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  • Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha

    (@sayontan)

    No – slideshows and lightboxes are mutually exclusive. You cannot add lightboxes to slideshow layouts.

    Thread Starter todfromtheweb

    (@todfromtheweb)

    Thanks for the clarification:

    I am having some issues with the slideshow not displaying but the other feeds are.

    Working square grid: https://flcannabisdeals.org/today-test/

    Not working Slideshow: https://flcannabisdeals.org/test-home/

    I have javascript set in my settings but it seems the slideshow is acting like PHP mode.

    Cheers

    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha

    (@sayontan)

    That’s correct – JS loading is not allowed for slideshows. This is deliberate, since slideshow scripts don’t work very well with dynamically introduced content (slideshows are in general considered bad UX tools for various reasons, but people use them anyway).

    For this specific page your only option is to disable the cache. Alternatively, if you still want to use caching, you should might want to consider moving the photos you are using in your slideshow to something like a WP gallery instead of Google Photos.

    Thread Starter todfromtheweb

    (@todfromtheweb)

    Thanks for all the clarification.

    On a side note, I saw you mention you don’t use cache plugins. I am considering this. What is your reasoning?

    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha

    (@sayontan)

    About 80% of the pages on my site deal with Photonic galleries, which are all dynamic. I use an assortment of layouts and options to showcase the plugin, and caching plugins would play spoilsport with all of them, causing a huge amount of extra maintenance on my side.

    In general I feel caching plugins try to do a “one size fits all” model, which really doesn’t work for more than half of the plugins in the WP space, particularly those dealing with dynamic content. If you use a caching plugin with a dynamic content plugin, you will repeatedly have to come back and update your page even if there are no changes, just to ensure that your cache is refreshed – this to me is a needless complication.

    Very often a smart combination of a good theme and optimized plugins do a much better job of delivering content faster.

    Thread Starter todfromtheweb

    (@todfromtheweb)

    I agree with your points. Caching plugins seems to cause many issues with other plugins and even when trying to exclude the URL there will still be issues.

    I will try using no caching plugin soon.

    Thanks for the help and chatting.

    Thread Starter todfromtheweb

    (@todfromtheweb)

    In a notice on the slide show when the slide show goes and the image sizes are different it grows or shrinks. Is there a way to make that faster / instant just switch photos with no growing or shrinking animation?

    Cheers

    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha

    (@sayontan)

    I believe there is an option to make your slides fixed height from Photonic → Settings → Generic Options → Slideshows.

    Thread Starter todfromtheweb

    (@todfromtheweb)

    Yes I might have to use it I just don’t like the white space it creates for smaller images pushing content below down more for small images.

    Thanks

    Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha

    (@sayontan)

    For fixed height nothing should be pushed down – you will see white space on the sides (not above and below the images).

    Thread Starter todfromtheweb

    (@todfromtheweb)

    Also, if you can help:

    I am trying to remove my cache plugin openlite but after deactivating and deleting, purging cache on Cloudflare, and restarting server pages still show openlite in firefox inspect.

    Page generated by LiteSpeed Cache 3.6.4 on 2021-06-25 14:15:30

    Any suggestions?

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