Gallery Builder Module

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NATS 3

NATS Extras
Remote Affiliate Authentication
Shopping Cart Sales
Moving Tours, Members' Area, and Galleries
Require W-9
Admin Areas
Fraud Report
NATS Content of the Day Module
NATS Load Balancing Module
Gallery Builder Module
Build Your Own Anything Module
NATS Code Wordpress Plugin
Error_message_display
TMMid

For NATS4, please see the NATS4 Gallery Builder Module article

Set up Gallery Builder Content

Create a new directory on your web directory on your server. (It doesn't have to be your NATS server) Inside the directory, create a folder for each content set and inside each content set folder, add content using a naming convention. For example: both content1 and content2 will have a thumb1.jpg, a 1.jpg, a thumb2.jpg, a 2.jpg, etc.

Set up Gallery Builder Templates

On the server, create a template. This template must be PHP parsable and web accessible. In the template, reference your images using the full path to the content set and replacing the name of the content set with the following PHP code: <?=$_GET['content']?>.

For example:

  • your content folder is: /mycontent
  • your content sets are Set1 and Set2
  • your naming convention is thumb1.jpg, 1.jpg, thumb2.jpg, 2.jpg, etc.
  • your picture reference becomes <img src="/mycontnet/<?=$_GET['content']?>/1.jpg">

When affiliates select between Set1 and Set2, <?=$_GET['content']?> is replaced by the content set they picked. The picture reference would then be <img src="/mycontent/Set1/1.jpg">.

Set a default content directory

To ensure the page displays correctly to surfers with a missing or bad content field set, you can set a default. Continuing our previous example, we will make Set1 our default content set. This will be used if the content set is unspecified or does not exist in /mycontent/.

if(!$_GET['content'] || !is_dir('/mycontent/'.$_GET['content'])){
$_GET['content']='Set1';
}

This will be at the top of the page, and your picture reference would remain unchanged.

Use the Gallery Builder in NATS's Ad Tools

After you setup Gallery Builder, new options appear on the Ad Tools Administration page. Gallery Builder (GB) Content appears in the Ad Tools drop down and two GB templates (type) appears in the hosted ad tools section. Templates are added via hosted ad tools. Select Hosted Ad Tools, a site, and click 'go'. Add a new template the same way you usually do, select the Gallery Builder template, fill in the rest of the information, and save.

Add the content set options. Select Gallery Builder Content, a site, and click go. Using the input and browse boxes, give the content the name you gave it on the server. Select the type, upload a thumbnail, select or create a group, and click add. The content will appear under the headings in a shaded line along with edit and delete icons.

Affiliate Gallery Access

Affiliates can now access the galleries using the members Ad Tools section. After they select the program they want and click Show Ad Tools, all sites are listed. Each site's ad types are listed on its line.

Gallery builder templates can be found under Hosted Ad Tools as either pictures or movies. Selecting one lists all Gallery Builder templated galleries of that type Click Chose Content. Available content sets appear with check boxes underneath them. Check the boxes of the content you want and click Get Linking Codes. The link codes are then displayed in a textbox.

To use the our example templates, unzip the attached file and place the GBExample folder and GBExample.php on the server in a web accessible folder. Edit the paths in GBExample.php to reflect where you can access GBExample via the web and set up as above.

Gallery Builder Template Groups

Gallery Builder's content and template grouping lets you restrict which content can be used on particular templates. After clicking the Choose Content link, only content from the same group as the template shows up in the NATS Ad Tools Admin.

On the Gallery Builder configuration page, click ADTOOLS_GB_TEMPLATE_UNFILTERED to disable grouping.