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#1 Re: Backlight Support » Problem with Uploaded Site » 2018-08-16 13:15:31

rod barbee wrote:

You need to change the site url in Backlight to the new location and the API url in Lightroom to the new location.

You have two options for transferring the site to the main domain:

download the development site to your computer and then upload to the main site (via FTP). This has the advantage of leaving the development site intact for testing.


Move the development site from the sub-domain folder to the main domain (public_html) via FTP. This empties the sub-domain folder of your backlight files.

I've found that sometimes images uploaded using the Backlight uploaded don't quite make it for the ride and I have to re-upload and re-assign them. Not a big deal.

I'll add a third one: get ssh access to your host and then you can do a simple copy of the directory (cp -r src dest). But if you have ssh access, it is EASY to make a wrong manipulation and get everything messed up....

Honestly, there is no big difference between using localhost instead of a subdomain. I would minimize the work you do on the test domain (Eg, localhost or subdomain) and use a dedicated Publisher instance for this purpose. I use a subdomain to get the look and feel right for my site and then finish the work on the main domain.

But I definitely would disable CDN during the design work. You don't want to have this additional level of caching during this step.

#2 Re: CE4 Client Response Gallery » Styling mobile menu » 2018-08-11 03:57:51

Using custom.css, you can style the menu. Or using phplugins, you could replace the entire menu with your own implementation. I did this when I was using CE4. This has been so long ago and my test site is not up anymore, I don't recall exactly what I did.

But with Backlight, the styling of the mobile menu was much easier and there was no need to replace the original implementation anymore. I was very happy about that!

#3 Re: Backlight Support » Login error -- can't access Backlight » 2018-08-07 04:15:46

johnblaustein wrote:


I am getting an error when trying to log into Backlight:

Something went wrong
count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in SimpleHTMLTag.php on line 44

I log in with:  This login has always worked before.  My host just updated PHP to 7.2.

I'm not sure what to do.

Thanks for any help.



I see that some of my pages are not loading correctly.  For example:  This link opens Backlight with the same error message.  The link should go to that page on my site.

Same issue with:  Other pages do the same thing.

ERROR ON SITE SEEMS TO BE INTERMITTENT!  However, BL login is always returning the error.

What's wrong?  How to fix?


I just checked with my web host and they show no problems on their end.  They updated to PHP 7.2 on August 1, but my site was working fine right after that.  I only noticed the problem today.  (Host is

Your site seems to work well. I don't see any errors.

#4 Re: Backlight Support » Google Maps embedded in web page » 2018-08-04 07:03:49

alex wrote:

Rob, how do I add a page besides Home, Contact and About, if im already using those 3?


Backlight: Designer > Pages > Create New Page

#5 Re: Backlight Support » "Something went wrong" » 2018-08-02 09:55:22

I would start with checking the php version your site uses.

#6 Re: General » How to upgrade from TTG CE2 Publisher to TTG CE4 Publisher » 2018-08-01 23:45:45

DebbieCollins wrote:

Thanks guys! I have one last question! Do I have to purchase Backlight to be able to use the LR plugin Publisher? Or can I just buy the Backlight Publisher and carry on with my current website and be able to upload albums to my website?

You'll need Backlight since the Lr Publisher plugin needs the matching server software.

#7 Re: Backlight Support » new user- pages still not loading » 2018-07-03 10:14:54

rod barbee wrote:

There is no way to password protect a page through Backlight,

but there is nothing that prevents you to use a gallery page without any images. This gallery page can be password protected.

#8 Re: Backlight Support » new user- pages still not loading » 2018-07-03 08:04:42

aaplin wrote:

I sent a note about the issue of using wordpress as your home page and the backlight wordpress module for the blog. I have moved the wordpress files from the original location /blog and put them in the root directory of my site. I can make the wordpress homepage come up to see the menu structure from backlight, but I can only open the backlight information as a gallery. I can not open any pages from my menus in backlight. I am using the htaccess file from wordpress (the basic information) and the index.php is from wordpress. I know this is self-inflicted but I am not sure how to recreate the backlight content to display a page instead of the gallery view?

What kind of pages do you try to open? Are there backlight pages (eg, contact, about)? If yes, this would not work since your home directory is served by Wordpress. A link to your site showing the issue might be helpful.

#9 Re: Backlight Support » https » 2018-07-03 03:04:13

Matthew wrote:

Perhaps not entirely strange if you examine your source code. For example, on the page view-source:

When you change the URL to … limanjaro/, the image links are https as well. So I don't think it is a Backlight thing.

#10 Re: Backlight Support » https » 2018-07-02 04:15:32

Rainer Goergen wrote:

I don't need it with Because there comes an error message - to much redirection.
Https on my website works fine, since I enabled it in my control center.



You are right with 1and1. I have set the same code in .htaccess like you for another website of a friend. Only with this code the website works with https.


The reason for the code is to force all connections to https. Your site currently is accessible using http and https. It is strange that you get the too many redirections error.

#11 Re: Backlight Support » https » 2018-06-29 03:40:24

Hi Rainer,

When I enabled https, I only added following code at the beginning of my .htaccess file in the root directory of my site:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

This works with

#12 Re: Backlight Support » fancybox caption » 2018-06-16 14:14:58

grover_c wrote:

Thanks, Daniel.  That worked like a charm.


#13 Re: Backlight Support » fancybox caption » 2018-06-16 04:30:16

I guess by increasing the font size, you disrupted the internal calculations. This hack works for me:

.fancybox-pangolin-album .fancybox-stage {
    bottom: 56px;

#14 Re: Backlight Support » Client French » 2018-06-15 06:03:40

Backlight > Client Response > Settings > Localizations

#15 Re: Backlight Support » Last Pangolin migration issue (I think ;) » 2018-06-14 06:58:18

grover_c wrote:

I tried Rod's version too.  It works but I love the default styling of the page you first sent me to because it's really close to my look.  Is there a way to use the default styling with the Rod code?

Again, the difference is seen here: vs here, which is what I'm hoping for.  It would be a drag to restyle the new popup to look like the old when the old one is what I want.  Make sense?

Look again at Rod's page and he shows how to style it.

#16 Re: Backlight Support » Last Pangolin migration issue (I think ;) » 2018-06-14 06:28:19

There was a change for Pangolin... has been a long time... Please see Rod's post for how to use it: http://ttg-tips-and-tricks.barbeephoto. … pup-boxes/

#18 Re: Backlight Support » Last Pangolin migration issue (I think ;) » 2018-06-14 04:13:36

grover_c wrote:

I added my code in the Lightroom Galleries>Page Content>Page Copy (md) so I can customize the titles, etc. based on the gallery.  Is there a more appropriate place to put it?

Maybe with phplugins you can put it into a place where the entire page will be covered, but I'm not certain if the necessary hook exist. Or you can add some javascript to the div_hide()/div_show() functions that control the opacity of the entire page.

But again, I do recommend to use Magnific Popup than custom code.

#19 Re: Backlight Support » Last Pangolin migration issue (I think ;) » 2018-06-14 03:52:11

grover_c wrote:

I've remedied my popup position issue but can't figure out how to "darken" the entire window behind the popup.  I'd love to solve this, if possible.

This is due to the location where you added the BCP_popper divs.

#20 Re: Backlight Support » Last Pangolin migration issue (I think ;) » 2018-06-14 02:20:21

Backlight provides built-in support for Magnific popup, which I would use instead. Please see There is an example of using a form within the popup at

#21 Re: Backlight Support » Mobile Top Pallet and Footer postion » 2018-06-13 09:41:36

Don't have an answer to your question, but I noticed that you added jquery. This is not needed since Pangolin already includes it:

<script src=""></script>

#22 Re: Backlight Support » A few more Pangolin migration questions » 2018-06-12 09:55:26

grover_c wrote:

Note that I cleared the template and browser cache.  If I switch back to my pre-Pangolin album template the "Caption" appears.  When I go back to my Pangolin template they disappear, except for … o-gallery/.  I'm very confused with this one.

What you see here is the image metadata:

		<ul class="image_metadata">
			<li>Pimoridial Soup Theory</li>

#23 Re: Backlight Support » EU Data Protection and Google fonts » 2018-06-08 23:53:46

Pixelmover wrote:

How can I see which google fonts are used on my site?

That's something you elected to use when you designed your page. AFAIK, your site doesn't use google fonts.

#24 Re: Backlight Support » Sitelock seal » 2018-06-08 23:44:27

Looks like your original code has an error. The image link should be

src =""

#25 Re: Backlight Support » Sitelock seal » 2018-06-08 09:27:52

oops... it should be: function ttg_footer_bottom(...

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