unwanted slede show

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  • #840297

    gothicline
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    On my blog originally the photos posted allowed the user to click on them to go from thumbnails to a larger photo with description. Then you clicked again for enlargements twice. Now if you click on them for enlargement it goes to a slideshow . I don’t want this and would like to know how to change it back. I can’t seem to find any tools to do this.

    Thanks for any help.

    The blog I need help with is gothicline.wordpress.com.

    #840411

    That is the carousel feature that was introduced a while back. There is no way to disable with galleries. Like it or not, it is here to stay. AutoMATTic has spoken.

    Wait till you run head first into infinite scrolling.

    #840460

    gothicline
    Member

    The whole point of my blog is the study of historical photos.This carousel feature is killing it. I may have to move on then to another site. What a pain.

    Thank you very much for your time and the information.

    #840462

    timethief
    Member

    Staff have advised that this is the first iteration of the Carousel feature, so we’ll all have to wait and see what’s coming at us next. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/new-photo-carousel/#comment-142425 The only way to disable the carrousel is to not use it. (In other words, to avoid using the [gallery] shortcode).

    #840468

    auxclass
    Member

    If you write a Post with Windows Live Writer the pictures in a Post don’t seem to be put into a Gallery – WLW also seems to compress the images when they are uploaded.

    The other work around would be to probably upload the pictures one at a time to a post and hassle with making something that displays nice, but that is a lot more work (even if you put them into a Table)

    #840573

    The whole point of my blog is the study of historical photos.This carousel feature is killing it.

    @gothicline, your situation is exactly why I argued for a way to opt out of the carousel. There are people out there for which this does not work, or presents their material in a way that is contrary to their wants and needs. As with most everything here though, arguments fall on deaf ears, no matter what the owners of those deaf ears say.

    The likelihood of the carousel getting an opt out options unfortunately is probably exactly zero (0), and as far as it being a “first iteration” I think it is probably in its final form right now. Staff have found other shiny beads that have their attention.

    #840594

    gothicline
    Member

    Thanks for the encouragement!!!!!! For a person like me with limited computer skills and after putting many late night hours into this. I can’t say I am anything, but disappointed .
    I hesitate to add anything else to it now as I am afraid of other feature changes.

    Thank You and all for your explanations.

    #840625

    raincoaster
    Member

    auxclass, that’s a really good workaround.

    You can also use a Flickr slideshow.

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