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#1 Backlight 2 Support » suggestion for link in admin pages » 2019-06-21 06:46:38

Replies: 1

Under the Designer menu item, in the Dashboard - Quick Links, it would be nice to have a link to uploaded images.  I keep trying to remember how I got the links for images I code into pages and they are linked do //backlight/designer....  but I can never find it in designer!

It is there, but you have to go to Designer > Templates > Uploaded images menu item, which I forget!

Just an idea...


#2 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Can we change the default post in wordpress them from backlight? » 2019-05-10 20:05:06

Cache is King!  (sorry, bad pun).  Yes, the fix for the default posts did carry to the home page.  I am sure the cache was not clearing because I was constantly refreshing the page.  Overnight it must have cleared on its own.

So, to recap.

1. the page template in BL2 used for the WordPress theme can be set in the layout to use the main column only for posts (1 column) or the main column for posts and one or two additional columns for widgets (2 columns or 3 columns).
2. when in wordpress, you can then define your widgets for those two columns and they will show on the home page and the posts, by default.
3. if you customize your wordpress to a home page that is a wordpress page, the same should work, but you must design your own page.

Thanks,Rod, for all the help and patience...


#3 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Can we change the default post in wordpress them from backlight? » 2019-05-10 09:08:51

Thanks Rod.  That worked for default posts.... 

Do you know a way to set the home page with the list of posts, to show the column widgets?

My best...

#4 Re: Backlight 2 Support » Can we change the default post in wordpress them from backlight? » 2019-05-09 20:39:31

Which area are you suggesting I look at:

1. the page template in backlight 2 used for the wordpress theme
2. the wordpress theme design in backlight 2
3. the wordpress theme design in wordpress

I looked in number 2, backlight 2 wordpress theme design and cannot find a setting.

So, 1) I am looking for a way to set the defaults for a wordpress post to 2 columns, widgets on the right, and 2) a way to make the home page in wordpress, the posts page, a two column page with widgets on the right.

Does that make sense?

Thanks for the reply...

#5 Backlight 2 Support » Can we change the default post in wordpress them from backlight? » 2019-05-06 03:43:11

Replies: 6

So the default post type is one column, which just shows the post.  If we want any widgets to show, they would be in the second column (which I have setup). However, to do this, I have to change the post type every time I add a new post, and I sometimes forget.

So, I would like a way to set the default post to be one, two or three columns and then on the left or right side.  Maybe this could be a choice in the theme setup or in the backlight setup for the wordpress theme export?

If anyone has ideas, I'd be grateful...


#7 Re: Backlight Support » contact form colors » 2018-03-18 22:47:13

rod barbee wrote:

in your page template, go to Typography > Forms

I tried this and it did change the text fields, but not the send button.  It remains blue with white text?  How do I change the Send button to match my other colors?  The same for the search button (on the search screen) -> i.e., I press the search button at the top of the page and a popup comes up with the search text field and a blue button.  How do I change that blue button color?

Thanks so much!

#8 Re: Backlight Support » Album Set html different from Albums » 2018-03-06 10:10:47

OK!  Problem solved!  Using the following text on an Album Set Page Content, Page Copy (md), will provide a heading with text directly under the heading and no blank line in between:

<h2>Test Heading</h2>This is some text.  It does not matter how much text, it is one paragraph.

However, adding a simple break at the end of the paragraph will put a blank line in between the heading and the text. 

<h2>Test Heading</h2>This is some text.  It does not matter how much text, it is one paragraph.<br>

I did not see this issue, because my other album pages all had at least two paragraphs, so I had the break somewhere in the text already.  It appears not to matter where the break tag is, just that it is somewhere in the page text.

#9 Re: Backlight Support » Album Set html different from Albums » 2018-03-04 08:20:43

Rod, thanks for the idea.  The Albums are not the problem, it is the Album Set.  And that text is in Lightroom and I do not see a way to put a return in the text box inside lightroom.  I tried using <br> tag, but then got way too much space... may just try creating a new album set and see if I can get it to work...   really really odd. 

Question for development:  is the page with the Album Set from LR the exact same as the page with just an Album?  i.e. is it the same LUA script that uploads the info...  or is there potentially a problem with a LUA script? 


#10 Backlight Support » Album Set html different from Albums » 2018-03-03 22:56:46

Replies: 5

I am in the beginning stages of creating backlight with pages.  I have created an album set (Documentary Work) and an Album inside that set (Matanuska Glacier).  I used the page text to replace the template text and both have the following type of text input:

<h2>name of album or set</h2>The description of the album or set.

For the Albums, I get a double space from the h2 heading until the description starts (a blank line in between).  For the Album set, the blank line is gone and there is only a single space.  I did not use the <br> tag in-between the closing tag for the heading.  I verified from view source of the live web page the introductions are the same...

My website is:  Then, Galleries, Documentary Work (single space), Matanuska Glacier (double space).

any ideas, or am I missing a setting?

Additional Info:
Backlight up to date, first install, February 20ish, 2018.
Safari 11.03
Mac OSx Sierra (not high sierra)

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