2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 7:28 PM by MikeKPhoto RSS

    Web Gallery Adding a Home Page Link

    MikeKPhoto Community Member

      It would be nice if the Web Gallery in Lightroom and Bridge would allow an easy way to add a home page link to allow users & clients not only to see the Gallery but get an entry point into your main web site. I know this has been asked - but there is a way. Manual and a tad time consuming, but adding a small amount of XML/HTML it can be done.

       

      When you create a Flash Web Gallery it created a number of XML files in the Resource Directory. Navigate to this directory and open the file called group.xml

       

      Here is where you need at add a snippet of code and here is the example - not elegant but I am not a programmer

      Look for a section called custom it will look like <custom> and under the <siteTitle> add the code highlighted in red. The http reference should be red but the formatting of this page will not allow

       

      <custom>

         <siteTitle>Sunol Wilderness</siteTitle>

        <groupTitle>

         <a href=" To Main Page</a>

         </groupTitle>

      <groupTitle> Here is the Group Title You Created....

       

      Edit Arrgh the formatting of this page stripped out the link after the first " ---- so you will need to add your full URL including http and www of your home page.... just like below....

       

      Stripped.JPG

       

      Now save the file and then upload the package as you normally would and at the top of the page of your Flash Gallery will be the link you inserted.

       

      As I said not very elegant but it does work....

       

      Hope this helps someone out and all the best for a magic 2013 - and you never know once Adobe sees how easy this is to do they will add an input box to the Web Gallery Creator

       

      Mike

        • 1. Re: Web Gallery Adding a Home Page Link
          RikkFlohr ACP

          Can you not use the Web or Mail Link section of the Site Info panel of the Web Module?

          • 2. Re: Web Gallery Adding a Home Page Link
            MikeKPhoto Community Member

            I tried and could not get it to work no errors just a blank field. But do use the mailto to allow clients to email me with the images they want - so having both the mail function and the home page link is what I need.

             

            I am guessing as I am not an XML programmer - but I am guessing you could use those fields but would require additional code outside of Lightroom or Bridge - so I took the easy way out.

             

            If there are some XML guru's out there that would like to put something together then I am all ears. Microsoft provides and XML editor so adding the code to this file would be a copy and paste.

             

            Mike