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#1 Re: Backlight Support » Vertical navigation - width » 2017-12-09 08:40:08

rod barbee wrote:

It's a good option. Particularly because it should behave better with the existing Backlight styling.

And much easier to use and update!

#2 Re: Backlight Support » Vertical navigation - width » 2017-12-09 04:32:07

pideja wrote:

But, strangely, now it's the image that has gone way out in right field!

Not that strange since you told it in your custom css file to be there!

.main__column > .content {
    left: 120px;

#3 Re: Backlight Support » Vertical navigation - width » 2017-12-08 06:01:24

pideja wrote:

Using the Firefox Inspector, I could easily reduce the size of the logo-image to half its size. Should I place the script you suggest in CSS?

UPDATE: As soon as I inserted the script into "backlight.css", the logo-image returned to it's initial size while the css script did nothing to reduce the pallet size.

You are missing a closing bracket.

.page__pallet {
    width: 100px;
    min-width: 100px;
    max-width: 100px;
} /* <----- */

#4 Re: Backlight Support » Secondary masthead not initially drawn » 2017-12-08 03:57:16

It works for me! But the image for the secondary header is big ~660k. It is too big for what it should be. It took a while on my phone to load it! I opened it in Ps and it shows as 16-bit. Once I cropped it to the text area and changed it to 8-bit, it comes in at 40k.

#5 Re: Backlight Support » custom template » 2017-12-07 02:07:45

pideja wrote:

1-  why won't the imported template (BWRAO) won't load;

I don't know what you mean by "won't load". It is listed as one of the page templates.

pideja wrote:

2-  why is the default template presently used (Acceuil) is not indicated as such in Backlight/Designer/Templates/Page Templates

Because it is not set as the default template: Backlight > Designer > Templates > Acceuil > Edit Properties

#6 Re: Backlight Support » Custom BL PHP for WordPress? » 2017-12-06 06:44:38

charlie.choc wrote:

What I do is look at the URL  ( $_SERVER[REQUEST_URI] ) as you mentioned. There may be a better way but I don't know it either.

I have a function that is based on the same technique:

function page_match($gallery) {
   if (substr($_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"], 0, strlen($gallery)) == $gallery) {
      return 1;
   }  else {
      return 0;

This function returns 1 for subpage matches too, eg, page_match('/blog'). This works well for my purpose.

#7 Re: Backlight Support » Feature Request: Backlight menu behaviour change » 2017-12-06 02:20:22

For my site, I modified the menu handling. With a combination of CSS and maybe some jquery you can disable or modify the appearance of the sub menus as I did.

#8 Re: Backlight Support » Page Meta Description » 2017-12-04 03:40:27

charlie.choc wrote:

I just tried using phplugins to add the meta description and keywords to pages using the ttg_head hook at it seems to work but I won't be able to see how it affects search results for a while.

But then it would be nice to have the twitter and open graph fields set as well.

Maybe the easiest might be to have a ttg_meta hook that can replace the default settings. This way one can target specific pages from phplugins and add whatever one desires.

Maybe even easier, if Backlight would not set empty fields, they could then be easily added with the existing ttg_head hook. I don't know what's happening if the same metadata field is set twice, first without content and then a second time with content.

#9 Re: Backlight Support » Can't update this collection error » 2017-12-03 05:53:31

hjrw wrote:

Question 2.  If I get a minimal hosting configuration from, say Bluehost, can I FTP my website back to GoDaddy and have it work?  Or does it need to be created on the hosting server?

Yes, this should work.

But going this route, you might want to try WAMP or MAMP first. This way you publish to a local server on your machine and then you can FTP everything to your GoDaddy server.

But this sounds like a lot of work and wasted time. Honestly, I would just bite the bullet and move your site to Bluehost or another recommended host. Then you can try to get your money back from GoDaddy, specially with the feedback that they don't support modsec on your package.

#10 Re: Backlight Support » Can't update this collection error » 2017-12-02 06:50:58

hjrw wrote:

I noticed that I still have several CE4 Publisher instances installed in LR.  Could this be an issue?  I thought that the various instances were independent

You can have CE4 Publishing Services along Backlight Publishing Services. I have them as well. They both you the same TTG Publisher plugin.

#11 Re: Backlight Support » Can't update this collection error » 2017-12-02 06:49:41

hjrw wrote:

I am able to upload to the server using the Web module and the Verizon hotspot

So initially you got an error and now it works? Did you change anything?

#12 Re: Backlight Support » Can't update this collection error » 2017-12-02 04:37:31

Just curious, do you post from a laptop? If yes, it might be interesting if you went to an internet cafe and tried to post from there. This way you might circumvent GoDaddy's denial-of-service prevention for a bit by having a different IP address and likely a much slower connection.

#13 Re: Backlight Support » How do I get Backlight Updates 1.2.3 and 1.2.3 Release 2 » 2017-12-02 03:16:13

oceanman22 wrote:

Thanks for your help. I got it now. Was having a senior moment there.



#14 Re: Backlight Support » How do I get Backlight Updates 1.2.3 and 1.2.3 Release 2 » 2017-12-02 02:05:54

oceanman22 wrote:

Thanks for the quick reply.
Ok, I got the current download but I am somewhat confused on which update procedure(s) to use because of the the release #nomenclature. I am currently  showing that I have update "TTG Backlight version: 1.2.2" on my Backlight Dashboard.

Now what procedure steps in the instructions do I follow to get from 1.2.2 to to 1.2.3 release 2 ?


This is what the readme.txt file has to say about that:

=== To update from earlier versions of Backlight+Pages to Backlight+Pages 1.2.3 Release 2: ====

	Follow upgrade instructions for 1.2.3 Release 1, below.

#16 Re: Backlight Support » Can't update this collection error » 2017-12-01 02:33:59

hjrw wrote:


I changed the API to your server.  It authenticated.  I tried to upload some images and got a different error message,

For this test, did you create a new album?

#17 Re: Backlight Support » Can't update this collection error » 2017-11-30 02:31:19

hjrw wrote:

Any suggestions?  I tried turning off my firewall but that didn't help.


Looking at other users feedback regarding GoDaddy, the easiest solution seems to be to move to a different hosting company.

#18 Re: PHPlugins » album set, album, single page replacement » 2017-11-30 00:48:27

Matthew wrote:

I believe we'll be exposing some of that at a later time, possibly in Backlight 2, if not sooner.

Oh, nice smile

Matthew wrote:

For now, having things wrapped for replacement is more a matter of standard implementation, than for practical use. The hooks are currently most useful for inserting content above and below.

Okay, that's what it looked like to me.

Thank you for your feedback.

#19 PHPlugins » album set, album, single page replacement » 2017-11-29 15:52:34

Daniel Leu
Replies: 2

I'm just reviewing the PHplugins updates coming with Backlight 1.2.3 Release 2 and started to wonder what for I could use some of the functions. There are three functions available to replace the content of album set grids, album grids and single image views:

 *    ttg_albumset_top
 *      - if return=false, normal copy is skipped
 *      - called immediately within the media area
 *      - encompasses the gallery grid / slideshow; can be used to replace it

 *    ttg_album_top
 *      - if return=false, the album content is skipped
 *      - called immediately within the media area
 *      - encompasses the album grid / slideshow; can be used to replace it

 *    ttg_single_top
 *      - if return=false, single image and content are skipped
 *      - called immediately above the single image display
 *      - encompasses the single image and related metadata; can be used to replace it
 *      - available only on single-image HTML pages for applicable album templates

If I would like to replace one of the grids or the single page view with my own implementation, wouldn't I need to have access to some type of data structure that contains the basic information of what is displayed (eg, number of images, links to images, thumbnails and image meta data)?

Looks like these functions currently are more useful to insert additional text than replacing a gallery. Or did I overlook something? Thanks!

#20 Re: General » Feature request - visualize finished art on your wall » 2017-11-29 10:08:06

Jeff, I'd like to have a way to show how different sized art looks in an office, living room, and dining room setting. And this is something I'm slowly working on. My plan is to create separate slideshows for each setup and to show images with different sized frames and frame styles. For me, this will be sufficient.

Having an option to do this for a particular image would be very elegant. But providing the customer a way to upload an image would be way too complicated. If a customer is sufficiently interested in a print, I'm happy to make a photoshop montage.

I think that some of the TTG users already created something like this, but I don't remember who.

#21 Re: Backlight Support » Error when using the Search button » 2017-11-28 07:25:03

In Backlight > Publisher > Settings, you need to assign a new Search Template.

#22 Re: Backlight Showcase » Finally updated to Backlight Pangolin! » 2017-11-28 02:10:39

SunFoxNC wrote:

Now, the next goal is to make my site rock the awesome like more than a few sites in this topic do.  Yes, Daniel Leu...yours is the site that I hope mine will eventually become when it grows up!  wink

Oh.... big_smile

But I think there is never really a growing up.... There is always something to change and/or optimize. But BL makes it so much easier! Just last night I have added a new section (wood panel mounted prints) to my shop page where I combine a custom slideshow with the gallery grid.

#23 Re: Backlight Support » permalink button » 2017-11-26 10:05:09

JimR wrote:

I'm wondering, what is the permalink button even for?

It's being picked up by search engines, and I'd rather just remove it (instead of hiding it).

What's generating it, and is there a way to control this?

It helps with SEO and provides an easy way for a customer to link to a specific image.

#24 Re: Backlight Support » Responsive view - mind blown! » 2017-11-26 02:57:09

That's a feature available in the Development menu of Safari on the Mac. There are plugins available for Chrome that provide a similar feature.

#25 Re: Backlight Support » Album sets » 2017-11-25 07:50:09

Just a thought:

Create a top-level directory /wedding_galleries. And then create publisher instances for /wedding_galleries/2016, /wedding_galleries/2017 etc. Each publisher instance would be created in the respective catalog. Now you should be able to publish your new weddings for the respective years.

Then create a page (eg /weddings) that contains the links to the different top-level wedding galleries (eg, /wedding_galleries/2016, /wedding_galeries/2017 etc).

I would use a default catalog to maintain the common website design and architecture.

This is a workaround to the Lr Publisher instance limitation and it might work for your particular setup.

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