Featured Content Gallery

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Featured Content Gallery

Postby Don Chambers » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:46 pm

Kinetic ver 1.2 offers a featured content gallery. This gallery utilizes Nivo Slider "The world's most awesome jQuery slider".

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The featured content gallery will retrieve entries from any specified category displaying only the specified image, and entry title, cycling through each as an animated slideshow.

Select the extended property field that will contain the featured content image:
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For simplicity, it is recommended that the feature content gallery image be an image that is already in use for other purposes, most likely, the large image. You may, however, create a unique custom property field exclusively for use as the featured content image.

The options for the featured content gallery are as follows:
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1) Category to retrieve:
Select the category to display in the content box from the drop down list.

2)Show Category title. Default: yes.
Display category title at top of content box.

3) Category title. Leave blank to use category name (default).
You can specify a custom title here, or leave blank to use the category name as the title.

4) Height, in pixels, of images in Featured Content Gallery. All images must be exactly this height, and exactly 608px wide.
The height of images in the featured content gallery must be specified, and all images should have the same height and be exactly 608 pixels wide, unless custom stylesheet modifications have been made to specify a different width.

5) Number of entries to display in gallery
Number of entries to retrieve and cycle through the gallery.

6) Featured content javascript options. See http://nivo.dev7studios.com/#usage for more info.
Script options may be specified here. See referenced URL for more information.
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Re: Featured Content Gallery

Postby Don Chambers » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:17 am

The tutorial above is slightly outdated, so until I have a chance to update it, here are some quick updates.

Kinetic requires the event plugin, "Extended Properties for Entries". The custom properties, or "fields", that must be defined are small image, large image, a large image caption (cutline) and the featured content image. The featured content image can be unique, or it can also be the large image. With the exception of the featured content image, the configuration of the extended properties is discussed in this tutorial. In the Kinetic Demo, the extended properties are defined as: SmallImage, LargeImage, Cutline. The Kinetic demo uses the same value for both the "large image" and "featured content gallery image".

In addition to defining which extended property field contains the image to use in the gallery, the rest of the configuration options are as described above. In the Kinetic demo, entries that I want to cycle through the slideshow are assigned to a category "Featured Content Gallery". Entries can be assigned to more than a single category if you wish, but only those assigned to the gallery category will appear in the front page slider.
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