Today we’re making a new feature available for ProPhoto 5, article-specific options. We aren’t pushing an auto-update with the new feature, because we want to let it trickle out to our customers and deal with any potential bugs we may have missed. If you like what you see though, you can go to “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Site Settings” > “Misc.” and trigger an auto-update to the latest build to try it out.
Article-specific options are a sub-set of ProPhoto options available on each article edit screen that only applies to that specific article (by “article” we mean any post, page, or custom post type). Use them, for example, to turn off page title display on just your static home page, or disable Pinterest image pinning on just one particular post. Such options give you much more control over the appearance of each page of your site.
You can also save these sets of options as ProPhoto “Variations” that can be applied to other articles on your site with just one click. Variations can be added, applied, and deleted from the same option area on any article edit screen. You’ll also start to see designs being added to the store that will include their own design variations that can easily be added to different pages of your site.
We’re open to adding additional options for each article down the road if there is enough demand and the implementation seems doable, so feel free to give us feedback.
For a full description of how to use this new functionality, see this tutorial .
Today we’re pushing a free auto-update to ProPhoto5 for users on auto-upgrade-capable web hosts. The main purpose of this update is to fully release the new Google+ integration feature, as well as push out a moderate number of small enhancements and fringe bug-fixes. See the changelog below if you love the nitty-gritty.
-GOTCHA- If your host doesn’t do auto-updates, you can download the latest build from within your admin area under ProPhoto => Customize => Site Settings => Misc => ProPhoto Updates. Tutorial for updating from downloaded zip can be found here.-/-
The latest ProPhoto 5 build, #159, includes some significant new functionality around Google+ integration and Google rich snippets. If you aren’t on the latest build yet, you can go to “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Site Settings” > “Misc.” to trigger an auto-update.
New options in ProPhoto allow visitors to your site to +1 or share your content in their Google+ profile, as well as allowing you to promote your own Google+ profile. We’ve also made it easier to connect your site to your Google+ profile, allowing Google to associate you as the author of your content in search results, helping you to establish your brand. For the most part, Google +1 features parallel the Facebook buttons and widgets you are already familiar with. You can view thorough instructions on integrating Google+ with your ProPhoto site here: http://www.prophoto.com/support/google-plus-integration/
ProPhoto now utilizes microdata formatting in its markup as recommended by Google. These formatting changes can provide search engines like Google with more detail about the structure of your content which can improve the content and appearance of your search results. Here’s a full list of features added in this build