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Creating a Photo Gallery


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

The following options are available:



Create a new Photo Gallery

To create a new Photo Gallery, click New > Multimedia > Photo Gallery in the top menu.



Edit an existing Photo Gallery

To edit an existing Photo Gallery:

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



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 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 (Required): 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.
  • Title (Required): Adjust the title that is displayed at the top of the Photo Gallery.
  • 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(Required) : Assign the Photo Gallery to one or more categories.
  • Content: Provide additional content that appears below the images on the public website.


Website teaser

Configure how the Photo Gallery is previewed via widgets on the public website. The first image on the Images screen is applied automatically as both the Horizontal image and the Vertical image in the Website teaser settings. You can optionally adjust the image or add a different image.

NOTE: If you manually adjust or change a Website teaser image, it remains as you configured it and does not update automatically if you change the first image on the Images screen. If you do not manually change a Website teaser image, it continues to update automatically to always match the first image.


Social media

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



Authors, contributors

Optionally add one or more authors that are displayed at the top of the Photo Gallery on the public website. You can only add someone who is an author in Pangea CMS.



Tags

Optionally add one or more tags. Adding tags has the following benefits:

  • You can run a search for all content that is assigned to a particular tag using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  • You can configure a Content widget to automatically display content that is assigned to a particular tag.

Tags also influence the search results displayed for visitors on the public website.



Comments

If your service has comments enabled for Photo Galleries, you can manually enable or disable the option for visitors to leave comments on the current Photo Gallery.



Miscellaneous

Copy the URL for the Photo Gallery, or 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).




Further recommendations

The following articles may be helpful:

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