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Gallery Slider (23 posts)

  1. Gilles M
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi;
    I am want to create a photography website. I am a neophyte when it comes to using WordPress. I really like the layout of the Minimatica theme. I have installed WP and the Minimatica theme. However, I cannot get the gallery slider to look like it does in the Minimatica demo. What is the plugin I need to get the same gallery slider? Thanks.

    Gilles

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/minimatica/

  2. Daniel Tara
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You don't need a plugin, you just need to set a featured image when editing a post (last metabox in the right column).

  3. RayRa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Daniel!

    I just installed minimatica theme too. I love it and I love all the possibilities. However, I am having an EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY difficult time incorporating video into it. I use mpeg and wmv files for my video and whenever I upload directly from my computer onto wordpress (btw I am hosted by a different company than wordpress, hostgator), it does not work. It will occur as a link TO the actual video, but not the video itself. I am wrecking my brain trying to figure it all out. Can you please help me?
    Oh yes, as seen on your demo, how can I get the images to show in the panels for the videos? Thank you!

  4. acebrickman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Daniel!

    Having the same issues here, attempting to utilize the still of an embedded YouTube/Vimeo as a "featured image"

  5. captivb4
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I CANNOT get multiple pics into the header as seen in the demo! HELP! About to lose it!

  6. kristanlh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @acebrickman-
    Try the plugin Video Thumbnails (by Sutherland Boswell). It automatically generates thumbnails for videos (even ones at Vimeo) and can be applied to past posts with one button. Unfortunately you can't choose the thumbnail, but it's the easiest thing I've found so far.

    @captivb4-
    Make sure you are setting Featured Images for each post.

  7. acebrickman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @kristanlh

    one hitch, but it's working!

    (utilizing JetPack from externally-built WordPress v.3.2.1 site if that matters)

    for Vimeo, it appeared I had to put the whole URL in there (instead of just the vimeo ID) and temporarily remove the closed-brace to the shortcode. Once the plugin searched & added as the featured image, I updated for the new featured image then closed the shortcode up again! Fortunately I'm just starting out and didn't have many videos to update.
    I already had the full URL for YouTube shortcodes and the plugin recognized the URL without my opening the braces.

  8. jmudphoto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i'm also having a problem with the gallery slider. My images, no matter how large or small, end up only half showing up in the slider boxes. how can i fix this?

  9. Liz Marr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @jmudphoto I had a similar problem at first. Now it is working and I don't have to resize anything. (photos are over 2,000 long side) Make sure that you replace your featured photo on your post and that it has at least 600 x 400 dimension. WordPress has the lovely habit of using cached photos so sometimes I have to fake it out and switch them so that it refreshes then I switch back. I'm trying to do it as lazy as possible.

  10. jcubed323
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My gallery slider isnt expanding. I dont know what i did but it is giving me a head ace. Is there an easy way to fix this? thanks

  11. jcubed323
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    60daysandnights.com is my website.

  12. fit4
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just setting up this theme. Really wanted the slider graphics. Seems each image has to be related to a post? Only wanted a gallery really so have I misunderstood?

  13. Liz Marr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Each image needs to be on a post. When you are writing the post, look to the right near the publish button and you will see a list of templates. The default template DOES NOT generate a post that will be used by the slider. There are some templates like "Gallery" which will. Well, basically anything other than "Standard" I think - I use Gallery, Image, Aside, and Link. Also, take a look down that side a bit. There will be something that says, "Set Featured Image". THAT is the photo which will be used on the slider.

    While you are making a post look way to the top of the post editor and see that you turn on all the bells and whistles for the page by clicking "Screen Options" and checking the boxes. The box that you want though is the one that says, "Excerpt". The excerpt is the text that you can use if you have written a lot in the post. If you write a long post then the program tries to put it all there, resulting in the bottom of the photo half full of words with ... at the end. Then use the "Excerpt" box (under the text box someplace) and put just the text you want in the caption of the slider photo.

    Some people have found it necessary to size their photos for the slider, I use the built-in function where you set the size when you insert it. That part is when you click "Show" while in the Media Gallery and chose a size - Thumbnail, Medium, Large, Full Size. I choose the size closest to the slider photos and then save and click "Use as featured image" Elsewhere you can set just what dimensions are Thumb, Medium, Large, and Full.

    As for making the slider work, other than the system requirement (it is a SWF I believe) then these steps should work. It took me about three days of non-stop cussing to figure this out and now I've been using it so long that I don't think about it. So, that means it is hard to describe what worked for me - but I try.

  14. fit4
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great help.. Have the posts and slider working woo hoo
    I just wanted pages to show but cannot seem to do this is the gallery format

  15. Liz Marr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Gallery should work. But you have to populate your gallery. Only the pictures that are IN the gallery (look at the media tab for the page - if there isn't a gallery, you won't get a page) I haven't found a painless way to get a gallery. Easiest is to upload what you want. Second, but harder to make work, is to create a WordPress gallery so that you get the gallery entries, then delete it (if you don't you'll have two galleries) If you are using a shadow box, then you have a neat pop-up that lets you scroll through all the photos. (otherwise they just dead-end by linking away from your site) I use Lightbox Plus for mine.

    Aw heck, here is mine... http://mydigitaloregon.com (not sure I gave it before)

  16. fit4
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Cheers Liz
    Great and simple advice, nice job on your site as well.. I have managed to get the sldier to ahem slide!!
    In your site you have Roses,, then continue reading. Is there anyway to remove the continue reading and go straight to the photos? I like the layout of Roses so how did you do that and then be able to get a bigger pic of each rose?
    Thnx

  17. Liz Marr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is a setting that makes a list rather than just go to the content. Go to Minimatica Theme Options and slide "Category View" or "Tag View" to Gallery instead of Blog. I can't remember which, although I think the slider is Category and the words below might be Tag - so maybe do both. It won't hurt to mess around. I made a specific Category for things that would be listed under the Blog Category.

    Edit -
    I just checked. On Category=Gallery, you get the real page when you click on a picture already in the slider. Tag=Gallery gives you an odd slider window (with only the members of those tags) that you click on and get the regular window. Tag=Blog gives that list you were talking about (clicking on the words below the slider) Category=Blog of course gives you the list view for that category.

    Isn't fine tuning fun! I can spend hours at it until I get it like I think I want it...

  18. fit4
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know what you mean about fiddling.. How do you get the roses page/post to work.. Luv that it looks like a calendar. I have used a plugin as well for a different look on one of the pages - showing off now hee

  19. fit4
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    also looking at Photocrati- premium theme

  20. LukaZilla
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi! Can anyone show me how to get more than 4 images showing on the same page on the homepage gallery slider?

    Currently my homepage is showing 4 images, but what I want is for it to show more than 4 images. What I'd want ideally is to have a second row below the 4 images. I've already looked at increasing the post count, but it shows my images to the far right and isn't a good layout. I have a link at the bottom to what I'd want the layout to look like. Please help, I'm in desperate need! My website is http://www.bugfush.com


    Layout Design Picture

  21. Liz Marr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried to put more than four on the slider, but I couldn't get the slider to start further left and when there was five or six the following pages had only one. I gave up and decided to simply lock the first three I wanted (four means the whole thing is ignored) and go with that. Those were the problems I had that I couldn't solve. I've tried several others but like Minimaatica the best. So far, but after putting so much tine into figuring it out if I did switch it had better be a really nice skin.

  22. jawedsamsor
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In the functions.php editor there is a line:
    $query->set( 'posts_per_page', '4' );

    change the number to your desired one.

    have fun

  23. emerald_news
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    I've messed up terribly. I was trying to get the header to link back to the home page, which was a success. But along the way I must have deleted important HTML code because now the pictures on my site won't slide. What's the code I need to fix this problem?

    p.s. Minimaatica... hella classy!

    http://www.TheEmeraldNews.com

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