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[resolved] Gallery Summary Question (12 posts)

  1. canu
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi,
    We are using Next Gen for our galleries but have a question regarding the summary.

    In short, we have created galleries and attached them to posts.
    All posts are organised by post category and so to display them, we added a category link to the navigation menu.

    On the post category (summary) page, we noticed that the galley summary has details about the gallery that we don't necessarily need to display.

    For example:

    Super Bowl 2014
    Re-live or enjoy if you weren’t there, Super Bowl held in the Met Life stadium, the perfect celebration venue. [Show slideshow] 1234789►

    How do we remove this kind of text: [Show slideshow] 1234789

    Any help would be appreciated....

    Thanks!

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/nextgen-gallery/

  2. photocrati
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    @canu - It appears your are using a theme that provides a category template, and this template appears to be using the default excerpt as WordPress generates it.

    I would recommend you manually write the excerpt you want to see on your category archive (summary). This way you also have the opportunity to adjust the text besides using less than the default.

    Thanks!

    - Cais.

  3. canu
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thanks for the advice, I will follow up with the Theme support and ask them if they can shed any light on this.

  4. chitranjanbaghi
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

  5. canu
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi again,
    I have been in touch with the theme author and he says that this is not theme specific and that there ought to be a setting in this plugin that will make the necessary change.

    Any ideas?

  6. canu
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Sorry photocrati,
    I'm 'technically challenged', can you explain what you mean please?

    Thanks...

  7. photocrati
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    @canu - I cannot understand why the theme author would expect an option to be in a plugin to control the excerpt of the post.

    As I noted earlier, you are seeing what WordPress creates automatically ... this is often a theme related option to change, or as I suggested, you can write your own excerpts for the post so only the text you want to be displayed is.

    This article may help to explain Excerpts a bit more: https://codex.wordpress.org/Excerpt

    Thanks!

    - Cais.

  8. canu
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Thanks for the insight Cais, I'll go back to the theme support and see if they have a solution for me.

    Thanks again!

  9. photocrati
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    @canu - Good Luck! Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns with NextGEN Gallery.

    Thanks, again!

    - Cais.

  10. tizz
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    @canu If you don't see "summary" field in post editor maybe it's because you haven't selected it. Look up to the right in post editor, click the arrow for screen settings and check "summary".

  11. canu
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi Tizz,

    I think that it's to do with the excerpt as Cais said rather than a setting on the post itself.

  12. tizz
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    @canu This is the excerpt generated by WordPress in your example:

    Re-live or enjoy if you weren’t there, Super Bowl held in the Met Life stadium, the perfect celebration venue. [Show slideshow] 1234789►

    As @Cais noted, if you want to see a different text you have to manually write the excerpt for the post.
    Mine was an addition, to tell you that you can do it in the place I have referred above. Probably you've never seen it because you don't have that field selected, or maybe you have the field visible but you ain't never noticed it: from what you say in this topic I believe that one of the two has happened.
    This wanted to be only a little help, of course it has nothing to do with NextGEN and even with your theme (unless there's an option for summary, but the author would've told you), but is a native WordPress function.

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