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freelance7076
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Message # 1 | 6:55 AM
Hi again,

Is there any relatively easy way to convert the photo album module to a .PDF portfolio, please?

Thank you

Added (2016-08-04, 5:34 AM)
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Okay - is there any way to make a portfolio page for written pieces, please?

Added (2016-08-04, 6:55 AM)
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Maybe a bit of explanation would help. I would like to set up a page with thumbnail pictures with captions which, when clicked, link to pieces of written work which can be read without being downloaded. Is that possible, please?

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Message # 2 | 7:02 AM
freelance7076, it isn't possible to convert the Photo Album page, but I believe it's possible to make another module work in a similar way, but with PDF files. I will contact you as soon as I develop a solution to this.
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Message # 3 | 7:07 AM
Bigblog, you're a star! Many thanks.
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Message # 4 | 7:10 PM
freelance7076, okay, this is gonna be a bit long, but you'll be fine, I'm sure.

I figured out there's a way to make the Photo Albums module work like a book portfolio, therefore, I have prepared a module configuration for your needs.

1. First of all, you need to enable the field "Additional field 1" in the Module settings. Screenshot: http://take.ms/rziZe (don't forget to hit "Save" at the bottom of the page).

2. Go to Control Panel » Design customization » Photo page in a pop-up window under "Photo Albums" and replace
Code
$PHOTO$

with
Code
<iframe src="$OTHER1$" width="650" height="500" frameborder="0" border="0"></iframe>

Screenshot: http://take.ms/bmX3a

3. Go to the Photo albums main page, Section photos page, Page listing album photos, and Page with photo rating and search result templates, and replace
Code
$BODY$

with
Code
$BODY$<script type="text/javascript">window.ulb = {photoPage: "Look inside of the book!",closeBtn: "Close", error: "The requested content can't be uploaded<br/>Please try again later.", next: "Next", prev: "Previous", btnPlay: "Start slideshow", btnToggle: "Change size"}</script>


You're basically done with the configuration. Now you need to understand how to upload your work to the module. It won't be difficult at all!

1. Upload the PDF file to the File Manager. You can either upload it to the root of the File Manager or a folder.
2. Copy the link to the PDF file by clicking its name and copying the URL address from the message box.
3. Go to the Photo Albums entry addition page and upload the photo of the book/writing.
4. Click on Upload and complete the form that appears in a pop-up window. Don't forget to insert the copied link into the field called "Additional field 1," otherwise, it won't work. Here's a screenshot: http://take.ms/FSU18 .

And that's it! Here's how it will work:

1. The pictures will appear just like in a normal Photo Albums module. http://take.ms/FUwNX
2. When you click on the photo, it will enlarge, and will have a link at the bottom. http://take.ms/XnYL3
3. This link will lead you to the page where you can find the embedded PDF reader. http://take.ms/j1Nsk
You can add any information to the page in the Photo page in a pop-up window template.

Hope this helps! If you have other questions, feel free to ask!

hey i'm joe, please don't call me on my real name because you're gonna misspell or mispronounce it and it drives me nuts
freelance7076
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Message # 5 | 8:58 PM
WOW!! I am seriously impressed! Thank you so much for this. I'm sure loads of other people will find it incredibly useful too. I'll implement it tomorrow and let you know how I get on.

Thank you again for your time and amazing help.
Ann

Added (2016-08-05, 8:58 PM)
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Bigblog you are a complete genius! It took me two goes to get it to work, as I forgot to save one of the module pages (!) but the second try worked and the system is just what I needed.

Thank you so much!

Ann biggrin

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Message # 6 | 10:10 AM
freelance7076, I'm glad I could help! I see the Optimal plan is active on your website. Did you know that you can replace system URLs like /photo with /portfolio, for example? smile All you have to do is to use the SEO module! http://faq.ucoz.com/faq/how_do_i_set_up_custom_urls/33-0-528

You can enable the setting in the Premium settings of the module.

hey i'm joe, please don't call me on my real name because you're gonna misspell or mispronounce it and it drives me nuts
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Message # 7 | 5:36 PM
I didn't know, but then I don't know much about SEO anyway, to be truthful. I'll read through the link and have a go.
Thank you again.
Ann
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