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  • 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! 🙂

    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:
    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,

    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.

    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. 🙂

    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!

    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

    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!

    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

    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: 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.

    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:

    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.


    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.

    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 give back to the community (good karma)

    Thanks !

    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?

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

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

    Thank you for your quick response.
    Here is my URL address:
    The home page does not go static page. I just found the menu .

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