Originally Posted by joey dee
Can someone suggest me how many thumbnails i should have per page...? Also if you know any cool mods let me know.
I have to agree with the previous poster on this point - you have a mix of large and small thumbs currently. You need to go with the smaller thumbs (they load faster) and limit the number of thumbs per page to 28 (7 per row). You'll have to set the dimensions for the thumbnails in your PP admin area to the desired size, then regenerate your thumbs. In order to get them all the same size, use the Thumbnail Regenerator addon
, and regenerate the thumbs in small groups (around 20 at a time) until they are all the same size. You have way too many thumbnails to use the native thumbnail regenerator - the process would time out before completing the task.
In order to break the archive into pages, you need to use the Paged Archive addon. Go to the admin addons page and change the number of thumbs per page to 28.
Now you need to change your link to your browse page. Instead of index.php?x=browse
, it needs to be index.php?x=browse&pagenum=1
. To do that, open both the image_template.html and browse_template.html files and find the navigation links section. You will replace <a href="<SITE_BROWSELINK>" title="Gallery">Gallery</a>
with <a href="<SITE_BROWSELINK_PAGED>" title="Gallery">Gallery</a>
Once that's done, you need to change/add some tags on your browse_template.html file.
- Replace <THUMBNAILS>
. This will limit the number of thumbs on each page to the 28 that you entered in the box in the Paged Archive addon.
- Then, in a div below the thumbnails, you need to add the following tag for the page numbers: <THUMBNAILS_PAGES_LINKS>
You'll also need to change the tag for the categories drop-down box from <BROWSE_CATEGORIES>
That should get your Gallery page all spiffied up.
As far as other cool addons, you'll need to check out the Extend section and see what new addons are have been released.
One last question - have you upgraded your blog to the latest version of PP (1.7.1) or are you running an earlier version?