Two Elgg plugins have been updated with new releases: Artfolio and Tinymce. Artfolio is a full featured image gallery with comments and ratings. Tinymce is Elgg’s wysiwyg editor which has been extended by a few parties.
Artfolio 0.7 was overviewed in an earlier post. Frederique Hermanns has just released version 0.8. The biggest change is that Elgg no longer has to be installed in the public_html folder for it to function allowing many more people to use the plugin. He also integrated Stefan Alber’s multiple file upload functionality. As mentioned in my earlier post, this is a full featured plugin allowing views of friends’ galleries plus a five star rating system, a feature unique to Artfolio.
Those who prefer something other than Artfolio appearing in the user interface can rename it in the mod/artfolio/languages/en.php file.
A version of Tinymce was released a few weeks back extending the functionality to a full featured wysiwyg editor including the ability to embed multimedia content in posts. Unfortunately, these multimedia elements did not appear in Internet Explorer. A new version has been released by Joey One Time that resolves this issue.
This leaves one function on people’s wish list: a file uploader. As I have mentioned in a reply to a comment to a post, TinyBrowser looked most promising. This morning, TinyBrowser developer Bryn Jones offered to help in any attempts to implement his Tinymce extension.
These two changes to existing plugins go a long way to extending the functionality of Elgg. The integration of TinyBrowser to Tinymce is something to look forward to in the near future.