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#1 2016-10-17 15:05:08

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 717
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Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

Now that the Wordpress template is available, there is no excuse for not upgrading my old CE4 site to Backlight. Backlight is so much more user friendly, although I miss some phplugins hooks, I am really happy with what it provides.

My site is at http://danielleu.com

I'm certain that there will be some further changes coming to my site down the road, but for now I am happy with what I've got:

- Custom menu behavior and styling
- Light/dark skin, selection stored in a cookie
- Search bar in masthead
- Wordpress child theme for custom pages (archive, recent) and styling
- Modified single-page view

I really like the Flickity option in Theater. I use it to provide more details about my Greeting Cards (shop>greeting cards). I will create similar pages for my open edition, limited edition prints and calendars. But currently I am too busy to prepare for next weekends San Francisco Open Studios.

There are some more features, but I don't remember them right now. Congrats to Matt and Ben on this great product!

In case you find an issue, dead link or whatever, please let me know. Thank you!


Daniel Leu | Photography   
DanielLeu.com

Just a user who loves to dive into techie stuff... and sometimes gets into trouble for that.

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#2 2016-10-17 15:34:03

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 4,970
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

Looks great, Daniel, and I'm glad to see you finally taking the leap after so much testing participation. You've made some interesting customizations as well, and I'll be interested to see your site evolve as we continue to release new features and quality-of-life improvements for Backlight.


Campagna Pictures, http://campagnapictures.com
The Turning Gate, http://theturninggate.net

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#3 2016-10-17 18:49:05

lofty
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From: UK
Registered: 2012-09-26
Posts: 234
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

Nice Daniel, very Nice.....

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#4 2016-10-21 14:40:52

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 717
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

Thank you, Matt & Jon.


Daniel Leu | Photography   
DanielLeu.com

Just a user who loves to dive into techie stuff... and sometimes gets into trouble for that.

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#5 2016-10-31 01:04:59

mridley
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From: UK
Registered: 2012-09-26
Posts: 190
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

One of the best i've seen so far, it would be good if users could share templates etc...

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#6 2016-10-31 06:16:11

Ben
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2012-09-29
Posts: 3,274

Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

mridley wrote:

One of the best i've seen so far, it would be good if users could share templates etc...

Something like this? wink

export.png

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#7 2016-10-31 14:47:01

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 717
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

Ben wrote:
mridley wrote:

One of the best i've seen so far, it would be good if users could share templates etc...

Something like this? wink

http://somethingchanged.com/share/export.png

Nice :-)


Daniel Leu | Photography   
DanielLeu.com

Just a user who loves to dive into techie stuff... and sometimes gets into trouble for that.

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#8 2016-10-31 14:47:28

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 717
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

mridley wrote:

One of the best i've seen so far, it would be good if users could share templates etc...

Thank you, mridley.


Daniel Leu | Photography   
DanielLeu.com

Just a user who loves to dive into techie stuff... and sometimes gets into trouble for that.

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#9 2016-10-31 22:26:42

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 13,237
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

Ben wrote:

Something like this? wink

oooh. That'll be nice smile


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 2016-11-01 20:29:48

markh
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From: Center of The US
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 285
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

Gimme!

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#11 2016-11-02 00:08:38

mridley
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From: UK
Registered: 2012-09-26
Posts: 190
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

How did you create the "Featured Galleries" ?

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#12 2016-11-02 01:15:15

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 717
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Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

mridley wrote:

How did you create the "Featured Galleries" ?

"Featured Galleries" is just another top-level gallery. You create them by using a new Publisher Service and select a different top-level directory.


Daniel Leu | Photography   
DanielLeu.com

Just a user who loves to dive into techie stuff... and sometimes gets into trouble for that.

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#13 2016-11-02 23:38:21

SunFoxNC
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Registered: 2015-09-04
Posts: 52

Re: Migration CE4 > Backlight complete

Wow...your site is pretty much along the lines of what I would like studios.redvixen.com to be like when it grows up from CE4 to Backlight!   Too bad there isn't an option in Backlight for the "Daniel Leu" theme to make it much easier for us programmer nerds who are much better at function than making it pretty (dammit Jim, I'm a database weenie...not a CSS maven!)... smile

Such a clean interface and all of that gratuitous San Francisco porn is a very happy bonus (I really loved the ones you caught of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft passing through the Golden Gate as it was ferrying the Space Shuttle to LAX).   Your pictures are making me want to hop a wind to SFO and get me some Hunan Home's on Jackson Street (by far the best Chinese food I've ever had!)...only regret was being stupid in walking back up the steep as hell hill to the cable car to get back to Fisherman's Wharf rather than acquiescing to gravity and a very full stomach and going down the hill to catch Muni!  wink

So far, I've only converted my personal site to Backlight (and totally love it...one Backlight fed by five publisher instances which is *SO* much better than dealing with the web module which was slow as hell even on this G751 gaming laptop!).  I'm in the process of figuring out the infrastructure I want on the back-end (gods below...so many choices, so little time!) before I bring the studios site over to Backlight.

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