The Content Management System's Automatic Photo Galleries allow you easily add, manage and display any amount of images without having to worry about sizing them correctly, creating thumbnails or writing countless pages of navigation. The CMS's Auto Gallery template quickly creates a photo gallery for you, and helps you manage it.
Creating the Gallery
Photo Galleries act like any other subpage in the CMS, and you create them in the same way. Give the subpage a title, summary, keywords, and select the "Auto Gallery" in the template field. Save the subpage, and you have just created a gallery.
When you first create a gallery, the CMS will also create a gallery folder in the images section of the CMS, which you can get to by clicking the "Images" link on the left-side navigation. Within the Images section, you canadd images or create subfolders within the gallery folder.
A few notes on creating a gallery
- The name (not the title) of your gallery subpage will always be 'gallery', which means that you cannot have another subpage with that name.
- You cannot add subpages to a gallery. You add subfolders in the images section of the CMS.
- You cannot make an existing subpage become a gallery.
Adding photos to the gallery
Within the Images section of the CMS, a series a link should appear above the image listing that will take you to your gallery folder. Once inside the gallery folder, any images you add will be automatically added to the gallery.
Add images by clicking the "new image" button, and fill out the following form:
Click the "Browse..." button to chose a file on your computer to add to the Gallery. The Title field then has a descriptive title for the image, and the description has a longer account of what's going on within the picture. Within the gallery, the last two fields are used to display information about the photo when it is viewed. When finished, click the "Save Image" button to put the photo in the gallery.
Viewing your gallery, you'll notice that the CMS has done three things with the image:
- Created a very small thumbnail of the image for navigation
- Created a second version of the image sized to fit within the look-and-feel's content area
- Added a link to the full-size version of the image. If your image was large than 1280px wide, it will be scaled down to that width.
To remove the photos from the gallery, delete them from the CMS.