Just pushed out an update for ProofBuddy 2.1 – new version is 220.127.116.11.
Download link for the latest version is http://www.proofbuddy.com/latest.zip
If you’ve already upgraded to 2.1, updating to this release is just a matter of uploading the new files on top of the old.
Upgrade instructions from an earlier version are available on our documentation wiki.
One note for Pro users. If you’ve already upgraded from 2.0 to 2.1 Pro, you will need to re-enter your registration code. When you update to 18.104.22.168 you will revert to the Lite version, but entering your code will update you back to Pro.
- 135 – A child album was not being counted as a valid choice when adding images.
- 136 – Add images from server box was blank. This was due to a setting that slipped in that’s only valid in PHP 5.3 and ProofBuddy 2.1 targeted PHP 5.2 as the minimum required version. A work around was added.
- 137 – Unable to reorder child albums
- 138 – Errors uploading images once registered as a Pro user. This didn’t affect actually loading images, but did display an error at the end of processing along with showing that twice as many images were loaded as actually were. The issue did keep the watermarking feature of the Pro version from working, but that is fixed as well.
- 139 – Check settings for image height or width of 0 to keep from a divide by zero error on image import
- 141 – Hint on the add images page was wrong. It was a tip for 2.0 instead of 2.1.
- 142 – Typo – Images were “quened” instead of “queued”
- Basic White theme was mistakenly called “Basic White – INI”
Mobile theme running on an iPhone
This was our first task after releasing ProofBuddy 2.1, and since that was done this morning the mobile cart plugin has been updated to work with version 2.1.
Biggest change, aside from working with ProofBuddy 2.1, is that this plugin is now free and works with both the Lite and Pro version of ProofBuddy.
How does it work?
One of the settings is a string that does a regular expression match on the browser user agent string. If that is too geek for you, don’t worry. Just let the plugin do its thing. If you understand regex and user agents, the plugin looks for an identifier in the user agent to determine if the visitor is using an iPhone or Android.
Why a plugin and not a theme?
There was too much involved basically hijacking what ProofBuddy normally does to make this a theme. A theme just couldn’t give the control needed. Plus, by making it a plugin it only affects visitors on mobile devices. A theme would affect all visitors.
Great, so where can I get it?
Easiest is to download and install through ProofBuddy. Head to Options -> Plugins and click on the Add Plugin button on the top right.
Or, you can go to our extend section and download through there.
We’ve been sitting, waiting for bug reports to come in on the pre-release versions of ProofBuddy. The pre-release versions of ProofBuddy 2.1 were downloaded around 250 times. And we’re tired of waiting. Okay, really any known bugs have been squashed and our internal tests have turned up nothing new since the 4th beta of 2.1; so we’re ready to release.
We’ll get a full list of new features out, but here are a few for now.
- Flash Uploader – Instead of the simple file field, there is now a Flash uploader that should fix all sorts of issues. On the backend, ProofBuddy thinks that each file uploaded through Flash is an individual file so the file size limits are not there. Plus, you can select as many files as you want. ProofBuddy will queue them up and upload one at a time. The FTP option is still there though.
- Image processing hooks – We’ve made the image uploading process much more open to plugins. For now, you won’t see much difference. But the new hooks open up the possibility for plugins to work with images while they’re uploading.
- Error page – At the request of several users, we’ve simplified the page that comes up when ProofBuddy comes up with an error. It is now just simple black text rather than the page with the ProofBuddy logo in previous versions.
- Plugin and Theme installer – You can now browse the theme and plugin libraries from within ProofBuddy and install directly by entering your FTP information.
- Currency Symbols – You can now change the currency symbol system wide. There are many levels of customization possible, but for a majority of users simply changing the symbol under options will be enough.
- More caching – Requests to our server for things like the RSS feed and theme and plugin lists are now cached in the database instead of in a file.
- Home folder – ProofBuddy now automatically determines where it is located on your server. This may not matter to you, but it will help if you ever need to move ProofBuddy to a new server.
There are literally hundreds more changes between 2.0 and 2.1, but most probably aren’t that interesting to you. The list above covers most of the features that have been requested by many users or that fix issues that have been lingering.
Rather than re-write the instructions, I’m going to point you to the upgrade instructions on our wiki.
ProofBuddy 2.1 is a free upgrade for users who are currently using version 2.0 Pro. You will need to get in touch with us when you’re ready to upgrade so that we can update the version you have registered in our database.
You can get ProofBuddy 2.1 at our download page. You can also always visit www.proofbuddy.com/latest.zip to get the latest stable release.
Found an issue?
Of course software is never really finished, so if you come across an issue with ProofBuddy please let us know either by sending us a comment or posting on our support forum.
A few weeks ago we posted about the Featured Photographer section on our home page, and several users have taken us up on the offer of linking to their web site. Now we want to move up a step and create a Feature Photographer gallery listing any of our Pro users that would like to be included.
If you are a Pro user and are interested in being listed we have a form set up where you can submit your information including up to 4 images.
For now we will add any submissions into the rotation on our home page with a link to your web site and the small image that you submit. In the next few weeks we plan to create a new section on this site where all of the featured photographers will be listed.