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FAILURE to SAVE DATA NextGen Custom Fields (14 posts)

  1. Peter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Has anyone experienced a "Failure to Save Data" when trying to create new custom field. I'm trying to add a link to a gallery thumbnail, but always get a failure notice upon save.

  2. shauno
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Peter
    I haven't had any complaints about data not saving before. Is the exact error you are getting 'Failure to Save Data'? Because that exact phrasing doesn't appear in the code. Just trying to narrow down where the problem may be.

  3. Peter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Shaun,

    Appreciate the help. Solved the problem. Simply hadn't run the link you provided to authenticate the install. I paraphrased the wording of the failure notice...but that is now resolved.

    However, since I've got you...

    The NextGen plugin is brilliant, and solves 99.9-percent of my problem. I am building a gallery site (one of several galleries I've been approached to build), and one of the most basic functions of this site eludes me in WordPress. I've got years of custom html experience building these things by hand. The NGG gets me close, but not fully there.

    Here's the link: http://parkerfarmdesign.com/newsitetest/exhibiting-artist/

    I've read EVERY post, your FAQ, other people's hacks and have tried everything, with failure. All I need to do is this:

    On the Artists landing page, each thumbnail needs to lead to a page, not a lightbox. If you click the "Theresa Mccue" page (under the artists dropdown) that's what each page will look like, and needs to be accessed by either that dropdown, or the "Artits" thumbnail gallery page default.

    Then, once on an artists page, I'll embed an NGG gallery for that artists work. Each piece, when clicked should then lead to a detail page containing that piece as well as data about that piece (size, medium, price, availability, etc). I believe NGG Custom fields can do this, and I have it installed, but continuously fail to make it happen. I know it's an open-ended question, but any help you can provide would be enormously appreciated.

    Many thanks!

  4. Peter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ...second to last paragraph should read "ArtiSts"...

  5. shauno
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad it's working now. I guessed you were paraphrasing the error, just thought I'd check in case it was something somewhere else interfering.

    With regards to adding a custom link to each image, it has been discussed before. NGG has changed a little since then, but the concept is there and you should get it working pretty easily. Check out http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-nextgen-gallery-is-it-possible-to-specify-url-links-in-thumbnails

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  6. Peter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. I had read that post before, and have no problem getting the custom field for the link on each thumbnail within the gallery. I should have been more specific on my previous comment. On the artist's landing page, the thumbnails you see are "preview images" for an artist's individual gallery. I need to do is slightly different. I need to link ONLY the preview image for the gallery to a page. Ideally, on that page the link leads to, I would place that artist's gallery (and ideally, it would then open in a JS lightbox).

    I need the link that is, by default, attached to the preview image that opens that NGG gallery, to instead link off to a page, where that artist's NGG gallery will reside.

    Thanks again!

  7. shauno
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think the template for that is album-compact.php in NGG's view directory. You will need to create a gallery custom field, and use the nggcf_get_gallery_field() function instead, something like <?php echo nggcf_get_gallery_field($gallery->ID, "Link"); ?> (where Link is your field name).

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  8. Peter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Shauno, Many thanks, and at the risk of abusing your generosity, that hack got me closer, but now when I click on one of the thumbnails within the album, it links right back to that very album. Instead, I want each thumbnail, when clicked, to lead to a unique page for that artist.

    here's where the problem is: http://parkerfarmdesign.com/newsitetest/exhibiting-artist/

    Click on Mccue. Clicking this should lead to a page (this one: http://parkerfarmdesign.com/newsitetest/exhibiting-artist/theresa-mccue/ ), not back to the album itself.

    So close, and hoping you can shed light on what I'm missing.

    Thanks again

  9. shauno
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If it's linking back to itself, the href is probably blank. Which means you aren't getting the custom field. I haven't actually done this myself, just looked at the theory.
    I can try setup a quick test sometime this weekend, but can't see why it wouldn't work. You are using your custom field's name in the call to nggcf_get_gallery_field(), not just "Link" from my example?

  10. Peter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using the custom field name. Here it is:
    ID, "gallerylink"); ?>">
    <img class="Thumb" alt="<?php echo $gallery->title ?>" src="<?php echo $gallery->previewurl ?>"/>

    To be more precise, the image is leading back to the album (titled "artists" http://parkerfarmdesign.com/newsitetest/exhibiting-artist/ ). And if you click any artist thumbnail on this page, the same thing happens: it just links back to itself, even though put the page URL only on the "McCue" custom field within the "mccue" gallery. Its this modification within album_compact is applying a global change to the "previewURL" rather than a unique one tied to an individual gallery's custom URL.

    Is the problem with the gallery ID variable? The custom field is already in the gallery, so pulling the gallery ID and replacing it with custom URL field will cause the link to itself. Wouldn't we want to have the href cause the custom "gallerylink" to be passed into the Preview URL variable, rather than the gallery ID?
    ($gallery->ID, "gallerylink"); ?>">

  11. shauno
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you paste that code inside code tags (tildes)

  12. Peter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here it is:

    <!-- List of galleries -->
    	<?php foreach ($galleries as $gallery) : ?>
    
    	<div class="ngg-album-compact">
    		<div class="ngg-album-compactbox">
    			<div class="ngg-album-link">
    
    			<a href="<?php echo nggcf_get_gallery_field($gallery->ID, "gallerylink"); ?>">
    					<img class="Thumb" alt="<?php echo $gallery->title ?>" src="<?php echo $gallery->previewurl ?>"/>
    				</a>
    			</div>
    		</div>
    		<h4><a class="ngg-album-desc" title="<?php echo $gallery->title ?>" href="<?php echo $gallery->pagelink ?>" ><?php echo $gallery->title ?></a></h4>
    		<?php if ($gallery->counter > 0) : ?>
    		<p><strong><?php echo $gallery->counter ?></strong> <?php _e('Photos', 'nggallery') ?></p>
    		<?php endif; ?>
    	</div>
    
     	<?php endforeach; ?>
  13. shauno
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's $gallery->gid, not $gallery->ID. I didn't look at what Alex had used as his primary key in my examples.

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  14. Peter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That did it! Thanks, shauno, huge help.

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