collective.prettyphoto for Plone

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Over the past few days I had some time to finish what was planned for so long: integrate prettyPhoto (written by Stéphane Caron) into Plone. Here it is...

The original implementation by Stéphane Caron can be found here.

This plugin has been tested and is known to work in the following browsers:

  • Firefox 2.0+
  • Safari 3.1.1+
  • Opera 9+
  • Internet Explorer 6.0+

collective.prettyphoto is an implementation of prettyPhoto for Plone.

Installation permalink

collective.prettyphoto is availabe at PyPI. It requires Plone 3.x or later (tested on 3.3.3).

Installation without buildout permalink

Install this package in either your system path packages or in the lib/python directory of your Zope instance. You can do this using either easy_install or via the script.

Installation with buildout permalink

If you are using buildout to manage your instance installing collective.prettyphoto is even simpler. You can install collective.prettyphoto by adding it to the eggs line for your instance:

eggs = collective.prettyphoto

After updating the configuration you need to run the bin/buildout, which will take care of updating your system.

Usage permalink

collective.prettyphoto adds a new view for Topics, Folders and Large Plone Folders: Thumbnail view (prettyPhoto).

To use prettyPhoto for inline elements add prettyPhoto from the styles menu (Kupu and TinyMCE) to the link.

Configuration permalink

collective.prettyphoto can be customized via property sheet (go to ZMI, portal_properties, prettyphoto_properties).

  • theme:
    • dark_rounded
    • dark_square
    • facebook
    • light_rounded (default)
    • light_square
  • speed:
    • fast
    • normal (default)
    • slow
  • opacity: value from 0.0 to 1.0 (default: 0.80)
  • show_title: show the title for images? (default: True)
  • counter_sep: the separator for the gallery counter 1 "of" 2 (default: "/")
  • autoplay: automatically start videos? (default: True)
  • iframe_width: the width of the iframe (must be percantage, default: 75%)
  • iframe_height: the height of the iframe (must be percentage, default: 75%)