A New Site Hewn From The Old
I am determined to get Our Journey’s Flow updated and to keep it current. This is something I have procrastinated on for years and excuses are getting old.
What stumbles me the most is the fact that I do not know anything about internet languages and I have no desire to learn. There are plenty of templates out there (so I thought) that would allow an idiot like me to build a website. I am finding out that this is just not the case.
Everyone says their template is the easy but fail to put in the basic functionality I am looking for which leads me to the next section of this post.
All I Want Is A Slideshow That Works In My Post!!!
I am really dumbfounded about how difficult it is to get photos in a post to open as a slideshow. It is such a common effect yet it is virtually non existent on a lot of WordPress templates. I have been researching this for eight days now with no results. Frustration doesn’t even begin to express how I feel right now.
All I want is to put photos in my post and when clicking on it opens an overlay that allows you to view all the photos in the post as a slideshow. Closing the overlay keeps you in the post. I see it all the time and want to know how to do it.
My biggest problem is I know absolutely nothing about any web language. I don’t know terminology and have no desire to learn. So what I need is a simple plugin that allows me to just add it to my post and it just works. I don’t believe there is nothing out there like this. I just don’t know where to look.
The Story So Far…
The past few years our WordPress site was built using The7 theme. As I just ranted earlier it does’t allow me to create the pages with photos like I want. Enter another theme I thought was carefully chosen, but obviously not, because I am back to the same post with photos problem.
At the moment I am having to rebuild everything since the formatting is different between the two themes. Post do not associate with the correct pages and photos in the post merge on top of text. It’s a slow process and a huge learning curve for me.
There is a blog option for my photography website at Zenfolio but it is very limited on what it is capable of.
I am just making this much more complicated that it really should be but did not realize my vision was so difficult to achieve using technology a child can use. I am feeling very outdated and defeated.