Indexhibit Help

Exhibit Options

Clicking exhibit options will open a modal pop-up window with layout options for your exhibit.

Selecting/clicking any of these options updates and adjusts the layout of your page automatically.

You can edit extra options for most formats on the Formats tab in the Admin section.

Media source

The Media source dropdown menu selects the source of media for your exhibit.

If you are editing an exhibit the Media source dropdown menu will include one option - exhibit.
Setting Media source on exhibit means that your exhibit or section exhibit will retrieve uploaded media from the exhibit you're editing.

If you are editing a section exhibit the Media source dropdown menu will include two options: exhibit and section.
The section option will retrieve the first image (or cover image) from all the exhibits under the section you're editing.

If you are editing the home/main page exhibit of your site then Media source dropdown menu will include three options: exhibit, section and all.
The all option will retrieve the first image (or cover image) from all the exhibits of your site!

Exhibit Format

Exhibit format is the layout that your exhibit (or section exhibit) will use, to present your work in the exhibit area of your website - text and media.

You can select different kinds of formats from the dropdown menu and change to a different one anytime you like. Each one has different separate options that will help you further customize the layout and will display your content layout differently.

It's better to try these out yourself - briefly:
  • Documenta is a multicolumn format that incorporates text-area content and uploaded media.
  • Horizontal is a horizontal layout format that incorporates text-area content and uploaded media.
  • No Show is a layout that excludes all uploaded media of your exhibit from your page.
  • No Thumbs is a default Indexhibit format that does not use thumbnails. It incorporates tex-area content and uploaded media.
  • Over and Over is a single-column layout that incorporates text-area content and uploaded media.
  • Random Image is a format that incorporates text-area content and one random image (or cover image) of your uploaded media.
  • Visual Index is another default Indexhibit format. It incorporates text-area content and clickable thumbnails of the uploaded media.
  • Note that when editing a section exhibit with section as its Media Source and Visual Index as its Exhibit format then that section exhibit will show a visual index of linked images to each of the exhibits under that section.
    The linked thumbnails in that section will be the first thumbnail (or cover) image from each of the exhibits under that section.
    It appears to be complex but all you need to do is try it to see what you can do with this format.


For even more options and/or global format options check the Formats page on this site.

Image Max Size

Image Max Size defines the maximum image size of the media in the page layout.
Images with a bigger width or height will be reduced to this setting.

You can choose from: 400px, 600px, 700px and full px.

The full px setting will display media in the original uploaded size (this could be any size different to the three previous settings).


Thumbnail Max Size

Thumbnail Max Size defines the maximum thumbnail size of the media in the page layout.
You can choose from: 150px, 200px, 225px and 300px. Note that this is effective if the Exhibit format of the exhibit, is using thumbnails in its layout.


Thumbnail Shape

Thumbnail Shape defines the thumbnail shape of your media in the page layout.
Choose from a natural (original), square, 4x3 or a cinematic aspect ratio.

When changing to a different Thumbnail Shape it is important to click/select a Thumbnail Max Size again, to update your preferences!



Title & Files Placement

Setting Titles to On will make media thumbnail titles to appear in the layout of your page.

Files Placement has a Before and After setting.
Choosing Before will make all uploaded media of your exhibit to precede the text-area content in your layout (for example images will come first and then the text).

Choosing After will make all uploaded media of your exhibit to follow after the text-area content in your layout (for example text will come first and then images).


On-click

The On-click setting defines a function when clicking on thumbnails.
  • grow will add a grow effect when clicking on a thumbnail.
  • permalinks will automatically create and redirect to a new page with the image in its maximum size, details and page/image navigation. This page has its own unique url address (a handy feature).
  • overlay will add a modal window effect with the media displayed in their maximum size.
  • unlinked will display media thumbnails without an on-click function.


Counter

The Counter allows control over thumbnail layout on your page.
It defines the number of thumbnails per row in your page layout.
For example setting Counter to 5 will display 5 thumbnails per row.

Setting it on 0 will not restrict a specific number of thumbnails per row - the thumbnail layout will be fluid and thumbnail count will depend on browser window.


...a random example

This example has:
  • Some text, three images and a video.
  • All media make use of cover images.
  • Media Source set on exhibit
  • Exhibit Format set on Visual Index
  • Image Max Size set on 700px (note that the movie has a different size - this is set by clicking the tools/Edit button under the movie when editing the exhibit)
  • Thumbnail Max Size set on 150px
  • Thumbnail Shape set on cinematic
  • Titles are On
  • Files Placement set on Before
  • On-click set on permalinks
  • Counter set to 4