How do I upload to the gallery? How do I add additional categories?

Robyn

Administrator
Staff member
1. With Gallery selected on the top Navigation Bar, click on either of one these two Add media links.

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2. You will see a popup screen that will give you options where to upload your image.

For the purpose of this tutorial I have chosen to upload to the Members' Galleries first. More on additional galleries further down this post.

NOTE.....if you scroll down the list you will see an option to create an album (for now or later use).


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3. Click on upload file.

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4. Choose the page that you want to add to your gallery from your computer. Select the page or pages that you want to upload.

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5. The file name of your page will automatically be added as your title, so change that to whatever is appropriate. In the description box leave your credits (just remember that no outside linking to designers' stores is permitted here) and any description that you wish to add. If you are uploading for one of our monthly challenges, it would be MOST HELPFUL if you name the challenge for which this page was created.

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6. Click on save and you are done.

7. If you want to add your image to additional categories before you save, click on the word Show. (If you have already saved the image to the gallery you can still come back and add additional categories with the Edit page button.)

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8. Select the extra category/categories that you want your page to be in. You can check as many as you wish/need.

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9. Click save.

If you have chosen to upload more than one page, repeat the process above and click Save after you have finished filling in the information for each page.

PLEASE NOTE!

If you upload to more than one category, it is still only the one image. If you change, edit or delete that image, those changes will be reflected in every category.

Change image is very handy if you want to change an image that you have already uploaded. For example, you may have noticed a mistake in your image and want to replace it with the correct image.

If you Edit a page, as well as changing the title and description, you can go back and add additional categories that you didn't select in the initial upload.

NOTE ABOUT UPLOADING TO ALBUMS.

Please read post #18 in this thread for information about how additional categories work in albums.
 

Moss

Member
Thank you for this tutorial Robyn, however after I checked the Monthly Challenge box I do not have the slider at the right to choose which Challenge to connect to ......what am I doing wrong please?
 

Robyn

Administrator
Staff member
Thank you for this tutorial Robyn, however after I checked the Monthly Challenge box I do not have the slider at the right to choose which Challenge to connect to ......what am I doing wrong please?
Hi Moss. Hover over the word SHOW and then click on it. You should then see the first 3 categories and the scroll button on the right to see the rest of the categories.

EDIT.......I think I have misunderstood you. The different monthly challenges aren't in separate categories, they all just go into the Monthly Challenges.

SECOND EDIT May 2019. There are now separate categories for most challenges.
 

Moss

Member
Thank you Robyn for your explanation as I had thought that I had to connect to individual monthly challenge categories.
 

orkan

Esteemed Senior Member
merci Robyn! Ce nouveau forum et toutes vos explications, malgré la barrière de la langue, me rende la vie très agréable!
Juste un regret petit, je arrive pas à faire apparaitre ces délicieux smileys
 

Patricia

Premier Senior Member
merci Robyn! Ce nouveau forum et toutes vos explications, malgré la barrière de la langue, me rende la vie très agréable!
Juste un regret petit, je arrive pas à faire apparaitre ces délicieux smileys
I peut toujours avoir des smilies.. mais seulement des petits (beaucoup de choix) mais il me semble qu'on a plus les grand smilies comme avant..

@Robyn I know we have a huge amount of little smilies now, but the big smilies we had before... are they gone? I think that those are the smilies Orkan refers to...
 

Barb

Esteemed Senior Member
I peut toujours avoir des smilies.. mais seulement des petits (beaucoup de choix) mais il me semble qu'on a plus les grand smilies comme avant..

@Robyn I know we have a huge amount of little smilies now, but the big smilies we had before... are they gone? I think that those are the smilies Orkan refers to...

The smilies from the old site are still there under (Extra Smilies) :-l
 

Robyn

Administrator
Staff member
As Barb has said they are there under Extra Smilies. They just don't look as big in the preview.

:-42 :-61 :-35 :-36
 

Patricia

Premier Senior Member
As Barb has said they are there under Extra Smilies. They just don't look as big in the preview.

:-42 :-61 :-35 :-36
Well... somehow they did not show up for me yesterday... :-6
I scrolled through all of them a few times...

But today I can see them! :-16

But that still does not explain why Orkan says she can't add smilies???
 
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KFM

New Member
Thank you Robyn for the great instructions. Hopefully I will be able to follow them next time I post.
 

Robyn

Administrator
Staff member
Thank you Robyn for the great instructions. Hopefully I will be able to follow them next time I post.
Let me know if you need any help or just ask here in the forum. We have lots of helpful members.
 

Bubby

Junior Member
Hi sorry for being such an idiot, but I am not quite getting the posting procedure, I follow the members gallery - tagging the appropriate challenges etc. but for some reason I can't get it posted into my own album, I made one and managed to get my siggie into it, but I posted an challenge today and yesterday but it does not appear in my album I highlighted it but somehow I messed it up. I seem to get it into the members gallery and the challenge page but from there I am completely lost. Any help greatly appreciated, sorry for being such an idiot. Bubby
 

Robyn

Administrator
Staff member
Bubby is there any reason why you want to put your images in an album?

In my experience albums are unnecessary, so unless you have a specific reason for wanting one, I wouldn't bother with them. They serve no purpose (just a personal opinion) but they just happen to be part of the XenForo Gallery program

If you upload to an album you will NOT have access to the various categories at the time of uploading (even though the 'additional categories show' is visible). You will have to SAVE the upload first and then go back into edit to be able to access and select the various additional categories.

So you may find it easier to just upload to an initial gallery (usually Members) and then select the additional appropriate categories at the time of upload.

You can of course choose to put your images in albums if you like that idea, but you will have to edit (after save) to add the additional categories. For some people the idea of having numerous albums is an attractive way of organizing their layouts.

See, you are NOT an idiot! It's just how this program works.
 

Bubby

Junior Member
Thanks Robyn for the quick reply, ok I get it, I won't worry about the album, I guess I was kind of thinking it would be the same idea
as another one that I am a member of, but no worries this idea is much easier, it must be if I what I have done is correct.:)
Notice you are in Tasmania love the countryside it is so pretty, I had a couple of weeks there oh so long ago, young and single. Have tried to talk Hubby into going there one day call it work in progress:LOL: Anyway thank you once again.
 
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