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    Firstly, I love your theme. It’s brilliant. And thanks to the excellent support pages I’ve been able to make most of the changes I’ve wanted so that I’m really happy with the website.

    There’s only one thing that I need to fix before it’s perfect – and that’s how the blog posts show photos.

    As you can see in my top two entries on http://www.sjallenphotography.com/blog/ the blog only shows the featured image and not the grid of photos you see when you click through to the entry.

    If I have more than one photo on the entry I’d really love for it to be displayed in a grid on the blog page (as it appears on the entry itself).

    Can you help me to do this?

    I checked out this thread: http://www.kriesi.at/support/topic/blog-posts-not-full and it helped me make my blog posts full length, but the fix for the layout of images didn’t work. Have there been changes to the code that this old post doesn’t take into account?

    Hope I didn’t do it wrong, but I tried multiple times and even tried editing the code myself. I’m stumped.

    Really hope you can help – I can see from other sites that it is possible to get a grid layout.

    Looking forward to your reply and thanks in advance,

    Sarah-Jane

    #136911

    Hi,

    The option you’re looking for is not available on the theme. We’re really sorry but you need to hire a freelance developer to do the modifications for you.

    Regards,

    Ismael

    #136912
    #136913

    Hi Ismael,

    Thanks for replying. Sorry…but I think I’ve been a bit unclear. I’m not looking for an easy click on/click off feature. I’m looking for the code to allow this to happen.

    The guy who asked the question in that link I put above got an answer that worked for him. If you go to his blog and scroll down to the entry “Hanging at the Pool” and you’ll see the grid I’d like to have: http://skidmorephotography.com/blog (I know I said 3 columns, but really, I don’t care how many columns there are – just being a photographer showing only one photo per blog isn’t helpful for me). But when I make the same changes to includes/loop-index.php it’s not working for me.

    Can I get a bit of clarification? Is the advice he got still valid? Or has something changed to make this no longer an option? It’s confusing to be told it’s not possible, when he asked, got a detailed answer from your head of support and implemented it. What’s changed?

    Really hope someone over there can help me!

    The fix mentioned from your head of support is (in the previous link) is:

    In includes/loop-index.php replace:

    if(is_search() || avia_is_overview())

    {

    the_excerpt();

    }

    else

    {

    the_content(__(‘Read more →’,’avia_framework’));

    }

    with:

    if(is_search())

    {

    the_excerpt();

    }

    else

    {

    the_content(__(‘Read more →’,’avia_framework’));

    }

    and:

    //embeded list gallery

    if(is_single() && strpos($avia_config,’attached_images’) !== false )

    {

    new avia_embed_images();

    }

    //embeded 3 column gallery

    if(is_single() && strpos($avia_config,’three_column’) !== false )

    {

    new avia_three_column();

    }

    //embeded list gallery

    if(is_single() && strpos($avia_config,’gallery_shortcode’) !== false )

    {

    global $gallery_active;

    if(!$gallery_active) echo do_shortcode(‘[gallery force="avia"]‘);

    }

    with:

    //embeded list gallery

    if(strpos($avia_config,’attached_images’) !== false )

    {

    new avia_embed_images();

    }

    //embeded 3 column gallery

    if(strpos($avia_config,’three_column’) !== false )

    {

    new avia_three_column();

    }

    //embeded list gallery

    if(strpos($avia_config,’gallery_shortcode’) !== false )

    {

    global $gallery_active;

    if(!$gallery_active) echo do_shortcode(‘[gallery force="avia"]‘);

    }

    #136914

    And I’m happy to get as techy an answer as possible. Even if it’s over my head, my husband is a software developer and while not a WordPress expert, he’s confident he’ll be able to implement any code changes if someone can just point him in the right direction.

    Thanks again.

    #136915

    Aha…I figured it out.

    For anyone who ends up searching for the answer to this (I’m sure there will be others like me searching the forum), it definitely IS an option available on this theme. Only the answer isn’t theme-related which is probably why Ismael didn’t suggest it.

    And the answer is so insanely simple I feel really dumb for not having figured it out earlier. All I needed to do was simply to insert the thumbnails for the grid directly into the post rather than using the flashlight gallery (i.e. click the “Add Media” button above the blog entry toolbar). Make sure to link the thumbnails to the images and voila!

    Obviously it’s going to be a bit annoying to format, but I’m sure a few columns or an html table will take care of that. From the looks of things that’s what skidmore did and I’m sure all those other flashlight sites I saw sporting a thumbnail grid did the same.

    Hope this helps out someone in the same boat as me.

    I also hope the flashlight developers will consider implementing a similar option in the flashlight gallery sometime. I’m sure there are a lot of photographers like me out there who’d like to display all the photos from a session on that front blog page rather than just one.

    All the best,

    SJ

    #136916

    Hey,

    I didn’t think it would be that simple. Glad you figured it out yourself. :)

    Regards,

    Ismael

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