Photo Wall FX

Published on Oct. 25th 2010
28.744 downloads
You need to have Adobe Flash Player installed in order to view the component. You can download it from here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Features

Version 1.0.6.8559 - 14.06.2012 (view changelog)

- customizable widths and heights for the whole application
- the text is HTML/CSS formatted
- possibility to use FLV video files
- many background and shade properties
- customizable skin for the drag bar
- multiple roll over/out effects
- various options for image expanding
- vertical/horizontal position
- different customizable properties for images
- many other features on the Live Demo

Installation instructions for:

Download the photo-wall.zip package, extract it and copy all the resulted files and folders in the same location as the web page in which you want the product to be displayed. As an alternative, you can copy all the resulted files and folders in a different folder.

From the downloaded package, the SWF file represents the actual product while the other files (XMLs, images) are the assets that the SWF file uses. A short explanation how SWFs and XMLs interacts can be found here.

Open the HTML file with a text editor (like Notepad or TextEdit) and add the following code where you want the product to be displayed:

<div id="DivPhotoWallFX"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
 var params = {};
 params.base = "";
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowFullScreen = "true";
 params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
 swfobject.embedSWF("PhotoWallFX.swf", "DivPhotoWallFX", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params);
</script>

Don't forget to replace the 600 and 400 from the swfobject.embedSWF() function above with your own width and height that you specified in the settings.xml file through componentWidth and componentHeight elements. Also, don't forget to update the paths as specified in this FAQ article if you copied the product's files in a different folder.

CUSTOMIZATION

You can customize the Photo Wall FX using the Live Demo above and then download the photo-wall.zip package with the changes you've made or you can edit the settings.xml file with a text editor.

To use your own images, edit the images.xml file with a text editor and define in each row the image path, the url to go to when clicking the image, the target(_self for the same browser window or _blank for a new browser window) and the text between CDATA tags.

Here's an example:

<photo image="images/101.jpg" url = "http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank"><![CDATA[<head>Hello</head>]]></photo>

You can also add videos. Here's an example:

<video media="video/101.flv" image="video/101.jpg" skin="assets/skins/videoSkin1.xml" backColor="0xff0000" backAlpha="1" autoplay="true"></video>

You can have as many images as you like. To add a new image, add a new row in the XML file according to the instructions above.

You can use photo albums from picasa, flickr, tumblr, photobucket, deviantart or mobypicture by adding the link to the web feed of your album to the assets element in the settings.xml file.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.

If you want to get rid of the flashxml.net label from the top-left corner visible in the free version you have to purchase the product and use the paid version instead.

YYou can see an example on how to add a product in your Wordpress article/page here and how to add it in your theme or as a widget here.

Make sure your Wordpress version is greater than 2.8 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

1. There are two files to download:

    a. WordPress Plugin that you have to install and activate

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your wp-content folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called photo-wall-fx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, go to Photo Wall FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly

4. Add [photo-wall-fx][/photo-wall-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page

5. If you want to make the Photo Wall FX part of your theme, edit the template files and add <?php fxphotowall_echo_embed_code(); ?> where you want it to show up

6. Customize your Photo Wall FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite wp-content/flashxml/photo-wall-fx/settings.xml

7. To use your own images, upload them to wp-content/flashxml/photo-wall-fx/images and update the wp-content/flashxml/photo-wall-fx/images.xml file accordingly

 

Additional settings file

To embed the Photo Wall FX more than once, you will need another settings file and (probably) another set of images. Let's assume your new file is called settings2.xml. Add [photo-wall-fx settings="settings2.xml"][/photo-wall-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the file name as the first argument of the fxphotowall_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxphotowall_echo_embed_code("settings2.xml"); ?>).

 

Add as widget

To add the Photo Wall FX as a widget, go to Widgets from the Appearance tab in your WordPress Dashboard, then drag and drop the Photo Wall FX from Available Widgets to the widget area you want. You can specify a different settings.xml file and an alternative content for users without Adobe Flash Player from the widget's settings.

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between [photo-wall-fx] and [/photo-wall-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the second argument of the fxphotowall_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxphotowall_echo_embed_code("", "Alternative content"); ?>).

 

Change WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the Photo Wall FX in the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard. For widgets, this can be done from the widget's settings. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific place, it can be done like this: [photo-wall-fx wmode="window"][/photo-wall-fx]. If you're using the PHP function, here's an example on: <?php fxphotowall_echo_embed_code("", "", 0, 0, "window"); ?>.

 

If you have PHP4

To make it work with PHP4, add [photo-wall-fx width="400" height="300"][/photo-wall-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the width and height as the third and fourth argument of the fxphotowall_echo_embed_code() function call. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you'll do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the wp-content/flashxml/photo-wall-fx/ folder.

1. Download the free package. You need to host all the included files from the package on your own domain because Facebook doesn't allow file hosting.

2. Log in to your Facebook account.

3. Search for the Static HTML: iframe tabs application and select it.

4. Click on Add Static HTML to a page button and you'll be prompted for the page where you want the app to be added.

5. Once added you'll see on the left side menu of your page a new tab with a star icon called Welcome. Click on it to edit it.

6. Add the following HTML embedding code in the text field:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/swfobject/2.2/swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
flashvars.folderPath = "http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/";
var params = {};
params.scale = "noscale";
params.salign = "tl";
params.wmode = "transparent";
params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
params.allowFullScreen = "true";
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/ProductName.swf", "DivFlashComponent", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
</script>
<div id="DivFlashComponent"></div>

Don't forget to use your own URL for the product's location, name, width and height.

7. Click preview to see how it looks or save changes. The product is now added to the Welcome tab of your page.

8. Optional: To change the tab's name, called by default Welcome, edit your page, go to the Apps tab and click Edit Settings option next to the Static HTML: iframe tabs application to enter the name you want.

9. Optional: To make the tab your default landing tab (first thing your visitors see on your page) edit your page and go to the Manage Permissions tab and change the Default Landing Tab. Note that this option doesn't work with the new Timeline for pages.

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the location where you hosted all the files from the free package.

The module is used for adding the product in one or more pages in a given position (e.g. top, bottom, sidebar) while the plugin is used for adding the product inside a specific article.

You can see an example on how to install a module in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a module in your Joomla 1.6 website here and how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.6 website here.

Make sure your Joomla version is at least 1.5 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

Joomla Module Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Module (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called photowallfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, update the Path from module's parameters accordingly

4. Customize your Photo Wall FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/photowallfx/settings.xml

Note that the Joomla Module can only be used once in your website.

 

Joomla Plugin Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Plugin (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called photowallfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different from the one above, update the Path from plugin's parameters accordingly

4. Add {photowallfx}{/photowallfx} where you want the Flash to show up in your article

5. Customize your Photo Wall FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/photowallfx/settings.xml

6. The default name for the settings file is settings.xml, but if you want to use another file (for example settings2.xml), specify the name like this: {photowallfx settings=settings2.xml}{/photowallfx} where you want the component to show up in your article

7. In some cases the width and height will not be read from the settings.xml file but you can specify them like this: {photowallfx width=400 height=300}{/photowallfx}. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between {photowallfx} and {/photowallfx}.

 

Changing WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the module/plugin's parameters. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific article, it can be done like this: {photowallfx wmode=window}{/photowallfx}.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label
To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package.
Once you will do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the flashxml/photowallfx/ folder.

The Photo Wall FX component is available for Flash CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and requires Flash Player 10 or later. To use this product in Flash you need the MXP file that is available only in the paid package.

You can see an example of how to install a component in Flash Professional here.

In this video you will see:
- how to create an instance of the component on the stage: from the Components panel (Ctrl+F7) drag & drop the component on the stage
- how to give a name to an instance for further use in ActionScript: click on the component instance on the stage and from the Properties panel (Ctrl+F3) enter a name in the text input
- how to access the properties of the component (read or modify) during different moments of your Flash application

Any property of the component could be accessed that way. The names of the properties are identical with the ones from the settings.xml file. The properties of the component can be any of these three types: Number, String, Boolean. We assume it’s intuitive of which type each property is.

Warning! Setting the parameters of the component in the Component Inspector window (Shift+F7) and in the same time having a settings.xml file populated with different values for each property, the properties from the settings.xml file will have priority (meaning that a parameter set in the Component Inspector will be ignored if that parameter is also defined in the XML file).

Maybe the most useful information consists in the events the component is dispatching. Instructions on how to catch these events can be found here.

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Comments

Stephane

Posted 9 years ago

Hi, I like your Photo Wall and want to buy it, however can you explain what you mean by “The fulscreen effect that you saw on our page is not implemented in our product”? Are you saying that the “full screen demo” is a different product?

In your full screen demo the gallery automatically resizes to the viewers window and it works well. If I am going to use your gallery, I need it to fit to the viewers screen, otherwise it is pointless… Everyone has a different size screen.

is there anything to add to the settings.xml to make the dimensions fit to 100% instead of a fixed size (componentWidth value=“100% , componentHeight value=“100%”) ???

From what I saw in the questions posted here, a few people have the same problem…

Thank You for your help.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

To make the Photo Wall full screen you have to add <stretchHeight value=“true”/> and <stretchWidth value=“true”/> in your settings.xml file between the _<General_Properties>_ and _</General_Properties>_ tags, like this:

  <General_Properties>
    <assets value="images.xml"/>
    <display value="vertical"/>
    <displayValue value="94"/>
    <spacing value="4"/>
    <stretchHeight value="true"/>
    <stretchWidth value="true"/>
    <componentWidth value="600"/>
    <componentHeight value="300"/>
  </General_Properties>

Also, you have to use the following embedding code in you HTML file:

<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
var params = {};
params.scale = "noscale";
params.salign = "tl";
params.wmode = "transparent";
params.allowfullscreen = "true";
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("PhotoWallFX.swf", "PhotoWallFXDiv", "100%", "100%", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
</script>
<style type="text/css">
html, body , #PhotoWallFXDiv { margin: 0; padding: 0; height: 100%; width: 100%}
#PhotoWallFXDiv { float: left; }
</style>

Line

Posted 9 years ago

Hi
I purchased the photowall and am trying to set it up to be fullscreen like the example on your website.
I used the code below, but I think the problem is I don’t know what to set in the settings.xml file for componentwidth and height? I tried 100% on both, but the gallery doesn’t load then. If I add a pixel value, the gallery will display with those values, but I can’t get it 100%! Can you please help with this issue?
Also on your fullscreen example you have a white thick border and another grey border around this. I have played around with the border settings but not been able to acchieve something similar, will you let me know how it can be done?
Thank you:)

The code I use:
<script type=“text/javascript”> var flashvars = {}; var params = {}; params.scale = “noscale”; params.salign = “tl”; params.wmode = “transparent”; params.allowfullscreen = “true”; var attributes = {}; swfobject.embedSWF(“PhotoWallFX.swf”, “PhotoWallFXDiv”, “100%”, “100%”, “9.0.0”, false, flashvars, params, attributes); </script> <style type=“text/css”> html, body , #PhotoWallFXDiv { margin: 0; padding: 0; height: 100%; } #PhotoWallFXDiv{ float: left; } </style>

FlashXML Support

Hi,

The fulscreen effect that you saw on our page is not implemented in our product.

If you want to see the same effect with this component, you will have to declare the Width&Height in the settings.xml file to be greater than that of the monitor.
For example, if you have a 1440 X 900 resolution monitor, you need to configure settings.xml like this:

<componentWidth value="1440"/>
    <componentHeight value="900"/>

Lisa Ward

Posted 9 years ago

Is it possible to have difrent pictures on diffrent pages using the wall? I want to split my pictures in 2 catagories and display them on seprate pages? Have not published this site yet.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

For that you’ll need two different settings.xml and images.xml files,and you have to use different embedding code for each page where you have to specific which settings.xml you want to use through this line: flashvars.settingsXML=“settings.xml”; .
e.g:

<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
                        flashvars.settingsXML="settings1.xml";
 var params = {};
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowfullscreen = "true";
 var attributes = {};
 swfobject.embedSWF("PhotoWallFX.swf", "PhotoWallFXDiv", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
 </script>

NABEEL

Posted 9 years ago

NICE PICS

fred

Posted 9 years ago

Hi Team,

One question regarding content: I noticed that with other elements (e.g. cover flow) flv files can be displayed. This would be very interesting for the imagewall, imho.

It would be optimal if the imagewall would recognize the flv ending and display a player for this type automatically in the same place where the image would be.

Are you planning something like this?

Greetings.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

This feature is not implemented, but will be taken in consideration.

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