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[resolved] How to Add Slideshow Captions (13 posts)

  1. plonde
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just learned how to make your slideshow look like a slideshow instead of a static picture AND how to add captions.

    1. when installing on the page, choose ImageBrowser, not Slideshow. And then it will look like it does on the demo page second option
    http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/nextgen-gallery-demos/

    2. to add captions for the slideshow, not the thumbnails, enter them in the description field when you're managing the gallery. you may do this for thumbnails, too, i don;t know, i don;t work with them.

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

  2. fxybrown2
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, but the solution above doesn't rotate the image like the slideshow. I can see where the json for the slideshow is being returned and the image data is full containing the description but I can't determine how to display this information.

    In the /plugin-folder/js/ngg.slideshow.js file:

    jQuery.getJSON(url, function(r){
    
    		if (r.stat == "ok"){
    
                for (img in r.images) {
    				var photo = r.images[img];
    				alert("title is: " + photo.description);  //added by me for diagnosis
    
                    stack.push( decodeURI( photo['imageURL'] ) );
                }
    			stackLength = stack.length;
    			// init loading first 3 images (param 1 in func is first pass)
    			loadImage(1);
    		}
    	});

    The alert statement will print the description for the image as shown in the admin panel's ngg gallery. But where is the photo written to the HTML? Can I intercept what is written to the HTML to add the description somewhere?!

  3. plonde
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    no, it doesn't rotate, but there are "next" buttons, which i like. I didn't like that the slideshow sat there and people may not know that it was a slideshow... with the buttons, they know. it all depends on your need.

    as for the rest of your question, unfortunately i can't help. I honestly don;t even understand what you asked! I'm the least technical person working with WordPress!

    good luck! perhaps post again with a new topic to see if someone savvier than i can help?

  4. lydiamunoz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I didn't understand... Is possible to add captions to images in Slideshow?

  5. plonde
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you want captions, then you choose to import "image browser", and it'll look like this (see link below). I like that it has the arrows and border, indicating that it's a slideshow. But it doesn't format dimensions to the page very well; it can dominate the page.
    http://americanathebeautiful.org/a-tale-of-two-diners/

    If you're ok without captions, then you import as "slideshow." and it'll look like this. some folks prefer this bc it auto rotates the pics.
    http://americanathebeautiful.org/settlers-indians/

  6. anielsen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I too have been poking around in the files for this plugin trying get captions to work with the jQuery slideshow.

    I haven't gotten it yet but I will keep an eye on this thread to see if/when someone figures it out.

  7. plonde
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Anielsen

    If you want captions, then you choose to import "image browser", and it'll look like this (see link below). I like that it has the arrows and border, indicating that it's a slideshow. But it doesn't format dimensions to the page very well; it can dominate the page. here's an example on my blog.
    http://americanathebeautiful.org/a-tale-of-two-diners/

    If you're ok without captions, then you import as "slideshow." and it'll look like this. some folks prefer this bc it auto rotates the pics. it also stays within your dimensions and loads faster. again, an example on my blog.
    http://americanathebeautiful.org/settlers-indians/

    ultimately though, i'm leaving nextgen and going with a premium plugin: either of these

    http://codecanyon.net/item/sugar-slider-premium-wordpress-slider-manager/157763?ref=wpmayor

    http://sliderpro.net/

  8. cristian@metamorf.net
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You want something like this?

    Ngg Slideshow with caption

    I will help you, sorry for my english :-)

  9. toaadmin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Cristian,

    Can you help me? I need what you did on the Galapagos site. Thanks!
    Terri

  10. Duffy Bear
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi plonde - the thing about the image browser, is that when you click on next - the whole page refreshes and then you have scroll down over and over and over again to get to the next picture. That gets really old really fast and I don't want to lose my readers.

  11. NatalieYoung
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    if you enable flash, under gallery > options > slideshow, and select 'show navigation bar', you'll have captions + navigation in your slideshow. that way you don't have to use the imagebrowser.

    hope that helps.

  12. Duffy Bear
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Natalie - looks like I need to upload JW Image Rotatator. I tried to install it from the zip file, but I didn't work for me. So, I'm stuck there at the moment.

  13. Duffy Bear
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Natalie - thank you! I finally got my JQuery installed.

    I had initially downloaded JQuery from http://leandrovieira.com/projects/jquery/lightbox/

    and the zipfile wouldn't install.

    Duh! I just searched the plugins through WordPress and JQuery installed! Sorry! My lightbox slideshow is working! YIPPEE!!!

    Thank you so much!
    Duffy

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