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Creating a Photo gallery


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About Photo galleries

What is a Photo gallery?

A Photo gallery lets you bring together and display a collection of striking or compelling images that may be tied to a particular region, topic, or event.

What happened to the Slider gallery layout?

Previously, Pangea CMS included a single Photo gallery edit screen, which offered the Photo blog and Slider gallery layout options. This functionality is now separated over two edit screens:

  • Photo gallery: For creating Photo galleries (previously Photo gallery with the Photo blog layout enabled).
  • Slider gallery: For creating Slider galleries (previously Photo gallery with the Slider gallery layout enabled).

For information about creating a Slider gallery, see the following article:

Complete required settings

To create a new Photo gallery, go to New > Multimedia > Photo Gallery in the top menu.

You must complete the following required settings before saving the Photo gallery:

  • Add at least one image. For detailed information, go to the following section:
  • Select General in the left panel and complete the following required settings:
    • Title: Enter a title for the Photo gallery.
    • Categories: Add the Photo gallery to at least one Category.

The status controls when the Photo gallery is available on the public website. Manage the status using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. For more information, see the following article:

Add images

NOTE: The instructions below assume the images you want to use in the Photo gallery are already uploaded to Pangea CMS. To learn how to upload new images, see the following article:

To add images to the Photo gallery:

  1. Hit Select content on the Images screen.
  2. Select your preferred option:
    • Internal: Search for images uploaded by Pangea CMS users.
    • External: Search for images from external agencies (Reuters and AP).
  3. Adjust the additional search filters in the left panel according to your preferences, then hit Search.
  4. Select + Attach (the plus icon) next to each image you want to use.

The attached images appear under Attached items in the right panel. The following options are available:

  • Remove an image: Select Remove (the trash icon) to remove an image.
  • Reorder images: Drag and drop an image box to change its position.

Hit Save to confirm the selection and return to the Images screen.

Manage images

The following options are available for each image:

Crop an image

If necessary, select the Crop the image icon to crop the image. During cropping, the optimal 16:9 aspect ratio is automatically maintained to ensure the image is properly displayed on the public website.

Create the caption

In the Caption box, enter text that is displayed below the image on the public website. The image Title is pre-filled by default.

The following information is not visible on the public website but might help you formulate the Caption:

  • (A): Image Metadata
  • (B): The internal image description

If necessary, hit Restore to default to return the Caption to its default state (the image Title).

Mark as sensitive

Tick the box next to Contains sensitive content if the image is potentially upsetting or offensive. Visitors see a warning before viewing the image and must manually hit Click to reveal.

Change the position

Use the drop-down menu in the bottom-left corner to set the position of each image. For example, if you select 1, the image is displayed first.

Delete an image

Hit Delete to remove an image from the Photo gallery.

Manage General settings

Select General in the left panel to manage the following settings:

  • Status: Adjust the status of the page.
  • Publication date & time: Adjust the publication date and time that is displayed at the top of the page. Optionally schedule publication.
  • Last update: Specify when the Photo gallery was last updated. If filled, the information is visible on the public website.
  • Title: Adjust the title of the Photo gallery.
  • Introduction: Enter a brief introductory text. Tick Display introduction to display the introduction on the Photo gallery page.
  • URL Slug: Enter a text string that is added to the URL and enhances visibility via search engines.
  • Categories: Adjust the Categories for the Photo gallery.
  • Content: Provide text content that appears on the Photo gallery page. For information about the available options, see the following article:

Use the preview

Use the options under Preview in the left panel to check how the page will look on devices with different screen sizes (desktop, tablet, or mobile).

You cannot use Preview until the required settings are filled. However, it is not necessary to save the Photo gallery before previewing it.

You can also use the Live site button at the top of the screen to open the currently published page on the public website (applies only if the status of the Photo gallery is Published).

Further recommendations

The following articles might be helpful:

Pangea CMS Guide

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