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Creating and managing a photo gallery

The photo gallery provides an easy way to handle large numbers of photos on your website.  The galleries can be presented in the basic formats: thumbnail, slideshow or rotator. The website visitor can interact with the gallery by clicking on the photo to open a larger version of a photo or by advancing through the slideshow manually.

Creating a photo gallery

  1. To create a new Photo Gallery choose Photo Gallery from the left column of the admin panel and choose Add Photo Gallery
    Note:
    If adding to an already existing gallery skip to step 5
  2. Give the photo gallery a name and click Next
  3. If the gallery is to be used in a focus image area on a building landing page, or if having all of the photos cropped to the same size is desired, select a Size Category for the gallery from the dropdown list. For more information on creating a size category (requires a web administrator account) or using the built in cropper see the documentation: Directions for Using the Built in Photo Editor
    Note: If no size category is selected, the built in cropper will not be available for the gallery.
  4. Choose which editors should have permission to edit the photo gallery by clicking on their name to move them to the Selected Editors Go to Step 7 below.
  5. Choose Photo Gallery from main navigation and select List Photo Galleries.
  6. Click the Settings Icon next to the name of the gallery name and click Edit.
  7. Add photos by clicking Add a Photo. A window will pop up allowing you to Select New File from your computer.
  8. Save the photo.
  9. Repeat for as many photos as you want to add and Save the gallery.

The Following fields are available, but not required, for each photo uploaded:

  • Image Alt Text - Describes the image to someone using assistive technology such as a screen reader. Acceptable to leave blank if the image is decorative. Required by law if the image contains text or contains important content.
  • Name - Visible from the live site depending on website design.
  • Description - Visible from the live site below the name depending on website design.
  • Link - used to link the image to an internal or external page
  • Link Text - If a link is provided, add an appropriate link name that accurately describes the link destination.
  • Open Link in New Window – Select Yes if the link is to open in a new window.

Deleting a gallery

  1. Choose Photo Gallery from main navigation and select List Photo Galleries.
  2. Click the Settings Icon next to the name of the gallery name and click Delete.

Deleting a photo

  1. Click on the List Photo Galleries and Edit the gallery you wish to delete photos from.
  2. Click on the Delete button under the photo you wish to remove.
  3. Click on the OK button to confirm the deletion.
  4. Save the gallery.

Swapping one photo for another

  1. Click on the Edit link of the photo you would like to swap.
  2. Click on the Select New Image to Upload button to locate the new photo on your computer.  A dialog box will open, allowing you to browse to find the photo.
  3. Locate the photo on your and click on the Open button.
  4. Make any necessary adjustments to the image properties.

Reordering the photos

  1. To reorder photos in a gallery simply drag and drop the photo to the position you would like them.
  2. Release the mouse button once your photo is in the order that you would like it to appear in.
  3. Save the gallery.
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