• Converting a Publisher-based CE4 site to Backlight

    There have been several questions in the forum about the best way to go about converting a CE4 site to Backlight. So instead of answering that multiple times, I give you this: Scenario: you’ve got an existing TTG CE4 site and your albums are Publisher managed. (For a TTG site not using Publisher, see this […]


  • The Basics of Backlight Templates

    (Note: this was written for the first iteration of Backlight, up to version 1.1, but applies equally to the latest version. Some naming conventions may have changed but the concept is the same.) Need a little help getting started with Backlight? Well, here are the basics of Backlight templates. The first thing to know is […]


  • 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 […]


  • Some css “recipes” for your Backlight site

    Here are just a few css tweaks you can use for your Backlight site. Just add to your custom css file. Note: these are valid through Backlight version 1.1.1. I’ll update as needed. Image border and shadows Center footer text Add borders around thumbnails Center caption text under large Photoswipe images Style metadata in thumbnails […]


  • Custom CSS in Backlight

    In CE4 and previous TTG products, custom css needed to be implemented through phplugins. That is a thing of the past. In Backlight, custom css is enabled on a per template basis. Go to Designer > Templates > Page Templates. Click on Design next to your page template and scroll down to Advanced Customization. Inside […]


  • Develop your TTG WordPress site locally first

    Using Desktop Server to locally develop and then deploy your TTG Theme for WordPress based site.


  • Custom CSS: using the inspector to probe css selectors

    color: black; has been added to the rule

    If you want to make changes to your site with custom css, learn to use the Inspector developer tool.


  • Do your TTG site development in a sub-domain

    Save time and migraines by first developing your site in a sub-domain


  • Including inline images in the block text

    Learn now to insert images with wrapping text into your TTG page copy


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Current TTG versions

Backlight Versions

Backlight 1.2.3
Pages module 1.2.3
Cart Add-on 4.1.5
Client Response Add-on 7.1.2
Theater Add-on 1.2.5
WordPress Add-on 1.2.5
Publisher 3.2.3

CE4 Versions

note: CE4 is no longer being developed or sold. See this post.

TTG-BE: 2.0.5a
Autoindex: 7.0.8
Cart: 3.1.4a
CRG: 6.1.3a
Gallery: 6.1.10
Pages: 7.0.15
Publisher: 2.3.3
Stage: 6.1.6
Theme for WordPress: 3.1.2

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