Adding the gallery squares? (42 posts)

  1. cjwhite
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, Im new here!!

    I want to create a portfolio, i'm Just wondering how to add the gallery squares

    like this http://demo.alienwp.com/hatch/photo-gallery/depositphotos_1273425_l/

    I added a picture but it just displays as it is, I want them in the Hatch theme squares like on the wordpress preview.

    hope you can help,


  2. redapplepuzzle
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Mmm... I didn't try that function yet (I'm also using Hatch Theme). Have you tried making the post a "gallery post" in the Edit Post options? It should be on the right!

  3. cjwhite
    Posted 4 years ago #

    nope, i dont see any options to make it a Gallery post

  4. cjwhite
    Posted 4 years ago #

    do i need a plugin add they gallery?

  5. givesuccess
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just saw this and liked it too for a tattoo site. My friend just opened a shop.

    I will give a try and see if i can get it to work! :-]

  6. funktheory
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Id like to know how to do this like that site with squares on the front, any idea??

  7. caromo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am using the gallery function of wordpress - after you created your post, upload your pictures for the gallery on this post and then go on "Gallery" (next to from computer, from URL etc) and you can define your gallery settings and insert it into the post. Works in Hatch for me.

  8. cyclito
    Posted 4 years ago #

    which plugin do you use to edit the gallery ?
    I'm tryng simpleviewer but I've some difficulties

  9. cyclito
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi sorry for the last .... question.
    This is my first experince about blog, and often I'm confused.
    I don't understand because you have written about a post,
    but I wont have it at the header or at the front as funktheory said.
    How can you manage the post ?
    I've nextgen as plugin Galler doesn't work for me.

  10. givesuccess
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I think people are not sure what you mean. If you want to add squares to the homepage/frontpage then try going to - settings>reading then set "Blog pages show at most" to add more squares/thumbnails/photos to the home/front page.

    If that does not add them then maybe you have to have the photo set as the "featured" image for each post/entry. Featured images should show on the post add-new/edit page almost always found on the bottom of the right side bar.

    If you dont see it then at the top click the tab (top right) that says "Screen Options" and check "Featured Image" to get it to show in the sidebar. As far as I know you dont need another plugin for galleries.

    You can add a gallery to a post by using the photo uploader to upload all the photos. It should show a "Gallery" tab on top of that same uploader. You can put the photos in any order you want and choose how many columns you want to put them in. This is for a post not the home page. Unless you choose that post to be your homepage.

    I hope this helps but I am not sure if I answered your question but it may help some. Not sure if you want to add the square thumbnail photos to home page or a gallery in a post...2 different things...lol


  11. cyclito
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you your answer has been very usefull.
    I want to add the square thumbnail photos to home page
    I prefer this one,by the way is possible to do it by the css or php file or both ?
    Do you know where I can find some instruction or which code this needs ?
    If this question is not clear I'll redo it, differently.
    Thank you

  12. givesuccess
    Posted 4 years ago #

    did u try -
    "going to - settings>reading then set "Blog pages show at most" to add more squares/thumbnails/photos to the home/front page."
    If u did try... did it or any of the suggestions i made above work?

    I will try to set up a demo site with a unused url so i can try to do it...i used this theme a while ago for tattoo site but use diff now. From what UII remember It added the square thumbs to home as I made post (W/photos). It added them up to the # set in "settings>reading then set "Blog pages show at most"

    If you have no post with photos it will so none!

    Can u give url to your site .. it might help to see it.

  13. givesuccess
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok ....i set up a demo site for this theme (again) it is here (temp time only). http://bestindelaware.com/ i made 30 post and the grey squares show grey only until i add a photo as FEATURED IMAGE or by inserting into post.

    I got it set in settings>reading then set "Blog pages show at most" to show 30 post on home page and it does but I only had enough photos to feature/insert. and It should work for 100 if i had time to do that many.

    If u messed with the theme files at all i would delete hatch and re-install to be sure it is not messed up in any way.

    I can make short videos to show exactly how if u need me to. Just let me know what u need them to show.

  14. cyclito
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, thanks for the answer I keep tryng to have success,
    I want to say that I'm not english speakers so can be a little more difficult sometimes.
    Anyway following yours first message and http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Thumbnails I can say that
    in the "Edit Post and Edit Page screens" there isn't the possibility to add post-thumbnails,
    and in the "screen option" (top right) of the post, I don't find anything to check "Featured Image".
    Always following http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Thumbnails I read the hatch functions.php file and I didn't find the following code "add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );" (of wordpress.org I've the 3.4.1 )
    Could it be for this that I can't to set the Post Thumbnail ?
    I hope good

  15. givesuccess
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I tried my had at making video..maybe it helps...sry no sound.


    It may take time to load it is about 71MB! Have to mess with Camstudio mor to get smaller vids in future! If play button doesnt work then right click the vid and choose play from that menu. SRY. It is swf flash video I have .avi if you need but it way bigger file.

    i had to rush thru a bit but tried to show how many posts and set the home page # of squares shown. If total post = more than set # to show on home then they show on page #2. I have 34 so if set to show 30 then 4 will be on page #2. If I set toshow 100 then all (up to) 100 will show on home. No page #2...3...4 then.

    I showed how to add "thumbnail" or any photo to a post and set Featured Image right from the download page.

    I hope this helps! :-)

  16. cyclito
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks a lot, by the video I have had "the way", I don't wont to speack too early, but I hope to finish the blog shortly.
    You are great and patient

  17. givesuccess
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am glad to help! I may take the site down bc t was just to demo this theme for y'all. If you go and it don't show up sry. I will leave message here when i take it down.

    I may be selling the domain name soon...i hope anyways! :-)

  18. RDphotography
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I've just signed up to WordPress to host my photography page. I was hoping that someone could guide me in setting up my Hatch theme so that the main page works this way: http://demo.alienwp.com/hatch/sticky-post/
    As in when you click on a photo, it acts as a sort of in-screen pop-up.

    I know very little about coding I'm afraid so what I say might not be the technical terms for things.

    I'd love to have that as a default for the main page for a single photo, so that when I just want to upload a single photo it pops out when clicked on, and then in the situation where I want to upload a gallery of photos from an event for example, it leads to a separate page where a gallery is displayed, and when a photo is clicked on, it once again pops out like they do on that example page above.

    I'd really appreciate if someone could help me out, as I'm at a complete loss of where to begin with this!

    Very best,

  19. RDphotography
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, I think I've got it figured out. I'm guessing I can't make the photo on the very front page pop out as an individual photo because in fact that's just the 'summary' of my posts right? That is only a thumbnail which links to the actual page on which the photo is displayed.

    No worries! I've also figured out how to make the image pop out within a photo gallery.

  20. givesuccess
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes The link above is prob really a page/post that has been set to be the "HOME" page, the one visitors first see. It uses the Gallery features of a post/page to pop out the photos because in photo settings it is set to link to photo file not attachment page.
    The attachment page is a separate post/page that people can comment on and move thru photos in a gallery.
    The default is what I have it set to display is the thumbnails that link to the post/page the can have the galleries/photo.
    It is a very sweet theme with all its diff options but not easy to figure out.
    Its even hard to write about...for me anyways because I hate having to write anything. :-)

  21. PiperArts
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm trying to do exactly what RDphotography was asking above, but I haven't been quite so lucky as to figure out myself.

    givesuccess - I'm super jealous of your skills! This is killing me!!

    Is someone able to explain (small words, please!) me how to have my front/home page show as a gallery, and be able to click on each image to have them pop?

    I have very little in the way of website/design skills. I'm an amateur photographer just trying to set up a site to display my images and let people know what formats they're available for sale in.

    Any assistance anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated! So far this forum has been a lifesaver.

    Thank you!


  22. givesuccess
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I will try:

    1st - can you make a gallery on post or page - do you know how?

    2nd - do you know how to upload photos?

    3rd - how long have you been using WordPress?

    I was just wondering to know how much i may need to include

    Basic way is to create "page" (not post) and then got to "settings"> thn "reading" and on top - check where it says "static page" and select your page (with gallery) from the "Front Page" pull down menu! CLICK SAVE CHANGES! This depends on you knowing how to make gallery, uploaad photos and create page. Also if you can post the url to your site so we can see!

    If you need help with the other stuff too let me know or if this dont help i will try again...lol

  23. PiperArts
    Posted 3 years ago #

    givesuccess - you're a WordPress angel!

    1) I will try creating a gallery tonight - from what I have seen based on the info above, I create a new post/page, then upload the images. I see the 'Gallery' tab, but beyond that I'm just going to have to play with it, I think. I can't say I'm positive on how to work with it.

    2) I do know how to upload photos, but man, they seem to take FOREVER, even when I'm connected w/ LAN rather than wireless.

    3) This is my first experience with any kind of website creation, including WordPress. It's kind of killing me. lol.

    I see the spot in the 'Reading' page to change the Static Page, so that's something.

    I will try playing again tonight to see what I can get it to do and update afterwards.

    Thank you so much for your time!

  24. RDphotography
    Posted 3 years ago #

    PiperArts - If you follow what givesuccess instructed, you should have no problems setting up a static page that will allow you to have a gallery laid out as a homepage.

    Remember: In the Gallery setting once you've uploaded photos, if you want them to simply pop out of the screen to full screen, you need to specify that the imagine links to the image itself, and not to a separate page. You should get the option at the bottom of the gallery settings, you'll see what I mean.

    I'm not sure what the story is with adding photos to an existing gallery, I've never actually done this, as I decided to go with the classic blog system in the end in which a new gallery is created for each page. I'm sure it's possible to add some photos to one though so that you can keep updating the gallery when you want to add some photos to it.

    File size: I'm not sure how much you know about the use of photos online, so forgive me if what I'm saying is blandly obvious, but remember that you don't need the same DPI in online photos as you do for print. 72dpi is perfect for web (you can go a touch bigger if you want, it'll just take longer to load) and you also don't need the full resolution either. If you've shot on a 5D for example you're looking at over 20 megapixels. There's no situation where someone will need that full resolution online, so you can easily drop it down. You should find the upload speeds speed up considerably if you hadn't been doing this so far.

    All the best,
    RD Photography

  25. givesuccess
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you make the photos as small a file as poss b4 u upload them it may not take as long...and save bandwidth/space. You must have shared hosting. I have a VPS so mine is snappier!...lol

    It always sounds harder but once you dive in a give it a go it will all make sense.Thats what I like about WordPress. If your worried about messing up things just make backup with your hosting cpanel.

    Here is a ok vid on yt that is a bit old but is ok for making gallery:
    http://youtu.be/ohAJRF1kOEw or just search their for more ideas and demos. Just make sure it is fairly new bc WP is updated a lot and things change.

    Also you may want to rename the photos to what they are of b4 you upload them the search engines will love it. Instead of DNSC-4992378489.jpeg you will have catching-a-big-fish.jpeg. You might want to go to "medie">"settings" and set the size of the thimbnails first too bc if they too big u might have to re-upload to get the new thumbnail sizes to take affect.

    Well I can think of anything else ...right now anyways ...but just have fun and back up wou'll be ok. I wish I could post a vid I made here but not sure how. If you need i can make one for what youir having probs with and put it to YT and link it here for you if u need just ask.

  26. PiperArts
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You guys are all so helpful! Thank you so much for your time! Honestly - I don't think I've ever gotten such great support from any other forum I've posted on.

    Unfortunately, I'm still ready to pull my hair out.

    I've figured out how to create a page that has more of a 'Gallery' feel that I think will work for me for the time being, until I can perhaps create a post for each image somewhere down the line. Here's the test page I put together: http://piperarts.ca/?page_id=54

    Here is the issues that I'm now running into - somehow I can't get this page, looking just like this, to appear as my home/front page. When I go into 'Reading', click to set it to 'Static' and then choose this page, the page doesn't seem to appear the same as it does when you pull the page up using its own URL. It just shows the featured image (thumbnail size), with the page title in the bottom right corner when I hover, and when I click on it, it takes me right back to the same thing. No gallery, no text, no nothing. What am I doing wrong??? (wish I could send a screen shot)

    Thanks for the tips about image size, RDphotography. When I get to loading the rest of my images, I will have to figure out how to re-size and upload the smaller files.

    I have a few other issues as well, but they are off this particular topic, so I will do some more searching, and start new threads if need be.

    Thanks again. I am so appreciative of your time.


  27. givesuccess
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There are a few other great photog related themes you might want to try. It may be less effort than trying to bend this one into shape for your needs.
    That theme can prod do what u want but not easy one to edit. Plus trying to write out in words what is in our heads is not easy and makes it hard to communicate thing properly.

    Here is a few u can try:

    You might try to search words like "portfolio" or "picture gallery" in case they give diff results.

  28. givesuccess
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am going to be putting a site up inplace of the demo I made for this hatch theme so it may show something else (theme) and confuse people who go there from here to see hatch theme demo so If you do sorry!

    It may be a week or so but if the admin here can edit out the links to http://bestindelaware(.)com/ with xxxxxx's or put note for me higher up b4 the links so people wont be mad. I cant seem to find a way to edit the old psot myself or I would do myself.

    If someone need help with this theme oir any I might be able to put demo back on diff url i have not being used at that time. Always glad to help when I can ..to give back to the community (good karma)

    Thanks !

  29. Jade28012
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi givesuccess:
    I have been trying to set up a FrontpageHome page on Hatch WordPress theme.
    However I can not figure out. I have pages and posts are ready, however I can not see the home page, navigation bar top of the page. Can you help me please?

  30. givesuccess
    Posted 3 years ago #

    what is your sites url so i can take a peek?

    Its not my theme i just liked it and wanted to help.

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