Add a Slideshow to your Pro Tel Site

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Add a Slideshow to your Pro Tel Site

Post by Lostwithiel on Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:27 pm

One of the undoubted  advantages of a telnames  site compared to a Pro tel site is the ability to add an image gallery.
 
It is very easy to “bolt on” an image slide show to a Pro Tel site without incurring any hosting costs. This is how to do it.
 
Load the pictures you want to use into an album on a  popular photo sharing website which  will allow you to generate an rss feed. e.g, Flickr or Picasa
 
Sign up for a free Google website at https://www.sites.google.com/.  Select one of their mobile friendly templates.
 
When in Google sites editing mode select Insert > More Gadgets > Add a gadget to your page and pick a suitable slideshow gadget.  There are several available, I use  one called   “Picasa/Flickr/Photobucket RSS Slideshow”.

Add your rss feed from the Photo Sharing site  to the gadget, and set customisation of gadget as required

Add additional  images and text to the Google site page to make it look more compatible with your  Pro Tel site.
   



Here is an example of the above procedure in use   http://flowers-by-fleuri.shops.lostwithiel.tel/
 
You can also use a Gadget available with  Google sites to take a regular photo rich rss feed and incorporate this into your Pro Tel site. For example see  Lostwithiel Property

Regards,

Keith
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Re: Add a Slideshow to your Pro Tel Site

Post by Clever on Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:04 pm

Lostwithiel wrote:Here is an example of the above procedure in use   http://flowers-by-fleuri.shops.lostwithiel.tel/
I needed some time to locate the slideshow until I found the picture link at the bottom of your pro .tel.

An obvious disadvantage is that the slide show doesn't appear on the .tel site as we know it from Telnames.

But otherwise you designed a very creative and nice site.
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Re: Add a Slideshow to your Pro Tel Site

Post by Lostwithiel on Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:00 am

Clever wrote:I needed some time to locate the slideshow until I found the picture link at the bottom of your pro .tel.
  I agree, If you use the "Top image" for a real photo it does make it a little hard to find a prominent  location to highlight the slideshow.

There is  a "Text Link - Sponsored Link" at the top of the page, but it doesn't stand out too well. I assume you must have missed it. Maybe I should use capital letters or additional text to make it more obvious?

If you promote the slideshow by adding  a "Contact Link"  on the Pro Tel page  to the Google Sites page the padlock logo  doesn't stand out very well either!! See example at http://the-property-shop.financial-legal-and-estate-agents.local-business.lostwithiel.tel/


If a Google Site url triggered a logo in the same way that profiles.google.com and plus.google.com  trigger a logo (See http://icons.yourname.tel/ ) then the link would stand out  better on the tel page.

Thanks for your comments,

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Post by fustachio.tel on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:36 am

This is very handy, thank you.
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