• Creating and Styling Backlight Popup boxes

    Backlight popup boxes are useful critters. Your visitor clicks on a button and your box appears with whatever you’ve placed in it. You can use them to promote an event, show licensing or booking information, host a mailing list sign up form, and more. And TTG has made these pretty easy to implement. The html […]


  • Converting a non-publisher TTG CE4 site to Backlight

    Scenario: You’ve got a TTG CE4 (or earlier) site with many galleries. However, these are exported and uploaded galleries, not Publisher albums. Goal: To update your TTG CE4 site to Backlight while keeping your existing TTG galleries available to visitors and clients, perhaps eventually converting old galleries to Backlight controlled albums. Problem: There is no […]


  • 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 […]


  • Landing Pages using TTG plug-ins

    Here’s how to create landing pages using your TTG plug-ins


  • Set up a TTG Pages-based test site in WAMP

    Since you can’t use Lightroom’s Preview in Browser feature with Pages (or most TTG plug-ins for that matter), if you want to preview your site before deploying live you only have two options: create a sub-domain on your server and use that as your testing ground, or use a virtual server on your local machine. […]


  • Pages – WAMP setup

    Set up Pages and Publisher for testing in WAMP virtual server.


  • Add some holiday cheer to your site with custom css

    Add some animated holiday bells to your TTG site


  • Setting up products and pricing in the TTG Cart

    The TTG CE4 Cart is a pretty versatile beast. You can use it to sell just about anything you want from prints, to books, to spaces at a workshop. But setting up your products and pricing and shipping takes a bit of getting used to when you first start using the cart. The idea is […]


  • Dynamic Mastheads in CE4

    In case you’ve been wondering about how to employ dynamic mastheads inĀ  CE4 based sites, wonder no more. First, what’s a dynamic masthead? It’s a masthead that will adjust to the size of the browser width so that it looks good no matter the device. If you use a graphic logo for your masthead, when […]


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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

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