagram selected.
  • Minor: Javascript exception when click on button while cursor not in textarea (no selection).
  • Minor: Buttons alignment in menu and module parameters.

Version 6.10.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (February 20th, 2015)

Enhancement and Minor Maintenance release

  • Enhancement: Support of SlideshowFx button inside article editor to build {sfx ...} syntax.
  • Major: Correct management of SlideshowFx local galleries module and menu configuration.
  • Major: Error message displayed when local photo gallery used in Trial mode on localhost.
  • Minor: Use of slideshowfx.xml manifest file for list of supported platforms (hard-coded values removed).
  • Minor: Better management of URL parameters for compatibility with button editor.
  • Minor: Some SlideshowFx menu, module and button strings centralized in SlideshowFx plugin.
  • Minor: Notice message removed in case of bad YouTube URL.
  • Minor: Correct default value for parameter 'show_album_description'.
  • Minor: Syntax error in en-GB and fr-FR language file.

Version 6.09.03 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (January 22nd, 2015)

Enhancement and Major Maintenance release

  • Critical: Use Google+/Picasa API as default API instead of YouTube (regression in SlideshowFx 6.09.00).
  • Enhancement: Support of local videos display (mp4, ogg, webm formats).
  • Minor: Glue for compatibility with very old version and bad syntaxe.

Version 6.09.02 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (January 16th, 2015)

Major Feature/Enhancement and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Support of YouTube videos.
  • Enhancement: Support of video launching from slider view.
  • Enhancement: Responsive mode enabled by default.
  • Major: Correct display of reset votes button in Joomla 3.x SlideshowFx settings.
  • Major: Download of local photos.
  • Major: Remove Facebook filter introduced in version 6.07.03 for display of App, Mobile, Profile and Cover photos.
  • Major: Synchronization with hotfixes from 6.08.01 to 6.08.04.
  • Minor: Flag Beta SlideshowFx API removed.

Version 6.08.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (December 14th, 2014)

Major Feature and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Support of SlideshowFx API for local/remote galleries.
  • Enhancement: Error message displayed when SlideshowFx is not able to get access to API url
  • Enhancement: Display Google+ error message in case of get token failure.
  • Major: Get token doesn't work when spaces added in API secret code.
  • Major: Fix in CSS a:hover to avoid picture move when mouse goes hover the photo.
  • Major: Force loading of sfx.css and sfx.js even though only display slideshow mode on webpage.

Version 6.07.05 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (November 14th, 2014)

Major Enhancement and Maintenance release

  • Enhancement: Match, not match and select options added in SlideshowFx menus and modules parameters.
  • Enhancement: Select option added in SlideshowFx plugin, menus and modules parameters.
  • Enhancement: Error message when album not found during SlideshowFx menu or module configuration.
  • Enhancement: Some specific Facebook albums types (app, cover, profile, mobile) hidden (only wall, normal, album displayed).
  • Enhancement: Vote possible when cache enabled (JQuery only) however, vote become visible only after cache refresh.
  • Major: Plug-in doesn't work when cache enabled (extra param "filter-search" changed to "tpl").
  • Major: Display album correctly in module even if a slider is displayed first in another module.
  • Major: Display of caption in slider view.
  • Major: Allow mask and select options in Flickr galleries and collections.
  • Minor: Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$privacy in Facebook.
  • Minor: Warning Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in modeles\model.php.
  • Minor: Warning Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in helpers\helper.php.
  • Minor: Warning Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in helpers\fields\album.php.

Version 6.07.02 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (October 25th, 2014)

Major Enhancement and Minor Maintenance release

  • Enhancement: Start full screen slideshow on slider click (JQuery only).
  • Enhancement: Disable pagination when display on mobile.
  • Enhancement: ShareThis buttons added in slider view.
  • Enhancement: Change default download size to ensure correct photo download when user account does not support full resolution mode.
  • Enhancement: Parameter "Crop photos" added in module widget view (default TRUE).
  • Major: Avoid multiple call to SlideshowFx initialization when several instances on same page.
  • Major: Correct gallery/album width when loading page for the first time on responsive websites (JQuery only).

Version 6.07.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (October 12th, 2014)

Major Feature/Enhancement and Maintenance release

  • Feature: Slider view added, based on Camera from Manuel Masia (
  • Enhancement: Slideshow (and Slider) mode can display albums covers.
  • Enhancement: Support of multi-lines captions in album view.
  • Enhancement: Turn off animations and hover effects on mobiles for better user experience in slideshow (jQuery only).
  • Enhancement: Back-end layout updated to take benefice of last 3.x beautiful buttons.
  • Major: Click on album open home page or 404 error page in some cases.
  • Major: Save always takes default user account (regression version 6.06.02 due to change "Better management of URL field").
  • Major: Message "Node no longer exists" in some case when Geo location is activated with Google+ albums.
  • Major: Correct display of votes, album info and photo caption in layout gallery/album title on the right.
  • Major: Correct management of votes when anchor is placed in url.
  • Minor: CSS Sharethis in plugin parameters reworked to avoid impact on other parameters layout.
  • Minor: Select Yes/No changed to radio in all parameters.
  • Minor: Check json_decode errors in several places (code robustness).

Version 6.06.03 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (September 17th, 2014)

Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Better management of URL field in menu and module parameters.
  • Major: Correct display of non latin characters in Trial mode.
  • Major: Fix "Undefined offset" notice message when module is displayed on main page.
  • Major: Fix "Creating default object from empty value" when Trial period expires.
  • Major: Fix "Call to undefined method" when cache enabled in Trial mode.
  • Major: Correction in get token when HTTP_HOST is different from SERVER_NAME.
  • Major: Fix "Undefined offset in instagram.php" when no photo retrieved from Instagram user account.
  • Minor: Small layout change in Trial reporting.

Version 6.06.01 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (August 27th, 2014)

Maintenance release:

  • Major: Change for support of Facebook Graph API version 2.0 (see Facebook restriction below).
  • Major: Remove notice message in model.php when album not found.
  • Major: Remove notice message in instagram.php.
  • Major: Keyword user='self' not correctly managed.

Version 6.06.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (August 24th, 2014)

Major Feature/Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Feature: Support of Flickr galleries.
  • Feature: Automatic page scrolling in gallery and album views (JQuery framework only).
  • Feature: Support of photos animations (zoom+move) during slideshow (JQuery framework only).
  • Enhancement: Support of Flickr collections and galleries in menu and module extensions.
  • Enhancement: Better support of Flickr private albums in menu and module back-end.
  • Enhancement: Support of Instagram URL.
  • Enhancement: Support of URL in Menus and Modules configuration.
  • Enhancement: Allow configurable enlarge photo/video during the slideshow (JQuery only).
  • Enhancement: Maximize button greyed when photo/video cannot be maximized (JQuery only).
  • Enhancement: Caption button greyed when no caption attached to the photo/video (JQuery only).
  • Enhancement: Display of 'DOWNLOAD_NOT_ALLOWED' on bottom left removed from slideshow display on Firefox (JQuery only).
  • Enhancement: Full screen mode activated by default.
  • Enhancement: Support of inline option api='google' or api='google+' as alias of api='picasa'.
  • Enhancement: Slideshow working event though 3rd party extensions add tag in "rel" attribute attached to SlideshowFx photos.
  • Major: Support of Google+ MP4 video (Google API enhancement).
  • Major: Take into account parameter "Restrict token script" in get token process (HotFix 6.05.06).
  • Major: Fix syntax error in case of Mootools framework which break proper display of galleries (HotFix 6.05.07).
  • Major: Parameter "scrollbar" taken into account in jQuery framework (HotFix 6.05.07).
  • Major: Display of Notice message in some some cases linked to Flickr collections (HotFix 6.05.08 reworked).
  • Major: Proper display of article title when user open an album from a gallery or Flickr collection.
  • Major: Display of several galleries/albums in a same article.
  • Major: Maximize button not working as expected in JQuery mode.
  • Major: Video click to play area disabled when user switch from video to photo in slideshow.
  • Major: Thumbnail loading animation removed to avoid extra CPU load.
  • Major: Eroor Strict Standards in fields\votes.php removed.
  • Major: Clean-up select and mask parameters before treatment.
  • Major: Correct HTML encoding when album descripton contains special characters and ShareThis option enabled.

Version 6.05.05 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (July 12th, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Support of Flickr collections inside collections.
  • Enhancement: Support of full screen mode.
  • Enhancement: Scroll bar disabled during slideshow.
  • Major: Correct display of number of Flickr sets.
  • Major: Display default Flickr thumbnail when no thumbnail attached to a Flickr set or collection.
  • Minor: Display of Flickr set even though unique in collection.
  • Major: Fix notice message related to Picasa/Google+ 'georss' and 'gml' index in model Picasa.

Version 6.05.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (July 6th, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Feature: Support of geolocation (all platforms Picasa, Google+, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram).
  • Enhancement: Support of video and geolocation in slideshow display mode.
  • Major: SlideshowFx not working when rating not allowed.
  • Major: Support of multiple SlideshowFx tags inside a single article.
  • Major: Support of K2 (also supposed to work with Zoo but not tested).
  • Major: Correction in Facebook and Instagram get token process using Trial version.
  • Major: Remove some files in directory oauth when Trial version installed on top of Pro version.

Version 6.04.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (June 28th, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Support of Instagram video.
  • Major: Display album title (regression compare to SlieshowFx 5.x).

Version 6.03.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (June 14th, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Major Feature: Support of Flickr videos.
  • Enhancement: Flickr video displayed as simple photo when video mode disabled.
  • Enhancement: SlideshowFx Kunena Integration plugin included in SlideshowFx Suite package
    (unzip + manual installation required).
  • Major: Correct display of caption on videos when Mootools framework used.
  • Major: Some corrections in French translation file.

Version 6.02.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (June 8th, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Support of more than 30 photos on Instagram.
  • Enhancement: Demo and Trial period set to 1 full week and user ID displayed on expiration.
  • Major: Avoid infinite loop while retrieving Flickr large album.
  • Minor: Fix minor Javascript error in SlideshowFx parameters.

Version 6.01.02 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (June 1st, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: All attribution messages removed.
  • Enhancement: Minor change in gallery/album layout.
  • Enhancement: Support of Kunena integration (rating not working in Kunena).
  • Major: Correction in Flickr ID retrieve process for Kunena integration.
  • Major: Support of Google+ video in Trial version.
  • Major: Fix Strict Standards messages.
  • Major: sfx tag removed from article in case of error.
  • Minor: Some corrections in French language file.
  • Minor: Disable next/previous buttons when only 1 photo in JQuery slideshow.

Version 6.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (May 24th, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Full code re-factoring and redesign based on standard Model-View-Control architecture.
  • Reference to obsolete Joomla! 2.5 API removed (date format must be conform to PHP #date format).
  • Reference to Joomla! 1.5 API removed.
  • Menu and module extensions added.
  • Trial version changed in order to provide all features for test.
  • Error report "maximum" and "development" added (provide exception backtraces).

Version 5.33 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (April 21st, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Major: Fix select option in case of select album ID.

Version 5.32 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (March 21st, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Major: Fix correct thumbnail size in case of simple photo slideshow of album-thumbnail in article.
  • Major: Fix slideshow close action in case of simple slideshow.

Version 5.31 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (January 12th, 2014)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Album info displayed when display mode album-thumbnail selected.
  • Major: Support of inline parameter "token" with mutiple user accounts.
  • Major: Compatibility with some website here $live_site not empty in configuration.php.
  • Minor: Correct display of thumbnail border in slideshow view.
  • Minor: Layout album description (font size) in gallery view with template set to title on left/right.

Version 5.30 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (November 22th, 2013)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Support of Google+ OAuth 2.0 protocol.
  • Major: Support of play slideshow with jQuery framework.

Version 5.29 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (November 13th, 2013)

Maintenance release:

  • Major: Compatibility with IE when Mootools activated and scroll bar disabled.

Version 5.28 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (November 10th, 2013)

Enhancement (jQuery Frmework only) and maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Change in page height calculation for compatibility with some specifc templates.
  • Enhancement: Possibility to add manually full screen mode by adding file screenfull.js in plugins/content/slideshowfx directory (see / It works with both Mootools and JQuery frameworks).

Version 5.27 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (October 29th, 2013)

Enhancement (jQuery Frmework only) and maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Set viewport scale to 1 and disable user-scale for better display on tablets and mobiles.
  • Enhancement: Number of buttons in slidehow reduced in case of small screen (mobiles).
  • Enhancement: Optimization in resize event treatment.
  • Major: Fix script error during slideshow.
  • Major: Compatibility of video display with other extensions.
  • Major: Correction TypeError options.sfxPanel.scrollPage is not a function.

Version 5.26 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (October 13th, 2013)

Major enhancement and maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: One cURL call removed in Flickr mode (performance optimization).
  • Enhancement: cURL multi handler used in case of more than 500 photos in Flickr albums (performance optimization tested with Flickr album containing more than 2400 photos!).
  • Enhancement: Internal SlideshowFx cache available in cURL multi handler mode with Flickr (performance optimization).
  • Enhancement: Thumbnail displayed only when pagination anabled and photo visible (performance optimization for large albums / diabled for Facebook albums).
  • Enhancement: Fading effect added during thumbnail display.
  • Enhancement: Retry mechanism added in case of thumbnail loading error (usefull for large albums / disabled for Facebook albums).
  • Enhancement: Button refresh added whatever the configuration (not only when rating enabled).
  • Enhancement: Refresh button animated (on click or during thumbnail loading).
  • Major: Support of more than 500 thumbnails in albums (tested with more than 4200 photos).
  • Major: Video tag on thumbnail removed (already in Google+ thumbnail).
  • Major: Automatic scroll to current page correct even though responsive mode activated.
  • Major: Correction for display page in navigation bar (jQuery framework).
  • Major: Compatibility of mousewheel on some websites (jQuery framework).
  • Minor: Clean-up in Picasa, Flickr, Facebook and Instagram API handlers.

Version 5.25 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (September 9th, 2013)

Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Possibility to "hardcode" plugin parameters to get your private token (see comment in script slideshowfx/slideshowfx/token.php).
  • Major: Correction in website callback url in get token process.
  • Major: Correction conflict JQuery mode with SlideshowFx Picasa Widget (Mootools & jQuery).
  • Major: Correction when plugin is used on HTTPS websites.
  • Major: Correction when website used with multiple jQuery versions.

Version 5.24 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (August 26th, 2013)

Minor maintenance release:

  • Correction in translation ("Galleris" vs "Galleries").

Version 5.23 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (July 19th, 2013)

Enhancement release:

  • Enhancement: Major: Optimization in Facebook gallery display.

Version 5.22 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (July 12th, 2013)

Maintenance release:

  • Major: Correction in select/mask options, photo download and slideshow title (regression introduced in version 5.20).

Version 5.21 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (June 27th, 2013)

Feature and maintenance release:

  • Feature: Support of Flickr collections (code refactoring).
  • Major: Correction in thumbnail size (gallery versus album).
  • Minor: Correction in check cURL library.
  • Minor: Correction in error messages.

Version 5.19 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (June 15th, 2013)

Feature release:

  • Enhancement: By default SlideshowFx will switch from Mootools to jQuery framework depending on your Joomla version.

Version 5.18 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (June 9th, 2013)

Feature release:

  • Enhancement: Google+ configuration simplified with username added and Picasa replaced by Google+ in most strings (Google pushing Picasa replacement).
  • Enhancement: Flickr configuration simplified with username added.
  • Enhancement: Facebook username added.
  • Enhancement: Add token support for display of private albums in Trial version.
  • Major: Fix notice message inside Facebook gallery.
  • Minor: Cursor changed in flickr get user ID form.
  • Minor: Corrections in strings (Instagram).

Version 5.17 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (May 26th, 2013)

Feature release:

  • Feature: Add support of Instagram.

Version 5.16 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (May 11th, 2013)

Maintenance release (Major update for Facebook users):

  • Major: Display of more than 25 photos from Facebook albums.
  • Major: Allow picture download even though Joomla! cache activated.
  • Major: Fix picture download in case of full resolution configured with Facebook.
  • Major: Workaround to take into account some change in Google API.

Version 5.15 for Joomla! 2.5/3.x (February 24th, 2013)

New feature and maintenance release:

  • Feature: Add support of NEW/UPDATED tag on albums and photos thumbnail.
  • Major: Do not start slideshow on click to vote.
  • Minor: Avoid notice message in case of inconsistency between rating mode and sort option.
  • Minor: Avoid notice message related to token in Trial version.

Version 4.14 for Joomla! 1.5 (February 24th, 2013)

New feature and maintenance release:

  • Feature: Add support of NEW/UPDATED tag on albums and photos thumbnail.
  • Enhancement: Layout resynchronized on SlideshoxFx for Joomla! 2.5 for proper NEW/UPDATED display.
  • Major: Do not start slideshow on click to vote.
  • Minor: Method onAfterDisplayTitle removed to avoid notice message with some components (com_rokdownloads).

Version 5.14 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (February 13th, 2013)

New feature release:

  • Major: Support of Facebook galleries and albums added.

Version 5.13 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (January 30th, 2013)

Maintenance release:

  • Major: Compatibility with IE8 (regression from version 5.11 due to responsive support).
  • Minor: CSS change in thumbnail title for compatibility with some templates.
  • Minor: Correction in Flickr login URL.

Version 5.12 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (January 25th, 2013)

Maintenance release for GPL and Trial version only:

  • Major: Fix regression introduced in version 5.11 and causing thumbnail to be hidden after page loading.

Version 5.11 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (January 20th, 2013)

Enahancement and maintenance release:

  • Feature: New inline option "not_match_title" added.
  • Feature: Default filter added in SlideshowFx parameters (match title, not match title, remove pattern...).
  • Enhancement: Number of album/photo thumbnail dynamcally changed on resize for responsive templates.
  • Enhancement: responsiveness disabled when gallery/album width forced.
  • Enhancement: Check SlideshowFx prerequisits at install time (PHP version and cURL extension).
  • Enhancement: cURL version added when profiler activated.
  • Major: Code changed for compatibility with some Rocket Templates with IE9.
  • Major: Correction in mousse wheel handling (compatibility with Mootools 1.4.x).
  • Minor: Clean-up in CSS files to avoid dead links.

Version 5.07 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (January 6th, 2013)

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Enahancement and maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Support of download full photo resolution with Flickr (this require a Flickr Pro account else use 1024 in SlideshowFx parameters).
  • Major: Auto start mode not working with jQuery framework.
  • Major: Several galleries in same article doesn't work with jQuery framework.
  • Minor: Correction CSS for compatibility of Compact layout with some templates.

Version 5.06 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (December 15th, 2012)

Version 4.12 for Joomla! 1.5 (December 15th, 2012)

Maintenance release:

  • Major: Correction for photo download (when photo title is different from filename).
  • Major: SlideshowFx refuse to display private Picasa RSS links even though token is correctly configured.
  • Major: Layout title on left/right not working when scroll bar activated.
  • Major: Layout title on left/right not working with jQuery framework (Joomla! 2.5/3.0 only).
  • Major: Download failed on some web servers (warning on curl_setopt).
  • Major: Force IPV4 in cURL request (token.php & flickr.php).
  • Minor: Correct layout when div.sfx right marging is different from left margin (Joomla! 2.5/3.0 only). Risk of regression with Google Chrome to take care).
  • Minor: Flickr sign-in URL corrected.

Version 5.04 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (December 6th, 2012)

Version 4.10 for Joomla! 1.5 (December 6th, 2012)

Enhancement and Maintenance release:

  • Enhancement: Number of albums/photos per page dynamically calculated depending on page width (Joomla! 2.5/3.0 only).
  • Major: Avoid warning for web hoster who do not support option CURLOPT_IPRESOLV.

Version 5.03 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (December 1st, 2012)

Version 4.09 for Joomla! 1.5 (December 1st, 2012)

Main feature and maintenance release:

  • Feature: Support of Flickr (restriction on video).
  • Enhancement: Useful Picasa and Flickr links directly in SlideshowFx parameters and rewrite of token.php script.
  • Enhancement: cURL info added when profiler activated (gives additional internal execution time).
  • Enhancement: Possibility to change default asc/desc order from the front-end gallery and album view.
  • Enhancement: Trial version revisited to simplify demo.
  • Critical: Compatibility with PHP 5.2.x (regression in SlideshowFx 5.02)
  • Major: Fix performance issue in getting data from remote Picasa/Flickr servers.
  • Major: Correction in standard template when album information not displayed.
  • Minor: Upgrade from Trial to GPL/Pro version simplified (no need to reconfigure max picture size in slideshow).
  • Minor: Correction layout in the "sort by" pop-up (Mootools framework).
  • Minor: Correction layout with Mootools framework (regression introduced in version 5.01).
  • Minor: Correction of almost 20 PHP errors Strict Standards.
  • Minor: Correction in title attribut in Trial version.
  • Minor: Check in photo rating improved to avoid SLQ warning messages.

Version 5.01 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (October 30th, 2012)

Major enhanced for version Pro and maintenance release for Joomla 2.5/3.0:

  • Enhancement: Support of jQuery as javascript framework instead of standard Mootools framework (Pro version only).
    jQuery framework is around 126Kb (jquery, jquery-ui-core and jquery-ui-more) versus 542Kb for Mootools (mootools-core, mootools-more). The parameter "Force Mootools" is replaced by "Force framework". If "Force Mootools" was set to "Yes", the new parameter "Force framework" must be set to "Yes" after upgrade to SlideshowFx 5.01 or higher.
  • Enhancement: Page reload button improved (avoid scroll to top on reload).
  • Enhancement: Back-end settings layout changed (taking into account new Joomla! 2.5/3.0 possibilities).
  • Major: Prevent start of slideshow when user puts a vote on photo (regression from 5.00).
  • Major: Gallery/Album width properly initialized when scrollbar activated.
  • Major: Action "Remove SlideshowFx database" changed to "Reset SlideshowFx database". This will remove votes, not the tables. To remove tables you have to uninstall SlideshowFx.
  • Minor: Download picture shortcut corrected (key 'd').

Version 5.00 for Joomla! 2.5/3.0 (September 30th, 2012)

Major feature in version Pro and maintenance release for Joomla 2.5 only:

  • Feature: Possibility to configure different gallery and album layouts in SlideshowFx Pro (standard, title on top, on right, on left and compact mode).
  • Enhancement: Cache disabled when Google API do not return valid information.
  • Enhancement: SlideshowFx automatically activated after install.
  • Enhancement: SlideshowFx tables created during installation process.
  • Enhancement: SlideshowFx tables removed during trial version uninstall.
  • Major: Correction in internal cache management.
  • Major: Correction in cache time life for Joomla! 2.5 and 3.0.
  • Major: Correction workaround when Joomla! 2.5 cache is enabled (Joomla! 2.5 only).
  • Minor: Album layout optimized.
  • Minor: Definition of Object.each removed (only native existing Array.each used in SlideshowFx).
  • Minor: Notice messages removed from Trial version.

Version 4.07 for Joomla! 1.5 (September 30th, 2012)

Minor maintenance release for Joomla! 1.5:

  • Enhancement: Protection against SlideshowFx from Joomla! 1.5 installation on Joomla! 2.5 website (Joomla! 1.5 only).
  • Minor: Notice messages removed from Trial version.

Version 4.06 (September 18th, 2012)


  • Support of standard Joomla! 2.5 extension update notification and one click to update.

Version 4.05 (August 20th, 2012)

Major enhancement and corrections:

  • Major enhancement: Compatibility with Joomla! 3.0 (Alpha version / See note related to date format).
  • Enhancement: Accept basic syntax {sfx_syntax} in article (display user gallery).
  • Enhancement: Video support enabled by default (requires Pro version).
  • Major: Correction in photo rating and download for albums containing videos.
  • Major: Correction in user access control for front-end / back-end administrator operations (Access allowed to users configured as Administrator or Super User).
  • Major: Correction in CSS code for compatibility with Opera associated to some specific templates.
  • Major: Compatibility with Chrome.
  • Minor: Correction typo in English translation file.
  • Minor: File index.html added in Joomla! 2.5 root plugin directory.
  • Minor: Rewrite index.html file (valid HTML format).

Version 4.03 (June 30th, 2012)

Feature enhancement and corrections:

  • Enhancement: Support of Google+ links (use "url" as inline parameter).
  • Enhancement: New inline parameter "url" can be used for Google+ links and Picasa RSS links.
  • Enhancement: Default display mode defined depending on RSS or URL parameters (see note below).
  • Enhancement: Possibility to open albums in a new window or tab (requires updated admin language file version 4.03).
  • Major: Correction for photo/album rating and photo download when plugin is used in blog.
  • Major: Correction in RSS link check preventing display of private albums even though token was provided.
  • Major: Add support of video rating.
  • Minor: Error message changes in case of empty album received.
  • Minor: Flag video Beta removed from language file (requires updated admin language file version 4.02).

Version 4.01 (June 2nd, 2012)

Maintenance release:

  • Major: Compatibility with EI9.
  • Major: Correction in auto start mode (regression introduced in version 4.00).
  • Major: Force intro text for a correct display in blogs.
  • Major: Conflict between back-end and front-end parameter related to albums and photos sort.
  • Minor: Correction in front-end sort option (avoid notice message).
  • Minor: Correction in ShareThis (avoid notice message).
  • Minor: Correction in download photo (notice message aborting download process).
  • Minor: Correction typo in en-GB language file (front-end and back-end).
  • Minor: Correction in settings default parameters.

Version 4.00 (May 6th, 2012)

Feature and corrections:

  • Feature (Beta): Support of video [Pro version only].
  • Major: Compatibility with MagicTabs extension.
  • Minor: Correction to avoid Warning message (Creating default object from empty value...) with PHP in strict mode.
  • Minor: Access to Slideshow top bar button when browser is not maximized.
  • Minor: Joomla! 2.5 package renamed (works with Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7 as well).

Version 3.12 (March 12th, 2012)

Major corrections:

  • Major: Correction in album-thumbnail and slideshow display mode.
  • Major: Correction in article and slideshow title.
  • Major: Correction in Select and Mask options.

Version 3.11 (March 11th, 2012)

Feature enhancement and corrections:

  • Feature: Random order added for albums and photos.
  • Enhancement: Test on browser type removed for compatibility with Android and tests with iPhone/iPad.
  • Enhancement: Google Translate bar hidden during the slideshow.
  • Enhancement: Keep 'Maximize' parameter when slideshow is restarted.
  • Major: Correction in album display when 'match_title' option used.

Version 3.10 (March 3rd, 2012)

Feature enhancement and corrections:

  • Feature: Possibility to filter album based on pattern on title.
  • Major: Correction in photo rating with IE9 and Joomla! 2.5, 1.7 and 1.6.
  • Minor: Correction in tooltip (No maximize).
  • Minor: Correction in 'select' and 'mask' option with some PHP servers.
  • Minor: Correction in article title with some PHP servers.
  • Minor: Change in detection of CURL extension.

Version 3.09 (January 24th, 2012)

Feature enhancement:

  • Feature: HTML meta description populated with album description or album name (if empty description).
  • Major: Do not open album when visitor put a rating on album in gallery view.
  • Major: Compatibility with SQL 5.5 when album/photo rating is enabled.
  • Enhancement: Icons layout changed.
  • Enhancement: Clickable article title.
  • Enhancement: Album title clickable in gallery view.
  • Enhancement: ShareThis API integration update
    6 obsolete social networks are removed: businessweek, newsvine, propeller, simpy, twine, windows_live
    64 new social networks added: fblike (Facebook Like), plusone (Google+1), adfty, allvoices, amazon_wishlist,
    arto, baidu, blip, blogmarks, blogged, brainify, buddymarks, bus_exchange, chiq, chiq, connotea, corank,
    corkboard, dotnetshoutout, dzone, evernote, fashiolista, folkd, formspring, friendster, fwisp, google,
    google_reader, google_translate, hadash_hot, hatena, hyves, identi, instapaper, jumptags, kaboodle, linkagogo,
    livejournal, netlog, netvibes, netvouz, newsvine, nujij, orkut, plaxo, segnalo, seven_live_seven, sina,
    speedtile, squidoo, startaid, startlap, strands, stumpedia, typepad, tumblr, viadeo, virb, voxopolis,
    wordpress, xerpi, xing, yammer, yahoo.
    Note: Check button style in ShareThis option after SlideshowFx upgrade to 3.09.
    Facebook Like and Google+1 do not support all styles of button
    (Vertical or Horizontal count are recommended if both buttons are displayed in the same page).

Version 3.08 (January 11th, 2012)

Feature enhancement:

  • Feature: Support of proxy mode (Pro version only / Contact support for details).
  • Feature: Possibility for visitors to select sort option from front-end (gallery and album views).
  • Major: Correction in sort option (date published).
  • Major: Correction in sort option (default descending).
  • Enhancement: New sort option added (votes and popularity for photos and albums).
  • Enhancement: Avoid random order when criteria does not allow albums or photos sorting.
  • Enhancement: New parameters added to force Mootools framework (useful for templates based on JQuery).
  • Major: Empty albums removed from gallery view.
  • Minor: Beta flag on shareThis integration removed.

Version 3.07 (November 14th, 2011)

Feature enhancement:

  • Feature: Possibility to show/hide buttons in slideshow.
  • Feature: Tooltips added for all buttons (require upgrade of front-end language pack to version 3.07v1).
  • Minor: index file added in directory.

Version 3.06 (October 29th, 2011)

Maintenance release:

  • Major: Display of album description in Trial version.
  • Major: Compatibility with jQuery.
  • Minor: Display album title in tooltip for album thumbnail in article.
  • Minor: Error full report mode activated in order to facilitate trouble shouting during plugin test.
  • Minor: Possibility to remove hidden backlink from Pro version (only one website allowed).

Version 3.05 (October 16th, 2011)

Maintenance release and new feature:

  • Feature: Show album description in album view.
  • Enhancement: Pagination updated after slideshow.
  • Enhancement: Compatibility with jQuery (noConflict mode activated in sfx.js).
  • Major: Support of multilanguage for Joomla! 1.6/1.7.
  • Major: Correction to take into account UTF-8 strings and dates (tested with cyrillic characters).
  • Major: Common language file for all SlideshowFx versions (Trial, GPL, Pro).
  • Major: Correction to avoid message "Notice: Undefined variable newWidget".

Version 3.04 (September 25th, 2011)

Maintenance release and new feature:

  • Feature Beta: ShareThis integration proposed as beta version.
  • Major: Correction in URI for photo download and rating.
  • Major: Correction in SQL database access to avoid internal PHP error 500.
  • Major: Compatibility with IE9 where sfxInitialize is called before completion of page loading (DOM Ready)!!!
  • Major: Photo rating layout for IE9.
  • Minor: Autostart mode disabled when article is included in a blog.
  • Minor: SlideshowFx allowed for iPad.
  • Minor: Enhancement of link to plugin configuration after installation.
  • Minor: Dotted outline removed in Gallery, Album and Slideshow for IE9.

Version 3.03 (September 4th, 2011)

Maintenance release and feature enhancement:

  • Feature: Max. thumbnail size added in plugin parameters.
  • Major: Compatibility of pagination with templates for Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7.
  • Major: Slideshow auto start mode compatibility with Firefox 6.0.
  • Minor: Joomla warning message display in case of empty gallery or album instead of PHP warning message.

Version 3.02 (August 21st, 2011)

Feature and maintenance release:

  • Feature: Compatibility with SlideshowFx Picasa Widget (demo here).
  • Major: Bug correction in navigation link.
  • Major: Plugin description correctly displayed on first install on Joomla 1.6/1.7.
  • Major: Default 'img_size' corrected in case of Joomla 1.6/1.7 Trial version.
  • Major: Mootools 1.12 compatibility code changed to avoid conflicts with other extensions.
  • Major: HTML clean-up for W3C validation (Thanks Karin!). See notes in Changelog.txt file for details on possible W3C errors.
  • Major: Protection against photo download improved.
  • Minor: Plugin package Joomla 1.6 renamed to 1.7 (even if it still full compatible with Joomla! 1.6).
  • Minor: Plugin name displayed according to language file in Joomla 1.6/1.7.
  • Minor: Bug correction in display of caption button in slideshow.
  • Minor: Typo in sfx.css file (Thanks Karin!).
  • Minor: Close button added in token script in case of restricted access.
  • Minor: Miscellaneous changes in language file.
  • Minor: Clean-up of ZIP files before packaging.
  • Minor: SFX class name parameter removed from plugin settings.

Version 3.01 (July 3rd, 2011)

Feature and maintenance release:

  • New parameter added to start album slideshow instead of displaying photos thumbnails and wait click on photos.
  • Compatibility with Joomla! 1.7 (Scripts native Mootools 1.2/1.3 and compatibility code added for Mootools 1.12).
  • Correction in SlideshowFx CSS code to avoid misaligned picture in slideshow.

Version 3.00 (June 20th, 2011)

Major release for both Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6:

  • Photo and album rating added with vote filter based on IP or user name depending on plugin parameters.
  • Possibility to sort albums and photos by rating.
  • Possibility to sort photos by caption or date (published/updated).
  • Photo download improved (do not rely on sort order).
  • Refresh button added in navigation bar.
  • Scroll bar reinitizied in case of page refresh.
  • Info news added in backend (pluging configuration).
  • Default options changed in Trial version.

Version 2.18.7 (May 26th, 2011)

Maintenance release for both Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6:

  • Workaround related to bad thumbnail display due to change in Picasa API on May 26th, 2011 (see forum for details).
  • Pro version released under GPL condition (you can concider this decision as retroactive meaning applicable to former SlideshowFx Pro versions).

Version 2.18.6 (May 11th, 2011)

Maintenance release for Joomla 1.6:

  • Correction in Token management.
  • Correction to avoid notice and warning messages (Missing argument 4) in Joomla 1.6 backend Joomla (Media Manager).

Version 2.18.5 (May 2nd, 2011)

Maintenance release:

  • Compatibility with ZOO content application (
    Tested with Zoo 2.4.6 on Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6.
    Zoo for Joomla 1.6 needs correction (Sse forum for details).
  • Gallery, album and slideshow layout improved.

Version 2.18.3 (April 22nd, 2011)

Maintenance release for Joomla 1.6:

  • Compatibility with Joomla 1.6 cache management.

Version 2.18.2 (March 20th, 2011)

Maintenance release for Joomla 1.6:

  • Possibility to insert Picasa gallery/album in Joomla 1.6 blog.

Version 2.18.1 (March 15th, 2011)

Maintenance release:

  • Correction in thumbnail display with Google Chrome browser.

Version 2.18 (February 6th, 2011)

Major improvement:

  • Major: Support of Joomla! 1.6.
  • Deprecated Joomla 1.5 API calls replaced.
  • Mootools 1.2 support simplified.
  • New Trial version created (can be used to check SlideshowFx compatibility with your PHP server and Joomla! template).

Version 2.17 (January 25th, 2011)

New feature:

  • Multilingual support (requires SlideshowFx language pack).

Version 2.16.21 (January 24th, 2011)

Maintenance release:

  • Check PCRE's backtracking limit only if PHP version allows it (PHP version >= 5.2.0).
  • Profiler informations provided even if backtracking limit error occurs.
  • Correction to avoid message "Deprecated: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated" in slideshowfx.php file.
  • Correction in language file.

Version 2.16.19 (January 13th, 2011)

Maintenance release:

  • Major: Correction in download protection for compatibility with Firefox in case of download image disabled in plugin parameters.
  • Correction in option order album Title Descending.
  • Compatibility with website using Cyrillic letters.
  • Correction for insertion of SlideshowFx in module.
  • New parameters added to force gallery and album width (% or px).
  • Error message added in error report (Full report) in case of cURL error.
  • Advertising message changed (GPL version).

Version 2.16.14 (January 2nd, 2011)

New features and major bug corrections:

  • Possibility to display only last published (or updated) article.
    Syntax: album='last [number of albums to display] [published|updated] [desc|asc]
  • Download button added in slideshow.
  • Right-click on pictures disabled or used to download pictures.
  • Possibility to download full resolution image.
  • Error message displayed in case of bad PHP version. Correction in album title.
  • Correction in PHP syntax (E_NOTICE/E_DEPRECATED).
  • Correction in thumbnail display in case of use of option photo select or mask.
  • Correction for compatibility with ZOO content manager from (Tested with Zoo 1.0.7).
  • Correction to avoid compatibility issue with other plugins.
  • Correction in cache management.
  • Correction in SQL table prefix when SlideshowFx search for mtupgrade plugin.
  • Correction for compatibility with K2 content manager from
  • First version of SlideshowFX Pro allowing use of SlideshowFX without advertising messages.
  • Possibility to configure a title on top of slideshow (SlideshowFx Pro).

First version published as Commercial version on Joomla! Extensions Directory.

All votes (5 starts / 10 votes) and 6 reviews from it's time as non-commercial have been archived by JED but no more visible.

Version 2.16.3 (November 24th, 2010)

Maintenance release recommanded for people who:

  • Use internal SlideshowFX cache mode and restricted access to private albums,
  • Have some compatibility issues with Firefox in gallery and album views (Thanks Yaani!),
  • Use SlideshowFX for display of a single picture.

Version 2.16 (November 21th, 2010)

The main changes compare to previous version 2.15:

  • Possibility to merge several galleries (coming from several Google accounts) into the same gallery view.
  • Navigation buttons disabled in in slideshow in case of only 1 picture.
  • Possibility to disable Maximize and Caption buttons in Slideshow.
  • RSS link managed when display mode set to 'gallery'.
  • Correction in top scroll in case several galleries or albums displayed in a same page.
  • Correction for picture download from slideshow.

Version 2.15 (November 14th, 2010)

The main changes compare to previous version 2.13:

  • Fully configurable pagination and scrollbar with optional mouse wheel management.
  • Display album's informations in gallery view (date published, number of pictures, access rights).
  • Possibility to select or mask a set of albums or photos in gallery and album views.
  • Improved performances using configurable internal cache mechanism (works even though Joomla's cache disabled).
  • Internal profiler allowing you to measure plugin's performances (execution time and memory usage).
  • Support of large albums (avoid Joomla! blank page).
  • Miscellaneous bug corrections.

Version 2.13 (November 1st, 2010)

The main changes compare to previous version 2.10:

  • Support of Joomla cache.
  • Support of Search Engine Friendly (SEF) Urls (tested with Joomla SEF and sh404SEF).
  • Major fix: Avoid conflicts with other popular Joomla templates and image viewers.
  • Miscellaneous bug corrections.

Version 2.10 (October 17th, 2010)

The main changes compare to previous version 2.00:

  • Support of RSS links (instead of user/albumid parameters).
  • Possibility to insert several Picasa Gallery, Albums and Slideshows in Joomla! articles, blogs and home page.
  • New display mode (album-thumbnail: click on thumbnail opens album instead of starting slideshow)
  • In gallery, you can now order albums by title, date published or updated (acsending/descending).
  • Possibility to customize slideshow layout using CSS advanced parameters.
  • Thumbnail display improved (again).
  • Miscellaneous enhancements and corrections.

Version 2.00 (October 3rd, 2010)

The main changes are:

  • Possibility to insert Gallery and Albums in Joomla! articles.
  • Thumbnail display improved.
  • Miscellaneous enhancements and corrections.

It is recommended to uninstall SlideshowFX 1.xx before install of SlideshowFX 2.xx

(take care that you will lose all your plugin parameters, including advanced parameters).


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By purchasing a Joomla! extension from our website, you get a copy of the extension via email (see section 3) as well as one year of support (see section 5) and updates (see section 6) for one website.

Refund is possible till 30 days after your purchase assuming that you comply some conditions (see section 4).

A year after the purchase of an extension, you can still use the latest version that you have downloaded from our website but you will no longer be able to get extension updates and support.

Account sharing or any other methods which allow the access to our support or extension's updates will result in termination of the support and updates that came with your initial purchase.

By purchasing our product(s) you indicate that you have read and agree the Terms & Conditions detailed on this page.

We reserve the right to change or modify the current Terms and Conditions with no prior notice.

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You may not claim intellectual or exclusive ownership rights to any of our products.

All products downloaded from our website are property of

3. Delivery

After we have successfully processed your payment, you will receive an email with the extension and the extension will be added in your purchased products list (see menu “My Account > My Products” after login). This may take up to 1 hour to arrive, but usually happens within minutes of placing the order.

Please send us an email, using our website “Contact” menu, if the extension is not listed in your purchased products one hour after your purchase.

4. Refund Policy

If our product fails to work as advertised and, after you have contacted us for support we are unable to make it work, we will grant you a full refund within 30 days of the purchase. Please make sure that our product fulfills your needs and that your site meets the product requirements prior to purchase. You can do so by reading the documentation, testing the demo and downloading and installing the free trial version.

5. Support

Customers that purchased an extension can request support via our public forum for a period of one year after the purchase, for the purchased extension.

One year after the purchase of the extension, the right to request support expires.

6. Updates

You can get last version of our products from your “Purchased Products” list (see menu “Download > My Purchased Products”).

The software updates are provided for a term of 1 year from the time of purchase.

After 1 year a new purchase will be needed in order to continue receiving support and software upgrades.

7. Warranty

Our products are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

In no event we will be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our products.

Our software is guaranteed to function on a clean installation of Joomla!

We cannot guarantee that our products or services will function with all 3rd party Joomla! extensions as there is currently no certification process for such extensions.

However, it is our policy to support our plugins as best we can and we will provide support for 3rd party plugin conflicts at our discretion or as time allows.

All of the products are designed for the latest version of Joomla! but we can give no guarantee that the products will run with future versions of Joomla!.

Though we cannot control all the sites or customers that purchase an extension we do not support or allow for use of our products or services on sites with illegal content.

8. Termination

We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of our products and services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the products, website or services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the products, website or services.


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  • Would you like to suggest features / require custom works?
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