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#1 2016-05-09 03:26:10

oceanman22
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From: Princeton, NJ
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Need help / want to add another Gallery page

I have decided  thatI want another Gallery page for just Black &White photos.

Follow me on this and tell me if it is correct, please (I am not a web designer but usually muddle thru)

First off, I “clone” my Album Set Template
name it “bwgalleries”

Add some text and assign my current home page to it.

Save

Then I go to Design Menu Set section

ADD a new Menu item called BW Galleries
set URL to  bwgalleries
and then reorder so it under Galleries

Save

In Lightroom , when I  create a new album for B&W I would select the “bwAlbum” set from the Template selection (which now should be there?)

Is this all correct ?
Thanks
Jim

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#2 2016-05-09 03:34:30

rod barbee
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

Add some text and assign my current home page to it.

Not sure exactly what you mean here.

When  you add the BW Galleries to a menu, you can choose either Page or Album Set. From what you've described, choosing Album Set is probably the best choice.

If you don't want the BW Galleries to appear on your main Galleries page, you can hide the BW Galleries album set by clicking the Hide from Album Set box under the Features tab in the Create/Edit Album Set dialog.


Rod 
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#3 2016-05-09 03:52:20

oceanman22
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

the text I meant was the gallery page copy since it would be different than the other gallery page. I thought there was a dropdown where Home page or something was an option.

I just want the menu for the B&W gallery to show on main gallery page but I want a totally separate gallery page for B&W.

What is the best way to backup my site as it is now? Just copy the Backlight folder from the server?

Thanks

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#4 2016-05-09 03:59:26

rod barbee
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

The text for the new BW Gallery page can be added when you create that album set in Publisher, in the content tab. You can choose to include the template text too.

I just want the menu for the B&W gallery to show on main gallery page but I want a totally separate gallery page for B&W.

Do you mean you want the album set to appear on the Galleries page? Or did you want the BW Gallery link only in the menu. I'm not clear on what you're trying to achieve.

What is the best way to backup my site as it is now? Just copy the Backlight folder from the server?

That's what I'd do. It's the simplest thing.


Rod 
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#5 2016-05-09 04:07:34

oceanman22
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

on my home page I would like to have:  Home, Galleries, B&W Galleries, Contact, Search menu items

clicking Galleries goes to separate page with albums like now and clicking B&W Galleries goes a another seperate page with just B&W albums

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#6 2016-05-09 04:22:23

rod barbee
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

If you want the B&W menu item to appear only on the Home page, create another menu set with that item. Then assign that menu set to page template for the home page. If that page template is used for other pages, the link will also appear on them. So you may also need to create a page template specifically for the Home page.


Rod 
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#7 2016-05-09 04:26:37

oceanman22
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

Ok, I got it. Thanks for the help. I backed up site, just in case,

Jim

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#8 2016-05-09 05:21:16

oceanman22
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

Hi Ron,
I see why you were confused about what or how I wanted to do. I need to think about this more and may be back. Not as strait forward as I thought. Need to read the documentation more.

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#9 2016-05-09 10:36:36

Daniel Leu
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

Jim, if you want to create a second top-level gallery, Matt just posted this http://community.theturninggate.net/vie … hp?id=6366


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#10 2016-05-09 11:13:44

oceanman22
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

Thanks Matt,

Earlier today I played around with it earlier and came to the conclusion that the publishing service was not going to put the albums anywhere but in galleries. I understand how this will work. Great. Will work on it tomorrow.

Jim

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#11 2016-05-09 11:29:58

rod barbee
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

The Publisher can only place things in the top-level gallery folder you designate. If you only want to manage one Publisher instance for your site, then that's the galleries/ folder.
You can use the galleries/ folder to publish everything to and for items you don't want appearing on the Galleries page, you can just hide them from the album set in the Album or Album Set's create/edit dialog under the Features tab.

It's up to you if you want to manage albums of different types with additional Publisher instances. Personally, I find it a great way to work.


Rod 
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#12 2016-05-09 11:48:54

oceanman22
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From: Princeton, NJ
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

Damn !!!! I think I got it. This is what I wanted to do. If I can do anyone can. What do you think?

jswphotos.com

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#13 2016-05-09 12:00:45

oceanman22
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From: Princeton, NJ
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Posts: 144
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

Sorry Rod, I didn't read your comments until after I sent my last message. I need to make sure I understand what I did as well, but on the surface this is what I was looking to do. All the work was by publisher, almost.

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#14 2016-05-09 12:29:44

Daniel Leu
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

On my CE4 site, I have /galleries and /projects. Both contain gallery-sets and galleries, and are controlled each by its own Publisher instance. I have the same setup on my backlight test site. This is working well.


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#15 2016-05-09 13:06:54

rod barbee
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Re: Need help / want to add another Gallery page

Hey Jim,

If it works for you, then that's a good way to go. As you can see, there are more than one way of doing things so whatever makes the most sense to you is the right choice.


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

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