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#1 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Quality of downloads » Yesterday 08:39:40

Here's an article I wrote some time about about why DPI doesn't matter. It's a few years old, but still accurate and true: … ith-truth/

#2 Re: Backlight Support » reCAPTCHA v1, v2, v3 question. » Yesterday 08:37:53

i can't remember what Backlight 1 uses. Backlight 2 implements v2 via the Settings page, so I'd try that.

#3 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Seperate Title from Caption in Slideshow » 2019-12-06 11:48:24

Something like this would probably make it a lot easier than writing the script by hand.

#4 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Hamburger Menu Items » 2019-12-06 11:42:36

Guys, hamburgers are gross and unsustainable. Backlight is environmentally neutral; it's a Pancake menu.

#5 Re: Backlight Support » REDUCE SPACE OR MARGIN FROM IMAGE TO MENU » 2019-11-30 09:25:34

With the Vegas slideshow as full-screen, set Image Scaling as "Cover" ...

The Galleria add-on might also be worth a look for this.

I would need to play around with it to say specifically what settings would be ideal. I haven't designed with them in a while.

#6 Re: Backlight Support » REDUCE SPACE OR MARGIN FROM IMAGE TO MENU » 2019-11-30 08:05:26

If you want it centered always, then you might try a full-screen design, and simply do not upscale the images.

#7 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Stripe Payments » 2019-11-29 09:22:00

Cart is not being dropped; just maintained. It's difficult to justify spending time on it to develop new features. It doesn't have enough users.

#8 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Highlight the current page menu item in WP-Theme » 2019-11-29 09:19:20

The scripts hook is unavailable in Wordpress, due to how Wordpress handles the loading of Javascript. To use scripts in Wordpress, you need to enqueue them via a child theme. Here's how that works: … ue_script/

Clear as mud? It's not me; blame WordPress.

#9 Re: Backlight 2 Support » New court decision of 01 October 2019 on GPDR. Cookies must be changed » 2019-11-28 03:40:00

Markus wrote:

Website needs to be scanned for cookies
Cookies need to be determined if there are actually mandatory to run a website

We've done that. See Ben's reply above.

Markus wrote:

Cookie consent form needs to be adjusted accordingly in separate categories such as Mandatory to run website - Marketing - Sales - Analytics

There's just the one cookie, and it's mandatory.

Markus wrote:

Further to this, all cockies in use needs to be displayed on a separate site stating all information (Publisher of cookie, usage of cookie)

You may create a page via the usual means in Backlight, and link to it from your cookie notice.

Markus wrote:

Consent form needs to be presented to visitor of page - all not mandatory cookies are disabled at this stage

Is this suggesting that the first page a person sees on visiting a site should be a cookie acceptance form, rather than the site's own home page?

Markus wrote:

After consent is given, cookies may be enabled for this particular visitor

No other cookies should be enabled unless the user logs into the site with a user account, or they begin to interact with Client Response or Cart-enabled galleries.

Markus wrote:

Consent data need to be stored for a) website owner and b) if visitor change their mind

That would be only orders placed via the cart, or feedback received via client response. Both of which the site owner can delete via Backlight's admin.

Markus wrote:

If visitor wants to change consent given, a site has to be displayed and the already given consent is to be displayed with the ability to opt-in or opt-out

Again, there is only one cookie and it's mandatory. If a visitor would like to have their purchase history or client feedback purged, then they should reach out to the photographer, or you can create a special page with a contact form, again in the usual Backlight ways.

I don't imagine you can delete records of orders, though, as that would impact your ability to report taxes. And client response feedback only has the person's name and email address as a means to facilitating communication, and stores no personal information.

Markus wrote:

All data stored either in a separate database and/or file on server in order to be able to pull consent per visitor out again.

There is no data, apart from what we have described above.

Markus wrote:

Enable deletion of stored data after a period of 24 hrs, 2 Days, 1 Week or 1 month depending on website owners needs

What I just said. Also, see Ben's comment above about session expiry.


So, correct me if I am misunderstanding, but it seems to me there's not much for us to do here. The bulk of the onus for cookie responsibility falls on the site owner, and them having to be aware of what else is going on on their site regarding cookies. As I've described previously, Google, WordPress, and other third-party services are not something we have control over insofar as cookies being a thing.

#10 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Mobile design » 2019-11-28 03:21:58

If you feel it necessary to do so.

.thing {
  margin: 24px;
  padding: 24px;

@media screen and (max-width: 1024px) {
  .thing {
    margin: 12px;

@media screen and (max-width: 614px) {
  .thing {
    margin: 6px;

A proper cascade of media queries looks like this. Where the padding is 24px at all sizes, and the media queries change the margin. You should use the cascade to update only those items necessary at each subsequent breakpoint.

#11 Re: Backlight Showcase » Portfolio site » 2019-11-28 03:17:37

Looks great. I wish the images were larger in the gallery, but if the printed pages were all you had access to, then good enough. Mostly, happy to hear she's so thrilled with the result.

#12 Re: CE4 Client Response Gallery » Images in album refuse to update » 2019-11-28 03:12:53

LR/Mogrify has got nothing to do with us. Perhaps you're in the wrong forum? Are you using TTG Publisher, or are you using Timothy Armes' old plugins?

#14 Re: Backlight 2 Support » What changes did Backlight 2 upgrade make concerning .php » 2019-11-24 06:52:37

As I've explained elsewhere, mobile devices are largely unable to save files in the same way as a desktop machine. This is maybe changed in iOS13, but that doesn't help anyone on older OSes, or on Android devices.

Our desired behavior on mobile is that the image opens in a separate browser tab. There, the user should be able to save the image in whatever way is native to their device.

#15 Re: Backlight 2 Support » New court decision of 01 October 2019 on GPDR. Cookies must be changed » 2019-11-24 06:49:21

tgalex wrote:

Also for awareness, after running Cookiebot I discovered Fotomoto also uses cookies on the site.

I think just about any third-party service does. This is one of the many reasons the EU regulations are utterly daft. Well intentioned, but daft.

If you use Google Analytics, Google Maps, reCaptcha, Fotomoto, PayPal, a third-party hit counter, etc. Wordpress does whatever it does; and its plugins do still more. The very popular Jetpack plugin that I keep telling people to stop using is a privacy nightmare.

Use just about any online software or service, you are taking on cookies. That doesn't mean they're up to no good; without cookies, the services literally would not function. Often times, the cookies are a part of authentication -- ensuring that you are actually you from page to page, view to view, and for every API call -- security, for your protection. That makes them a good thing.

#16 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Fancy Box image download no longer working on mobile device » 2019-11-24 06:42:56 wrote:

I love your software and recommend it to every photographer I meet.  You software saves me countless hours of work.  Posting 600 photos from a weekend event used to take me days, with your software I can post the photos in two hours.

I do like to hear that. I'm glad to know that our software has impacted your business in such a positive way. big_smile

#17 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Fancy Box image download no longer working on mobile device » 2019-11-23 13:46:47

There's nothing odd about it. Mobile file systems are not the same as desktop file systems, and so downloads are tricky business.

Nonetheless, we have devised a solution and it will be rolled out in our next release.

#18 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Mobile design » 2019-11-23 13:45:22

pideja wrote:

... Is this normal?

Run Backlight without customizations, apart from those made via the Designer. That's normal, and I've worked very hard to ensure a good experience on devices of any size.

When implementing your own code, you should be mindful of not breaking Backlight's "normal" behavior in unintended ways. We cannot account for code written by our users.

#19 Re: Backlight 2 Support » New court decision of 01 October 2019 on GPDR. Cookies must be changed » 2019-11-23 13:26:23

Wordpress users should also be aware that Wordpress does its own thing with cookies -- more or less, depending on what plugins you've installed -- that are entirely out of our hands, even when using the Backlight WP Theme.

#20 Re: Backlight 2 Support » New court decision of 01 October 2019 on GPDR. Cookies must be changed » 2019-11-23 13:22:00

Markus wrote:

Here are the laws:

Personal data and data subjects: … 1e3373-1-1
Judgement Cookie to 01.10.2019: … rst&part=1

Not a lawyer, and not reading these. As Ben has suggested, if you can lay out expectations in layman's terms, we'll have something to discuss.

#21 Re: Backlight 2 Support » New court decision of 01 October 2019 on GPDR. Cookies must be changed » 2019-11-23 13:20:31

Daniel Leu wrote:

Hi Ben, no, I use Backlight 2 to insert the Google Analytics code.

The implication here is unclear to me.

Google Analytics is opt-in by providing your API key in Backlight's settings. I don't think that Backlight or TTG are responsible for individuals' use of Google Analytics. That data collection is between the user, and Google.

For anyone for whom this is an issue, don't enable Google Analytics, yeah?

#22 Re: Backlight 2 Support » ADA compliance » 2019-11-15 16:33:48

You should be good with latest update. big_smile

#23 Re: Backlight Support » Hiding Breadcrumbs only on mobile devices » 2019-11-15 16:28:43

You can combine media queries much as you like, if they're using the same values. But really, 174 lines of CSS is not cause for alarm.

#24 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Changing hosting providers with Backlight 2... » 2019-11-10 07:59:34

Awesome story! Thanks for sharing! We do love to hear when things go well. big_smile

#25 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Managed CRG gallery in Backlight 2 » 2019-11-10 07:57:13

We also have some documentation around managed albums, here: … ged_albums

Worth reading if you haven't seen it.

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