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[resolved] Slideshow issues (6 posts)

  1. Kiern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Great plugin. Thank you. :)

    I am having an issue with the slideshow. It is a nice feature, and I like it, but the slide show starts from whatever image was clicked, and runs to the last image. That's great if they click on the first image, but not so good if they click on the second to last image, since it would only run for two images, then stop.

    I think it would be much better if the slideshow looped, so that no matter which image they clicked they would eventually see all of them. It would also be nice if you could place one image on a page and have it run the slideshow of all the images in the gallery from that one image.

    Is it at all possible to do either of these things?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gallery-plugin/

  2. bestwebsoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    1) There is no necessity to restrict the users from which slider to view the image in the slideshow. What if user interested in the latest three images and doesn't want to see the previous images? If user wants to see all image, usually he\she is chosing the first image.

    2) There is no such kind of option in our plugin (currently only 1 image is displayed and all images for the slideshow). We prefer provide an ability for users to choose: to see or not, zoom or not. In our opinion it is better if user see the quantity of images and has an ability to see tangentially all of them and after that decide which exactly user wants to zoom.

    Best regards,
    Oksana

  3. Kiern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    1) I didn't say that I wanted to restrict the users. In fact, the way it is now, the plugin does the restricting. They will only see the full slideshow if they click on the first image. After that, the plugin restricts the slideshow to that image and the ones that come after it. Yes, it is possible that they may not want to see the ones prior to the one they clicked. If that is the case, however, then isn't it just as likely that they don't want to see the ones after it? It doesn't make sense to only restrict it in one direction "intentionally".

    It's possible that a user does like the ones before the one they selected, but something about that one caught their eye first, so they click it and get the slideshow that runs until the last image. They then see one that is a few images before the previous one they clicked, and see a couple of different images, and then the rest of the slideshow they have already seen, but still not seeing any of the images before the one they clicked. I think it would be far more annoying for them to get shown the same images over and over than to be shown all the images in one go.

    The way it is now doesn't give the users any more of a choice. In fact, slide shows are not meant to give the users the choice, other than to close it. If we want the users to only see the images they want to see, then we wouldn't even use the slideshow option. It is a design decision to have a slideshow, or not. If users are fine with a slideshow, it makes sense to allow them to see the whole slideshow, rather than a truncated version. Most users will not know that they need to click on the first image to see the whole slideshow.

    I think it would be better if the slideshow looped, so that no matter which image is clicked, they see the entire slide show. There could always be an option to turn looping on or off. Though, I was really just wondering if there was a work around way to change it in the code.

    If it is a technical issue where it is too difficult (or impossible) to implement, I get that. I just wanted to know if it was possible...which wasn't answered. Is it a hard-coded restriction, or is there a way to edit something to allow it to loop?

    2) OK. I didn't see an option, but I thought there might be a way to do it. My thought was that, if it was possible, it would allow you to put one image on the page (saving on loading time), and still allow people to see the full gallery, in full size, without having to leave the page. For what I am currently working on, it seemed like an interesting idea, but it's not a big deal.

  4. bestwebsoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the broadened description of your situation.
    Unfortunately, script which we are using doesn't allow to make 'circle' slideshow.
    We understand your desire, but maybe for now will be more acceptable to use a plugin for the slideshow (not for the gallery)?

    Best regards,
    Oksana

  5. Kiern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, Thank you for the follow up.

    Actually, I really like the way the gallery works, so I will likely use that for most things. The slideshow gave me some nice ideas for certain projects, but i will likely get much more use out of the Gallery.

    Thanks again. Great plugin. :)

  6. bestwebsoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    And many thanks for your interest to our plugin and new ideas.

    Sincerely,
    Oksana

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