Theme Simple, album description under thumbnail

Small update on theme Simple today. This update brings bug fixing such as centering photo on slideshow but also a new display option. On the albums page, it is now possible to display album title and description under the album thumbnail and not only next to the album thumbnail.

Piwigo and theme Simple: album description can be displayed under the album thumbnail

Piwigo and theme Simple: album description can be displayed under the album thumbnail

Piwigo and theme Simple: by default description is displayed next to the album thumbnail

Piwigo and theme Simple: by default description is displayed next to the album thumbnail

To configure theme Simple, open screen [Administration > Configuration > Themes] and click on the “Configuration” link in the Simple box.

Link to configure your theme in the administration

Link to configure your theme in the administration

This update automatically implies bug fixing and new option on child themes Simple White and Simple Black.

Theme Stripped version 2

Theme Stripped, born only one year ago but already very popular among Piwigo users, is now updated to version 2. This theme was created by Julien Capitaine (aka Zaphod), amateur photographer, user and talented contributor to Piwigo. Version 2 brings improvements on graphical and layout sides.

1. 3 Styles

In the theme configuration, you can change the Interface style. You can chose between original, white and black. Style original looks like Stripped version 1. New styles white and black, which only differ by color, bring a different layout, especially on the photo page:

Piwigo and theme Stripped version 2, style White: whatever the height of your screen, the photo is centered.

Piwigo and theme Stripped version 2, style White: whatever the height of your screen, the photo is centered.

 

Piwigo and theme Stripped version 2, style White: information tabs are sticked on the bottom and when opened, the information are displayed over the photo.

Piwigo and theme Stripped version 2, style White: information tabs are sticked on the bottom and when opened, the information are displayed over the photo.

 

2. Photo Preloading

Stripped version 2 optionally offers to preload photos. For example, when a visitor opens the first photo in an album, then Stripped will automatically preload the next 5 photos. Number “5” can be modified. Result = faster browsing.

3. Optional Frame

Another new option in the configuration of Stripped: you can deactivate frame around thumbnails.

Piwigo with theme Stripped version 2, style Black: frame around thumbnails.

Piwigo with theme Stripped version 2, style Black: frame around thumbnails.

Piwigo with theme Stripped version 2, style Black: no frame around thumbnails.

Piwigo with theme Stripped version 2, style Black: no frame around thumbnails.

The very same option is available for the “web size” photo, which now becomes optional.

4. Navigation Arrows

In addition to navigation arrows that appear on top of the photo (that’s optional), Stripped version 2 can display two big arrows on the border of your screen, with a fixed position. See the first screenshot of this post.

5. Navigation Thumbnails

With Stripped version 1, it was possible to move from one photo to another by clicking on next/prev thumbnails. This feature disappears with version 2 because the required code was too complex and this feature was rarely used (navigation thumbnails remain available with other themes of course).

Now you can test new themes Stripped White and Stripped Black on Piwigo.com multiple themes demo →