12 Jan 2011
24 Mar 2011
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I have to say, the more I use sitefinity, the less impressed I am.
Even when I want to do basic tasks, I find that it just doesn't work.
This is really frustating and is slowly but surely making me wish I was using another product.
Getting support seems to be slow also. I know that when I create this post, it will take a few days before it is resolved, if it ever gets resolved.
So, after my little rant. Here is my basic problem.
I have been asked to create an image gallery for our website. I thought I would use the image gallery widget which comes with Sitefinity.
I knew I would have to play with the formatting, but it didn't seem to matter, because there is a widget template for each of the different types. Cool, I thought.
So, I drag the widget to my page; set the images to show and previewed.
Great, I could see my thumbnails.
Clicking on them didn't open the Overlay window I was expecting. Instead it shows at the bottom of the page.
I have read the forums and seen a few times where the css files are not where they are supposed to be.
My first question is, where are they? Do I have to create them?
Secondly and more importantly. I need to edit the widget template for the image gallery.
I thought this would be straight forward.
Just drag the gallery onto the page, click edit > settings > edit thumbnail list template.
Cool, I see the HTML, so I edit it.
Save the changes, nothing changes......I add text to it, in all the places text should appear.
Save the changes, nothing changes......So, I remove the contents (just leaving the repeater, but with empty item LayoutTemplate and ItemTemplate expecting to see nothing when I load the image page.
Save the changes and guess what.....nothing changes.....
You can see my page here:
One thing I should point out too. I have changed the template for all the image widgets and none of them appear to be applying to my gallery.
Why is this?