Shashin 3 Progress Update

Last week I finished the last complex task remaining for Shashin 3, which is using jQuery so you can page through large album photos sets without the whole page having to refresh. Click the thumbnail on your right for my Seattle trip photos to give it a try.

Tonight I pushed an update to GitHub which makes the settings page fully functional. Note you need to update Toppa-Libs as well. Keep in mind not all the features related to the settings are implemented yet (specifically, automated album syncing and support for viewers other than Highslide).

At this point, you can put Shashin 3 into use on your site, as long as you don’t need backwards compatibility with Shashin 2, and you don’t need the features still on the to-do list. Shashin 2 backwards compatibility and the other features are coming!

I am speaking at WordCampPhilly on Nov 5th, to talk about the Agile coding practices I’ve applied to Shashin 3, so my goal is to be done before then.


  1. Mark Bentley September 30, 2011

    Hi there – I’ve just finished setting up my first WP site, and found the Shashin plugin very useful – especially since I was batch uploading 10 years of old photos, along with comments etc. via googlecl, and could then display them with one line!

    I have one feature request: since Picasa allows tags, I have extensively tagged my photos during upload with things like year, event type, etc. I now have a single photo page showing all albums, but it would be amazing to be able to show all photos with a given Picasa tag, or similar. In any case, thanks for your hard work, and I look forward to Shashin 3!

  2. Mike October 11, 2011

    Hi Mark – Shashin actually pulls down the tag data from Picasa, but I have not yet added a feature that does anything with it. One other person recently asked for a similar feature. I’ll add it to the to-do list for features in upcoming versions.

  3. yves October 28, 2011

    Hi, Thanks for Shashin. Showing Picasa tags under each pictures would be great new feature, and tags cloud/page too.

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