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Can Albums be fixed, please? 1 year, 9 months ago #131

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I love this extension. Very easy to set up, I finally settled on this after trying about 5 other extensions, even couple commercial ones.

I ran into a problem that can hopefully be fixed by developer: Facebook Photo Albums are coming through as individual photos, and the Name of the album in the feed links to the first photo in the album on FB (so does the thumbnail) instead of the album overview. I would expect it to behave differently for single photos posted to the wall and for actual albums. Facebook API of course allows that. Can this please be fixed?

Request #2: Can there be a preference to show only a predetermined number of characters if a post is longer than that number? It is now very hard to predict how the webpage is going to look like if there is a very long post on FB. It would be much more predictable if long posts, photo descriptions etc... are capped at user changeable number of characters, and there is a "See more..." link to the post of FB after the capped massage.

Thanks!

Re: Can Albums be fixed, please? 1 year, 9 months ago #133

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Hi,
Thanks for interested in our extension.

Issue #1: If you can post your site url here so we can see more clearly about this.
Issue #2: We will note this and add the character limitation parameter to the next update.

Thanks!

Re: Can Albums be fixed, please? 1 year, 9 months ago #135

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Sure, it's my site.
As you can see, I moved the name of the album to the top of the text from the bottom where it was previously. That's the only change I made.
When I click on the name of the album or the thumbnail, it takes me to that one photo (goo.gl/FgORU). I think it should take here (goo.gl/pVQjA), to the album overview. I see in the code that you don't the FB type Album there at all, so I understand why it's showing it like this. Could you please add it? It could still show one thumbnail from the album, but it would link to the album and not that one photo.


Also, I have noticed that no matter what I set the size of the thumbnail, it will be max of 130px wide. Right now I have it set in preferences to 180px. As you can see, the DIV with link he thumbnail is big enough for 180px, producing a link to the right and outside of the photo, but the thumbnail stays 130px. It did that ever since I installed this. I can't figure out why that is.

Thank you!
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Re: Can Albums be fixed, please? 1 year, 9 months ago #136

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Hi,

For the link to facebook, it is link to a picture, but actually that is what facebook provide. Also, user still can click to "Back to album" to view all photos in album or just use the "Next", "Previous" to see other photos. That's not a thing we care in this module.

For the thumbnail size. You added a css The css is:
.picture-in-post {
    max-width: 180px;
}

actually this will limit the width of thumbnail to be 180px, but NOT take the thumbnail resize to 180px.
The thumbnail from facebook, or that specified thumbnail, have the size 130x86 (px), and max-width property will not help you make it stretch to 180. If you want it always 180px width, you will need do as this:
.picture-in-post {
    max-width: 180px;
    min-width: 180px;
}

or
.picture-in-post {
    width: 180px;
}


Thanks
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Re: Can Albums be fixed, please? 1 year, 9 months ago #137

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I think not adding the Album type is a shortcoming. You have photo, video, etc.. so why not album? The API is clearly there:
developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/album/

I don't recall even opening the CSS file, but I will look into it now.

Please fix the Albums!!!! Having the user click on the album to see of there are more than one photo is not a way to do it. They need to be displayed when the user clicks through to FB.

Thanks.

Re: Can Albums be fixed, please? 1 year, 9 months ago #138

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giz510 wrote:
I think not adding the Album type is a shortcoming. You have photo, video, etc.. so why not album? The API is clearly there:
developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/album/

I don't recall even opening the CSS file, but I will look into it now.

Please fix the Albums!!!! Having the user click on the album to see of there are more than one photo is not a way to do it. They need to be displayed when the user clicks through to FB.

Thanks.


Very sorry to say this, we have other extensions about facebook photos / albums but not this. This module, as its name, "Wall Feed" - it will help display the post as feed of a facebook user's / facebook page's wall on a website.
This module built on this Facebook Post API. We just want display things which this API provide. So that facebook developers link you gave here is the another thing.

You are seem a developer and good on this, so you can improve this module and post back here so many people can get helpful thing.

Thanks

Re: Can Albums be fixed, please? 1 year, 9 months ago #139

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I understand.

Which one of your other extensions shows album feeds from FB?

Thanks.

Re: Can Albums be fixed, please? 1 year, 9 months ago #140

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This is the our old facebook gallery extension for joomla 1.5 and 1.7.

We are almost on completing build a new version of Facebook gallery for Joomla 2.5 with new features and hope it can be released soon.

Thanks for interest.
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