In the past few months, we have been hard at work improving FILEman 3.1 with an embedded video player, a gallery module, image resizing and much more.
Here is a complete overview what you can expect in this release.
- Embedded video & audio player
- Gallery module
- Responsive images support
- Image resizing on upload
- Personal user spaces
- Toggle folder protection
- New layout selector
- Attachments layouts
- New Languages
- Upgrading from earlier FILEman versions
Embedded video & audio player
FILEman now supports HTML5 audio/video streaming with a sleek built-in media player. Now when you insert a link to a video or audio file in a Joomla article you’ll see that this link is replaced by a media player.
The media player provides stylish control options such as play/pause buttons, timeline, volume control, and full screen playback.
And of course, it is fully responsive and will gracefully resize on smaller screens and mobile devices. Just like you expect it to.
The files module now has a great new gallery layout, providing similar gallery functionality to component gallery layouts, such as the lightbox modal with Zoom In/Out and toggle Full Screen.
See our Gallery improvements for DOCman and FILEman - Sneak peek blog post for more details.
Responsive images support
FILEman images inserted in articles are now responsive (small/medium/large). We use
<srcset> on the
<img> tag so that the browser decides which version of the image (small/medium/large) to display based on the display port width.
Responsive images will greatly help to improve the performance of your Joomla site and have a positive effect on your search engine ranking.
Image resizing on upload
Set the resize property in FILEman’s configuration settings, upload your images, and relax… safe in the knowledge that they will be resized so that no dimensions are greater than the values you set.
Personal user spaces
With this new setting users will only have access to their own files when inserting files into articles. They will not be able to see files of other users.
In the administrator you will find an additional tab that allows you to manage the personal files of each user.
Toggle folder protection
FILEman now provides an easy way to disable the folder protection . This makes it possible to directly link to files using their direct url. This is very useful in case you want to use FILEman to manage files in the Joomla
New layout selector
All FILEman menu types now feature a layout selector, allowing you to choose between
list views for your files. In addition, FILEman’s user files view now supports a
gallery layout too.
When you attach files to an article with FILEman you can now choose between
gallery layouts from the FILEman settings page.
FILEman 3.1 is available in 4 more languages: Turkish, Farsi, Malay, and Portugal Portuguese. This brings the total number of languages that we support to 24. Big kudos to all our translators for their help!
Check the changelog to see what changed since FILEman 3.0.