Need Help Editing A Wonderful Wordpress Image Gallery

by I.M.Retired 3 replies
I found a really nice plugin and script that I would like to use to display image galleries in wordpress posts.

Here's the plugin I am referring to, and yes, I did download and install both the Highslide Plugin and Hi-Slide JS Thumbnail Viewer okay. Quick and easy to do.

Tech Projects Wordpress HighSlide JS Plugin

Highslide JS - JavaScript thumbnail viewer

The main problem I'm having is that images in the gallery are displayed vertically on top of each other. I want to show four images per row horizontally. Like all those lovely cakes!

Best I can tell, the problem is happening because of the <p> tag. (Unless someone else has an idea as to what might be causing this.)

Here is what I found on the FAQ page:

Question: When I look at the generated code it is surrounded by a <p> tag. How can I remove that <p> tag?

Answer: This is a “feature” of wordpress. Here is the generated HTML required for highslide. Notice the <p> tags that surround it:

<p><a href="http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake200.jpg" class="highslide" onclick="return hs.expand(this)">
<…snip…>
</p>

To remove the <p> tag open your default-filters.php and comment out the following line: add_filter(‘the_content’, ‘wpautop’);

- - - >

Problem is, I can't even see the <p> tag in the first place, even when I switch to using the Visual editor.

Second problem is, I can't find the "default-filters.php" file.

Third problem is, I have no idea what "comment out" means. Actually, I know that a comment out does, I just don't know how to write one properly, or where to put it.

*** Right about now I know where I'd like to put it, but that wouldn't help me get this lovely script and plugin working properly! ***

Just for the record, I did try the NextGen Gallery plugin and will use it if I can't get Hi-Slide working. However, when you click the thumbnail, NextGen opens the full sized image in a new window, which I very much want to avoid. Hi-Slide enlarges it right on the page you are viewing. Very nice feature, and exactly what I am trying to accomplish.

Apologies for the long post. If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful. This is one skookum gallery, at least I think it is, and I'm quite frustrated about not being able to get it to do what I want.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinw1
    Originally Posted by Dekko View Post

    To remove the <p> tag open your default-filters.php and comment out the following line: add_filter(‘the_content’, ‘wpautop’);

    - - - >

    Problem is, I can't even see the <p> tag in the first place, even when I switch to using the Visual editor.

    Second problem is, I can't find the "default-filters.php" file.

    Third problem is, I have no idea what "comment out" means. Actually, I know that a comment out does, I just don't know how to write one properly, or where to put it.
    You'll only see the tags when you're in the HTML tab of the editor.

    "default-filters.php" is in the wp-includes folder under your wordpress installation

    "comment out" means to put the HTML comment characters round the piece of code you want to get rid of: <!-- before it and --> after it.

    I've been looking for a slide show plugin too so thanks for posting this - I'll take a look at it next time I come around to working on that site again!

    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    Hi Kevin: Thanks for getting back to me. I will have a go at editing this later today. I'm off on a wee day trip so won't get a chance to try anything until this evening.

    How is the weather in beautiful BC? We're having some gorgeous warm and sunny weather here in Eastern Ontario.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinw1
    We've had a very nice September up to yesterday, now the rain has started. At least this year I got my gutters cleaned and caulked in the dry - last year it was so wet all summer they never dried out enough for the goop to stick!
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