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collective.plonetruegallery 3.4.0

A gallery/slideshow product for plone that can aggregate from picasa (add and flickr (add or use plone images.

Latest Version: 3.4.8

collective.plonetruegallery Documentation

collective.plonetruegallery is a Plone product that implements a very
customizable and sophisticated gallery.

How It Works
All you need to do is select the ``Gallery View`` from the ``Display`` drop down
item for any Folder or Collection content type. Once that is done, a
``Gallery Settings`` tab is enabled for the type. With this, you can customize
the various settings for the Gallery.

Supported Display Types

To install any of the various extra display types, you need to install
the dependent package in buildout

- galleria(ships with)
- contact sheet(collective.ptg.contactsheet)
- thumbnail zoom gallery(collective.ptg.thumbnailzoom)
- presentation(collective.ptg.presentation)
- galleriffic(collective.ptg.galleriffic)
- highslide(collective.ptg.highslide)
- fancybox(collective.ptg.fancybox)
- pikachoose(collective.ptg.pikachoose)
- s3slider(collective.ptg.s3slider)
- nivo slider(collective.ptg.nivoslider)
- nivo gallery(collective.ptg.nivogallery)
- content flow(collective.ptg.contentflow)
- supersized(collective.ptg.supersized)

Buildout configuration

eggs =

Installing all

If you want to install all available galleries, you could add

eggs =

to buildout's egg section.

This will also install some galleries that are "under development".

* Flickr and Picasa Support!
* Dexterity "Lead Image behaviour" support
* Works with 'Image', 'News Item' and other content types that has a Image Field (provides IImageContent).
* Also works with redturtle.smartlink and collective.contentleadimage (install )
* Customize gallery size, transition(limited transitions right now), timed and
other settings
* Can use nested galleries
* searching and category selection for nested galleries
* Galleria, Galleriffic, Highslide JS, s3slider, Pikachoose and Fancybox display types
* display gallery inline
* Products.Collage integration
* Compatible with new-style Plone collections
* Provides base settings configlet

Flickr and Picasa Web Album Support
* to add support for these type of galleries you must install additional
* install for Flickr support
* install collective.ptg.picasa for Picasa Web Album
Support(tested with 1.3.3 and 2.0.12)
* on Plone 3.x you must also manually install hashlib for picasa support
* these can just be added to your buildout or installed with easy_install
or you can add the package to your egg section like

Displaying Gallery inline
A view (@@placegalleryview) can be used to place the gallery inside of
other content.

Pop-up effect

you could do this::

1) Install
2) Mark the link to the gallery with "prettyPhoto" style (which
has now been added) from Kupu or TinyMCE

Inline Gallery

For showing a gallery in another page, try something like this::

<object data="path/to/gallery/@@placegalleryview" height="400" width="500">
<param name="data" value="path/to/gallery"/>

Notes for successful inline object tag usage:
* You will have to "whitelist" <object> and <param> in portal_transform safe-html.
* When editing in Plone 4.2 you will have to switch your editor to Kupu since TinyMCE fracks up the object tag into a flash item.
* If testing without Apache in front of your Plone you will need to make sure that the
"path/to/gallery" path from the example above includes any levels above the Plone object
in the Zope instance (eg. if your Plone object is inside of a folder named "version1", and
the name of your gallery is "mygallery", then the path should read "/version1/Plone/mygallery".
Of course, you will need to remove the "/version1/Plone" part when you put Apache in front
of your Plone.

Or you can do the same with an iframe

Troubleshooting safe-html

If you have trouble, do this:
Go to safe_html in portal_transforms tool
Make sure param and object are valid tags (not nasty tag).

After that, you should flush the cache of ZODB by going to
1. Zope root app ZMI
2. Control Panel
3. Database
4. main (or whatever zodb you have)
5. Flush Cache tab
6. Press "Minimize" button

This will remove from ZODB cache all cooked texts. This procedure is mentioned
at the top of safe_html in portal_transforms.


From 0.8*
The upgrade to version 0.8* is an important and large update. Basically, it
gets rid of the Gallery type, replaces it with the regular Folder type along
with a new view applied to the folder, namely the "Gallery View."

You can only successfully upgrade from the 0.8* series by first upgrading
to a 1.x series release and then upgrading to the 2.x series.

From 1.x to 2.x

No longer support Slideshow 2 gallery which has been replaced with galleria.

From * to 3.x

You'll be required to change your respective collective.js dependencies to
collective.ptg dependencies in buildout, re-run buildout.

Since this product depends on, you'll need to add a few
overrides for products versions in your buildout if you aren't using recent
versions of Plone. Good news is that is you're using any other product that
uses, you'll already be good to go.

Basically, you'll need to add these to your buildout versions section
ONLY IF you're running a plone < 4.1.

For Plone 4.0::

z3c.form = 2.3.2 = 0.5.0
plone.z3cform = 0.6.0
zope.schema = 3.6.0

and Plone 3.x::

z3c.form = 1.9.0 = 0.4.8
plone.z3cform = 0.5.10
zope.i18n = 3.4.0
zope.testing = 3.4.0
zope.component = 3.4.0
zope.securitypolicy = 3.4.0 = 3.4.3

These versions are not the exact versions plonetruegallery requires, it's
just a known working set. If you already have installed
under different versions or wish to upgrade versions, you're fine doing so.

Then once you run buildout with this configuration, install
collective.plonetruegallery via the the add-on product configuration. Also,
make sure Plone z3cform support is installed too. If you experience issues
where no settings appear in the `Gallery Settings` tab,
reinstall `Plone z3cform support`.

First uninstall the collective.plonetruegallery product just like you would
any other product. Then, go to ``portal_setup`` in the zmi and click on
the ``Import`` tab. Once there, select the
``collective.plonetruegallery Uninstall Profile`` profile and run all the
steps. Once that is done, you can remove the egg from your buildout.

Fetching of Images Explained
* When rendering a picasa or flickr gallery, it checks if the images have been
fetched within a day. If they have not, then it re-fetches the images for
the gallery.
* You can also force a specific gallery to be re-fetched by appending
``@@refresh`` to the gallery url
* You can manually refresh all galleries on the site by typing in a url like
```` This means you can also setup a
cron-like job to refresh all the galleries whenever you want to, just
so it isn't done while a user is trying to render a page.

License Notes
This Plone product is under the GLP license; however, the Highslide JS display
type uses the `Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License
<http:"" licenses="" by-nc="" 2.5=""/>`_ and is only for
non-commercial use unless you have purchased a commercial license from
the `Highslide <http:""/>`_ website.
collective.ptg.pixelentity gallery (under construction) also requires a license


Coding Contributions
* Patrick Gerken - huge help with 0.8 release
* Espen Moe-Nilssen
* Harald Friessnegger
* Sylvain Bouchard

* French - Sylvain Boureliou
* Norwegian - Espen Moe-Nilssen
* Brazilian Portuguese - Diego Rubert
* Finnish - Ilja Everila
* German - Jens W. Klein, Harald Friessnegger
* Italian - Mirto Silvio Busico
* Spanish - Enrique Perez Arnaud



3.4.0 (2014-02-08)

- Added behavior

- Support' Image

- Drop support for Plone 3.3 and 4.0.

- The Topic type is now deprecated

3.3.2 (2013-07-05)

- fix character encoding in portlet image titles (so it works with images on Plone and Flickr)

3.3.1 (2013-05-31)

- give site administrator manage galleries permission

- fix character encoding in portlet image titles

- add portlet methods to return all images

3.3.1b1 (2013-05-06)

- fix getSite

3.3.1a2 (2013-04-04)

- provide "download_url" in image data

3.3.0a1 (2013-03-18)

- provide "original_image_url" image data

- add ability to provide custom css for gallery to override styles

- add integration with collective.ptg.galleryimage

- restore plone 3 compatibility

- explicitly close the iframe tag in the embedded
portlet gallery--fixes some browsers borking on the tag

3.2a (2012-11-07)

- moved picas and flickr support to their own products [espenmn]
- added vocabulary for image sizes [espenmn]

3.1 (2012-10-12)

- be able to show copyright information

3.0 (2012-10-08)

- make final release

3.0b4 (2012-10-01)

- fix collage support

3.0b3 (2012-07-24)

- brown bag previous release

3.0b2 (2012-07-24)

- get portal root without the getSite hook

- dexterity compatible changes

3.0b1 (2012-07-04)

- no longer use collective.js packages since they caused more
problems and confusion than anything. All gallery dependencies
will now be collective.ptg.* namespaced.

- move to using collective.ptg.galleria

- move to using collective.ptg.contactsheet

- move to using collective.ptg.contentflow

- move to using collective.ptg.fancybox

- move to using collective.ptg.galleriffic

- move to using collective.ptg.highslide

- move to using collective.ptg.nivogallery

- move to using collective.ptg.nivoslider

- move to using collective.ptg.pikachoose

- move to using collective.ptg.presentation

- move to using collective.ptg.supersized

- move to using collective.ptg.thumbnailzoom

2.4b3 (2012-06-25)

- backward compatible way to use Collection(4.2)

2.4b2 (2012-06-21)

- Plone 4.1 conditional zcml[Mikko]

2.4b1 (2012-06-19)

- respect limiting number of items for collections[vangheem]

- add supersized gallery[espen]

- Added Basque (eu) translation [erral]

- Regenerated i18n files [erral]

- Fixed some i18n issues removing duplicated msgids [erral]

- added more settings for contactsheet and modified contactsheet to
use "speed" setting for how long time the effect takes. Is is now
possible to use thumbnail sizes [espen]

- added more settings for thumbnailzoom [espen]

- added custom css settings for s3slider [espen]

- Add ability to have default settings control panel[espen]

- Add ability to have default settings control panel[espen]

- fixed Thumbnailzoom, Contactsheet and Presentation to use Batch Size setting.

- compatible with new-style collections[vangheem]

2.3.1 (2012-05-11)

- place gallery iframe fixes

2.3.0b2 (2012-05-11)

- style fixes

- portlet fixes

2.3.0b1 (2012-05-09)

- Added settings for background position for presentation gallery type

- move collection text field rendering to below gallery

- add content flow display type

2.2.0 (2012-05-02)

- Add presentation display type.

2.1b2 (2012-04-27)

- be able to position overlay controls of highslide gallery

2.1b1 (2012-04-24)

- add contact sheet and thumbnail zoom gallery

2.1a2 (2012-02-28)

- more nivo slider themes

2.1a1 (2012-02-24)

- nivo slider and gallery integration

- Products.Collage integration(taken from collective.collage.plonetruegallery)

2.0a2 (2012-02-22)

- allow you to place full gallery in portlet

- added option for background color for pikachoose

2.0a1 (2012-02-22)

- Remove Slideshow 2 display type
(depends on mootools and has loads of conflicts)

- switch to using collective.js.galleriffic

- switch to using collective.js.highslide

- switch to using collective.js.fancybox

- finally remove remains to gallery content type. Can not
upgrade directly to this product version now.

- fix error with unicode-titled images

- added pikachoose support

- added s3slider support

1.3.3 (2011-09-28)

- fix placegalleryview

- fix highslide gallery not auto-playing
when pagination is enabled.

1.3.2 (2011-09-20)

- set thumbnail height on galleriffic

1.3.1 (2011-09-20)

- fix size and scale problems with galleriffic

1.3.0 (2011-09-20)

- no longer use silly unique zcml to register
display types

- Add Galleriffic slideshow display type

- Change the way the display types are used so
that they can now be customized through

1.2.1 (2011-07-06)

- add translation for pt_BR

1.2.0 (2011-06-30)

- Add option to set size for thumbnail images.
TODO: Take available scales from

1.1.0 ~ (2011-06-22)

- fixes for Slideshow 2 in IE9
If you're using custom styles for the Slideshow 2 gallery, please
test this upgrade as some styling changes have been made.

1.0.5 ~ (2011-04-17)

- fix plone 4.1 compatibility issue. Closes

- reference all css and js with absolute urls

- no longer server slideshow js from js registry

1.0.4 ~ (2011-03-14)

- Add a Gallery Setting for Slideshow type to allow omitting the link to
images. (

1.0.3 ~ (2011-02-20)

- remove the restriction on requiring picasa web album accounts to
end with ''. Fixes

1.0.2 ~ (2011-01-12)

- Enable re-use of view template macro. collective.collage.plonetruegallery
uses this.

1.0.1 ~ 2010-12-31

- added spanish translation
[Enrique Perez Arnaud]

- use ViewPageTemplateFile since you can get UnicodeDecodeError with
non-ascii characters in the title and description.
[Enrique Perez Arnaud]


* fix picasa support on Plone 4


* made the menuitem, the settings action and tabs translatable and added
German translations.

* move translation files to locales folder and added script to rebuild and
sync the po(t) files and compile mo files

* select the random image for subgalleries out of the subgallery's images


* Do not show "There are no images in this gallery" in case there are sub-galleries.

* added a placeful layout for adding galleries through kupu and prettyphoto

* add description and text to rendered gallery page so people can have introductions to galleries

* add hide controls options for gallery portlet. closes

* fixed issue where portlets wouldn't work properly when there were more than one on
a page. Fixes

* handle returns and quotes in descriptions. Fixes

* gallery portlet now sets title and alt attribute of anchor tag for image.


* use instead of plone_displayviews
for menu declaration since it doesn't work with > 2.0b3
and zope.browsermenu installed.


- import Batch directly from PloneBatch since with Zope 2.13 Batch is not
available at the package level when plonetruegallery is loaded.


* made the basic gallery not store it's cached images since it would never be able to really
cache them anyways. This fixes the zodb potentially growing forever on sites that use the
gallery portlet since it needed to calculate the gallery on every new image request, which
would cause a new write to the database. FYI, packing the database brings it back down to
it's normal size.


* changed added large plone folder view to code since in Plone 4 it is no longer available.


* Update to fancybox 1.3.1--should fix
from showing up any longer

* added easing and scrolling plugins to fancybox so it's nicer now.


* use getAllowedSizes from instead

* fixed incompatibility with patches
it uses--fixes

* fixed fancy box not showing correctly occasionally

* restructured display type code to be a little more compatible with templating.
It was a little messy the way it was done before so it is now slightly
less customizable for the sake of being more compatible and modular. If any
gallery types were defined in the old fashion, they may no longer work without
slight modification. That is what this is now tagged as a 0.9 release.

* compatible with now--Chameleon.

* gallery portlet now forces the height of the image so it doesn't flicker if
for some reason the image hasn't finished loading yet.

* added as dependency profile

* fixed css on gallery portlet to show title properly

0.8.2b4 ~ March 16

* annoying extra release since the previous one included extra
"._" po files...

0.8.2b3 ~ March 10

* fixed gallery portlet js to work with Plone 4

* fixed max-width screwing up slideshow transition
with some css

* gallery is now aware, reflecting
sizes specified there.

* fixed translations not being added correctly

0.8.2b2 ~ February 10, 2010

* fixed page template traversal issue with plone 4 described here

0.8.2b1 ~ February 4, 2010

* Make compatible with Plone 4--fixes page template rendering and css issues

0.8.1b2 ~ January 27, 2010

* Adapting BasicImageInformationRetriever to IObjectManager does not work
in Plone4 anymore. Use IBaseFolder instead which is also generic for
ATFolder and ATBTreeFolder.

* Added Italian translation
[Mirto Silvio Busico]

* Added z3c.autoinclude support--no more zcml entry in buildout on newer
versions of plone.

* Override button apply method instead of __call__ method to set the status
for user warning and to set setting changes. This fixes issue with
newer version of plone.z3cform not showing updated status message.

* Added hashlib to list of install requires for picasa since some versions
of gdata fail without it.

0.8.1b1 ~ December 17, 2009

* add german translation

* add extra requires to Now one can set as dependency
"collective.plonetruegallery[flickr], collective.plonetruegallery[picasa]" or
collective.plonetruegallery[all] --

* removed logging statement in porltet js code

* fixed bug with upgrading older versions during version check

* fixed unicode decode error with picasa albums that have none-standard
letters in them.

0.8.1a3 ~ December 3, 2009

* added gallery portlet


* fixed slideshow gallery css so that the green bar does not get covered
up by the gallery when logged in.

* fixed sub-gallery css issues

* fixed ordering of images in gallery--now gallery images reorder
when they are reordered in the container.

* links now point to the view view of images if a user is logged in

* fixed ?start_image parameter to work with batching.

* highslide and fancybox slideshow will start slideshow automatically only if
number of images fits in one batch page

* highslide image slides now have a title that consists of the image title
and link to the image

* removed Gallery content type
* allows you to display gallery for Folder, Large Folder, and Collections
* moved to using
* remove event subscriptions and do not cook basic galleries
* removed classic display type--don't feel like maintaining anymore..
* added fancybox and highslide display types
* slideshow 2 now pans without zooming in on image and distorting it
* added more styling to slideshow 2's type
* fixed issue with slideshow 2 gallery type where image would show up a little blurry because of image scaling...
* updated flickr size settings
* no longer support private picasa albums(I don't want to store passwords obviously...)

* fixed tests
* added finnish translations[Ilja Everila]
* added translatable sub-images

* added "Refresh Gallery" button in case you change a gallery and need to re-cook the gallery images before it automatically does it for you. Especially useful for reordering of images in a basic gallery.
* added go to image support via url like /url/to/gallery?start_image=theTitle. Not exactly perfect, but should work most of the time. No other way to know what image it is since I don't keep ids on flickr and picasa galleries. make sure to url encode the title though.

* because translations had .mo files, it broke some systems--removed.

* added brazilian translation

* updated french translation
* added norwegian translation(Espen Moe-Nilssen)
* added some message factories to places where it wasn't used

* add css class to no images message

* changed the small picasa gallery size to be 320x320

* bug fixes
* gallery type registration changes

* fixed bug that prevented subgalleries from being displayed [deo]
* made sure to always display the gallery images even when there are subgalleries in the current gallery [deo]
* removes dependency on simplejson and elementtree
* now flickrapi and gdata are optional add-ons
* added support for slideshow 2 - now gives option of what gallery type to use
* reorganization of gallery schema(simple)
* pre-fetches gallery images to speed rendering time(especially for flickr and picasa). Fetching occurs at a timed interval, can be setup to use clock server or can manually be fetched.
* css fixes
* better design for sub-galleries

* fixed dependencies to be more flexible

* fixed really dumb basic image sizing problem

* added French translation(thanks to Sylvain Boureliou)

* removed kss dependency
* fixed flickr issues with api version--just pinned the version number(should have done from the start)
* moved all javascript to portal_javascripts
* fixed safari bug when carousel is hidden
* packed all javascript
* even though this is beta, this is a recommended upgrade as there are many improvements and some major fixes
* implemented new timing mechanism

* fixed bug with picasa galleries where it was retrieving all the galleries sometimes
* added better error handling

* fixed picasa bugs

* moved all gallery types to adapters.
* fixed opera support
* plone 3.0 support fixes

* fixed opera bug
* flickr gallery now supports name or id for user an sets

* minor bug fixes

* removed dependency of mooTools and smooth gallery
* dynamically grabs images
* better controls
* better cross browser support

* added basic flickr support

* refactored code to easily add new gallery types
* fails gracefully if gdata isn't installed
* Now you choose the gallery type

0.3 - Beta
* added support for picasa web albums
* fixed a few bugs

.2beta-r67403 - Beta
* added content type icons
* cleaned up gallery views

.1 - Initial
* Initial release  
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