• Custom Footer in Backlight 1.2 (Pangolin)

    This is a fairly straightforward use of phplugins but it requires some html to provide the structure for the footer as well as some custom css to style the social media icons. These icons are links to my social media sites, but you can just as easily use code for social sharing. One not so […]


  • Phplugins hook locations in Backlight

    On my Backlight test site I’ve created a couple of pages that show the locations for those phplugins hooks that appear on pages (as opposed to those that are behind the scenes, like the head and script hooks). These hooks are current as of Backlight 1.1. I’ll update as new hooks are added. All phplugins […]


  • Toggling your Client Response Legend

    I recently got a question about hiding a Client Response legend that’s been placed in the page copy of a Backlight album. It’s really pretty easy to do with a simple jQuery toggle. See this in action on my Backlight test site. In my previous article on creating a legend for Client Response albums, I […]


  • Managing navigation with phplugins

    Using the phplugins feature of the TTG web products allows you to customize your site beyond what the web engines can already do, and managing navigation with phplugins is probably the most popular usage. So popular, in fact, that Matt has already coded the phplugins.php file for use in navigation. You’ll first need to have […]


  • Styling the TTG Add to Cart pop-up dialog

    Note: the disappearing text issue has been resolved with the Cart 3.1.4 update. There’s a tiny quirk with the TTG Add to Cart dialog box. Some of the styling comes from a file named modal.css (from ttg-be/cart/lib/css/) and some of it comes directly from the style-common.css file of the gallery from which your clients are […]


  • Using CSS filters for thumbnail hover effects in your TTG Galleries

    Use CSS filters to add hover affects to your gallery thumbnails.


  • Cell Numbers and grid icons in CE4 CRG albums and galleries

    If you’re using CE4 CRG you’ll run into a conflict if you’re using Cell Numbers in the grid. What happens is that the Feedback and Download icons are placed in the lower left of the cell, the same place that the Cell Number appears. There are a couple of solutions to this. One solution is […]


  • Using phplugins to move the Social Media Sharing icons inside of column navigation

    Social media sharing icons in nav container only

    Customize your site by using phplugins to move your social media sharing icons into the column navigation


  • Keeping up with Font Awesome

    Add one line of code to your phplugins file to make sure you’re using the latest version of Font Awesome


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Current TTG versions

Backlight Versions

Backlight 1.2.1
Pages module 1.2.1
Cart Add-on 4.1.1
Client Response Add-on 7.1.1
Theater Add-on 1.2.1
WordPress Add-on 1.2.1

CE4 Versions

TTG-BE: 2.0.5a
Autoindex: 7.0.8
Cart: 3.1.4a
CRG: 6.1.3a
Gallery: 6.1.9
Pages: 7.0.15
Publisher: 2.3.3
Stage: 6.1.6
Theme for WordPress: 3.1.2

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