Thanks Mark for a fantastic plugin, I’m building an artist’s website and using Nextgen extensively! it’s done a brilliant job at speeding up load times. I’m using the premimium version of nextgen optimiser 🙂
I have a (hopefully) quick question. I’m using Nextgen’s [ nggallery=X template=caption ] option, and have managed to get a short synopsis of each image underneath the gallery thumbnails in image browser view (see http://www.rolfeknudsen.com.au/gallery/drawings/artwork/page-13/ for an example; but disregard the space beneath the captions, still tweaking!).
From what I understand, I could get the gallery-caption.php template file to echo the alttext instead of the full description, which is what I want. I’d rather just have titles underneath the thumbnails (am pretty sure I know how to do this), as the length of image synopses may change, and I want the visual grid to look consistent.
HOWEVER, i’m using fancybox, and when people click on the thumbnail image, I want the full-length nextgen description to appear, rather than the alttext. I’ve set the fancybox option to ‘titlePosition: inside’ to allow a short synopsis (contained in the nextgen description field) to wrap inside the white border around the image.
Is there a way to allow nextgen thumbnail galleries to display the alttext in the caption template, while setting fancybox to display the longer nextgen descriptions?
thanks in advance for your help, much appreciated! 🙂