Posted by - NA -, Last modified by John [Elevated X Support] on 02 August 2018 11:43 AM
Step 1) FTP to your server and located your cms_admin/smarty folder. Inside the smarty folder for each site is a folder named
Step 2) Login to your cms admin panel. Click Galleries on the top navigation bar (if this icon is not present, click Toolbar Configuration on the left side navigation menu and add the icon). Click Add a New Template. Here you will assign and name and specify settings for the template including the location and thumbnail sizes for each corresponding image (thumbnail or video screen-cap) in the template. You can also upload a screenshot of the gallery for easy identification and selection by administrators and/or affiliates.
Step 3) On the main gallery builder page, at the top is a form field titled Add a New Collection. Enter a name for the collection and click the Add button. A collection is a collection of content sets to be used for generating 1 or more galleries
Step 4) Once you have added a collection click Manage Content next to the collection name. Here you will select the content sets you want to include in your collection. When you check a box for a content set you’ll see that it appears on the right side of the page just below a menu of options. The fields in the menu are
You can do the same for
If creating movie galleries you must specify the clip length in seconds e.g. 60, 120, 180, etc. Each clip will be cut to this length.
If you want to set intervals you may specify the start point for clips and/or the length of time between each clip’s start point. This is useful if you plan to take screencaps manually or if you want to bypass the intro portion of a scene and only capture clips containing action.
Once you have added the sets you want to include in this collection, click the Save Collection button on the right side menu.
Step 5) Return to the main gallery builder page. Check the box next to the collection you want to use to build galleries and click the Build Selected Pages button.
Here you have options for the collection. This will build a series of galleries using different templates and different content depending on the selections you make.
Many of the fields are self-explanatory.
Limit Number of Templates Used Per Collection
This specifies the
Only check for errors (do not batch)
This runs a pre-check to make sure that the template files are free of any coding errors that would prevent the gallery building from successfully creating galleries. If this box is checked and you select a template and hit submit, the bar next to the wizard hat icon will show an error in red that says Error: Error with smarty file (see log below). Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the error.
Check the boxes for the templates you want to be used for this batch. The system will load the templates using the criteria you specified in the fields above.
Clicking the submit button at the bottom of the page will start the batch process.
To see a list of the galleries created by the system, go to the main gallery builder page and click View Export Logs. You can click the links for Today, Last 3 Days or Last week or enter a date range to sort galleries.
The export log is used for internal or affiliate use for bulk importing galleries into a TGP/MGP/Etc. The log lists 1 gallery per line showing a pipe (|) delimited list of fields for each gallery in the following order.
1) Shows whether it’s an image/movie/combo gallery
2) Lists the Template Name
3) Lists the gallery folder which uses the File Prefix specified in step 5 above (this would be the URL of the gallery. For
4) Lists the folder containing a random thumbnail image that will be used to represent this gallery on your affiliate front end gallery selection page
5) Lists the folder containing your template thumbnail image that will be used to represent the template on your affiliate front end gallery selection page
6) Lists the text description for the gallery
7) Lists the number of photos and/or movies in the gallery
8) Lists a
9) Lists the model(s) that appear in the gallery