WordPress Plugin Resize Image at Upload / Upload Image Resizer / Image Max Height and Image Max Width
I have found another plugin to add to my list of standard plugin installs for WordPress websites. Resize At Upload Plus takes care of image upload resizing for adding images to your Dynamic Content Gallery.
Find your current Dynamic Content Gallery WIDTH and HEIGHT for images at the Gallery CSS Tab under Settings/Dynamic Content Gallery.
Install the plugin.
Go to Settings/Resize At Upload Plus.
Add your current DCG width and height, then SAVE.
Then upload an image/photo in any page or post and the picture will have uploaded at your maximum selected size.
Don’t forget, if you’re using this plugin for your Dynamic Content Gallery, clear your Resize At Upload Plus settings after you add your photos. You may need to add other photos later at a larger size.
Settings for adding the Dynamic Content Gallery to your homepage within WordPress using the Atahualpa theme.
Before you start, Add a Category of “Photos”
Click on Posts in your Dashboard, then Categories. Under Add New Category / , type Photos and the same for the “slug” but in lowercase. Then Save
Now you must make at least one post to this category for the category to show up in the Gallery Method Tab.
Go to Settings/Dynamic Content Gallery then use the tabs:
I have found that there is always a conflict with one of my photo plugins so I always do this first!
Show Carousel: Check the box to display thumbnail Carousel. Default is CHECKED.
The above is a little title in the upper portion of the photo slideshow that is just a little ugly and unneeded.
Image Management Tab:
Check the Radio Button for
DCG Metabox requires the Image URL in this format: http://www.yourdomain.com/folder/anotherfolder/myimage.jpg
Select this option if you want complete freedom to reference images anywhere in your site and in multiple locations.
Gallery Method (REQUIRED):
Check the Radio Button for:
Complete freedom to select up to 9 images from a mix of categories. Set up the relevant options in MULTI OPTION Settings
The default of “manual” is fine here. No changes needed.
Gallery CSS Tab:
Gallery size and CSS options (jQuery):
Depending on the size of your original photos, you may need to resize your photos to a smaller size. The options listed here are vast and require a little knowledge of html or CSS.
While Dynamic Content Gallery is a beautiful and functional addition to your website, it requires more than just activating a plugin. If you are using Atahualpa, you need to place code into the index.php file found under “Appearance”, “Editor” and looking on the right hand side while in the editor, find “Main Index Template” that will have a subtitle “index.php”. Here is how you can add Dynamic Content Gallery to your Home (Front) Page. This works when you have told WordPress to use a “Static Page” as your “Front Page” under “Settings” and “Reading”.
Here is the first part of my “Main Index Template/index.php” (Dynamic Content Gallery Code in Bold):
<?php // Deactivated since 3.6.5
# include ‘bfa://content_above_loop’;
// Uses the following static code instead: ?>
<?php bfa_next_previous_page_links(‘Top’); // For MULTI post pages if activated at ATO -> Next/Previous Navigation: ?>
I just got the Dynamic Content Gallery Plugin to work with Atahualpa373. I had a conflict with the Lightbox Plugin and before the plugin was disabled, only a black box and “loading” image appeared. I used the php code for the gallery in Atahualpa’s index.php file and copied it directly after this code…
if (have_posts()) : $bfa_ata[‘postcount’] = 0; /* Postcount needed for option “XX first posts full posts, rest excerpts” */ ?>
Leave “Show Carousel” unchecked to leave the upper right-hand Title of the images out of the rotating images.
It is the best photo scrolling plugin I’ve seen for showing ONLY up to 9 photos. It can be resized to span your full website body and included on the homepage (this is where I have experimented) to act as a flash”y”, professional design. Enjoy!