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#1 Re: Backlight Support » image alt tag vs title tag » Today 06:54:44

Do you use backlight or backlight 2. With the later, you can replace the entire gallery with phplugins and the API function album_top(). This way you don't have to hack any files and can change the 'alt' attribute to your liking.

#2 Re: Backlight 2 Support » ADA compliance » Yesterday 01:35:55

Just found this interesting read: … 3c1d58fad9

And a short summary:

Looks like most of the issues might be content and design of the page and less Backlight related issues.

#3 Re: CE4 Pages » CE4 Homepage Slideshow Has "Disappeared" - NEED HELP URGENTLY » 2019-10-18 08:11:15

There are some files missing:


There might be some others.

Anyway, I would recommend you to consider upgrading to Backlight 2, one of these days. Things got so much better and easier.

#5 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Cart - how to put invoice date on confirmation email » 2019-10-16 01:17:32

The confirmation email I receive contains the order date:

Transaction ID	xxxxx
Order Time	2017-03-14T07:44:14Z

I don't know if this is sufficient.

#6 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Method for updating Backlight2 site without lightroom as publisher? » 2019-10-16 01:13:36

aare wrote:

So the web based processor it not really a replacement for the Lightroom publisher.

It is here to provide a way for people to publish images that are not using Lightroom Classic. Like people that use Capture One, the On1 suite or any of the others out there.

#7 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Another CE3 refugee seeking help... » 2019-10-12 08:15:55

Just to make a page like /books you don't need anything. You can do this with BL2. Apart of BL2, I think you'll need the Wordpress and the Cart modules. If you discover down the road that you want/need Stage, you always can add it then.

#8 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Trouble with albums » 2019-10-10 07:28:56

It would be helpful to know what you did when the error happened...

Can you upload a regular album to this new gallery page?

#9 Re: Backlight Support » Uploading Photos » 2019-10-08 23:55:47

Dave C wrote:

It's not the uploading software that's the problem. It's that the ISP's firewall recognises large amounts of data entering the server as a potential DOS attack and so blocks that particular IP address. I don't know why this should be different when uploading via ftp.

Hmm... can you use DDNS (dynamic DNS) like with your host in order to whitelist your machine?

#10 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Some photo's are not re-published » 2019-10-08 23:53:27

Just a note to others finding this thread: there is no need to republish the images when switching from http to https. Whenever one does a change in Lr Publisher settings, Lightroom asked to mark all galleries to be republished. Just cancel out, there is no need for that.

#11 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Page formatting lost after updating modules » 2019-10-06 00:17:11

Ben is looking into it, but he is just coming back from his vacation.

#12 Re: Backlight 2 Support » pallet-footer relationship » 2019-10-04 23:58:19

pideja wrote:

This might not be a good idea, but I am wondering if it could be done.

Where there's a will there's a way... and Phplugins or Javascript. Due to the page structure this is not something easy to do.

I can think of several ways to achieve this:

1) Using Javascript, you could move the footer element to a different location at the bottom of the main content. This would likely need some additional CSS to finish the task.

2) With phplugins, use main_bottom to create a new custom footer at the bottom of the main section.

3) Using a custom footer, trick the footer to have two elements, the 'continuation of the pallet' and the footer. Visually, it would look like the pallet continues.

As you see, there are many ways to go to Rome, but there is no easy way to get there.

#13 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Page formatting lost after updating modules » 2019-10-04 00:55:23

Looking at your installation, it should point to /photos/backlight... because backlight resides in /photos/. Whatever comes afterwards, that's normal Backlight stuff. And the file exists at … tyle&p2=33.

I sent a message to Ben & Matt.

#14 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Fancybox navigation arrows » 2019-10-03 15:36:12

Sorry, I don't have an iPad. But you might try

.fancybox-navigation .fancybox-button--arrow_right, 
.fancybox-navigation .fancybox-button--arrow_left 
    opacity: 1 !important;
    visibility: visible !important;

#15 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Page formatting lost after updating modules » 2019-10-03 15:22:21

Somehow the css file served by Backlight is missing. That's strange. I would assign a different album template and see if this changes something. And then change it back to the original version.

#16 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Fancybox navigation arrows » 2019-10-03 03:29:39

P.S.: On your website they disappear too.

That's how they are supposed to work on MY website.

#17 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Fancybox navigation arrows » 2019-10-03 01:32:54

Works for me on both Chrome and Safari on my Mac.

#19 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Fancybox navigation arrows » 2019-10-02 08:44:31

Sorry, if you don't have a link I can look at I can't help.

#20 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Fancybox navigation arrows » 2019-10-02 08:15:39

Hallo Rainer,

Do you have a gallery where we can see that's it is not working? This way we can better debug it. Thanks!

#21 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Trouble with albums » 2019-10-02 04:14:36

To publish to a different top-level gallery, you need to create a new publishing service where you set the Top-level galleries directory" to something like "clients". This is done in the Lr Publisher service settings.
Depending on the write permissions, you might need to create this directory first using your FTP tool.

#22 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Trouble installing » 2019-10-02 01:17:39

Great that you found the solution to your issue and that you shared it with the community! Thanks!

#23 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Formatting of Metadata (markdown?) on Single Image Pages? » 2019-09-30 04:23:32

kolohe280 wrote:


Thanks for posting that excellent example of something I've wanted to do with Backlight for a while (and might at some point get around to actually doing smile).

It does show one of my frustrations with trying to write customizations like this.  In your code, you make a call to the getMetadata function.  I have been trying to figure out for a long time how I would know what functions like this are available to me.  As much as I hate to use the "d word", is this stuff documented anywhere?  I'm not adverse to the idea of looking at the Backlight code, but I can't figure out where to look!



Hi Paul,

A getMetadata() example can be found in the phplugins-pangolin-sample.php file that is part of the Backlight installer. Although, you might need to download the latest release to have it. To get an idea about possible options, I just searched (or grepped) through /backlight/modules to see how the function is used. Obviously, since this is undocumented, it might change down the road. Most likely, this might only happen when there is a major release update.

Then there is always the option to ask Ben in the forum.


#24 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Formatting of Metadata (markdown?) on Single Image Pages? » 2019-09-30 03:38:49

Here is an example implementation using a formatted token-metadata string with the necessary decoding done in phplugins: … age-pages/

#25 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Formatting of Metadata (markdown?) on Single Image Pages? » 2019-09-30 01:02:56

Matthew wrote:

Not having tried it, I feel like this should now be possible using PHPlugins. In the backlight/custom/phplugins/phplugins-pangolin-sample.php file, have a look at the two examples labeled:

Create a custom image loop for albums
Display photo information on single-image pages

These should give you some idea how to put content on the single image pages, and how to reference metadata.

I feel like Ben might have explained previously how to hack additional metadata into what's exported ... Rod, do you know what I'm talking about? Any idea where to find that?

Matt, you might be referring to your own post where you did this with Javascript. See at the end of … 673#p60673

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