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add 'essays' to an 'album'


May 15, 2017 05:06PM EDT


I'd like to be able to place an essay within an album. So, the process would be: write / publish an essay. Assign it a Topic. Set "Published" date to control the order.

Then have it magically appear between photos - in the right order (according to date or manual order).

That would allow me to annotate my gallery with essays about my photos and such, and have this appear directly within an Album or Set.

Anything like this on the horizon? Until then, I can't really see any use for 'Essays'. Is there a list of published sites using Koken I could review and try to learn from?

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Team NetObjects Koken Agent

May 16, 2017 08:42AM EDT

Hello. There are examples for each theme in the Koken store. As example:

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May 16, 2017 09:30AM EDT
Thanks for pointing out those examples...

And by not answering my main question, I take it this isn't possible in Koken at this time? Am I the only one with this need?

To summarize, I can currently place photos and videos in an album together. I'd like to be able to place Essays in there, too.
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Team NetObjects Koken Agent

May 16, 2017 09:35AM EDT

Hi. In certain theme designs, Ensemble as example, you can have extensive set and album descriptions. Here’s an example: Then click on one of the sets.

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May 16, 2017 12:40PM EDT
You are quite adept at not directly answering the question, but pointing to things that are possible but don't meet my needs :)

OK, I'll assume this isn't possible. That's fine, and just stating that would have been useful. The 'Album description' isn't what I need - I need essays "in-line" with photos and videos.

If I'm the only one asking for this, then I'll also assume this isn't on a roadmap or something a plugin could achieve.
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Team NetObjects Koken Agent

May 16, 2017 12:41PM EDT

Why not put photos and videos “in-line” in a page or an essay. I guess I don’t understand your request. Do you have any example sites showing the functionality you desire?

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May 16, 2017 02:24PM EDT
That would work, I believe, but..

I have perhaps 100 photos & videos in an album, and want maybe 4 or 5 essays. With that many photos, it would be too burdensome for me to edit a single page to add each photo. And, I really like the layout of the theme I'm using (Chastain) and if I'm not mistaken, I'd lose that if I went to a 'publish everything in a page' method. Photos & Video / Albums / Sets / Themes - all that works very well. I just wanna add 'Essays' to albums...

Think of a travel log. You go on month-long photo trip, adding photos as you go. In each new town, you add an essay explaining that place, then follow up with 20 to 50 photos from there, then move on to the next place. These "essays" are just more content to show within an Album.

No, I don't have an example of this, but I sure would like one :) The 'dumb' way is for me to write text onto a empty image and add that to my album. That's a bummer, too, obviously...

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