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#2 Re: Backlight Support » Search Page Corrupted » 2019-06-13 14:26:28

NevTec wrote:

Good morning,

Our Search page has recently stopped showing correctly, see link below:

Our web hosts recently upgraded our site to https so this may be the reason but the rest of the site and the Lightroom connections are all working properly.

I've looked through all the settings and cannot find anything for 'Search' that seems to need changing.

Any ideas?



The issue is that your search page calls a style sheet with http instead of https. Usually this indicates that the site url points to http://xxx instead of https://xxx. But your site's galleries are correct. So it has to be something else.

Are you using the latest version of Backlight?

#5 Re: Backlight 2 Support » "Something went wrong" » 2019-06-12 03:24:24

A newer php version is usually the cause for this error. Just checking, are you indeed using Backlight 2 and not Backlight 1?

If you are using Backlight 1, download the latest version again and install it.

#6 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Cart don't work in search module on the results page » 2019-06-12 01:42:04

Nico3939 wrote:

oh! great! thanks Daniel

Have you got an estimate date? because I wait for it to launch my website


I'm just a beta tester and don't know when this will be released. But usually, between beta release and release it is only a few days or a week, unless something pops up...

I'm looking forward to your search powered site. I'm using search on … a/sail-gp/ to select sail teams per country.

#7 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Cart don't work in search module on the results page » 2019-06-12 01:23:21

Nico3939 wrote:

Nothing new?

This is a problem for me because my entire site is based on this system, 1 album and a search bar.

The next Backlight update will fix it. I have a test version and I don't see this issue anymore.

#8 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Galleries Visibility Issues » 2019-06-09 03:01:33

I think you created the Galleries menu with the Backlight menu designer. If this is the case, then you need to add the new gallery menu item over there (Backlight > Designer > Menu Sets ).

#9 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Make an album an home page (resolved) » 2019-06-05 00:37:13

Nico3939 wrote:

Hi Rod,

but in doing so, the problem is that the album is not limited in number of photos per page (eg item per page 100 photos / page).  yet the album itself is limited to 100 / page, but on an album embedded in a page it has no effect

I use a dedicated album for the frontpage that doesn't have that many images.

#10 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Wordpress Menu to show in Backlight » 2019-06-02 07:39:57

theomolenaar wrote:

And the theme worked. However the Wordpress and the Backlight pages have their own menu. I found the issue how to get the BL menu into wordpress, but that is not what I want, because I have no idea how to link wordpress pages to the BL menu.

If you want to add links in your backlight menu to pages powered by wordpress, you would use the URL option. Just create a link to '/homes/my-wordpress-page-1', etc. I think that this would be the easiest to have one common menu for your Wordpress and Backlight installation. This should work well as long as you not plan to change Wordpress pages frequently.

#11 Re: Backlight 2 Support » add watermark without reupload pictures » 2019-06-02 02:46:13

rod barbee wrote:

Sure. You need to first add them in whatever photo editing software you're using though.
Backlight can't add watermarks on it's own, it doesn't do photo editing.

For the technical inclined, there are other ways to add watermarks. One example is to use ImageMagick from a script: … mmand-line. Although this example is for the linux platform, but this can work on Windows and Mac as well.

#12 Re: Backlight Support » Expanding Mobile Menu » 2019-06-01 09:16:47

rod barbee wrote:

And I have a post, based on what Daniel did, that's on controlling which mobile menu items show their sub-menu items:
https://ttg-tips-and-tricks.barbeephoto … bile-menu/


#13 Re: Backlight Support » Expanding Mobile Menu » 2019-06-01 08:09:04

Evagoras wrote:

I think it’s something that really should be considered. Having all the dependants visible on mobile menu looks confusing and honestly quite ugly.

If implemented It should be mandatory that the main peer to the dependants should ‘do nothing’ (no link) and just expand the dependants. And if a another item (with dependants) is clicked the previous one disappears and expands the newly clicked one.

Rather than have all dependants all open all the time as it currently is... it just looks too odd

Or at least give us the option whether we have it or not like you have with everything else

With phplugins, javascript and some custom css, the look of your mobile menu can be modified. I did this a while ago for my site. You might find some insipration in this thread as well … hp?id=9609.

#15 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Align Img Center » 2019-05-31 08:47:24

This should do the trick:

<p><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 90px; margin: 0 auto;" /></p>

#16 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Old Php and new PHP » 2019-05-29 01:05:38

This is what happens when opening the computer before the first coffee.... smile

#17 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Old Php and new PHP » 2019-05-28 23:51:26

Nico3939 wrote:

ok I'm moving slowly

is this function:

  if ( page_match('/backlight/cart') ) {

replaced by this one?

if( preg_match( '/^BACKLIGHT-PANGOLIN(.*)$/', $this->style ) ) {

You could use

 if ($this->page_match('/backlight/cart')) { 

corrected according to next post

#20 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Account locked! » 2019-05-24 06:04:11

pideja wrote:

This time, when I attempt to log into the modules update, using the correct credentials, I get:

Got the same message.... I have contacted Ben.

#21 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Account locked! » 2019-05-24 03:33:24

Wait a few minutes and try again. This happened to me the other day and a bit later, everything was okay.

#23 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Backlight 2 & MAMP » 2019-05-23 15:15:35

Sam Sampson wrote:

After installing 'Backlight 2' with Matt's informative video onto MAMP, I logged in with username: 'admin', password: 'ttg8888'. I was wondering whether this is the permanent log-in for the admin, or if there is a place I can personalize both in the Admin panel?

I logged out, and found I couldn't get back in, so had to reinstall the software. I'm a little wary of logging out in case it rejects my admin password.

Any ideas?

Yes, you definitely should set your own password: Admin > Users > Administrators. If you can't log in, you can reset the password via email.

#24 Re: Backlight Support » Backlight Settings Advanced Settings » 2019-05-23 04:07:25

Chris Kewish wrote:

I think I added a part to the script to make it a secure website but I can not remember which part. If I remember correctly to was to add HTTP but I am not a 100% sure. That is why I was asking if anyone new which bit had been added in the script I copied and show in this forum.

Sorry, I don't have a Backlight 1 installation active anymore. Maybe re-download it and compare it with what it came with.

#25 Re: Backlight Support » Backlight Settings Advanced Settings » 2019-05-22 14:09:17

kolohe280 wrote:

I seem to remember when I was running Backlight 1 that I had to put the https rewrite rule into the album folder .htaccess.  Otherwise, if you enter the site by a direct link to a folder it didn't force https.

That has changed for Backlight 2. From the ChangeLog file:

Adds admin setting to automatically redirect from http to https

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