Orchard Image Gallery Documentation
Welcome to the Orchard Image Gallery Documentation. Here you can find how to install and use the Orchard Image Gallery module for Orchard CMS.
First you need to install the module. Take a look at http://www.orchardproject.net/docs/Installing-modules-and-themes-from-the-gallery.ashx
to learn how to install the module from the Orchard modules gallery.
After installing the module, it’s necessary to enable the Orchard Image Gallery feature, on the Configuration\features menu, under the Media category. This will create the Image Gallery
menu on Orchard.
Managing image galleries
Accessing the Image Gallery menu, you can create a new image gallery providing a unique name. After a image gallery is created it will be listed on the Manage Image Galleries page. You can access an image gallery clicking on its name.
On the Manage Image Gallery page you are able to edit its properties clicking on the Image Gallery Properties button. There you can:
- Rename the image gallery
- Change the images thumbnail size
- Remove the image gallery
- Choose whether to keep the images aspect ratio or not.
Also, you can add images to the image gallery clicking on the Add images button. You can add multiple images before submitting them.
After adding images, you can click on an image name and edit its Title and Description.
On the images list, you can drag and drop them to adjust the order of the images presented on the image gallery.
Displaying image galleries
The image gallery can be used as a Content Part or a Widget. To define a Content Part you first need to create a Content Type and add the Image Gallery as one of its parts. Take a look at http://www.orchardproject.net/docs/Creating-custom-content-types.ashx
for more details. Then you can create a Content Item from your custom type. There you select the image gallery to display and the presentation plugin to use, like PrettyPhoto, Lightbox or SlideViewerPro.
For using the Widget, you just need to access the Widgets menu and add an ImageGalleryWidget. Refer to http://www.orchardproject.net/docs/Managing-widgets.ashx
for detailed instructions.
When displaying the Content Item or Widget, i.e. not in the admin view, the images from the selected image gallery should be displaying using the presentation plugin.