Pics Mash AJAX add on released

Do you already love Pics Mash? Do you love it but wish it was a little slicker? The latest release allows you to add on AJAX voting. Once a website visitor clicks an image it will vote using AJAX so that the full page doesn’t refresh. Save yourself bandwith and have your site run a bit smoother.

For an example of the add-on it operation you can view the demo here

To purchase the add-on please visit epic plugins where it is for sale, along with a review of the plugin and a full feature comparison.

Pics Mash v3.0 is here

Pics Mash v3.0 has been uploaded to CodeCanyon for review. It’s finally here. v3.0 of the plugin is a major upgrade. Here are some of the features that v3.0 brings.

  1. It gives you the option to sign up to the Epic Plugins Newsletter this will help keep you up to date on this plugin, my other plugins and anything EPIC in general.
  2. Epic Plugins is my own central repository for my plugins, I have a number of new plugins in the pipeline and paying for a demo site for each one can start to hurt the wallet. So Epic Plugins is a place where you can check out my other plugins and see some of them in action
  3. The update also includes a link to the Support Forums which are specially designed for people who have bought my plugins. You’ll receive priority support on the forums compared to CodeCanyon comments or emails.
  4. I am now hosting my very own central repository for plugins, no more waiting for CodeCanyon to approve every single update when some are small fixes. The latest version of the plugin will notify you from the admin dashboard when a new plugin is available and you’ll be able to automatically update it. Less hassle for everyone.
  5. Finally – v3.0 comes with EPIC sharing capabilities. You can read more about this new feature below

Do you ever wonder how your own images compare to other websites images, are yours better? are they more engaging? Version 3.0 allows you to share your images with EpicPicsMash.com.

What is Epic Pics Mash and How Does it Work?

Epic Pics Mash.com is designed to be the central “hub” of the Pics Mash network. If you have installed the Pics Mash Plugin you have the option to share your images and have them displayed on the central hub.

When you install and activate v3.0 it sends a message to the site that a new installation of the plugin has been activated. Epic Pics Mash then checks in at regular intervals and if you’ve chosen to share, adds your images to the Epic Pics Mash. One big Pics Mash of ALL the photos in ALL the installs of the WordPress plugin.

Why would you want to share images?

Well, on a regular install of the Pics Mash Image Rating Tool, it shows a link to a special page. The Pics Mash on the Epic Pics Mash site will also contain a link back to your own website. This can help your site gain new visitors who have found your image on the Epic Pics Mash site.

But, I’m using Pics Mash on an Adult Site

Epic Pics Mash when it is ready for launch will have a “NSFW” type of system. Where images will be classified by the Epic Pics Mash admin team so there should be nothing stopping you sharing your images.

When will Epic Pics Mash launch?

The website will be designed and created as photos are added to the site. The more people who share, the easier the site will be to develop. It will be something really special and EPIC.

Pics Mash v2.3 updated

Pics Mash v2.3 is the official release of a minor update which fixes a few minor bugs in NextGen compatibility following the recent WordPress 3.5 update. This can be downloaded from CodeCanyon following review.

To find out more, please sign up for updates here http://www.picsmashplugin.com/subscribe/

 

Pics Mash v2.1 is here!

Well it’s been a couple of weeks coming but the next update is finally here. The update has been submitted to CodeCanyon for review today, so should be available to download once they’ve approved the update in a day or two.

So, what’s new?

This update has concentrated on improving some of the user aspects of the plugin. The first thing you’ll notice is that the website has had a bit of an overhaul and this also includes the admin side of the plugin.

There are lots of new settings as shown in the screenshot below

This shows there are lots moe options than before.The Width (px) of the top rated images is for when the leaderboard setting is set to false.

Leaderboard setting?

Did I not mention this? Well, as part of the update the shortcode for the top rated images has been improved to show a leaderboard as default. The shortcode for this is [toprated limit = 5]

RankImageRatingWinsLossesView
11,6088129View
21,60513062View
31,60310742View
41,59511966View
51,5959259View

Just show the images without the ranking? This is a shortcode setting put the admin setting has been left in for now as there are plans for this in an upcoming version.

Displaying the top or bottom rated images in a gallery is still as easy as it was before.

What else is new?

Say you’ve been ranking your WordPress images for a while now and would like to start a fresh. The option is now here to do so. Under the settings menu there is a button which will reset all the ratings and scores and give you a clean slate to rate from.

We hope you like the new update. It makes Pics Mash even easier to use, and even easier to share and comments on the photos in the pics mash game.

Adding functionality – Social Gallery Image Viewer

So you’ve installed Pics Mash – The Facemash for WordPress plugin

You are now enjoying the ability to display images from your WordPress website in a “Facemash” rating contest. You have used the shortcodes to filter down by specific categories or authors. Now you are wondering – how else can I tweak the plugin to make my website even more engaging to my visitors.

Well, I’d like to introduce you to another premium WordPress plugin which can really boost user engagement. That plugin is “Social Gallery” and it is available from CodeCanyon for $14. 

To have the Social Gallery Image Viewer work seamlessly with Pics Mash – the following settings will enable it to be shown on the top rated and bottom rated images.

The CSS Selector to use is: .picsmashvoting a:has(img)

I would strongly recommend Social Gallery to anyone who has a website where you have images that users would usually click on or want to see a larger version. It’s a very powerful and well developed piece of code. The perfect compliment to the Pics Mash plugin. Buy it from CodeCanyon today.

social gallery

Pics Mash Image Rating Tool

Why buy this WordPress Plugin?

  • Facemash image rating WordPress plugin “Pics Mash”
  • Find out which media image on your WordPress website is the best
  • Instantly recognisable by millions of people
  • Featured in the hit movie The Social Network
  • Engage your website visitors with your website images
  • 10x more pageviews

Find out which image is best

Do you often wonder which images on your WordPress website give the biggest “WOW” to your visitors? Through this plugin you can find out!!

What is Facemash?

Facemash.com is one of the first websites which Mark Zuckerberg (the founder of Facebook) created. This WordPress plugin reproduces a similar effect to how Mark created the facemash website.

”…the initial site generated 450 visitors and 22,000 photo-views in its first four hours online…” – Source Wikipedia

Now you can bring the same power and engagement to your own WordPress website!!! With this plugin it is really easy to add powerful image rating functionality to your site.

How does the Plugin work?

The plugin takes all the images from your WordPress media library and uses them to populate a new area of your website to store the votes and ratings of each image. You can decide which images to include or exclude by reviewing the entries in the Pics Mash area of the WordPress admin panel.

Create a Photo rating specific area of your website

The plugin uses the new features of WordPress to create a custom post type for the images involved in the Pics Mash rating tool. All the information needed (image location, ratings, votes) are saved in custom post fields that can be easily extracted to sit on a custom page template if you so wish.

Easy integration with Social Gallery plugins

The plugin works seamlessly with popular Social Gallery plugins. Why stop at just increasing user engagement through ratings and votes? With a combination of this plugin and Social Gallery plugin, you can boost user engagement 100x!!!!

What is Facemash?

Facemash, the Facebook’s predecessor, opened on October 28, 2003. Initially, the website was invented by a Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, and three of his classmates – Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz. Zuckerberg wrote the software for the Facemash website when he was in his second year of college. The website was set up as a type of “hot or not” game for Harvard students. The website allowed visitors to compare two student pictures side-by-side and let them choose who was “hot” and who was “not”.

That night, Zuckerberg wrote the following blog entries:

I’m a little intoxicated, not gonna lie. So what if it’s not even 10 pm and it’s a Tuesday night? What? The Kirkland dormitory facebook is open on my desktop and some of these people have pretty horrendous facebook pics. I almost want to put some of these faces next to pictures of farm animals and have people vote on which is more attractive.
—9:49 pm
Yea, it’s on. I’m not exactly sure how the farm animals are going to fit into this whole thing (you can’t really ever be sure with farm animals…), but I like the idea of comparing two people together.
—11:10 pm
Let the hacking begin.
—12:57 am
 
 

According to The Harvard Crimson, Facemash “used photos compiled from the online facebooks of nine Houses, placing two next to each other at a time and asking users to choose the ‘hotter’ person”. To accomplish this, Mark Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s security network and copied the student ID images used by dormitories and used them to populate his Facemash website.

Harvard at that time did not have a student directory with photos and basic information, and with the initial site generated 450 visitors and 22,000 photo-views in its first four hours online. That the initial site mirrored people’s physical community—with their real identities—represented the key aspects of what later became Facebook.

On October 25, 2010, entrepreneur and banker Rahul Jain auctioned off FaceMash.com to an unknown buyer for $30,201.