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Creating a Photo Gallery

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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.

IMPORTANT: Previously, the Photo Gallery edit screen included both the Photo blog and Slider gallery layout options. Now, Photo Gallery only offers the Photo blog layout. However, the separate Slider Gallery edit screen is available for creating Slider Galleries. Go to New > Multimedia > Slider Gallery.


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Create a Photo Gallery

NOTE: The steps below describe how to complete the required settings only, then save and publish the Photo Gallery. Other sections in this article describe the optional settings and design options.

To create a Photo Gallery:

  1. Click New > Multimedia > Photo Gallery in the top menu.
  2. On the Images screen, go to Select content to add add at least one image to the Photo Gallery.
  3. Click General in the left panel to complete the remaining required settings.
  4. In the Title box, enter a title for the Photo Gallery.
  5. Use the Categories drop-down menu to assign the Photo Gallery to one or more Categories.
  6. If you want the Photo Gallery to be available on the public website immediately after you save it, use the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to set the status to Published.
  7. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

The Photo Gallery is now created. If the status is Published, the Photo Gallery is also available on the public website.

If you need to edit the Photo Gallery later, you can find it using the Pangea CMS Search tool.




Add images

NOTE: The instructions below assume that the images you want to add are already available in Pangea CMS. To learn how to upload new images to Pangea CMS, refer to the following article:

To add images to a Photo Gallery:

  1. Click Select content on the Images screen.
  2. In the left panel, select the relevant tab according to the type of image you want to add:
    • Internal: Search for images that were uploaded by other Pangea CMS users.
    • External: Search for images from external agencies - Reuters or AP (Associated Press).
  3. Use the additional search parameters in the left panel to narrow the search results, then click Search.
  4. Click + Attach (the plus icon) next to each image you want to add. When an image is attached, it appears under Attached items in the right panel. You can continue to search for and attach additional images.
  5. Optionally manage the images that appear in the Attached items panel using the options below:
    • Remove an image: Click Remove (the trash icon) to remove an image.
    • Reorder images: Click and hold the six dots icon and drag the image up or down to change its position.
  6. Click Save to confirm your selection and return to the Images screen.

You can manage the images directly on the Images screen.




Manage images

You can manage the images you have already added to a Photo Gallery via the Images screen.

The following options are available:

  • (A): Crop an image: Click the Crop the image icon to crop an image.
  • (B): Contains sensitive content: Tick this box for images that are potentially upsetting or offensive. Visitors will see a warning before viewing this image and must manually select Click to reveal.
  • (C): Metadata: Review the image metadata, which may be useful for editing the Caption. This information is not visible on the public website.
  • (D): Reorder images: Use the drop-down menu in each image box to specify its position. For example, if you select 1, the image is positioned first.
  • (E): Caption: Edit the text that appears below the image on the public website. The image Title is pre-filled by default.
  • (F): Restore to default: If necessary, return the Caption to its default state (the Title of the image).
  • (G): Description: Review the internal description for the image, which may be useful for editing the Caption. This information is not visible on the public website.
  • (H): Remove an image: Click Remove (the trash icon) to remove an image from the Photo Gallery.

Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.




Manage settings

The different settings options are visible under Settings in the left panel.

The following options are available:



General

The following options are available:

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


Website teaser

Optionally configure how the Photo Gallery is previewed via widgets and other pages on the public website. If you do not add Website teaser settings, the preview is generated according to the General settings.

For detailed information, refer to the following article:

NOTE: Configuring Website teaser settings is optional unless the Photo Gallery Title in General settings is longer than 140 characters. In this case, a 'Website teaser title' is required.


Social media

Optionally configure how the Photo Gallery is previewed when it is shared via social media.

For detailed information, see the following article:



Authors, contributors

Optionally add the following settings (if available):

  • Authors: Add one or more names that are displayed at the top of the Photo Gallery on the public website. You can only add someone who is already listed as an Author in Pangea CMS.
  • Contributors: Add one or more names that are not displayed on the public website, but are visible internally to payroll. You can only add someone who is already listed as an Author or a Photographer in Pangea CMS and has an assigned Contributor ID.


Tags

Optionally assign one or more tags to the Photo Gallery page. Tags in Pangea CMS are used to conveniently identify and manage groups of content. Tags can serve the following functions:

  • Configure a Content widget to only display content that is assigned a particular tag.
  • Use the Pangea CMS Search tool to find only content that is assigned a particular tag.


Miscellaneous

After the Photo Gallery is created and saved, you can retrieve the URL. You can also add internal notes that are visible only via the Photo Gallery Settings. Notes are not searchable in Pangea CMS and are not visible on the public website.




Add Related content

You can add a Related content widget to the Photo Gallery. A Related content widget provides links to other content published by your own service that visitors may find interesting. The widget is displayed on the right side of the screen on desktop, or below the main content on mobile devices.

Select Related content in the left panel and click Select content. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:




Preview the Photo Gallery

If the status of the Photo Gallery is Published, you can click Live site in the top-right corner to open the Photo Gallery on the public website. Regardless of the status, you can use the options under Preview in the left panel to preview the page on devices with different screen sizes (desktop, tablet, or mobile).

NOTE: You cannot use the Preview options in the left panel until all of the required settings are filled. However, it is not necessary to save the page before previewing it.




Further recommendations

The following articles may be helpful:

Pangea CMS Guide

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