January 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm #8005
I have noticed that when I upload pictures to a portfolio via Flashlight’s built in uploader from my computer and the pictures are many and large in size, in takes a while to upload (sometimes hours). Usually I will go and do something else and allow the uploads to proceed on their own. If I’m not there to save shortly after they finish uploading (letting WordPress automatically save the portfolio draft), when I come back to finish the portfolio later, the images have disappeared from the portfolio itself, but they are in the WordPress Media Library. Then, I try and go back into the draft portfolio and re-add the images, when I click the green ‘Upload’ button, I only have the option to add new items from my computer. It does not allow me to select images already in the Media Library.
Is there any way to enable the ability to add images to a portfolio (or post or page) gallery in Flashlight by simply selecting them from the media library instead of having to always upload them?
BlaiseJanuary 5, 2012 at 11:23 pm #59990
Absolutely second this.
Every other theme I’ve used uses the WP media library/galleries as source. Seems really odd for a modern WP theme not to use it given how good the built in support is.January 6, 2012 at 8:19 am #59991January 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm #59992
Dear Blaise, please, say me, what the version of WP you use for your site http://thecalandros.net/ ? Is it the latest 3.3.1.? I ask about, because your full-screen slide-show works perfectly! http://thecalandros.net/album-items/2011-christmas-album/ – terrific! Unfortunately, I cannot say that about of mine http://www.fotoetude.com/portfolio-item/testing_wedding_fullscreen/. You published 97 pcs of wonderful pictures, and all of them played well in my browsers. I published 165 for test reason, but my full-screen slide-show works badly (stops playing after 120 photos in IE, and very loads the CPU/memory of system). I try to see – what is the secret of this?
Thanks!January 7, 2012 at 10:57 am #59993
BTW, the uploading of images into portfolio items is rather off the wall, really. If I understand all right, I need upload the same images every times as new, when I need create a few portfolio items with the same set of images. Is that true? Or I do something wrong?January 9, 2012 at 5:46 am #59994
Had this issue occur again today. This is a killer when trying to set up large portfolios. Dude, did Kriesi have any kind of response to your reported request? Is there something I can do to add that ‘Add from Media Library’ tab into the ‘Upload’ dialog myself by hacking some of the theme code?
Please let me know.
BlaiseJanuary 9, 2012 at 5:51 am #59995
I never ran into any issues with the full screen slideshow so I can’t comment as to why you might be having issues. As long as I uploaded straight from my machine, it “just worked”. I’m using 3.2.1 of WordPress, BTW. Also, as to this question:
“BTW, the uploading of images into portfolio items is rather off the wall, really. If I understand all right, I need upload the same images every times as new, when I need create a few portfolio items with the same set of images. Is that true? Or I do something wrong?”
…this is exactly at the heart of this post. Every gallery is treated as brand new and, right now, cannot be updated unless you re-upload every image – even if they’re the exact same images you loaded into the media library some time earlier. This is nearly a dealbreaker for usage of this theme for serious photoblogging, so I hope Dude and/or Kriesi can get it fixed.
– BlaiseJanuary 9, 2012 at 11:59 am #59996January 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm #59997
“Every gallery is treated as brand new and, right now, cannot be updated unless you re-upload every image – even if they’re the exact same images you loaded into the media library some time earlier.”
Aw christ, is that what’s happening? That might explain some the difficulties I’ve been having. And I was just about to rip my whole wordpress installation out, to start from scratch. If you’re semi-new to wordpress, like me, it can be a huge pain trying to figure out what is wrong: if it’s the file permissions on the server, something wonky with your installation, or something in the theme… Maybe I’ll just calm down for a bit, practice patience.January 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm #59998
Hey Guys! I am still investigating the issue. Not exactly sure why images would vanish after upload, but due to the code base one thing that might be crucial is to save the post first, before uploading the images.
The problem with the need to upload an image twice if you want to use it in multiple galleries is unfortunately a limitation by wordpress itself. The theme uses a slightly modified version of the wordpress gallery.
WordPress default behavior is like this:
Whenever you upload a picture, it is attached to a post. if you upload multiple pictures they all get attached to the same post, and you can then display them as a gallery by using the [gallery] shortcode. if you would want to use the same image in another gallery you need to upload it to another post.
Since I used the wordpress gallery as a starting point for the flashlight gallery it behaves the same way. I have tried to find a way around this, but quite frankly I would need to recode a totally new version of the gallery feature to circumvent that problem.
That would mean breaking all current installations once they update, which is not an option in my mind.
The second problem is: I already have tested adavend self build galleries in my follow up themes, but the backend does not play well with large amounts of images which to my mind is crucial in a theme like flashlight.
You see we got a little bit of a problem here and I am not quite sure how to solve that at the moment. Once I have a solution I will of course apply it but for now you are unfortunately stuck with the limitations of wordpress (and therefore the limitations of flashlight) :/January 28, 2012 at 4:02 am #59999
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