Flowers in the yard

Custom styles for posts in category “gallery” show a single thumbnail and either the post text or a custom excerpt, if one is specified. If the post text is used, a link like the one output by the more tag is appended. If the text is really long it should just wrap around the thumbnail. The automatically-generated excerpt should be short enough that a wrap never occurs. When it does, though, it should be graceful.

These are some pictures of flowers in our garden, taken in 2006.

About Matt Miklic

Whitespace Distributor at Automattic, Wheel of Fortune idiot savant, and chief feeder of the Maggie Dog. I make cool stuff for people who use WordPress. Formerly d.b.a. Matt Thomas.
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9 Responses to Flowers in the yard

  1. Brent Logan says:

    Neat idea. It doesn’t look like the “continue reading” link is showing for the Nature Gallery post on the main page.

    • Matt Thomas says:

      That’s right — that gallery only has a short amount of text in the post. If there’s more than about 40 words the “Continue Reading” link will appear.

      • Brent Logan says:

        So there’s no automatic, clear indication that there’s a gallery hidden behind the post’s title’s link if the test is less than 40 words?

      • Matt Thomas says:

        There is now. :) I added a line to the excerpt that starts with “This gallery contains [x] images…” — I had just commented it out because the positioning wasn’t working yet.

  2. Raoni says:

    Very nice!

  3. Roger says:

    Does this theme support captions underneath the photos?

    • Matt Thomas says:

      Sure does, Roger. I’ve added a few captions to the gallery above so you can see how they look.

      • Roger says:

        Nice!

        One thing I noticed is that the Search function doesn’t include photo captions/descriptions in its results. If I enter “Azalea” into the search box, for example, I expect the first photo in the gallery to be listed (since its caption is “Azalea”). However, no results are listed.

      • Matt Thomas says:

        Hmm, good catch! I’ll check into that. The search was in place when I started turning Kirby into Twenty Ten, so I may have to do some asking around. :)

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