Trish's "How Do I?" Series: Great for newbies, but...

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Trish's "How Do I?" Series

By dave
January 6, 2015

A couple years ago, Trish set out to write a series of "how-tos" where she explained a dozen or so concepts about the site. We present them in their entirety here for your enjoyment!

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jan 5, 2015 8:03 PM CST
The one thing you missed was how to arrange and post pictures. That seems to be the cause of the most confusion. Most of the members are very helpful. but they may not be on that thread at that time. If there is a "how to" on this subject, I have missed it. I have just picked it up along the way from different threads.
I love ATP! Keep up the good work!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jan 5, 2015 9:09 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

When you upload a photo to a post in a thread, click on Preview and you'll see the photo there. Well, in the post itself is a special tag that starts with '[lightbox]'. That tag is what is producing the image you uploaded.

So if you upload two images, you'll have two lightbox tags and when you preview the post, the images will show in the order that the corresponding tags are entered. So you can cut and paste to move the top lightbox tag below the other one and that'll change the order of the images. Just click on Preview after you make your changes to see. Be careful not to change the lightbox code as that'll break the image.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jan 5, 2015 9:31 PM CST
Thanks, Dave. I've got it figured out. I was referring to those that are new to the site.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jan 6, 2015 9:08 AM CST
dave said:When you upload a photo to a post in a thread, click on Preview and you'll see the photo there. Well, in the post itself is a special tag that starts with '[lightbox]'. That tag is what is producing the image you uploaded.

So if you upload two images, you'll have two lightbox tags and when you preview the post, the images will show in the order that the corresponding tags are entered. So you can cut and paste to move the top lightbox tag below the other one and that'll change the order of the images. Just click on Preview after you make your changes to see. Be careful not to change the lightbox code as that'll break the image.


Perhaps that bit of useful information could be added as an edit to the article for the benefit of the newbies?

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

oscarsgirl2
Jan 10, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Well I am one of those newbies. I am not sure how long it will take me to master this wonderful, huge, informative site, but I will say Trish your "How Do I?" article is sooooo much help. So as one newbie to a veteran you did not waste one second, because your article is helpful to someone like me that has not been on any sites like this before. I would give you a thumbs up, if I knew how. Thumbs up
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jan 10, 2015 3:32 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I'm thrilled!

Make yourself right at home Lovey dubby
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Name: Bonnie
Chandler, AZ (Zone 9b)
Region: Arizona Bee Lover Butterflies Hummingbirder Xeriscape Birds
Seed Starter Winter Sowing
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droughttolerant
Feb 3, 2015 7:53 AM CST
Hi Trish,
Thank you for writing this! It's great to learn how to do things here!
Thank You!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Feb 3, 2015 3:19 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Happy to help, Bonnie!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Deneen
Chicagoland suburbs (Zone 5b)
EnJoy your Journey!
DeneenScene
Jun 5, 2015 6:44 PM CST
What an informative & efficient way to welcome newbies! Thank You! Lovey dubby
"… Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth …" Isaiah 43:19
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jun 6, 2015 2:54 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thank You!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

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