Photo Gallery for ProStores

**NOTE: As of July 2014, we are no longer working on the ProStores platform. Please contact us if you would like to migrate your store to BigCommerce.**

Instructions for using your Photo Gallery for ProStores

Getting Started by Creating Categories

This customization uses your ProStores product catalog to let you display images in a gallery format. To begin using your Photo Gallery, you will need to create new Categories in your product database.

  • Log in to your ProStores product catalog
  • Navigate to Product > Categories > Add
  • Once at the “Add Category screen, edit the following fields:
    1. Category: Gallery
    2. List Template: Gallery
  • Leave the other fields as is, then click the Submit button to save your changes

If you simply want to have one general photo gallery for all of your images, you can skip ahead and start adding photos. If you would like to have sub-galleries, you’ll need to add the appropriate sub-categories to your product database. To add an image gallery sub-category:

  • Navigate to Product > Categories > Add
  • Once at the “Add Category screen, edit the following fields
    1. Category: Gallery:NEW SUB CATEGORY NAME (replace everything following the colon with your new sub-category name)
    2. List Template: Gallery
  • Leave the other fields as is, then click the Submit button to save your changes

You can repeat this as many times as many times as necessary. Whenever you want to add a new sub-category to your photo gallery, you’ll want to follow the same steps.

Adding Photos

To add images to your photo gallery, you’re going to create new “products” and associate them with the appropriate categories that you previously created.

  • Navigate to Product > Add
  • Once at the Add Category screen, edit the following fields:
    1. Basic Information-
    2. Product Name: IMAGE TITLE (replace with the actual image title)
    3. Product Detail Template: Gallery
    4. Images
    5. Product Detail Image: Click “Add New Image” and browse your computer for the full-sized image. Note: we recommend that your image is no larger than 900px X 900px
    6. Search Results Image: Click “Add New Image” and browse your computer for the thumbnail. Note: the thumbnail image must be a square image (ie. have an equal height and width). Photo Gallery thumbnail images are resized to 100px X 100px, so your thumbnail may become distorted if it is not a square image
    7. All other fields can be left as is, then click the “Submit” button
  • Once at the Product Information screen, you will want to click the “Categories” button
  • Click the checkbox next to the appropriate Gallery category and click “Assign”
  • Repeat as many times as necessary

Removing Photos and Albums

To remove photos and albums, simply delete the ProStores product or category, just as you would with any regular product or category.

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