This is a handy guide to add/delete/edit photos or catgories from your XML file, this guide will only work if you have a flash photo gallery if you have a wordpress site or a custom programmed site this guide will not work for you, email us at info@mayecreate.com and we’ll guide you in the right direction…

Photo Gallery Update Guide

  1.  Note directory structure prior to editing/saving images, any site using this same code will have a similar structure though the file folders may have a slightly different name, please contact us at info@mayecreate.com to determine your specific folder names if you are unsure:
    folder-structure 
  2. If using Dreamweaver to edit and FTP do the following:
    1. Create or locate an images folder for your site
    2. Inside of the images folder create a folder named gallery12
    3. Inside of the gallery12 folder create a folder called thumbs
    4. save thumbnail images in the thumbs folder
    5. using the same name save large gallery images in the gallery12 folder
  3.  Format images for addition to gallery.
    1.  Thumbnails must be: 100 px wide, 67 px tall at 72 dpi
    2.  Large images must be NO LARGER THAN: 720 px wide, 483 px tall at 72 dpi
  4. Using an FTP client download image.xml from your main or public_html directory.
  5.  Open image.xml in Notepad, Dreamweaver or anther HTML editor.  Do not open in Microsoft Word or Front Page.
  6.  Observe the general XML structure: 
    gallery-structure 
  7. To add images:
    1.  Copy an entire line of image code
    2. Paste the code in the order you would like it to display in the appropriate category.
      1. NOTE: the images will display in the order they are listed within the category block.
    3.  Edit the location and name of the small/thumbnail image, it should be similar to:
      images/gallery12/thumbs/name.jpg
    4.  Edit the location and name of large image, it should be similar to:
      images/gallery12/name.jpg
    5.  Add Description of image
    6. When you’ve finished adding all desired images save image.xml
    7. Upload image.xml to server over old file
    8. Upload your images into the proper directories (large to images/gallery12 and thumbs to images/gallery12/thumbs)
    9. View your gallery.html page in a browser and refresh.
    10. Double check your changes.
  8. To delete images:
    1. Select the entire line of image code you wish to delete 
    2. Click delete.
    3. When you’ve finished deleting all desired images save image.xml
    4. Upload image.xml to server over old file
    5. View your gallery.html page in a browser and refresh.
    6. Double check your changes.
  9. To add a category:
    1. Copy an entire category block
    2. Paste the code in the order you would like it to display.
    3. NOTE: the categories will display in the order they are listed within the document.
    4. Edit the category title
    5. Add/delete appropriate images
    6. When you’ve finished editing save image.xml
    7. Upload image.xml to server over old file
    8. View your gallery.html page in a browser and refresh.
    9. Double check your changes.

 

 

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