• Style your Backlight contact form success message

    You may have noticed that the success message you see after sending an email from a Backlight contact form has a blue background. There is nowhere in the Backlight Designer to change this, but with a teeny, weeny bit of css you can style it to match your site’s color scheme. Just add this to […]


  • Make your own Backlight typography preview page

    The TTG CE4 series of Lightroom plug-ins had an option to preview the typography settings right in the plug-in. That was handy for checking out fonts, form buttons, table shading, lists, etc. But Backlight has no such option other than to create a page, make changes, and look at the page. So, at the prompting […]


  • Add an image search form to any Backlight page

    It’s pretty easy to add an image search form to any Backlight page or even a WordPress widget, allowing your viewers to access an image search feature form from any page you choose rather than needing to click on the “Search” link in the navigation menu. Just add the html below to the page copy […]


  • EU Cookie Law

    If you need to make your website compliant with the EU Cookie Law, John Bishop has just posted a tutorial over on his blog outlining the steps needed to make your TTG site Cookie compliant. So pop on over to John’s blog and partake in cookie goodness.  


  • Add border and shadow to your ttg blog featured images

    toddler playing at fountain

    You may or may not know that you can easily add a border and drop shadow to post images. But those don’t apply to your post’s Featured Image. Here’s how to apply that same styling to the Featured Image.


  • Hiring a copy editor for a photo site

    dell laptop keyboard

    If you’re presenting yourself as a professional photographer you want to make a good impression. Sloppy writing does not make a good impression. Fair or not, no matter how great of a photographer you are, you’ll still be judged by your writing. It’s always a good idea to get a colleague, friend, or family member, […]


  • Broken Web Fonts, Publisher, and .htaccess, Oh my!

    I just encountered something odd with Publisher. All of a sudden it stopped working for my main site. I was getting error messages when editing albums and it wouldn’t authenticate, showing this message: I have two instances of Publisher set up for my main site and I got the same error for both. I hadn’t […]


  • 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


  • Add a search form to any TTG CE4 page

    Search form added to the Galleries page

    Would you rather have a search form out front on a web page rather than relying on your clients to click on a search link? It’s really easy to add a search form to any TTG CE4 page. The code that puts the search form on the Search page is viewable by just looking at […]


About this site

This site is: a repository of time-savers and best practices from a user's perspective, picked up from several years of using TTG plugins.
This site is not: a support site.
Read more here.

Tip Jar

If this site has saved you some time, kept your hair attached, or otherwise prevented you from tossing the mouse through the monitor, feel free to donate.

Categories


Highly recommended. This is my go-to Lightroom book. Click on the book image. (affiliate link)

Affiliate link!

Current TTG versions

Backlight Versions

Backlight 1.2.2 release 3
Pages module 1.2.1
Cart Add-on 4.1.3
Client Response Add-on 7.1.2
Theater Add-on 1.2.4
WordPress Add-on 1.2.3
Publisher 3.2.2

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

Subscribe to new posts