October 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm #8234PhotoshopperCustomer
Thinking about setting up a new site with StudioPress 2 and Optimal for SP2.
Some questions about the Portfolio template (when I use the word “fragments” it refers to each thumbnail and text blurb that represents a post):
1. To create it we just create a new Page and from the Template area choose Portfolio, right? I assume all the sections for copy and such are automatically added (not like home page widgets).
2. Where do the thumbnails on the actual portfolio fragments come from? I clicked a number of them to see if they were auto-generated from the first photo encountered in the related post, but that does not seem to be the case.
3. Can the size of the fragments and their thumbnails be easily customized?
Example: if I wanted to make each one 150px wide, 250px tall and the image 150 x 50 could I do in a couple minutes via the CSS editor or is there a cascade of settings that would have to be changed to avoid text alignment issues and the like?
4. Is it possible to generate fragments from pages as well as posts and mix them together in a single portfolio? Can you define the total number before a “page 2” is generated?
5. Is there an easy way to create a “filtering menu” (perhaps using an existing category menu?) for the Portfolio page that has a large number of fragments, such that clicking a category makes the other portfolio fragments disappear and then reshuffles the ones that remain? Similar to this:
Thanks for any insights.October 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm #8281WesModerator
I have a couple tutorials on what all you can do with the portfolio template here – http://appfinite.com/tutorials/
The answer is pretty much yes to all of your questions except 4 and 5. I try to follow WordPress best practices when coding, and it’s best to separate Portfolios from the theme and place them in their own plugin. What we have now is pretty basic, since that’s what was intended. It’s pretty much just a Blog that is setup in a portfolio style format, which shows Featured Images (the image thumbnails you see). If you’re looking for more options, I always recommend to search for a better Portfolio plugin that is designed to do all of the things you need, because this template is pretty basic….it’s just something to get you started.
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