With the new XML cache platform, the Imagevue gallery stores data in XML and only processes folders if they are changed, or if there is new content. The caching system is entirely transparent, and is processed automatically when required.
You may notice a new file folders.xml in the root of your content/ folder. This is basically the cache file, where the processed data is stored.
How it works in technical terms
- First time your gallery is viewed by anyone, the cache file is created.
- After the cache file is created, the initial load should be substantially faster, as it is cached.
- If you create a new folder or change anything in a folder (files, descriptions, thumbnails etc.), the gallery will detect this, and re-process the cache file.
We are looking forward to see this in action in our users' galleries, and also to hear any feedback from you!