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#3649 – Two questions

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 22:03 UTC
I have component working, but would like to make some adjustments if possible.

At the moment the events and photos of the events are showing in 3 columns. I would prefer if it was 2 columns. Is there a way to do that? I am not seeing anything obvious.

When I click on a photo and see it larger I love that I can then scroll through the larger photos or even set it up as a slide show. Is there a way to have the photo's title display under or above the photo when viewing them larger?

All in all, I think this component is working well for me. If I can make the above changes it would be perfect.


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Event Gallery Version 3.10.24
Joomla Version 3.9.11
PHP Version 7.2.20
Friday, 30 August 2019 07:14 UTC

there is no configuration option for the amount of elements per line since this depends on the device you're using. But you can use CSS the get the result you like. This page should get you started:

If you click on a thumbnail, a lightbox opens. If those images have a title and a description, it should appear below the image.
Friday, 30 August 2019 14:45 UTC
Thank you for the information. I will look over that page for information on using CSS to change the layout columns. I appreciate that lead.

When the lightbox opens, the title and/or caption does not show under the image. When inspecting the page, it looks like there is a space for it within the code, but the text isn't in the code at all. So nothing displays.

Is there a setting someplace to turn that on/off?
Friday, 30 August 2019 15:11 UTC
Please send a link to that example page.

Did you manage content for that specific image?
Friday, 30 August 2019 15:24 UTC
Here is a link to a page that has the issue with the title not showing in the lightbox. It is happening on any page with a gallery that I have set up though.

The title doesn't display in any browser I test in. Any thoughts about what is happening?

I am working with the website owner to build the new gallery pages for her website with your component. So I do have control of the content for those images.

Let me know your thoughts when you can.
Saturday, 31 August 2019 11:59 UTC
The HTML looks a bit surprising. Do you use any template overrides?
Saturday, 31 August 2019 13:37 UTC
Yes, I do. I am doing template overrides for some of the snippets. You were using one CSS class that is already used in the website's template which caused issues, and I changed some hardcoded <h2> tags for titles so the titles would display as I needed.

I didn't think any of that would change the titles displaying in the lightbox though. Am I wrong about that?

I changed these two files in an override:


Would those edits cause the title to not show in the lightbox?
Saturday, 31 August 2019 14:28 UTC
Please rename the template override folder and give it a try.
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 15:17 UTC
I tried renaming the template override folder, and it didn't make a difference. The title of the photos still didn't show up in the lightbox slideshow.

Any thoughts on what is causing the issue?
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 15:29 UTC
I can see it now. The attached screenshot shows the title of the image.
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 15:34 UTC
How are you seeing that? I am looking at the website with both Chrome and Firefox, and I don't see it. In inspecting the code I see a place for it but the title is not in the code.

I am at a loss as to what is happening.
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 15:44 UTC
Do you use caching on your site?

Here is the link I used:
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:00 UTC
OK. This is interesting.

If I go to the URL you provided, which is direct to the Event Gallery component, I see the titles as well.

If I go to the same page through the menu, by clicking on Gallery in the left-hand menu, I get to this URL after I browse to the Flowers page:

On that page, I do not get the titles in the lightbox slideshow.

I tried turning off SEF in the Joomla configuration to see if that is part of the issue, but even with SEF turned off if I navigate to that page through the website's menu I don't see the title in the lightbox slideshow.

Why would the direct URL for the component and the event work, but the navigation through the menus not work?

This has turned into an interesting puzzle.
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:08 UTC
I think I found the issue. There was a problem with the menu item that was causing issues with the display. I fixed it and it looks to be working fine now.
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:17 UTC
Interesting! What exactly did you change?
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:25 UTC
I had set up the menu item to use the global settings for all settings. However, my client had gone in and changed things. One of the things she changed was the setting for the display of title. That was overriding the global settings I had set up. Since I knew I set the menu item to use the global setting I didn't bother checking that.

When you sent me the direct URL and it was working, I started to look into the menu item and why it wasn't working. As I worked through that I eventually found the settings she changed in the menu item....

Thank you for your help. It actually did guide me in fixing this, even though it wasn't your issue at all.

You have been very helpful. Thank you.
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:35 UTC
You're welcome :)