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Creating a Photo gallery

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Basic information

The Photo gallery content type lets you display a collection of compelling images that might be tied to a particular region, topic, or event.

This article explains how to create a new Photo gallery from Pangea CMS.

Go to New > Multimedia > Photo gallery to create a new Photo gallery.



Add the main title and URL slug

Add the main title for the Photo gallery via General > Title.

After you add the title, we suggest adding a URL slug. The URL slug is included in the URL for the Photo gallery page. Adding a URL slug improves usability and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Add a URL slug via General > URL Slug. For detailed information, see the following article:



Select Categories

You cannot save the Photo gallery until it is added to at least one Category. Categories organize the content pages on your site by topic. For example, your site might have a Politics Category for all content relating to politics. Categories work like folders on your computer, where the content pages are stored.

To add the Photo gallery to a Category, go to General > Categories.

You can add the Photo gallery to one or multiple Categories. If you select multiple Categories, it is required to mark one Category as the Primary Category. Click your chosen Primary Category so it is marked blue.

For detailed information about adding content pages to Categories, see the following article:



Add images

To add images to the Photo gallery, go to Images > Add images.

For more details, go to the relevant section below:


Add internal images

Follow these steps to add an internal image to a Photo gallery. This means an image that has already been uploaded to Pangea CMS by you or another CMS user. To learn how to upload images, see the following article:

To add an internal image to a Photo gallery:

  1. Ensure the Internal tab is selected.
  2. Set the remaining search filters according to your needs. Then, hit Search to refresh the search results.
  3. Select the image you want to add.

The image appears under Attached items. You can continue to add additional images.


Add external images

Follow these steps to add an external image to a Photo gallery. This means an image from one of the following external agencies:

  • AFP (Agence France-Presse)
  • AP (Associated Press)
  • Reuters

To add an external image to a Photo gallery:

  1. Ensure the External tab is selected.
  2. Set the remaining search filters according to your needs. Then, hit Search to refresh the search results.
  3. Select the image you want to add.
  4. Wait while the image is uploaded to Pangea CMS.

The image appears under Attached items. You can continue to add additional images.

NOTE: After an external image is uploaded to Pangea CMS, the image is saved and available for future use as an internal image.



Crop images

By default, every image in a Photo gallery is displayed in full with no cropping. This includes vertical images and other images that use a non-standard aspect ratio.

If you do not want to display an image in full, hit the Crop the image button to manually crop the image.



Add captions

The caption is displayed directly below the image on the public site. An effective caption provides context for the image and explains its relevance on the page.

For each image, add the caption in the Caption box. The English Title for the image is prefilled by default as the caption. However, it's important to create a custom caption in the local language for your site.

The following additional information is provided to help you formulate the caption and will not be visible on the public site:

  • (A): Metadata: The metadata for the image.
  • (B): Description: The internal image description.

If necessary, hit Restore to default to revert the caption back to its default value (the default value is the English Title for the image).



Reorder images

To change the position of an image in a Photo gallery, use the drop-down menu in the bottom-left corner of the box. For example, if you select 1, the image is positioned first.



Choose a website teaser image

The website teaser image for a Photo gallery is visible when the page is pro,oted on the public site (for example, in the search results and on widgets).

By default, the first image in the Photo gallery is used as the website teaser image.

If preferred, go to the Website teaser settings and select a custom website teaser image. Add your preferred image under Horizontal image and Vertical image.



Manage sensitive content

Tick the box next to Contains sensitive content if the image might be offensive, disturbing, or upsetting for certain audiences. If this option is ticked, the image is censored on the public site. To view the image, a visitor must first hit Click to reveal.

If you add a sensitive content warning for the first image in a Photo gallery, you will need to add a custom website teaser image before you can save the page. For more details, see the following article:



Manage other settings

The following settings are available in the left panel and might also be helpful:

  • Website teaser: Customize the website teaser for the Photo gallery.
  • Social media: Customize the social media teaser for the Photo gallery.
  • Authors: Assign one or more authors to the Photo gallery.
  • Tags: Assign Tags to organize content internally.



Save and publish content

For detailed information about saving and publishing content pages in Pangea CMS, see the following article:


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