Month: January, 2011

PhotoPressPro Platinum2 v4 released, outsmarts inane PHP setting with jQuery Image

PhotoPressPro Platinum2 v4 released, outsmarts inane PHP setting with jQuery

January 28, 2011

Hello again folks! Back so soon, you ask? Yes, yes, well.. we thought a few of you might want to upload images again.

Many of you reported issues with uploading images.. no error message, everything looked fine, but the image just didn’t upload. But then, most of you had no problems at all.

It turns out that a security setting was added to PHP versions 5.2.12 and later called max_file_uploads. This setting is defaulted to 20, to guard against bots attempting to overload the server with uploads.

Ok, well, we’re only uploading 1 file at a time, right? So, no problem. Right?


PHP counts empty file upload fields as uploads. This means on servers with default PHP settings, a web app cannot allow more that 20 file input fields in one form. We have a few more than that.

Fortunately, my years of rigorous Google Fu training placed me at this blog post by a similarly frustrated Drew McLellan. He offered up a nifty jQuery-based workaround that keeps any empty file input fields from getting to the PHP side by disabling them.

Thank you so much, Drew. Now I can enjoy my birthday.


  • JohnV · Posted March 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm · Link

    Testing Comments!

  • Alison Waring · Posted January 28, 2011 at 10:29 am · Link

    Happy Birthday old fart!!

    • admin · Posted February 4, 2011 at 9:20 am · Link

      Thanks Alison! :)

PhotoPressPro Platinum2 v3: Codename "Slippety" Released Image

PhotoPressPro Platinum2 v3: Codename

January 23, 2011

We’re exhausted, but super-excited to announce the latest release of Platinum2 WordPress theme, version 3! We mostly focused on the new slideshow feature for this release, but we also cleaned up a lot of cruft. Here are some of the more notable changes. First, the most important, yet rather boring one:

VERY IMPORTANT: This version of PhotoPressPro Platinum2 requires WordPress 3.0 or higher to run. If you have not updated to WP 3.0, do NOT activate this theme until you are up to date!

Now, the exciting stuff!

  • Post Slideshow. It has arrived! Platinum2 now sports a slick, smart, and clean jQuery-powered post slideshow that’s super-easy to set up and use. Plus, it works on all smartphones, and smartly degrades to a list of images when JavaScript is not enabled. Yeah, it’s pretty smart. Say, why not check out a screenshot of the options panel below?
  • Removed old PPP Link, PPP Multi-pages, and PPP Search for Menu Bar widgets. These widgets had more than a few problems with WP 3.0, and they were actally replaced a few versions back. If you were using any of these widgets, you’ll need to replace them with the PPP Simple Link, PPP Simple Search, and the vanilla WordPress Pages widgets. Or, take advantage of the killer Menus feature and use Custom Menu widgets.
  • Fixes to bring full iOS support to the navigation menu.
  • Fixes to pass the WordPress “Theme Check” plugin. Hence, the WP 3.0 requirement. Also fixed some PHP warnings that showed up in the WP debug log.

Check out a working front-end demo on the previous post of this blog.

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