Update: Backlight 1.0.4

Backlight 1.0.4 is now available for download.

This update includes many fixes and improves under-the-hood to provide a better Backlight experience for users and visitors alike, and is recommended for all users. This version also adds support for the upcoming Theater Add-on, and supports selling images through Fotomoto.com.

Fotomoto setup and implementation is documented here, and we have setup an album to demonstrate Fotomoto in action.

A detailed list of changes and update instructions follows.

Backlight + Pages 1.0.4

  • Adds support for Theater.
  • Adds support for Fotomoto.
  • Adds support for numeric filename suffix metadata tokens.
  • Adds refer field to Publisher API to avoid servers mistaking Publisher for a bot.
  • Changes handling of phpLiteAdmin to open in chromeless template.
  • Moves PHP modules listing from Cart to Backlight.
  • Updates Page URL Format handling.
  • Disables pagination of embedded albums, to prevent issue with broken page parameters.
  • Fixes field names for album sorting.
  • Fixes issue where Backlight would attempt to look under /tmp on first Image Upload.
  • Fixes issue with broken image preview on Uploaded Images properties page.
  • Adds check for ‘files’ session save handler before attempting to save sessions under backlight/data/sessions.
  • Adds check for existence of mb_convert_string before attempting to use function.
  • Improves error handling.
  • Adds alpha support for masthead background-color.
  • Adds option to enable/disable masthead hyperlinking.
  • Adds localization options for Photoswipe UI.
  • Adds FitVids JS support: responsive video embeds.
  • Adds some basic styling for social media buttons.
  • Changes “Shift” CSS transition for trays; removes “Reveal” transition as problematic.
  • Improves appearance and utility of single-image HTML pages.
  • Removes “One Column, No Tray” (0col) layout option.
  • Sets 100% as maximum quality for Photos for Purchase rendition.
  • Updates to jQuery 3.1.0.

To update to Backlight + Pages 1.0.4:

IMPORTANT: Do NOT replace the entire backlight directory! Doing so will remove ALL data and settings!

Remove and re-upload the following files and directories:

  • backlight/admin/
  • backlight/designer/
  • backlight/framework/
  • backlight/publisher/
  • backlight/modules/module-pages/
  • backlight/modules/okapi-core/
  • backlight/modules/standard-album/
  • backlight/modules/standard-album-set/
  • backlight/modules/standard-page/
  • TTG-Publisher.lrplugin

Clear the Designer Template Cache by visiting Backlight => Designer => Templates => Clear Template Cache.

Visit each of the Backlight, Designer and Publisher admin sections to allow Backlight to run any necessary database updates.

3 responses to “Update: Backlight 1.0.4

  1. Hi Guys,

    Can’t find the link to download Backlight Update 1.0.4. Haven’t upgraded from 1.0.2 yet. Will that upgrade or will I need to upgrade to 1.0.3 first?

    My original order no. is: 0010298809 on 17th May 2016.

    I’m still running CE4 and am currently organising Backlight


  2. Hi Guys,

    Found link in junk folder. have now doenloaded 1.0.4 do I need to upgrade through 1.0.3 first or will it upgrade from 1.0.2?


    • You can upgrade to 1.0.4, but check the upgrade instructions for both versions in our change log to ensure you’re copying everything that needs to be updated.

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