Need to migrate a WordPress website? Moving files is the simple part, however migrating the database isn't so simple. Check out this screencast on my YouTube channel for my WordPress database migration workflow.
Facebook Album 2.0.4 out now! Sunday 11, August 2013 mglaman
Facebook Album plugin hotfix update
Friday 28, June 2013
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Facebook Album 2.0.4 has just been released and fixes quite a few issues, hopefully resolving a lot of the little things that were wrong with the plugin. Missing Thumbnails. There was an issue with smaller images and not having the same number of thumbnails as larger images, which means the plugin was trying to display an imaginary image source.
My Facebook Album for WordPress has one major issue: performance. Each time a the plugin is loaded it polls the Facebook API for a response to parse the photos feed. I am going to integrate the caching method WordPress's RSS widgets use for caching Facebook's API response. By default the cache will set to one day, but I will be sure to add a setting that allows adjustment. Secondly I want to localize the plugin since there is such a wide variety of users from different countries. I'm going to start localizing the plugin based off of the demographics analytics of the plugin's page.
Web developers have a lot of their plate - not only do we build custom solutions for a specific purpose, but we have to ensure that solution works in every way possible. That means it has to work properly in Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and that each user has the same experience regardless operating system, screen resolution, and internet connection. Oh! Then through in the thousands of mobile devices. That makes website troubleshooting a large and difficult task. I'll share a few tips and tricks I've learned to streamline the process.
Drupal Commerce has the best implementation for handling virtual products sales as if in a real life store, in my opinion. Each product has a product display (or container) which houses each individual product, a variation per se, ( ex: shirt Z size small, shirt Z size medium) which provides better stock management and a streamlined business process if you do have a physical store and virtual store. There's just one major caveat: each product variation has to your product data attached, not the product display. So a t-shirt with 6 sizes is actually 6 products.
I just pushed Facebook Album 2.0.1 to WordPress.org. This should fix issues with getting the album ID for personal albums, along with the Show Album Title option not working, amongst a few other bug fixes.
I have just pushed out version 2.0 for the Facebook Album WordPress plugin! Go on and get it, or use your WordPress's plugin updater to get the latest version. Need help?
I've been hard at work in the labs revamping the Facebook Album plugin for WordPress. Very soon you will be able to use a Facebook application to authenticate with the Facebook API.
Drupal uses a cron to take care of clean up tasks, as well as utilizing certain features. By default Drupal executes its cron run every three hours based on a user visit. This causes the cron to be executed over HTTP. Depending on the generally it can be more efficient to execute your Drupal cron directly through PHP command line on the server side versus HTTP.