BP Gallery is now 100% compatible with every BuddyPress Theme
The one problem that I get constantly on our forums was the incompatibility of BP Gallery template files with custom themes. Since BuddyPress 1.7 paved the way for using any WordPress theme as BuddyPress compatible, It was really getting difficult for us to keep template packs for each and every theme out there.
I have been planning to add theme compatibility, but I never wanted to add so many hacks. Finally, A little bit research into the code and I managed to do it in 20-30 lines( I believe in simplicity ).
If you are installing BP Gallery version 1.3.1, in that case you will notice that the gallery pages are automatically compatible with every theme out there.
It was a long due update, and I am really happy to include it finally.
If you still want full control of the page layout(whole page layout) of gallery pages, you can move "gallery" directory to your theme and modify it. If you just want to control the way gallery items are laid out inside your theme layout(gallery list, media list and other screens items), you can copy the "gallery-theme-compat" directory to your theme and modify the contents as you want.
If you are upgrading from older version, please make sure to take a backup of your "gallery" templates. If the old gallry templates are present inside your theme, those will be used.
A word about future version:-
I don't want to promise anything right now, as in last 2 years I have at least created 3 variations of galley plugin but was never satisfied to release it to public. I have been silently working on it for months and I am really happy with the upcoming major version (1.5). It has all the functionality that has ever come to my notice in last 3 years. The best part is the code base is smaller than the current version. I am using mostly the built in functionality of WordPress. Just to let you know, It will be most advanced Galley plugin available for WordPress/BuddyPress till date(and I have seen hundreds of them) and most usable too. I am almost certain to release a beta by 31st October. Let us hope for the best. if you are curious, I have posted a screenshot on forum about the new activity stream upload method( the current is just not usable enough ).
That's all for now. Go ahead and download the Gallery and give it a try.
Please do let me know if I have missed something in the theme compatibility layer.
Hi! quick question, does this supports tagging friends? And if so, does it uses the fullname or username (nick) or can it be set on the admin? Thanks!!!
Thank you for the comment.
For tagging and other features(video conversion etc) I will advise to wait for 1.5 It is not yet available but a beta will be available by 31st October.
Awesome Brajesh! Will be checking this out this weekend 🙂
Thank you Mercime 🙂
Please do let me know if you find any issues or any feedback 🙂
Works great Brajesh! Thanks! 🙂
Thank you Ben 🙂
Is it possible to have a german translation.
My Community is only in german.
Best regards Thomas
Thank you for the comment.
The localization files are included with the plugin. You can use any translation software like poedit to translate to your language.
Hope that helps
Not working on my WordPress/ Buddypress theme.
Stating 100% compatible is a very very big claim to make and the reason why I joined in order to obtain this plugin.
Sadly I and others are now sitting waiting patiently for a fix / update.
Thank you for the comment. 100% compatibility is not a big statement. Please do read it is about layout.
It won't break your basic layout of the theme any more(earlier it used to do so). Some themes may have some conflict with gallery list though.
I have updated BP gallery again and the theme compat files to handle the issues. In most of the cases it will work fine. Please give it a try and let me know.