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July 24, 2010 7:22 PM Subscribe
How do I configure my WordPress gallery to look more like flickr, and less like a lightbox?
posted by aint broke to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I want to share travel pictures with friends who have lousy internet connections and/or old computers, and this whole popup java based "PicLens" basically makes me homicidal. It works for two photos, and then requires rebooting! It features black background with white text! It isn't simple and easy and everything I want in life!
The thumbnail gallery seems totally adequate, but I'd like there to be some non-pop up way to navigate from photo to photo. Something like, you know, flickr.
It seems like this would be fairly easy to accomplish if I were photoblogging, and making each picture it's own separate post, but that sounds like work. AND, it doesn't solve my problem of navigating from picture to picture.
What I like about flickr: decent sized photo, my photo description text is legible, the navigation is easy to use, and individual photos can be commented on.
What I don't like about flickr: It isn't the website I happen to own. (Note: I'm not looking for something that looks exactly like fickr- just something that has reasonably similar functionality.)
Before this project, I thought I was reasonably code-savvy, but now I feel dumb like a box of rocks. I can not possibly be the only person who desires this! Dear Hivemind: please help.