Latest version of our gallery and slideshow extension was just released. Version 2.8 brings new features (like expected local videos support), fixes for issues reported by users and accessibility improvements (WCAG and Section 508)
Custom ALT and Title attributes for slides
You can now add custom ALT and Title attributes for every custom item in DJ-MediaTools. Great improvement for SEO. This feature works same as in DJ-ImageSlider. Learn more here.
WCAG 2.0 / Section 508 accessibility compatibility for 4 album layouts
We’ve updated 4 layouts letting users with disabilities to navigate throughout layouts: slideshow, slideshow with thumbnails, tabber, modern slider with keyboard. Now the keyboard access is available for all original layouts in DJ-MediaTools (excluding Skitter layout, nivo and kwicks panel - we’re not able to introduce the accessibility support in those due to them being external scripts).
Learn more about navigating with keyboard.
OG tags for sharing album on facebook
We’ve added complete OG tags for Albums in MediaTools. Now when sharing the album on Facebook it’ll display:
- album title as post title (1)
- cover image of the album as the post’s image (2)
- album’s description as post’s description (3)
Add locally stored videos to the Album
You can now add videos stored on yours or other server by providing the URL of the .mp4 file.
This is a great improvement if you want to publish videos other than those from the cloud already supported (YouTube, Vimeo, LiveLeak, Yahoo!Movies, MetaCafe). Learn more.
New options available for the Skitter layout!
The Skitter layout has got even better. You can now set for this layout new options:
- Pause autoplay
- Show play/pause buttons
- Show next/prev buttons
- Show custom navigation (dots)
- Custom navigation alignment
- Next item delay
Better responsiveness for Modern Slider
New feature - Adjusting visible images was added. Now it’s even more responsive.
It’s now recommended to use Modern Slider layout instead of Slider layout as the Modern one is based on new and better engine.