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Simpleviewer Query

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:07 pm
by Pieter
Hello all,

I'm using Pivot for years now and recently upgraded to PivotX. I'm enthousiastic, like almost everybody here. For I'm a photographer, I'm in doubt now about to set up a new website or not. Currently, I'm using my 'old' one to show some pictures by using the Floatbox extension. However, I would like to use Simpleviewer. As I read some of you have indeed used it, but I'm unable to get it from the ground... :(
Who can help me setting up Simpleviewer in my website?



Re: Simpleviewer Query

PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:42 am
by rabbeltje
* joins in *

i've tried and tried and tried but haven't been able to set it up, so i too would like to know how it would work!

(although with the gallery for pages and fancybox, i am pretty happy with the way it is right now)

Re: Simpleviewer Query

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:24 pm
by Pieter
Ok, it's not easy, but I'm on the way with implementing Simpleviewer in Pivotx. I first made the building and now I'm painting the roof and removing some walls. That's not the usual way, but for me the only manner to get the job done. I will keep you up to date. Especially Rabbeltje because I read your problems before subscribing and I know what you're longing for :D

By the way (but that's another question, I know): My Pivot Dashboard won't load the information from this website and forum. It gives the message: Oeps, je berichten bla bla bla..) Who know what this is coming from and how to solve this? I like the info, so I'm hoping this can be solved...



Update: I got Simpleviewer working in a page. Check it out at
To do now: make Simpleviewer can be managed by template tags on the whole

Re: Simpleviewer Query

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:44 pm
by Pieter
Got it working now!! :ugeek:
I will make some documentation and add it to this/my website...

Major update: documentation can now be found at ... -in-pivotx

Re: Simpleviewer Query

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:32 am
by rabbeltje
thanks for figuring this out :) if ever i recover from this &#$&@( flue, i'll have a go.

Re: Simpleviewer Query

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:52 am
by Paolofid
dear Pieter,

your website is exactly what I've been looking for for months
I'm a photographer too, and a fan of GPS logs and picture geocoding.

I put up a simple site with my pictures and the possibility to view, in a page inside the site, the tracklogs of my travels with google maps.

I was thinking to move the site on PivotX, exploiting the chapter and page capabilities rather than the simply blogging features, plus pages to show as separate galleries my portfolio

could you give me some more detail on your site? did you use pivotx standard? did added some extra feature available online or wrote on your own? which template?

Basically I need a home page, with some sections:
- news
- photos
- gps logs
- my travels
- my music
- bio
- contact me

in home page the news, related to website update
and for each section an idex of sub pages.

you wouldn't believe but the style I adopted is similar to yours, apart colors.
It is in italian but you can check it on

thanks for your help

Re: Simpleviewer Query

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:55 pm
by Paolofid
I tried to follow the instructions for simple view integration in pivotx by Pieter
if I run the index.html stand alone of the gallery I see the gallery correctly.
when I paste the <body> code of that page inside a pivotx page based on the tutorial by PIeter, i got the following message

"SimpleViewer requires JavaScript and the Flash Player. Get Flash. "

that's impossible because I have flash player and I can see normally the galleries from simple viewer when I'm outside of pivotx

what is the problem?

Re: Simpleviewer Query

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 12:53 pm
by Pieter
Hi Paolifid,

I'm sorry for this very late reaction. If necessary, please send me a message via my own contact form. I'll try to come with a solution then.
I'll add that solution to my next documentation...