Yesterday ,when I checked comments in blog ,I found that many of them are duplicated or ask for the same troubles .So I decided to make F.A.Q (frequently asking question ) for all of my templates .I know it's too late to make FAQ ,but I think it's better than reading many comments. Let's start with Simplex Gallery first .




1,How to edit category 
check this image : http://lh6.ggpht.com/_MsaNQZtvB5E/SszFfJr5IYI/AAAAAAAAAJY/lZDzuhyKeFo/s144/Noname.jpg

it's the picture I captured a part of my template sourcecode .

in this picture ,I marked where link and text for categories located by arrows . All the links for category are in tag layout div class="headerright" . You first find "div" tag with class="headerright" and it's where you need to change for your categories in my template
2,My images are distorted . How can I do to make it show as original (keeping proportion ) 
because I set a fixed width and height is 700x438 px ,so your image will be resized to this proportion ,and make your image are distorted . To keep image as original proportion ,you can do some steps bellow :
open template file in a word editor. press Ctr+F to find this term "#main_image img " ( not included brackets ) . This is CSS tag control image appearance . Find attribute : height and width and change this to max-height and max-width .
We change height and width to max-height and max-with mean instead of assigning a fixed size 700x438 px for images ,we assign the maximum value for both of width and height . If your image width is over the maximum value , the width is forced to maximum number and height will be calculated for keeping its original proportion .The same if height is over maximum value . In case of your image size is not over both of width and height ,it will be keep as original .
3,I want to insert more than one pics in a post . Is it possible ?
I made this template for personal gallery ,it mean a gallery for photographers show their artwork for days ,so I think one image in a post is enough . In addition , I created this template base on javascript and it can process one image in a post for showing as you see . If you want to add more pics ,you can see my other templates . 
4,How about adsense ?
you can add adsense code in anywhere you like . Some people who are using this template did this and it work properly . But Adsense Code need to be encode before insert in template file . To encode Adsense Code,you can copy your code ,go to http://centricle.com/tools/html-entities/ ,paste your code and click encode . Copy the result and paste to template . It maybe occur error if your Adsense code is not encoded . 
5,How about SEO ?
if you want to SEO ,you can add meta tags at the beginning of this template file . Do as SEO other template .
Each image in this template is showed with it title (text in the fold between image and thumbnal) for optimizing in Google image ,so you don't need to do more for SEO in Google image .
If you want more ,you can spend your time to tweak this template and modify it as you want . I hope you will find the best result for yourself . 
6,I want to set height and width of image my own 
you can find two lines in template file :
#main_image{margin:0 auto 60px auto;height:438px;width:700px;background:black;}
#main_image img{margin-bottom:10px;max-height:438px;max-width:700px;}
and change width ,height attribute for your need . 
7,I have bought a custom domain using your template and the thumbnails now are aligned vertically and in a mess. It was ok at first. Does the html change when I change it to a custom domain? 
take a look at this picture : http://lh3.ggpht.com/_MsaNQZtvB5E/SwAodRhtKXI/AAAAAAAAAds/Zn7cNRN3Jt0/s800/brandon.png
Is this what you need ?
When changing code ,I think you missed some CSS property ,and it's the reason why thumbnails are showed in vertical .
To fix this problem ,just add this code to CSS section of your template :

.galleria li {
display:block;
float:left;
height:80px;
margin:0 10px 10px 0;
overflow:hidden;
width:80px;
}
And everything will be okay . 
8,I want to add my own logo 
here is the code of header left :
<div class='headerleft'>
<div class='headertext'>
............
</div>
</div>
you can add your own logo by adding an img tag right after <div class='headertext'> . Like this :
<div class='headerleft'>
<div class='headertext'>
<img src="your image url" title="..." width="" height="" />
............
</div>
</div>
 
9,I have trouble with Google Chrome .The first image disappeared after loading 
I really don't know why this doesn't work properly in Chrome .I tested this template in other browsers and it work quite well . Error is only occurred in Chrome .May be Javascript of this code is not working good with Chrome Javascript engine .In the later versions of Chrome ,it works well ,but not with older .
10,How can I add caption to image ?
to add caption for picture ,you just add title attribute for img tag . 
You can edit your post as the structure I mentioned :
<img src="your image url" title="title of your image - required" />
11,My images are resized or loading error when using Blogger image uploader
When you upload image using Blogger ,it will resize your image automatically.
For example ,I see an image link in your blog :
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H1X68rbd3EM/S4P1uQFfI6I/AAAAAAAACHo/4DTBQ-HU3ww/s400/_DSC6323.jpg
Do you see /s400/ in the link ? it mean the image is resized to maximum of each dimension only 400px .
If you want to fix the trouble ,you can delete /s400/ in the link ,to this one
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_H1X68rbd3EM/S4P1uQFfI6I/AAAAAAAACHo/4DTBQ-HU3ww/_DSC6323.jpg
This is actual URL of your image when upload to Blogger.
12,How can I change the number of thumbnail 
You can change the number of thumbnails by changing the number of post per page .Just go to Dashboard ->Settings->Formatting ,change the number in Show to number you want .That's all .
13,I want a favicon
upload your image which will be used as favicon to an image hosting ,such as photobucket . open template file and paste this line after ]]></b:skin>
<link href=''favicon_url' rel='shortcut icon'/>
14,I want a contact page
Because this template is the first I made ,so it lack of feature . But you can see how to create contact page here http://simplexdesign.blogspot.com/2008/10/create-contact-page-for-blogspot.html

In this post ,I listed 14 popular troubles frequently asked on Simplex Gallery template . I hope it will reduce your time and effort .
FAQ for other templates will be publish soon . Thankx for support me .

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30 comments

  1. Thanks bro. very usefull to set up the template

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  2. hye.. how im gonna center my images ??
    http://mygraf-gallery.blogspot.com/search/label/wedding#http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af1/syazrinsaid/DSC_4075web.jpg

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  3. Thanks for this FAQ. But my question is not in FAQ which is, how about my previous posting that not show in category. For example, there is have 30 posting in category INFO. But when im click into this category, its show about 20 posting only and there is no next button to the earlier posting. Hope you can guide me with email to me : ummialia@gmail.com and this is my blog using ur simplex enews design. http://sulamkaseh.blogspot.com/

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  4. @PNA : you are asking in wrong post . I posted the fixed version long time ago and you can find in posts on SimplexEnews .

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  6. @Itahisa : to change the width and height of main page ,you can find this code :
    #content {
    line-height:18px;
    margin:0 auto;
    padding:0 0 10px;
    width:960px;
    }
    and change the width .To set the height ,add height:xxx; like this
    #content {
    line-height:18px;
    margin:0 auto;
    padding:0 0 10px;
    width:960px;
    height:xxx;
    }
    xxx is the height you set .

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  7. I am using the Simplex Transcript template.

    How do I get my avatar, and not yours, to show up in the "POSTED BY" box under every post?

    Can this template be made to allow page elements?

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  8. @the observer : You can see again my instruction for installing TRanscript template . I told it clearly . Btw ,here is FAQ for Simplex Gallery .

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  9. i dont understand why my potrait photos located too left, i mean.. hemmm like this --> screenshot http://upload.kapanlagi.com/show.php?photo=20101110214707_ssss_4cdab06b6cd5d.jpg

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  10. @nda : can I see your blog ? Or you can find this code in template files for missing attributes or not :
    #main_image img {
    display:block;
    margin-bottom:10px;
    margin-left:auto;
    margin-right:auto;
    max-height:438px;
    max-width:700px;
    }

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  11. http://artphotographyportofolio.blogspot.com

    please it just soo annoying to see it located too left

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  12. heyyy your tuts are working :)

    my css before : #main_image img{margin-bottom:10px;max-height:480px;max-width:500px;}

    then i realized there's something missing
    so i changed it with yours above
    and it works well

    now my problem is about thethumbnail, u can see that my thumbnails dont appear well. those look like cropped to fit.
    any idea how to fix it? or it just normal >


    thanks :)
    amazing layout !!

    greetings from indonesia

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  13. I felt pleased with the templete that you make very interesting but I wonder why the thumbnails on my custom domain vertical positioned left?

    What can I do to fix it ......
    my blog. http://theeightsouvenir.com

    thank you

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  14. sorry I do not read carefully the existing faq ^ ^ but, I still feel there are shortcomings in the search field ....... when I do a search with the keyword "gantungan kunci arab" (http://www.theeightsouvenir.com/2010/09/gantungan-kunci-arab.html) or the other does not exist ..... but for keywords like "tongkat" can be found ...

    get repaired for this search field ?......

    thank you

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  15. Thanks for providing an F.A.Q of your blog. I enjoy reading your posts. Keep it up! Looking forward to reading more.

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  16. Thanks for the cool template. When I add a new photo to a category, "Art" for instance--How do I do this and not have it post a version on the main page as well?
    Thanks

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  17. @Holly Kim Almaguer : sorry if I misunderstand ,but I think how to use this template ,how to post image ... has been written in template instruction .

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  18. How can I get rid of the "newer posts" / "older posts" / "home" text? Thanks!

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  19. @Nick Hollot : just find and delete this line :
    <b:include name='nextprev'/>

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  20. Thanks for the reply; unfortunately I could not find this line. Any idea where in the code it is?

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  21. @Nick Hollot : Did you check the box "expand widget templates" in Edit HTML tab ?

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  22. Hello!
    Can you help me?

    As you can see, my website is under test: http://www.alivebb.blogspot.com/

    I'm having this problem: http://alivebb.blogspot.com/#http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/857/itacoatiara.jpg

    The address where the host image, is entering the address.

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks!

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  23. hiii

    exactly where to add this tag ???


    .galleria li {
    display:block;
    float:left;
    height:80px;
    margin:0 10px 10px 0;
    overflow:hidden;
    width:80px;
    }



    Eagrly waiting 4 ur reply

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  24. Hi, good post. I’ll definitely be coming back to your site. Beautiful! You are very talented.

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  25. Hi!

    Anything for thumbnails ?

    Thank you so much for your work.

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  26. Hello,

    I'm trying to use your template but i'm having a little bit of trouble with the static page.

    I was able to set up a landing page, but I'm unable to set up the condition for the static pages.

    Could you please help me?

    My web address is http://www.annadusekphotography.blogspot.com/p/about.html

    Thank you!

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  27. Hello,
    Firstly I really like a lot your blog and want to thank you for making available your templates to everybody.
    Secondly I need your help: when i click on a picture that I posted, it doesnt show the next picture. I reinstalled your template, I reloaded the picture as new posts, but nothing. No change. Could you please help me?
    Thanks in advance for your time.
    Aldo

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  28. Chào anh,

    Cảm ơn anh đã viết một template tuyệt vời như vậy!
    Anh vui lòng cho em hỏi: Làm sao để người xem viết comment?

    Hello,

    Thank you for your great creative template! I really love it. However, I have one query about it: Could you please tell me how to write comment for each post?

    Look forward to seeing your reply!
    -------


    (Em thiệt tình muốn viết tiếng Việt khi thấy anh là người Việt. Nhưng rất có thể anh đã sống ở nước ngoài lâu năm nên vì lý do nào đó không đọc tiếng Việt nên em viết thêm câu hỏi tiếng Anh. Chúc anh vui khỏe.)

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  29. Hi, I think this template is brilliant but I am having trouble with editing the categories drop-down menu. I have checked out the FAQ page and the image link that gives some guidance on this is too small to read. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_MsaNQZtvB5E/SszFfJr5IYI/AAAAAAAAAJY/lZDzuhyKeFo/s144/Noname.jpg#sthash.20C4KuNL.iEYsYJct.dpuf
    Does anybody know where I can find step-by-step instructions on editing the categories menu?
    Any help will be much appreciated.
    Paul

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