Jetpack 1.5 comes with a nifty gallery feature named Carousel

Jetpack 1.5 comes with a nifty gallery feature named Carousel

Automattic developers have released a new version of Jetpack with a brand new feature named Carousel.

A major update of Carousel has also been released for the users of blogging platform.

Carousel enhances the support for image gallery feature on the WordPress blogs.

Instead of getting dedicated pages for individual images, you get a fully functional Lightbox.

Features (from the announcement):

Images are served double-resolution (Retina!) for visitors on capable devices, like the iPad 3 or Retina MacBook Pro. (Best, laptop, ever.)
Comments! Visitors can now comment directly on each photo.
Likewise, you can now like or reblog every individual image.
You can now select a light or dark theme for your photos to be showcased on.
If your camera includes EXIF metadata, like aperture, lens, and shutter speed, we now show that next to the photo. (You can toggle this off under Settings → Media if you prefer.)
We’ve improved performance so it loads and moves faster on browsers old and new.

  • Kevin

    I’m also running W3 Total Cache and in order for carousel to work I had to disable JS minify.  Any suggestions on how I can have JS minify enabled and still enjoy carousel?Thanks!

  • OperaManiac

    @Kevin JS Minify could potentially break a lot of third party apps relying on JavaScript. The fact remains, JS Minify does not really save a lot of bandwidth for you or your users. I suggest disabling it anyways. I have it disabled in CloudFlare which offers a similar feature. It tends to break a lot of plugins and other features powered by JS. You can also try to submit a bug to Jetpack developers but I do not see they would bother to spend the massive time that is likely to be needed to make it work with multile number of JS compressers available in the market today.