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Photo Gallery - Feature guide

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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 editing Slider Galleries. Go to New > Multimedia > Slider Gallery.


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Open the Photo Gallery edit screen

To create a new Photo Gallery, open Pangea CMS and go to New > Multimedia > Photo Gallery.

Alternatively, to open the Photo Gallery edit screen for an existing Photo Gallery:

  1. Find the Photo Gallery that you want to edit using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  2. Click the video title in the relevant box on the search results page.

Before you can save the Photo Gallery, you need to perform the following actions:

We also recommend selecting your chosen Status using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. Your selected status will be applied only after you save the Photo Gallery. The following options are available:

  • Draft (Selected by default): The Photo Gallery is marked Draft and will not be available on the public website.
  • Published: The Photo Gallery is marked Published and will be available on the public website.
  • Edited: The Photo Gallery is marked Edited and will not be available on the public website.



Add images

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

To add new 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 kind of images 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 parameters in the left panel to more precisely filter the search results, then click Search.
  4. Click + Attach (the plus icon) next to each image that you want to add. When an image is attached, it appears under Attached items in the right panel. After an image is attached, 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) in the relevant image box to remove it.
    • Reorder images: Click and hold the six dots icon and drag the image box up or down to change its position.
  6. Click Save to confirm your selection and return to the Images screen.

You can edit the images directly via the Images screen.




Edit images

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

The following options are available:

  • (A): Crop an image: Click the frame 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 directly below the image on the public website. The title of the image 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 general settings

To manage the general Photo Gallery settings, select General under Settings in the left panel. Settings that are marked with a * red star are required and must be completed before you can save the Photo Gallery.

The following options are available:

  • Status: Change the status of the Photo Gallery.
  • Publication date & time (required): Optionally adjust the publication date that appears on the public website. If the value you enter is in the future, the Photo Gallery will not be published until the time you specify. Until the Photo Gallery is published, it is assigned the status Waiting in Pangea CMS.
  • Last update: Optionally specify when the Photo Gallery was last updated. This information does not appear on the public website unless you enter a value.
  • Title (required): Enter the title that is displayed above the images on the public website.
  • Introduction: Optionally provide a plain-text description of the Photo Gallery. By default, the introduction is not visible on the public website. Tick the box next to Display introduction to make the introduction visible. When visible, the introduction is displayed above the images.
  • URL slug: Optionally enter a text string that is added to the Photo Gallery URL and enhances visibility via search engines such as Google.
  • Categories (required): Select one or more categories.
  • Content: Optionally provide additional content that appears above the images on the public website.

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




Add Related content

You can add a Related content widget to the Photo Gallery page. The widget provides links to other content pages that visitors may find interesting. You can manually select the content items that are linked via Related content, as well as the order they appear in.

For more information, refer to the following article:




Preview a Photo Gallery

Use the options under Preview in the left panel to preview the Photo Gallery on devices with different screen sizes (desktop, tablet, or mobile). You need to save any changes to the Photo Gallery by clicking Save before the changes appear in the preview.

If the Status of the Photo Gallery is Published, you can use the Live Site button at the top of the screen to open the Photo Gallery page on the public website.

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