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[resolved] Thumbnail Captions (9 posts)

  1. Wansbrough
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having an issue with the captions and widths while using this plugin.
    I would love to be able to display the images exactly the same way as the WP Gallery function which was updated with WP 3.5. I am almost there but am having a few display problems which seem to be something to do with the captions.
    Here is a link to my blog which is a page using self hosted images and using the gallery function.
    WP Gallery with self hosted images.
    As you will see there are 3 nice columns and the captions all fit under the image. This is what I would like to achieve using this plugin.

    Now, I have experimented inserting a gallery using different settings and am getting different results.
    Lets take the shortcode to start with. I am using the same thumbnail settings as the WP gallery and all works OK except that I am getting 2 columns and not 3.
    Here is a link to my test site which shows the result.
    Picasa Express 2 – Sortcode Method with Captions

    If I select images for a gallery picking individual images from a Picasa album using the same settings I get 3 nice columns but no caption. Even with the "Show the caption under thumbnail image" check box ticked.
    Picasa Express 2 - Selecting single images for a gallery

    I would just like to add that in order to space the images so they are like the WP gallery, I have spaced them using some custom code using Pagelines Custom code plugin. This is what I have added which I am not 100% certain is correct but seems very close.

    .pe2-album img {
        border: 1px solid #00468C;
        margin-bottom: 21px;
        margin-right: 10px;
        padding: 4px;
        border-radius: 4px 4px 4px 4px;
        box-shadow: 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.055);
        -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
    }

    If I don't do this the images all butt up to one another.

    By providing the links this will hopefully help you see what I am trying to do.
    I really like this plugin and am so close to being able to do what I want it to do.

    So my question is..... how do I get three columns with captions using the same thumbnail sizes preferably using the shortcode method?
    Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/picasa-express-x2/

  2. meetwp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,
    I think you are indirectly answering the question I posted here.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/pictures-with-captions-are-ordered-with-blank-spaces?replies=1

    Can you please share the shortcode for Picasa Express 2 – Sortcode Method with Captions?
    Does it work with Albums?
    I don't want to hijack your post!

    Thank you

  3. meetwp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    By the way I tested your page on an iPhone and the pictures in two columns look nice in landscape mode, but when in portrait they are aligned left.
    Furthermore, the slideshow has the same issues I am having and that is they are very small and the text covers a large part of the display.

    Hope my feedback can help you in making a very nice page

  4. gjanes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If I were to guess the cause of the problem -> I'd bet its related to the new pe2-display.css file. It applies some styles to the images in the post, including a border and small pad amount.

    This pad that it applies might widen out the table just enough so that only two photos fit per line instead of 3.

    You might temporarily try renaming that CSS file to see if that fixes the problem. If so, I could possibly look into an option to either disable that css file all-together, or an option to disable the padding/border.

  5. Wansbrough
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You might temporarily try renaming that CSS file to see if that fixes the problem. If so, I could possibly look into an option to either disable that css file all-together, or an option to disable the padding/border.

    I have experimented with this on the test site and it made no difference.
    Still 2 columns with the short code and 3 columns, no caption with the other gallery option.

  6. gjanes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could you please provide me the album shortcode that you're using? I will see if I can replicate the issue on my side.

    I took a quick look at the HTML and I'm not seeing anything that would specifically cause a break, so there must be some HTML that was introduced that adds a bit of additional padding.

    Try this - temporarily reduce the thumbnail size by 10 or 15 pixels. If this results in a fix, then there may be a style applied to the main div or individual div elements that is causing extra padding and forcing the extra wrap.

    Let me know what you find.

  7. Wansbrough
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, we have a result of a kind. I have reduced the thumbnails to 170 x 127 and I now have 3 columns using the shortcode gallery method.

    Here is the shortcode for the above suggestion.
    [pe2-gallery album="http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/113759669148989399717/albumid/5661461019498052881?alt=rss&hl=en_US&kind=photo"]

    Does this make sense?

    This is the text generated for the second option which was correctly showing 3 columns but no caption.

    [pe2-gallery class="aligncenter" ] [pe2-image src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-oWDfYJk6-ps/TpGMzlxw2XI/AAAAAAAAA7g/ghQW2ymTivo/s144-c/Costa%252520Atlantica%252520Open%252520Decks%252520%2525281%252529.jpg" href="https://picasaweb.google.com/113759669148989399717/CostaAtlanticaOpenDecks#5661461024523475314" caption="Costa Atlantica Open Decks (1).jpg" type="image" alt="Costa Atlantica Open Decks (1).jpg" ][pe2-image src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-x60jS4BpLgY/TpGMz7VYGfI/AAAAAAAAA7k/XHlPmv0HvtE/s144-c/Costa%252520Atlantica%252520Open%252520Decks%252520%2525282%252529.jpg" href="https://picasaweb.google.com/113759669148989399717/CostaAtlanticaOpenDecks#5661461030309992946" caption="Costa Atlantica Open Decks (2).jpg" type="image" alt="Costa Atlantica Open Decks (2).jpg" ][pe2-image src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-tUDoVkA4R_o/TpGMz8lZkcI/AAAAAAAAA7o/8V2cszkF8qg/s144-c/Costa%252520Atlantica%252520Open%252520Decks%252520%2525283%252529.jpg" href="https://picasaweb.google.com/113759669148989399717/CostaAtlanticaOpenDecks#5661461030645633474" caption="Costa Atlantica Open Decks (3).jpg" type="image" alt="Costa Atlantica Open Decks (3).jpg" ][/pe2-gallery]

    I think we are getting there........

  8. gjanes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm guessing what has happened is that there's some additional padding around the images when using the album. You may be able to target that with your theme's stylesheet.

    Or, if it is caused by CSS in the plugin, then perhaps there is something I can change. I'm open to adding an option to remove problematic CSS or to add CSS like what you've added above. Let me know if you're able to determine exactly what is causing the extra padding.

  9. Wansbrough
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Let me know if you're able to determine exactly what is causing the extra padding.

    I have tried to find this using Firebug without success. Thats not to say its not there, its probably me not fully understanding it.
    I keep thinking the answer must be within the WP Gallery settings somewhere.
    I also appreciate that this plugin is there for all and there are loads of different themes all with different styles. I really should be content with at least getting my 3 columns working and not being too picky about the captions.

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