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Managing photographs in Travellerspoint Blogs

Travel Forums System Talk Managing photographs in Travellerspoint Blogs

1. Posted by dikansu (Respected Member, 3 posts) 20 Jul '09 13:11

How do you change the order of photos in your blog gallery or insert them into the text?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4361 posts) 20 Jul '09 14:36

You insert them into the text by editing a blog entry (or writing one) and positioning your cursor where you want a photo to appear. Then click on the little "Img" button abvove the textarea, which will give you a popup with a selectbox for all your photos, ordered by the date you've assigned to the photo (and upload order if you have multiple photos for the same day). Select a photo and click on the "insert" button to have a tag appear in your blog entry of the form [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/blablabla.jpg], which will automatically be replaced with the photo when you publish the blog entry. (We know that this popup is very much not an ideal way to insert photos, and getting a replacement is relatively high up on the todo list; it's been proving tricky to create something which works well and remains fast, though, especially for people who have a lot of photos.)

The sidebar with photos also is ordered in the same way.

3. Posted by dikansu (Respected Member, 3 posts) 20 Jul '09 23:50

That's great, thanks. I couldn't discover these instructions in the site.

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4361 posts) 21 Jul '09 00:47

It's explained shortly in the first entry under the blogs heading in the FAQ. (Which is linked to from the bottom of each page, under "About Us", although I can easily understand if you've never even looked at those links. Still, might help to know about it for future questions you might have. Don't hesitate to just ask here with such a question either, though. We're glad to help.) :)

5. Posted by dikansu (Respected Member, 3 posts) 26 Jul '09 03:46

Another question: how do you make the photo titles appear in the blog?
Thanks.

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4361 posts) 28 Jul '09 02:55

Apologies for the slow reply to this (I'd meant to reply to your PM, but that slipped through; in general it's better anyway to ask these sort of questions in the forums anyway, so other people can benefit from the answers as well, and there's more people who can potentially answer the question).

So, I don't believe there's at present any way to automatically insert photo titles next to the photos in the blog. You'll have to do it manually, and then you might need to edit the template (CSS) of your blog to make the captions look good. (If that sounds difficult, I explain how to do it in this old thread, complete with demo blog (which by happy coincidence uses the same template as your blog.))

It would be really nice to have an option to do captions automatically, though. I wonder if that could still be rolled in with other pending blog changes... Sam? Peter?

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Jul-2009, at 02:55 by Sander ]

7. Posted by Myri Am (Budding Member, 9 posts) 26 Feb '10 23:30

One question that as far as I know hasn't been answered yet or I haven't found the solution to the problem yet ;) how do you change the order of the photos in the gallery? I find it really annoying if I'm uploading them in the right order and they are shown in the gallery in the exact opposite order - uploading them one at a time is not really a good solution to that as I think.....I would be VERY happy if anyone could help me here as I'm desperate enough to consider moving to another page. THANK YOU!