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#201 2008-08-24 08:26:22

Bloke
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

xzamen wrote:

Now I need to have sort of menu from image categories (including nested categories) and when a category is clicked the thumbnails from that category are displayed.

If I understand your intention correctly, daikw has been working on something like this. You might try direct contact or searching for related posts in this and other threads; some of the groundwork may well have been laid out for you.


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#202 2008-08-25 11:47:56

xzamen
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

Thank you Bloke, that looks similar to what I’m trying to achieve. I need to find a way to dynamically substitute category according to context. Is it possible?
For example I have a list of linked image categories and when the link is clicked the plugin should output images from that category. I came up with something like this:
<txp:category_list type="image" /><txp:smd_gallery category="<txp:category />" />
But the result is weired. It shows all images from all cats and what’s crazy it repeats every image for 9 times… Isn’t it possible to use something like category="<txp:category />"? It seems that plugin simply ignores that…

Last edited by xzamen (2008-08-25 12:48:10)

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#203 2008-08-25 12:39:40

xzamen
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

Here’s an example from my test site. The 9 images issue is not present here, I guess I did something wrong on the original site, but per-category output doesn’t work, it just throws all images… This is the code I used:
<h3>Photo</h3><h4><txp:category /></h4><txp:category_list type="image" /><ul id="thumbs"><txp:smd_gallery form="photos" category="<txp:category />" /></ul>
And the form:
<li><a href="{url}"><img alt="" src="{thumburl}"/></a>{name}</li>

I would be thankful if someone can help me with this.

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#204 2008-08-25 12:52:53

uli
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

xzamen, you’re attempting to nest txp tags. This isn’t possible with txp versions lte 4.0.6. (It will be in 4.0.7.) I don’t know if your tags will work, but at the moment I’d recommend trying asy_wondertag for nesting tags.


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#205 2008-08-25 13:18:24

uli
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

Also, get rid of any tag faults that might be on your page, I see a superfluous " and the rest of a tag />, these can confuse the parsers.


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#206 2008-08-25 14:36:53

xzamen
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

uli, thank you so much! You were very helpful! asy_wondertag does the trick. Great.
Those superfluous characters were the result of incorrect tag nesting.
Now I think smd_gallery turns to something totally almighty :)

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#207 2008-08-25 16:40:42

uli
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

xzamen wrote:

Now I think smd_gallery turns to something totally almighty :)

The Cr creator will like to hear that ;D)

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#208 2008-08-25 20:51:59

xzamen
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

This is a little offtopic, but do you know a good replacement of <txp:category_list type="image" /> for displaying a linked list of image categories? I need to exclude some cats and also apply formatting for nested cats. Usually such plugins work with article cats only…

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#209 2008-08-25 22:00:12

uli
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

I know about two plugins offering image category listing, upm_category_image and mah_lib_category_array. Have a look if one of them supports what you need.


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#210 2008-08-27 23:03:32

xzamen
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Re: smd_gallery: super-flexible gallery generator

Uli, thanks for the links. upm_category_image doesn’t seem to be able to do what I want and mah_lib_category_array is not a tag plugin. Right now I don’t want to dive into php for this and also it seems there’s no way to apply formatting for nested cats. So I stick to <txp:category_list type="image" /> for now.
Another question on smd_gallery if you don’t mind. How do I show all images, but exclude images that doesn’t belong to any category (empty)?

Last edited by xzamen (2008-08-27 23:40:27)

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