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How to center anything? (8 posts)

  1. Magnatolia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all,

    I installed this plugin as it was recommended for creating portfolios/galleries. Yet not one single style that came with it offers the ability to center anything. I've downloaded same styles that proclaimed to fix the problem. But not one single one does anything. Why waste your time creating a product that offers a unprofessional-looking result?

    Does anyone know a way I can set it so that everything centers? Galleries, single images, slideshow. Oh, and not sure why but the slideshow doesn't even work. I just get a spinning circle forever.

    Or, is there a plugin that will resolve this? And if there's no way to fix it, are there any other similar plugins that offer this seemingly obvious function?

    Thanks guys!

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

  2. jsylvia90
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Magnatolia,

    I tend to be stubborn when things aren't like I want. So like you I wanted my thumbnails centered on the page. I've been doing sites since way, way back in the day when css didn't work the same in any of the browsers, and I had to do a lot of "cheating"... but hey, it worked and if the "big guys couldn't get their acts together, I made things work in all the browsers the way I wanted on my end.

    So, I spent some time tinkering and tweaking... and finally I got my thumbs centered... somewhat of a "cheat" but my clients don't care if it looks good... It has to do with how I placed the [nggallery id=XX] code on the individual page using the visual editor.

    First I tried a centered div tag. <div align="center" style="text-align: center;">[nggallery id=XX]</div> NO GO... didn't work.

    Then I tried placing the tag in a table with the td centered. NO Go... didn't work.

    Tried a bunch of other things and then I found it! First I uses a simple centered div tag. Next I place a single cell table at 90% inside my div tag. Then I placed the short code inside the single table cell. WORKED!... in IE, firefox, Google Chrome and safari.

    There is the exact coding I pasted in the visual editor:

    <div align="center">
    <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="width: 90%; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px" align="center" width="90%">
    <tr>
    <td align="center">[nggallery id=10]</td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    </div>

    Here is the page: http://www.fvapollo.com/fvapollo/gallery/

    Hope this helps.

  3. morvenwestfield
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I know this is an old post, but I'm hoping someone will stumble on it and give me some ideas.

    I'm using a NextGen Slideshow in a sidebar (Sidebar 2, Magazine Basic) in WP 3.5.

    My little thumbnail is stuck over on the left. I'd like to center it. Anyone have any idea how I can do that?

    I'm okay with editing PHP if someone can tell me where I should look and I do know HMTL. I just don't know where to begin.

    Thanks,
    Morven

  4. jsylvia90
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Morven,

    Its difficult to comment without seeing what you are having issues with. My first inclination is to suggest putting in a simple div tag centered. <div align="centered"> </div>

    This helps a lot of times, but as you can see WordPress and/or the Next Gen has its own rules. However, I don't think the answer is in the php, its likely in the HTML and css to get it to do what you want.

    JS

  5. stanwoodard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey jsilvia90 thanks for that bit of code ! It worked for me to control a NEXTGen slideshow, but I had to adjust the widths to 120%!
    Still trying to control the gallery.

  6. morvenwestfield
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Arghh!

    This finally started working correctly. I had upgraded WordPress to 3.6 and was using NextGen 2.0.17.

    Then, just a few minutes ago, I updated Magazine Basic to 3.0.3.

    Now I have two problems:

    The problem of it not centering is back.
    The widget area for NextGen isn't long enough.

    http://morvenwestfield.com/wp1/

    Where do I set the length for the widget?

  7. photocrati
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    @morvenwestfield - My first guess is your latest theme update is now over-writing the "code" you implemented for your fix (BTW, good job!). You may need to go back and try to sort it out again :(

    - Cais.

  8. morvenwestfield
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Photocrati, the fix I did initially, months ago, didn't help. When I finally had time to work on it over the weekend, I noticed that it was working. It was after that that I upgraded it.

    I'll give it another look in a week or two. (That's one of my problems: I don't have the time to work on it consistently, so I forget a lot by the time I work on it again.) I might just disable it temporarily if I can't figure it out.

    Thanks for your suggestion, though.

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