January 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm #2935
I’m sure its something simple but I’m really struggling to populate the ‘Gallery’ style page not the Portfolio with images.
I need a simple page which displays the images as thumbnails in a grid format with a lightbox rollover with no associated Blog style text. (just like the Gallery Page in the Dummy content). Just cant work out how I make the link from the images to the page template.
Any help much appreciated.February 1, 2011 at 8:49 am #39904
the best solution is Nextgen gallery: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/
but you can use the gallery shortcode (like in the demo) – this page tells you more: http://codex.wordpress.org/Gallery_ShortcodeFebruary 1, 2011 at 11:11 am #39905
Thanks for that Dude, didn’t realise that functionality wasn’t built in to the Habitat theme.
Ive installed the NextGEN plugin but it will only work when the shortcode is applied in to a post rather than a page. This isn’t ideal, as I need to apply the images to a page creating a gallery, not a ‘post gallery’ any ideas?
Thanks again.February 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm #39906February 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm #39907
Update: unfortunately due to importing ‘NextGEN’ gallery as recommended above I now have 2 lightbox effects when clicking an image. The original coded Habitat lightbox and the NextGEN in the background. Once you click close on the Habitat lightbox the NextGEN is revealed behind with its own controls.
Can anyone advise if theres a way of turning off the lightbox feature so I can just run the NextGEN version?
Sorry for so many questions. Thanks again for all the great advise that Ive had so far.February 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm #39908
Just use prettyphoto as your nextgen lightbox.
Go to your admin panel > Gallery (Nexgen options panel) > Options
There you’ll see Tabs at the top: One tab is callled “effects”. Click on it.
Now you can use prettyphoto with you nextgen gallery.February 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm #39909
Guess its easy when you know how. Thank you, you have no doubt saved me hours :)February 2, 2011 at 8:16 am #39910
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