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#1 Re: Backlight Support » Sub-domain problems » Today 04:28:20

But the configuration in #12 is not correct.... if you can correct the configuration, good, otherwise #17.

#2 Re: Backlight Support » Sub-domain problems » Yesterday 08:24:39

SimonWilliams wrote:

This is what I did today and last night.

I don't think you did a fresh install before you tried to access it as I pointed out.

Continuity mainly Daniel. Even so, I just don't see why it isn't a simple case of pointing a subdomain into a directory and it working.

Because it is a subdomain and not a subdirectory. You are confusing Backlight as Ben pointed out and you are configuring for the wrong domain.

It is really easy:

1) fresh install for
2) configure backlight via

That's it.

#3 Re: Backlight Support » Sub-domain problems » Yesterday 07:37:11

SimonWilliams wrote:

Sorry buddy - none of that worked either for access to the domain, or admin.

This should not be so complicated. I've set lots of subdomains up. Maybe it's time for a re-think.

The only think that works is by directly going to

And now even that looks messed up!

You need to start with a new install and then go to … n/?a=login.

Off topic: what is your reason to use a subdomain?

#4 Re: Backlight Support » Sub-domain problems » Yesterday 07:16:37

For Backlight, your site URL should be You should _never_ ever use

So when you log into Backlight, it would be … n/?a=login

Think of the subdomain just like an independent other domain that has nothing to do with

#5 Re: Backlight Support » pilot error: after upgrading things not working » Yesterday 07:07:52

pjtraveler wrote:

The album type field was fixed, and not selectable,.

Maybe it is just a matter of a pangolin vs okapi module type mismatch.

so I figure that I had not done an upgrade correctly.  So I went back and did a re install of prior releases to see if that fixed the issue. (it didn't).

Backlight has a lot of configurations in a database. When upgrading to a newer version, you might have noticed the database upgrade notifications. I don't know if an older version of a module works with a newer database version. Please updated again to the latest version of all releases.

#6 Re: Backlight Support » Sub-domain problems » 2017-10-15 11:45:47

As Ben pointed out, your subdomain directory may only be accessed using your subdomain URL. Bluehost, for example, does a strange thing as it maps the subdomain directory into your regular directory. This looks to be the same for you.

Best is to put this subdomain directory outside of your regular directories, maybe call it There you'll need to have a complete backlight installation with a separate Lr publishing service. And you will only access it as

#7 Re: Backlight Showcase » Pangolin migration complete » 2017-10-15 00:41:17

tomowensphoto wrote:

Brilliant implementation

Thank you, Tom!

#8 Re: Backlight Showcase » Pangolin migration complete » 2017-10-13 08:02:43

Thank you for your kind words, Charlie & Matt!

#9 Re: Backlight Support » Advantage - more than one publisher instance » 2017-10-12 23:34:33

I would use two publisher instances as well. Maybe you can use smart collections for the second instance to duplicate the gallery content of the first publisher instance.

#10 Backlight Showcase » Pangolin migration complete » 2017-10-12 02:49:42

Daniel Leu
Replies: 5

For a few months I had a test site running Pangolin, but only now I finally got around to update my main site. It looks very similar to the previous Backlight version, but takes advantage of some of Pangolin's new features. I'm very happy with my new footer design ;-) The deployment was much easier than with the original Backlight due to several backend enhancements! (yep, that's possible!)

The site uses a heavy dose of phplugins and custom css. I will look into this to further streamline it and maybe one day I'll be able to share the templates.

Here is the link:

Thank you Matt & Ben providing such a great product that can be adapted and enhanced to one's taste!

#12 Re: Backlight Support » Restrict metadata published with images? » 2017-10-06 07:26:38

rsamco wrote:

I then tried using Friedl's Metadata Wrangler and it didn't remove metadata data either. I used its "remove all metadata" preset and all image metadata was still published.

As far as I know, the Backlight Lr Publishing service doesn't support export plugins. So it makes sense that Jeffrey's plugin doesn't work.

rsamco wrote:

Therefore my conclusion that the "TTG Publish Service" is completely broken w.r.t. metadata filtering. But I still can't believe that I'm the only one to have experienced & reported this problem (i.e., I'm still questioning my own sanity).

Well, it seems to work for me. I have Copyright & Contact Info selected and I don't see other metadata in my images. This is one of my more recent images: … single.php

Looking at the EXIF data, there is not much left, specially all the keywords are gone:

XMP Toolkit	Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c128 79.159124, 2016/03/18-14:01:55
Web Statement
Marked	True
Original Document ID	4B6F9F6F2279DF08B79DF71428E3F7FA
Document ID	xmp.did:01cdf86a-a204-46c4-a362-d6459f51c25b
Instance ID	xmp.iid:01cdf86a-a204-46c4-a362-d6459f51c25b
Metadata Date	2017:01:05 21:59:35-08:00
8 months, 30 days, 17 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds ago
Rights	Copyright © 2016, Daniel Leu
Creator	Daniel Leu
Title	Snowy Trees at Merced River
Usage Terms	All rights reserved
Creator Work Email
Creator Work URL
EXIF — this group of metadata is encoded in 19,813 bytes (19.3k)
Artist	Daniel Leu
Copyright	Copyright © 2016, Daniel Leu
Exif Version	0230
Color Space	sRGB
Compression	JPEG (old-style)
Resolution	240 pixels/inch
X Resolution	72
Y Resolution	72
Thumbnail Length	19,545

Don't know why this doesn't work for you.

#13 Re: Backlight Support » Slideshow on Home Page » 2017-10-04 04:48:12

gbbiv wrote:

Daniel... love the look and feel of your site.  Is that all done with Backlight?

Thanks! Yes, all Backlight with a decent sized serving of CSS and phplugins.

#14 Re: Backlight Support » Slideshow on Home Page » 2017-10-04 03:38:09

gbbiv wrote:

Thanks for that option as well... I'll need to see some examples of what that add-on can do before purchasing... things are shaping up well for my current needs at this time.

There are several user examples at that have the slideshow on their home page. One of them is mine.

#16 Re: Backlight Support » Pangolin Share Menu » 2017-09-12 16:49:14

Routlaw wrote:

There is sense... Gallery is build for my clients. Pictures with them and their wedding guests can be shared by themselfs smile

In this case, you might just hide the album. This way, the guests need the direct link to the gallery and other visitors will not see it.

#17 Re: Backlight Support » publish with the feature "hide from album set" doesn't hide » 2017-08-23 09:49:16

The closed eye indicates that it is a hidden album and you only see this if you are logged into the backlight backend. Open your site in another browser and you will not see the hidden album.

#18 Re: Backlight Support » Backlight 1.2.2 release 2 failure » 2017-08-17 06:08:59

Did you do this afterwards?

2. **Visit each of the Backlight, Designer and Publisher admin sections** to allow Backlight to run any
necessary database updates.

#19 Re: Backlight Support » Fancybox Slideshow » 2017-08-16 02:10:30

rod barbee wrote:

You may be able to edit the file yourself. I've not tested it.

It looks like the file to edit might be backlight\modules\pangolin-album\dynamic\js\fancybox.cfg.php

You can find Fancybox Options documentation here:

And it looks like the code to add will look like this, only with your own numbers:

slideShow : {
		autoStart : false,
		speed     : 4000

I'm not sure where you would add that in the file. Maybe at the beginning of the section marked with:

     * +Fancybox Gallery

perhaps right before the animationEffect: setting.

Oops, didn't realize that it was not a Vegas slideshow question....

Rainer, once you edit the file Rod pointed to, you will most likely need to clear the template cache (Designer -> Special Links -> Clear Template Cache)

#20 Re: Backlight Support » Fancybox Slideshow » 2017-08-15 23:50:46

Yes, it is called 'slide delay' and it is part of the Vegas slideshow section.

#21 Re: Backlight Support » Migrating to a new computer » 2017-08-15 06:05:59

I would start like Mark with exporting your brother's images. Then I would try a different approach: duplicate your existing catalog and open it, then remove everything but your brother's images and publishing service(s). At the end update the image folder location. This way you should be able to preserve the Publisher services and existing albums. But if you have only a few albums, Mark's approach might be the fastest.

And before starting, make a backup of _everything_ just in case a wrong click on something needs to be reversed.

#22 Re: Backlight Support » drop down menu items with a line break? » 2017-08-15 01:51:24

I played a bit with the css inspector. To get the two lines, first, I think, you need to change block to inline-block:

nav li > a, nav li > span {
    display: inline-block;}

Next, the line height needs to be adjusted

nav a, nav span {
    height: 44px;
    line-height: 44px;

If the line-height is identical to the item height, you can't get two lines to show.... But this change should only target your 2-line menu items.

Oh, on mobile menu, your 'new' doesn't show up, neither does Ireland. So either you make your menu wider or shorten the length of menu items.

And I would try to not to use so many !importants in your css file. It is better to find the correct selector to overwrite the default assignment. But yeah, that's not always easy to do nor possible.

Just my 2 cents.

#24 Re: Backlight Support » drop down menu items with a line break? » 2017-08-14 01:25:24

grover_c wrote:

A couple of more things.  I should have said that I haven't yet upgraded to 1.2.

Please upgrade! 1.2 introduced Pangolin based modules, but all previously designed pages and galleries will continue to work using the okapi framework. So there is nothing to worry about. But it makes it easier to get help.

#25 Re: Backlight Support » Get image URL (jpg) - Add Social Sharing to Single Image Pages » 2017-08-13 06:27:07

charlie.choc wrote:

Thanks Daniel, I should have caught that.

Somehow it works on your site, but didn't on mine.

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