Billboard

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'''Release date:''' March 25, 2009. '''Author:''' Chris Jean
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'''Series:''' [[DisplayBuddy]]
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==Description==
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Billboard provides a way to easily upload and display linkable images in a random or defined order on your site.
  
==Videos==
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* [http://ithemes.com/tv/billboard_walkthrough/ Billboard Walkthrough]
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==Groups==
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The first step in adding Billboard to your site is to create a group to store the text entries in. The link to Billboard in the WordPress admin area is in the DisplayBuddy section of the menu. When you click the Billboard link it will direct you to the area where you can create a group. The information requested to create a group is a name for that group, select a method for resizing the images in that group, width, and height. After you have created a group it will be added to a table that lists all of the existing groups and lists information about them.
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==Adding images==
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After you have created a group for the images then you can select group from the groups table and click the "Add Entries" link to add images to that group.
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When you add an image the following information will be requested:
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* '''Description''' - The description will be used as the alt tag when it is displayed on your site.
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* '''Link URL''' - The URL of where you would like the images to link to.
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* '''Image''' - Here you will select and image from your computer and Billboard will use one of it's methods to resize it to the group width and height that you have set.
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* '''Priority''' - If random is turned on and only specific amount of images from your Billboard group will be displayed you can set a priority on which images are more likely to be shown.
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* '''Require Link URL''' - This allows you to set whether a link will be required in order for you to add images.
  
  

Revision as of 15:37, June 17, 2011

Series: DisplayBuddy

Contents

Description

Billboard provides a way to easily upload and display linkable images in a random or defined order on your site.


Groups

The first step in adding Billboard to your site is to create a group to store the text entries in. The link to Billboard in the WordPress admin area is in the DisplayBuddy section of the menu. When you click the Billboard link it will direct you to the area where you can create a group. The information requested to create a group is a name for that group, select a method for resizing the images in that group, width, and height. After you have created a group it will be added to a table that lists all of the existing groups and lists information about them.


Adding images

After you have created a group for the images then you can select group from the groups table and click the "Add Entries" link to add images to that group. When you add an image the following information will be requested:

  • Description - The description will be used as the alt tag when it is displayed on your site.
  • Link URL - The URL of where you would like the images to link to.
  • Image - Here you will select and image from your computer and Billboard will use one of it's methods to resize it to the group width and height that you have set.
  • Priority - If random is turned on and only specific amount of images from your Billboard group will be displayed you can set a priority on which images are more likely to be shown.
  • Require Link URL - This allows you to set whether a link will be required in order for you to add images.


F.A.Q.

Multiple images are showing in a widget area but I just want one.


Additional Resources

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