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[resolved] Suffusion 3.7.8 & Photo Albums plugin combo problem (6 posts)

  1. Danie Feuth
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need some advice on trying to fix a problem that I am having with combining the excellent theme Suffusion with the also excellent Photo Album plugin.
    The problem is this - When viewing the albums created with Photo Album the images are distorted and not showing as a whole image. The same problem occurs when viewing the images in the slideshow option. I tried looking for an alternative theme to use but do not find an alternative theme. Does anyone know if there is a solution around the problem or should I abandon Photo Album for the NextGEN Gallery plugin? What a shame if I had to do that! The problem is illustrated at http://www.myphotoblog.co.za. Looking forward to hearing from some-one with a possible solution.

  2. mal2809
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm seeing a whole image and they don't look distorted, is it possible you are having cache issues, try clearing your browsers history, cache and cookies and see if that helps.

    Or maybe you fixed it and i'm viewing the page after that happened.

  3. Danie Feuth
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for looking into the problem that I am having. I did not mention that I had the problem only when browsing the site with Internet Explorer. I decided in the meantime to take the easy way out in that I suggest to users to download and install Chrome to browse the site. I suppose only dedicated surfers will take the trouble to my suggestion. You can view the changes I made by visiting the site again. I do not know if you have any other suggestions. Once again thank you for the trouble that you took looking at the problem.

  4. Sayontan Sinha
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is really a plugin problem. Most gallery plugins fail to handle this issue. Google will tell you that this is a fairly common occurrence: http://www.google.ca/search?q=ie8+images+squished. For how to fix it you can refer to this site: http://code.google.com/p/galleriffic/issues/detail?id=124

    Specific to your plugin, something like this in Suffusion's Back-end Settings → Custom Includes → Custom JavaScript should help:

    $j = jQuery.noConflict();
    $j(document).ready(function() {
    	$j(".thumblist img").removeAttr('height');
    	$j(".thumblist img").removeAttr('width');
    }
  5. Danie Feuth
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sayontan Sinha

    Thank you for your post, it helped me to start looking for a solution to my problem and I came across this link that solved my problem.

    [resolved] squashed thumbnail images (11 posts)

    In this post it was suggested by Member bacree to do the following:

    'OK. I solved the problem.

    The thumbnails display fine in IE8 when you click on Compatibility View, but how many visitors are going to know that? about zero.

    There is a meta tag you can include in the header for any webpage that will tell IE8 to load the page in compatibility view. Other browser ignore this tag, so it should only affect IE8 (and eventually, another tag will probably need to be added for IE9, becuase, well, its microsoft...). But it wasnt included in this theme for some reason. There may be a reason, because other folks have found that turning on compatibility view with the meta tag actually does not work as well as manually clicking the button, so who knows, it may cause some other bug, but so far, on the site Im working on, its working fine. This site also loads fine in Firefox and Safari, but I haven't tested any other browsers...

    Anyway, here is what you do.

    In the editor, open the template named "Header (header.php)"

    Scroll down to where you seed the <head> tag.

    After that tag, enter this code:
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

    Update, and voila! no more squashed thumbnails..

    Let me know if this works for you guys too.'

    Presto it worked for me!

    He also wrote an interesting article on this matter at
    Internet-Explorer-8-issues-with-Compatibility-View-and-EmulateIE7
    .

    Thank you again for putting me on the right path that solved my squashed images.

  6. Sayontan Sinha
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Though it works in this situation, it is not the best way to fix the problem because you might run into issues with compatibility mode that will leave you with a tough alternative.

    If you use the fix I provided you should be fine, with or without the compatibility mode.

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