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Moving a gallery's location after it has been completed

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What I learned about finding another parent gallery for my gallery.

I am so jazzed about ocPortal everytime I find something new to me!!

I have already filled 35 galleries with images and am on my way to adding the verbal content to them when I decided I wanted to split the galleries into 2 or more sub galleries and I was worried about having to duplicate work I had already done. I have about 35 galleries of about 700 pages, don't want to start over on any of it.

I have a tree structure set up like Site/Module:Galleries/Entry Point:Galleries/My subgallery/All the 35 Galleries.

I discovered you can add multiple subgalleries under your entry point and this is the best part …reassign the parent (sub)gallery right in Content Management/Galleries/Manage Galleries/Edit Gallery/

then find the subgallery where your existing gallery exists and at *Parent selector you can select (or move) which subgallery under which you want the gallery to reside (you do have to create additional subgalleries for this to work).

This was soooo great for me to discover and I wanted to share this.


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Now on to my next mountain to climb. This would be, how to take individual existing gallery pages out of galleries and duplicate them, place the duplicate page in its own gallery with other duplicated pages from other source galleries. These will be images of a common theme in a new gallery. I know you can use the search feature to 'collect' where images of some common keyword exist and list them and I like this. So this is nice as far as it goes but I want the results (if powered by the search) to show in a gallery setting of their own where the breadcrumbs lead back to this new gallery and not the original gallery the came from like is the case now when you use the search feature.

Duplicating pages seems a rather clumsy way of doing this because whatever future editing of those duplicated (or multiplied) pages is now duplicated (or multiplied!!). I would MUCH PREFER a way of gathering from a database where the contained images and content is entered once and maintained in one spot and available as content to however many other pages I want or need.

From reading other past posts in which others have wanted to do a similar thing I gather that it is not a feature built into ocPortal at this time (…but PLEASE maybe in the near future?). I refer to the recent post "Grouping (different types of) content by Categories…" started by Hitch on 20 February 2009.

It seems that typically other gallant, brave and patient ocPortal users have had to use a process of multiple entries of the same information and content over and over when they want to have one source appear in multiple places such as galleries and catalogues.

So to get back to my original question is there a way (for me yet undiscovered) I can just grab a page somewhere and duplicate it and add it to a different place (or places)? …or… please don't say it is true that I am doomed to creating the same thing again if I want two or more?


…cut and paste anyone?


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I have arrived at this fork in the road. I will be adding the Galleries as I have previously referenced and I fear that the ocPortal community took my statement too literally:

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…or… please don't say it is true that I am doomed to creating the same thing again if I want two or more?
Really, I guess I would accept someone confirming that is only way to achieve my goal.

I really want to take one common theme, say all the T. rex dinosaur images, and place them in a thumbnail gallery where they open to a VIEW PAGE ->AND<- I need to include all the caption info from the original gallery source to appear on the 'duplicated' VIEW PAGE.

I have tried using the search feature and this allows me to isolate all the images but the display gets to be a bit clumsy for what I have envisioned as I see it as another gallery type of display.

If someone doesn't know of a more 'automated' or simple way to do this somewhat like I have described before then, sigh …I guess if I really want to add the galleries, I will have to do the arduous task of creating an individual gallery for many hundreds of different kinds of beasties in longhand as it were.

What is your thoughts on this. Some of you may have already passed the fork in the road and have some advice?


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It's not currently feature, as it's a big compatibility breaker and time consumer:
0000063: Multi-categorisation - ocPortal feature tracker

What should be possible is using the main_content block to pick out individual images for re-presentation on Comcode pages.


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Thank you, I will explore the possibilities with the MAIN_CONTENT block.


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