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  • I’ve read all the documentation on the Gallery snippet and Galleriffic plugin, but can’t seem to get the slideshow to work. I’m new to working with galleries, so I’m not sure if I’m missing a basic step or if it’s related to some other problem with my installation.

    First, my understanding is that Gallery without Galleriffic will just display thumbnails with links to the full image in a new window or tab - is that correct? That much seems to be working fine.

    When I try to add Galleriffic, I’m getting my thumbnails and the slideshow controls, but no images in the slideshow area. Here’s my snippet call:

    [[!Gallery? &album=`My Album` &plugin=`galleriffic` &gallerifficThumbWidth=`90` &gallerifficThumbHeight=`90`]]

    The custom thumbnail sizes are working, but no image is in the slideshow. I also don’t seem to be able to get galleryItem to work.

    This is the last step I need to finish this site, so I’m really looking forward to getting this working. Thanks in advance for your help!
    • Here’s an update on my progress so far, but I could really use some help getting this working.

      First, I was going by the Gallery documentation trying to use &GalleryItem, but later noticed it was missing among the loaded snippets. Turns out there was an update the day after I’d installed the package that added the &GalleryItem snippet. I upgraded my installation and can now get &GalleryItem to work using this:

      [[!GalleryItem? &id=`3`]]
      <div class="image">
        <a href="[[+galitem.image]]">
          <img src="[[+galitem.image]]" alt="[[+galitem.name]]" />[[+name]]
        <br />Albums: [[+galitem.albums]]
        <br />Tags: [[+galitem.tags]]

      I don’t know, however, where to find the ID of an image (or ’item’). I see the ID’s listed for the albums, but not for images. I figured there must be at least a 1 or 2, but it didn’t work until I put in 3.

      Using &Gallery seems to work fine, but I want the larger images to display on the same page in the slideshow, and cannot get the slideshow to display with Galleriffic.

      I found by checking the validation that GallerifficItemThumb should include <li></li> around it. I also added
      to the link in this chunk, per the Gallerific documentation. However, I’m still getting the thumbnails, the player controls, and a never-ending loading graphic, but never the larger image in the slideshow area.

      There is also a snippet installed called &GalleryConnector, but no documentation on this so I’m not sure what it’s supposed to do. I tried it and got parse errors.

      Do I need to do something I’m missing to link the thumbnails to the slideshow area? Is there a bug somewhere still? I could really use some input on this.

      Thank you in advance! smiley
      • I was happy to see RC-3 with an updated version of Gallery, but disappointed because Galleriffic still doesn’t work. The package example works on the same domain, pulling the same js files, but the snippet implemented through MODx does not. Validation is showing the following error several times, if that helps:

        cannot generate system identifier for general entity "galAlbum"
             <a class="thumb" href="gallery.html?galItem=9&galAlbum=2"> 

        In the source code, the MODx page that doesn’t work shows the slideshow class empty:

        <div id="gal-gaff-slideshow" class="slideshow"> </div>

        On the same domain, w/ the same js files, at ..assets/components/gallery/packages/galleriffic20/example-3.html, this div contains the image being displayed in the slideshow:

        <div id="slideshow" class="slideshow">
           <span class="image-wrapper current" style="opacity: 1;">
              <a class="advance-link" title="Title #0" href="#drop" rel="history">
              <img alt="Title #0" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/2538183196_8baf9a8015.jpg">

        I’d be willing to pay somebody who could make this work. I’ve tried looking at the code, but I really don’t know js, so it’s hard for me to find the problem. It’s very frustrating to not get any response here on the forums, except to have the post moved yet still no comment.
        • Hi k4satin,

          Please don’t get your hopes up with my reply. I just jumped into MODx within the last few days, and only now starting to get to know how the CMS works.. I also installed gallery (the only one available to revolution for the moment)

          I got thumbnails to pop up, but they don’t open up or go anywhere when clicked.. so I am at the base of trying to figure this out as well.

          I know forums are sometimes, not so helpful, but sometimes they are.. Keep on checking under different questions maybe and keep checking over the gallery development page. Usually after enough study, you may be able to figure it out.

          In the meantime, if I figure anything out I will post up here.
          • @keewong Thanks for your reply, even if you don’t have answers yet either. I ended up reverting the site back to Evo and am now using Easy 2 Gallery. I’ve got everything working with Galleriffic there except for one tiny adjustment, but the guy who’s been supporting the mod lately said he found the problem and is uploading an update to fix it. Great support there, and lots more options than Gallery.

            Two things that I had to do to make the Easy2 work in my Evo install may also help the situation here, but I haven’t gone back to try.

            For one, Easy2 does not work with Magic Quotes on in your php settings. I have no idea if this affects Revo Gallery or not, but may be worth a try. My server had it on and I had to turn it off w/ php.ini. Also, Quick Manager was interfering with the js calls, so I had to turn it off in the front end.

            Maybe that will be helpful to somebody. Good luck!