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[Resolved] Designing a gallery

  • Hi,
    I’m working on http://www.driftlessprairies.org and I’m wanting to design a page with a gallery that would look like the following for my insect gallery:
    1) A list of Family names
    2) A person could click on the Family name and a gallery of genus and species photos would come up
    3) A person could click on the Genus species name and further photos could pop up along with detailed info of that insect

    My question is several fold 1) is this possible? And possible for a non-computer-writing person 2) if so how? 3) my understanding is that captions can be hyperlinked but I don’t find an area for captions, only alt text/description.

    I really appreciate your help.

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

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  • You may be better off working with the WordPress native galleries with the WP Gallery Custom Links plugin installed. This way you can link each thumbnail to a page or post with additional info on any of the insects featured. You can also add captions.

    Creating a WP gallery.

    Thanks! I just tried to make some test pages using this method and have more questions. I should probably go to a different forum to ask those. Thanks for your advice.

    The other possibility is to install a lightbox plugin for your gallery like http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-jquery-lightbox/faq/. This will open the large image above your gallery and display the alt or caption info.

    I’ll look at that as well.

    I thought this was the NextGen only forum, but it appears to be for all plugins. Is that correct? If so, I’ll have a few more questions. Thanks!

    There used to be a way to do what you originally described using the Nextgen Custom Fields plugin along with Nextgen. Though this method also involved hacking some of NextGen’s core plugin files so you had to be relatively comfortable playing around with the code. Recently the developer who came up with this hack concluded that her hack would no longer work post v2.0. So to answer your question, sometimes this forum is about figuring out workarounds for what Nextgen can no longer do.

    Plugin Author photocrati

    @photocrati

    We have recently opened up a Feature Request page, feel free to make suggestions on the form as well. Here is a link: http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/feature-voting/

    – Cais.

    I was trying to do a test in the WP Gallery before I spent time doing the real thing to make sure this worked as I wanted it to and ran into several questions.
    1) is there a way to run a test with hyperlinks without publicizing it?
    2) is there a “manual” for WP-gallery that would help me with questions such as how to get the photos to show gallery style rather than one for each line?

    Photocrati — I would love to provide suggestions but that form is way above my knowledge level. I could offer suggestions from a non-techy user only.

    First of all, I always perform my tests in MAMP locally on my computer. That way no one can ever find it in a search but it’s a working site where you can perform all your tests.

    WordPress explains their galleries here. Hope that helps.

    Thanks for the explanation link. I wonder why I couldn’t find that when I searched. MAMP is for Mac only? If not, is it WYSIWYG — I don’t know how to write computer language?

    If you’re on a PC try WAMP or XAMPP.

    I’ve finally found some time to work on this again. It appears WAMP and XAMPP require computer language knowledge, which I don’t have. Am I reading this correctly?

    Being that I am on a Mac, I can’t help you with either of those. Perhaps you can google a youtube tutorial. That’s how I learned MAMP.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    It appears WAMP and XAMPP require computer language knowledge

    Neither require any computer languages.

    http://www.driftlessprairies.org
    I’ve had some time to check out and play with the WP Gallery. Back to my original design question — I am not finding that the captions can be linked. In the “how to” of WP Galleries, they don’t mention this possibility. Am I missing something?

    Here’s what I’m wanting to do:
    I’m wanting to design a page with a gallery that would look like the following for my insect gallery:
    1) A list of Family names
    2) A person could click on the Family name and a gallery of genus and species photos would come up
    3) A person could click on the Genus species name and further photos could pop up along with detailed info of that insect

    Actually they can be linked but you will need to code it. Just add the following to either side of your caption:
    <a href="http://www.your-destination-url.com">Your caption</a>
    That’s what I did on this page. Scroll down to the gallery.

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