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Adding images to a gallery:

Click gallery, add gallery/images:

in this dialog you can choose files from your hard drive and choose the gallery to upload it to.

On the manage gallery page you will see the ID of each gallery. This is important, because galleries are being inserted into the page or post by a short code. Please get the short code for the slideshow of the type used in your website by copying from the other pages or posts and see how it is done there. Please do not format this code in bold or italics, it can cause errors.

I usually crop the or resize the images before uploading, to save space and upload time. The gallery software itself is set to automatically rescale them to maximum 800 pixels wide and high.


Creating a quote:

WordPress has an easy way of creating so-called block quotes:

you select the text you want to have shown as a block quote [we use it to display quotes above the slideshows]

just select the paragraph you want to have shown as a block quote, and click the quotation icon. You will see the text being indented in edit mode. The special formatting with red line around and grayish background will automatically appear on the webpage.


Portfolio pages

Portfolio pages are specially programmed to display the headline and featured image of the posts of a certain category. Example: “portfolio” shows all four posts of the category portfolio. Since this technology could only be used once in our system, we had to create sub – portfolio posts, such as “private residential”, “public buildings”, “in progress” etc.

The sequence is showing the latest first. Change the sequence by changing the date.

These posts of the only ones, where you might have to switch to HTML mode [when you edit a post or page, you will always see two tabs on the right side of the icons: visual at HML]. I have prepared a sample, where you just have to copy and paste the code for one line of projects [for example Aerie I and Beyond the Beyond]. After that you can switch to visual mode, change the headlines, link them to the right post, exchange picture, link it to the same post.


Blog pages

Whenever you write a blog-post, just assign it to the category architectural-musings and select under Post Template “Testimonial Blog”.


Sidebar images

In order to insert an image to the sidebar widget, you nee the url (=link) where the image is located.

In order to do that, go to Media – add new, upload it to your library. In the edit dialogue, you will find the File URL.

Copy and paste it into the sidebar widget (Appearance > Widgets > Primary Sidebar).

You will notice that all widgets have at their bottom a field “Widget logic “. It relates to limitations that can be defined, like where to show it: is_page( ’294′ ) means that this widget only shows on page or post 294. How to know that number? Just look into the list of posts and pages – the id is close to the right side.



To add a testimonial, click Posts > new, write the headline (which becomes the headline of the post), insert the text and image (probably right aligned), on the right sidebar checkmark the Testimonials Category, a bit lower the Post Template Testimonial Blog.

The sequence is showing the latest first. Change the sequence by changing the date.

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