Paradigm: changelog

NB! Please delete following files from your /paradigm theme folder on your FTP when updating (if they exist)
Those files are not linked anywhere and were made redundant:
/paradigm/search – lightbox.php
/paradigm/includes/_imagethumbs_lightbox.php
/paradigm/includes/_gallery.php
NB! Options were COMPLETELY REWORKED!
All options were renamed to follow recommended naming rules for Zenphoto themes and plugins, so you may lose all your settings for Paradigm.
Make sure to check and take a note of your existing settings, BACKUP all text fields.
You will have to re-enter them after update!

Changelog

Full list of changes in this version is available below:

1.6 – by kuzzzma (May 2024)
  • MAJOR CODE CLEAN-UP.
    • Fixed Responsive Behaviour throughout for both Fluid and Fixed layout.
    • Added rules for Extra-Large screens (>1900px) for both Fluid and Fixed layout.
    • Reworked all H1-H6 Headers for clean outlines throughout.
    • Removed all BR and HR tags from pages, now all of that is done via CSS.
    • Removed all style=height parameters from Image/Albums Thumbs, now all of that is done via CSS.
    • Added flexible styling to Images on Homepage and in Albums
    • Reworked Images/Albums/News/Pages Details Sections for consistency.
    • All content-zones now have corresponding #ID for ease of CSS styling.
    • Some fixes in Breadcrumbs section (typos, leftover code).
    • All code was cleaned-up, W3.org-validated, checked for typos, stray tags and other inconsistencies.
  • MAJOR WORK on Theme Options: Paradigm now has more than 100 options, so it had to be done!
  • You have to BACKUP all TEXT FIELDS and setup Paradigm from scratch!
    • Options were all renamed to ensure consistency in future according to naming rules for Zenphoto themes and plugins.
    • Reworked all Options groupings and settings, to make it easier to set up your website and add new options.
    • Reworked descriptions for Options.
  • Support for Related Items plugin:
    • Options to control behaviour for Related Items in Images/Albums/News/Pages separately.
    • Enabled support of Featured Images as thumbs for News and Pages for Related Items.
  • Extended Featured Images plugin support:
    • Option to display Featured Image on a Page
    • Option to choose size of Featured Image displayed on Page or News Article separately (Full or Thumb)
  • Support for User Login-Out and Register User plugins.
    • Login and Register pages clean-up.
    • Options to show User Menu in Footer and Sidebar separately.
  • (?) Added support for Default Codeblocks plugin [work in progress]
    • Three zones for codeblocks setup in Sidebar, 1 in Footer
    • Three zones for codeblocks are setup in details zones for Images/Albums/News/Pages
    • Codeblock zones can be seen on my Demo-site
    I don’t recommend using DefaultCodeblocks with Paradigm yet, as I feel that I don’t fully understand it’s logic and therefore can’t implement with consistent and predictable results.
  • Cleaned up Contact Form, fixed errors/warnings
  • Cleaned up Comment Form, fixed errors/warnings
  • Fixed missing Page indicator for H1 Headers/Head Title tags
  • Added options to display Custom Data for Images/Albums/News/Pages separately
  • Added options to display Rating for News/Pages
  • Added options to display Hitcounter for News/Pages
  • Added option to display Download button for fullsize Images
  • Added Links to more RSS feeds in Footer/Head [work in progress]
1.5 – by kuzzzma (April 2024)
  • Code clean-up.
  • Updated Theme functions to use correct time from metadata for Photos in Metadata section on Image Pages (without added timezone of server – this was inherited from Zenphoto, reported as bug and fixed for everyone).
  • Favorites plugin now works (with Zenphoto 1.6.3), therefore I’ve completely reworked Favorites page.
  • Option to display Image Caption above or below Image on Image Page.
  • Moved News Archive links before Gallery links in Archive.
  • Some fixes in Breadcrumbs section (typos, leftover code).
  • Added missing icon for H1 in News/News categories pages
  • Options:
    • Reworked all Options groupings and settings, to make it easier to set up your website and add new options.
    • Reworked descriptions for Options (work in progress)
  • Lightbox previews:
    • Fixed Lightbox pop-up with image previews in Albums, Archive, Search etc.
    • Links to Lightbox previews were assigned with rel=”nofollow” to exclude generated links to preview images from indexing.
    • Added option to disable usage of Lightbox previews altogether for whole website.
  • More settings for the Sidebar:
    • Options to choose when to display Album Menu in Sidebar (multi-choice: Gallery, News, Pages, Archives).
    • Options to choose when to display News Categories Menu in Sidebar (multi-choice: Gallery, News, Pages, Archives).
    • Options to choose when to display Pages Menu in Sidebar (multi-choice: Gallery, News, Pages, Archives).
    • Change of CSS for Albums, News Categories & Pages Menu navigational panels in Sidebar:
    • Previously navigational panels in Sidebar had id=”nav-local” assigned to them.
      Now there can be multiple panels on each page, so class=”nav-local” is used instead.
      If you use custom styling – you may need to update your custom.css file by replacing all #nav-local with .nav-local in rules!
    • Option to specify number of levels of Album menu to display in Sidebar (for Gallery; News, Pages, Archives use “Top-level only” setting).
    • Option to specify number of levels of News Categories Menu in Sidebar (used for Gallery, News, Pages, Archives).
    • Option to specify number of levels of Pages Menu in Sidebar (used for Gallery, News, Pages, Archives).
    • Fixed font-size calculation for Popular Tags cloud in Sidebar.
  • Customization of Menus:
    • Option to choose custom text for Gallery link in Main Menu (it’s also used in Footer menu and Sidebar panel).
    • Option to choose custom text for News link in Main Menu (it’s also used in Footer menu and Sidebar panel).
    • Option to choose custom text for Pages header in Sidebar navigation panel.
  • More settings for Footer:
    • Reworked settings for additional pages in Main Footer menu.
    • Option to display RSS Links in Footer.
    • Option to display Social Media Links in Footer (if linked in “Links and Services” section of Paradigm Options).
  • SEO options:
    • Option to remove Tags pages from Search Engines Index by adding “noindex, follow” to Head section.
    • Option to remove Archive pages from Search Engines Index by adding “noindex, follow” to Head section.
    • Enabled automatic generation of Description meta-tags from sanitized Custom Data for Pages.
    • Other clean-up of rules for auto-generating Meta tags: titles, descriptions etc.
    • Reworked auto-generation of Open Graph meta-tags.
    • Reworked auto-generation of Twitter-cards meta-tags.
1.4.1 – by kuzzzma (November 2023)
  • Added Image Number (within Album) to image Title and Description meta-tags, to combat identical Title and Description for images.
  • Added auto-generated text to Albums (without descriptions) and Tags pages Description meta-tags, to combat identical Title and Description for those pages.
  • Some code clean-up for usage with php 8.2 (thanks, fretzl)
1.4 – by kuzzzma (November 2023)
  • Added option to assign rel=”nofollow” to Tags links (works on every page, where they are displayed).
  • Added option to specify length to News Items on Homepage.
  • Added option to enable Album Descriptions on Homepage.
    If Album Custom Data is present – it is shown in full, if it is not available, Album Description is used.
  • Added option to specify length of Album Descriptions on Homepage.
  • Fixed H1 on News Archive pages.
  • Added sorting parameters to Archive list.
  • Some code clean-up.
  • Changed theme preview.
1.3.1 – by kuzzzma (July 2023)
  • Fixed depreciated getMainSiteURL() in Header, Breadcrumbs and Footer.
  • Edited Breadcrumbs to use Home Icon in all pages.
1.3 – by kuzzzma (July 2023)
  • Cleaned up and structured Theme Options.
  • Added options:
    • Control how many News Items are shown on Homepage.
    • Control if Dropdown Menus are shown, separately for Albums, News, Pages.
    • Option to display mix of Albums and various sets of Images on Homepage.
    • Optional Sidebar in Archive.
    • If Print_album_menu is enabled, Album List it’s shown in Sidebar for Contact, Search and Credits pages.
    • Optional Popular Tags in Sidebar.
    • Control how Popular Tags are displayed.
    • Extended “Copyright Notice” field (HTML allowed), displayed on Image and Credits pages.
    • Additional “Homepage Message” field (HTML allowed), to display on Homepage.
    • Option to display “Gallery Description” as tagline under Text Logo in Header.
  • Fixed noindex/nofollow for Tags pages.
  • Favicon in [website root] folder will be linked in the Head section.
  • If you use IMG Logo in Header, it will be automatically included as OpenGraph and Twitter Preview Image for Homepage.
    If logo not selected: img.png in [website root]/uploaded folder will used.
  • Preview Images for other pages for OpenGraph and Twitter cards either use Default Size for Images in gallery or 800px width.
  • Added glyphicons from Bootstap to Headings for more uniform look.
  • New optional pages: Explore (lists all used Tags) and Sitemap (lists all News Categories, Pages and all Albums).
  • Some code clean-up and updates for mobile presentation.
1.2 – by kuzzzma (June 2023)
  • Replaced depreciated functions
  • Fixed typos
  • Fixed pagination on Gallery page
  • Meta tags: using Image Title for description tag, if no extended image description is available.
  • Removed defunct services from options: Add This, Google+
  • Added support for plugins: Featured Images, Image Markup Fields
  • Option to use logo or text for site title
  • Displaying Popular Tags in sidebar
  • Updated to use Google Analytics GA4

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