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#1 2016-05-04 23:18:39

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
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Backlight test site

Here's the link to my Backlight test site:
http://backlight.barbeephoto.com/

I've got examples of different layout options, a few minor custom css tweaks, and examples of what you can do in the sidebars (called Trays).

It's my Backlight testing playground in a sub-domain. I highly recommend creating your own, mainly because it's really nice to have some place to test out any ideas you have without completely screwing up your main site. And it's a great way to learn to use Backlight without having all those tests hanging out in public.

Last edited by rod barbee (2016-05-04 23:30:28)


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 1.1.1 test site, Pangolin test site

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#2 2016-05-14 01:11:13

rdinterman
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From: Walkersville, MD
Registered: 2013-04-14
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Re: Backlight test site

This a great examples, I'm going to start on my transition this weekend, so these are an excellent reference for the different styles.  My websites are mixes of various versions of Turning Gate software, some updated, some not.  This will be a perfect time to fix them all.


Ray

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#3 2016-05-14 01:15:22

rod barbee
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Re: Backlight test site

I'm thinking I'll probably have to move my test site into a different sub-domain. Whenever I change over my site to backlight, that site needs a backlight/ folder. But right now it's the folder containing my test sub-domain. Not very forward thinking on my part roll


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 1.1.1 test site, Pangolin test site

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#4 2016-06-26 21:06:56

choke
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Registered: 2012-11-25
Posts: 32

Re: Backlight test site

Hi Rob,

I am on deep water:-)
I planning to start rebuidling my webb to backligth. I saw your tips about subdamain. Could you pls try to explain how to set it up?
Do I need to have web-server on my local computer at home?

Sorry for stupid question.

Best tegards
Choke
www.choke.se

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#5 2016-06-27 02:00:15

rod barbee
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Re: Backlight test site

You don't need to use a sub-domain, you could just use a sub-folder in your main domain.

but if you want to create a sub-domain, do that through your host's C-Panel. It's usually found in the "Domains" section and it usually involves a couple of clicks and typing the name you want for the sub-domain.
Ask your host for specifics if it's not obvious in the C-Panel


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 1.1.1 test site, Pangolin test site

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#6 2016-06-27 02:28:24

choke
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Registered: 2012-11-25
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Re: Backlight test site

Thanks Rob,
I will try to talk to my host tomorrow. I got test folder but the galleri folder will now show.
Could you se what I made wrong -just in the beginning.
www.choke.se/Test

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#7 2016-06-27 08:53:00

rod barbee
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Re: Backlight test site

Without access to the back end, I can only guess
Make sure your Galleries pages is linked to the "galleries" album set


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 1.1.1 test site, Pangolin test site

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#8 2016-06-29 16:44:46

choke
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Registered: 2012-11-25
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Re: Backlight test site

rod barbee wrote:

Without access to the back end, I can only guess
Make sure your Galleries pages is linked to the "galleries" album set

Thanks for your answer - but I am not sure that I understand where to link them?
Sorry for more stupid questions.

best regards
Choke

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#9 2016-06-29 20:51:16

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
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Re: Backlight test site

Look in Designer > Menu Sets
Edit your menu set
Each item has a "Link to" option

If you have more support related questions, can you start a new topic in the Backlight Support section? Having individual issues under their own topic makes it easier for others searching for similar answers.


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight 1.1.1 test site, Pangolin test site

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#10 2016-06-30 02:28:21

choke
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Registered: 2012-11-25
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Re: Backlight test site

Thanks Rod - sorry for my misstake. I open a new topic

Choke

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