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Forgotten How Gallery Was Created

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  • #25546
    jnovak
    Member

    Hi –

    I created a gallery page a while ago but now can’t see how to update the images within that?

    The page is in ‘Templates’ but in the right column, where the gallery thumbnails show, there is just this code..
    [gallery link="file" columns="2"]

    Where is the ‘Gallery’ which that refers to and where I assume the images for the gallery have been selected?

    Here is the page: http://www.hotelsergul.co.uk/our-rooms/

    The gallery is the two column collection of images on the right.

    Regards, John

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by jnovak.
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  • #25550
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    The [gallery] shortcode is a default shortcode of WordPress, which isn’t part of the theme. It pulls images from your WordPress Media library.

    If you want to generate a new gallery, go to edit a random page or post, click the “Add Media” button, select the images you want, create a gallery, and insert that into the content. Then copy that [gallery] shortcode generated over to your template.

    You want it to look something like this:

    [gallery ids="1,2,3,4,5,6" link="file" columns="2"]
    #25556
    jnovak
    Member

    Hi –

    Okay, thanks for explaining that.

    John

    #25557
    jnovak
    Member

    Hi –

    Another thing, the main menu on a mobile size screen seems to be permanently fully open and all the menu items always visible? I thought it was meant to be closed untill clicked on to reveal it?

    The text on the site on a moblile size screen also seems a little small, is the theme working correctly in that respect?

    John

    #25563
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Go to Appearance > Theme Options > Responsiveness, and there are a couple options there to change how the mobile menu displays.

    #25566
    jnovak
    Member

    Okay, thanks.

    Also, on mobile the homepage slider shows the images fully open and static and doesn’t slide them in as on desktop? So is there a way to get that to work on mobile?

    #25567
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Edit the slider in the WordPress admin under the Sliders page, and in the right column towards the bottom of the slider’s settings, there’s an option for that.

    #25569
    jnovak
    Member

    Okay, but although the slider now shows on mobile, it sort of looks too small, any way to enlarge its height vertically on mobile?

    Also, the breadcrumbs that show on desktop and serve as a heading for tha page, disappear on mobile, any way to get them to show on mobile?

    #25570
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Okay, but although the slider now shows on mobile, it sort of looks too small, any way to enlarge its height vertically on mobile?

    This is why the option exists, that being because not all sliders are going to scale down too well, depending on how large you’ve made the images and the content you’ve put within. The only options availalbe are those you see there when editing your slider.

    Also, the breadcrumbs that show on desktop and serve as a heading for tha page, disappear on mobile, any way to get them to show on mobile?

    Nope, unfortunately there is no option to turn on breadcrumbs on for mobile. We hide breadcrumbs for the mobile view on all of our themes because it unnecessarily clutters the content.

    #25572
    jnovak
    Member

    The reason I asked about the breadcrumbs/headings is that on mobile, without them, the user has no heading on the page, to know what page they have just navigated to?

    The mobile-menu reverts back to showing ‘navigation’ and not the page heading. Any way to have that show the actual name of the page navigated to?

    Or, is there a way to add a page heading to pages viewd on mobiles?

    #25575
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    The reason I asked about the breadcrumbs/headings is that on mobile, without them, the user has no heading on the page, to know what page they have just navigated to?

    This is because you’ve selected to hide the titles of your pages. When editing a page, under the “Page Options” box, you should set your titles to show. This would have been the default setting for all pages, but at some point, you must have selected to manually hide those titles on each individual page. It’s honestly not a very standard practice to be relying on the breadcrumbs to give your pages a title.

    #25595
    jnovak
    Member

    I see where I went wrong. I was using the Templates and your layout-builder for pages and had not added a ‘headline’ element to show the page titles.

    Do you think it makes sense, or is good practice, to show both a page title as well as the breadcrumbs, or maybe it looks too repetitive?

    I also wondered if there is an option to change the grey textured colour that now shows behind the page titles headline element strip?

    #25611
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Do you think it makes sense, or is good practice, to show both a page title as well as the breadcrumbs, or maybe it looks too repetitive?

    Yes, this is very common, and I don’t think it’s repetitive, normally. — However, in your case, I would probably leave it out because you don’t really have any hierarchy in your site. The main idea of the breadcrumbs trail is to help the user as they drill into your site. But on your site, it looks like most of these pages are just linked to from the top level of your main menu.

    I also wondered if there is an option to change the grey textured colour that now shows behind the page titles headline element strip?

    There’s no option to change that texture in your featured area, but you can move your headline element down to the primary area in the layout builder.

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