Is there a way to specify a thumbnail in the cell to the left of Categories on the main page? I have seen some sites that have that. Is this something that can be specified in the control panel? I can't find it if it is. I would like to have a thumbnail for each Category, and maybe sub categories.
Related... is there a way to specify a specific thumbnail for an album, instead of having it be the last loaded image? How? Can it be just a thumbnail, without a coresponding uploaded image?
Let me give you an example of why this is a problem
If you go to my photopost site, you will see some categories under "Collections". There is "Arrowhead", "Knives" and "Calculator". But if you click on any of those, you get a photo of a Phantom F4 Jet Fighter. That is very confusing to those that want to view photos. If they click "Arrowhead" they expect the next view to be related to Arrowheads.
Now, that is why I would rather specify a fixed photo for all galleries. I could put a generic photo. It would be better though, that if one clicks a collection of photos under a category, that the gallery for those photos, would be related to the category.
Just my thoughts on this. I think all navigations should be a user friendly interfaces.
Your using group by member as the sort it is going to show the last uploaded image if you dont like that sort use any one of the other sorts
I'm not sure why this request is so difficult to explain.
I'm not asking about any kind of sort order. I want a fixed image, for galleries within an category. That is, when category is grouped by "member", I'd like to have the representative image, to be one from the specific category and not just the latest uploaded (to any category) by that member.
If you click "Mike's Arrowhead Collection", you get a photo of a Phantom Jet. I'd like to fix and arrowhead image to that category. It is illogical, to show a photo of a jet fighter in a Category of Arrowheads (although they may look similar, they are not). In fact, that jet photo, isn't even in the photos for that category.
I know I could have an Album and do this, but I prefer a Category so that everyone can upload to taht category and have an image that reflects the category.
Last edited by ipscone; November 19th, 2005 at 08:50 PM.
In admin panel > Edit Category > Category Layout > If you set to - Photo Gallery ...
... you will only have pics from that category, but it won't be default Group by Member per cat. Group by Member can be selected in the sort dropdown per category.
The problem that you pointed out with Group By Member - last uploaded photo thumb is not from the cat uploaded to - is a stickler for me too and the main reason I don't select the default cat view as Group by Member - very confusing to the viewer.
Hopefully bright minds at PhotoPost will be able to find a solution.