Image gallery widget

You use this widget to display a gallery of image thumbnails, where each image can be opened individually. You choose an image from the images already uploaded in libraries.

PREREQUISITES: You uploaded at least one image. For more information, see Upload images.

After you place the Image gallery widget on your page you configure it to display images. To do this, click the Edit button in the upper-right corner of the widget. The Image gallery window contains a few tab pages, described in the following sections.

Select images to display

On the Content tab page you select which images to display in the gallery. Choose one of the following options:

  • From all libraries
    All images that are uploaded and published will be displayed in the gallery.

  • From selected libraries only...
    A custom selection of libraries is displayed. To select one or more libraries from which you want to display images, click the Select button.

  • From currently opened library
    All published images from the currently opened library will be displayed in the gallery.

Under Narrow selection by..., you can further specify which images to display by choosing one of the following:

  • All published images
    This is selected by default and displays all images selected in the previous step.

  • Selection of images...
    You can narrow down the displayed images, using categories, tags, and dates. Select one or more of the following:

    • Categories...
      Click the Select button to select the categories from which you want to display images.
    • Tags...
      Click the Select button to select tags that displayed images need to have.
    • Date...
      Select one of the predefined time intervals, so that images uploaded during that interval will be displayed or choose Custom range….

List settings

List settings define how images are listed by the Image gallery widget. Choose one of the following options:

Option Description
Use paging  The system divides the image thumbnails into pages. In the input field you specify how many image thumbnails per page you want to display. 
Use limit  The system displays only a limited number of image thumbnails. In the input field, you specify how many image thumbnails you want to display. 
No limit and paging  The system displays all images that meet the requirements and filters you set in the Content tab. 
Sort images  By default, last published images are listed on top. You can select a different sorting criterion:
  • Last published
  • Last modified
  • By Title (A-Z)
  • By Title (Z-A)
  • As set in Advanced mode
    To sort the list of images by property that is not defined in the sort dropdown menu, you must add a new sorting expression in the designer’s Advanced mode. For example, to sort images using the Extension property of image, navigate to Advanced » Model and, for SortExpression, add Extension ASC. As a result, in the sort dropdown, the As set in Advanced mode option is selected by default. 
Thumbnail size  Provides option for configuring size of image thumbnails. This size applies to the thumbnails of the images when widget is in List mode. 
List template  Select the template you want to use to list images on the webpage. Choose one of the following options:
  • ThumbnailStrip
    The Image gallery displays a horizontal strip of image thumbnails. When you click an image from the strip, a preview of the image is displayed above the thumbnail strip.
  • ImageGallery
    The images are displayed as thumbnails. When clicked, the image is displayed together with image title, the user that has uploaded the image, the date of upload.
  • OverlayGallery
    The images are displayed as thumbnails. When clicked, the image is displayed as an overlay of the page together with its title.
  • SimpleList
    All images are displayed in a large size. The description of the images is displayed in tooltip text. 
CSS classes  Expand More options section to apply additional CSS classes to the Image gallery widget when in List mode.

Single item settings

Single item settings define how individual images are displayed. Choose one of the following options:

  • Open single item in...
    Select one of the following options:

    • Auto-generated page
      When you click an image, it is displayed in an automatically generated page with the same layout as the list page.

    • Selected existing page...
      Select a page from the list of existing pages that has the desired layout. When you click on the image, it is displayed in this specific page.

    NOTE: The page on which you want the image displayed, must have an Image gallery widget added.

  • Image size
    Provides option for configuring size of the image. In the dropdown box, all predefined image sizes appear.

  • Detail template
    Select the template you want to use to display image's details on the webpage.

  • CSS classes
    Expand More options section to apply additional CSS classes to the Image gallery widget when the image details are opened.

Advanced settings

In Advanced settings, you specify individual properties of the widget:

  • DetailsPageId
    Gets the ID of the page you have selected in the Selected existing page... option in the Single item settings tab.

  • DetailTemplateName
    Gets the template you have selected in the Detail template dropdown in the Single item settings tab.

  • ListTemplateName
    Gets the template you have chosen in the List template dropdown in the List settings tab.

  • OpenInSamePage
    Defines whether when you click on an image thumbnail to open the detail view in a new window. The default value is False.

Model settings

Model settings display all properties directly bound to the Image Gallery widget model. Access these properties by clicking the Model button in Advanced settings.

Setting Description 
DetailCssClass  Gets and sets additional CSS classes to the image detail view. 
DisplayMode  Gets the value you have selected in the List settings tab:
  • Paging
    This is the default option.
  • Limit
  • All 
FilterExpression  Filters images based on an additional filter expression. 
ItemsPerPage  Defines the number of images per page when paging is enabled. The default value is 20
ListCssClass  Gets and sets additional CSS classes to the list view. 
ParentFilterMode  Gets the option that you have chosen for libraries in the Content tab. The possible values are:
  • All
    This is the default option.
  • Selected
  • CurrentlyOpen
ProviderName  If you have more than one provider added, you can use an image provider different than the default one. To do this, specify the name of this provider.

NOTE: If you leave this property value empty, the default image provider is used. 

SelectionMode  Gets the option that you have chosen for images under Narrow selection by... in the Content tab. The possible values are:
  • AllItems
    This is the default option.
  • FilteredItems 
SerializedAdditionalFilters  In case images are filtered based on a date, tags, or categories, the IDs of the selected filter criterions are serialized and populated in that field. 
SerializedSelectedItemsIds  In case images are specifically selected, the IDs of the selected images are serialized and populated in that field. For example: ["3f47d0b8-2d22-6e58-888c-ff0000bfc4e0"] 
SerializedThumbnailSizeModel  Contains serialized settings for size of the thumbnails. Specified size is used in the frontend of the Image Gallery widget when displayed in List mode. 
SerializedImageSizeModel  Contains serialized settings for size of the image. Specified size is used in the frontend of the Image Gallery widget when displayed in Details mode. 
SortExpression  Adds additional sorting expression for the images. The default value is PublicationDate DESC.  
UrlKeyPrefix  Gets or sets the URL key prefix. Used when building or evaluating URLs for paging and filtering. 

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