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Having troubel creating a specific vision of a gallery. (6 posts)

  1. dan apparatus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, All. I'm a relative amateur when it comes to the entirety of WordPress so I need some advice on where to start on a gallery I'm trying to build. Simply put, I am trying to build a page (on a Responsive child theme, 1.7.2) in which all my galleries initially are viewed as a grid of single image thumbnails. Clicking any thumbnail then creates a clickable slideshow of that gallery (with caption underneath at the top of that page, while still preserving the grid of single image thumbnails below it.

    I've experimented with WordPress galleries, NextGen Gallery, and a number of other gallery plug-ins, but have found nothing close to what I desire to do here. I'm at a loss and not sure if what I want is just impossible or if I'm just looking in the wrong places.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!

    -Dan

  2. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Dan,

    Have you tried http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-easy-gallery/ yet? Usually NextGen would be able to do what you need, maybe it's just a different setup or perhaps plugin enhancements will help. Take a look at this as well http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=nextgen something to add-on to NextGen, think of it as extension :)

    Emil

  3. dan apparatus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, Emil! You are the most helpful man on WordPress. (You answered some questions for me on the Responsive forum too.) These are good but I'm still having trouble figuring out to build the gallery without employing a lightbox. Here is an exact example (sans-sidebar) of what I'm looking to do: http://www.abriefhistoryof.info/, clickable thumbnails that reveal a slideshow gallery on the top of the page

    Given the change of the address bar when clicking on each gallery item it looks like the site is actually built with a different page for each gallery item and the thumbnails collected below on each page. I would do this and just build a multi-page portfolio with slideshows on top, and linked thumbnail images on the bottom, but that just doesn't seem like best practice.

    Thoughts?
    Thanks so much for your generosity and help!

    -Dan

  4. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Dan,

    Oh no worries, it's my pleasure. WordPress built-in gallery will come very close to this: http://themeid.com/demo/responsive/2008/06/10/post-format-test-gallery/ not sure if I posted this on TID or not.

    Emil

  5. dan apparatus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I am going to try and make a php file that contains all my thumbnails that I could then drop into every gallery page underneath the slideshow so I only have to change one file when the portfolio changes.

    Now how to make that php… Or maybe a custom widget?

  6. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 1 year ago #

    To do this as a widget, you might need a plugin, I am not 100% positive on this :)

    Emil

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