Controlling Your Homepage Photo(s)

Each template has a slightly different look and feel for the homepage. To understand how the photos on the homepage are controlled, navigate to your template below.

Element

The homepage of the Element template is designed to showcase cover photos of the galleries featured in your portfolio. Each time you land on the site, it may be a different cover photo. The only way to set a single image for your homepage is to feature only one collection or one gallery. This article walks through how to control the content featured in your portfolio.

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If you don’t have a cover photo set for a gallery, the system will default to the first photo in the gallery. To adjust your gallery cover photos:

1. Navigate to your Image Browser.

2. Select a gallery on the left.

3. In the center pane, choose your desired cover photo and drag and drop that thumbnail into the cover photo slot at the top of the right panel.

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Downtown

The Downtown template showcases a full-bleed photo on the homepage. The default setting is to pull the homepage photo from cover images of recently updated galleries. Each time you land on the site, it might be a different cover photo. If you’d like more control over the homepage photo, you can select a specific photo (or multiple photos) to feature.

To adjust your homepage photo settings, follow these steps:

1. Enter the Site Builder.

2. Click the blue edit icon that says “Portfolio Cover” when you hover over it.

3. On the left, click the dropdown under “Random image from” to “Images I choose.”

4. Click the “+Image” button and you’ll receive a window that mirrors the backend of your account.

5. Navigate through to find the photo you’d like to feature and click “Select.”

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add all of the photos you’d like to add into the homepage rotation. If you want the same photo to show each time someone visits your site, you can select just one photo.

7. Click the green “Save” button.

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The homepage photo will maintain its full-bleed appearance regardless of screen size. If your browser window has a different aspect ratio than the photo, some cropping will inevitably occur. There is no perfect dimension for the homepage photo, but we generally recommend selecting photos that do not include important detail around the edges of the photo.

To combat some of the cropping behavior, we have a focal point selector tool. To select the focal point of your homepage photo(s), follow these steps:

1. Enter the  Site Builder.

2. Click the blue edit icon that says “Portfolio Cover” when you hover over it.

3. On the left, hover over one of your selected cover photos and click the gear icon that appears.

4. Choose “Focal point” from the dropdown.

5. In the focal point window, click on the focal point of the photo so that the blue plus sign moves to that spot. Click “Save.”

6. Repeat steps 3 - 5 for each portfolio cover photo you’ve selected.

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Pivot

The homepage of the Pivot template will open to your first featured gallery. This article walks through how to control the content featured in your portfolio.

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East

The East template is designed to showcase thumbnails of all of your featured galleries on the homepage overview. The order of the photos displayed will be determined by an algorithm that’s designed to mix up the featured photos. The order is typically as follows: first photo in your first featured gallery, first photo in your second featured gallery, first photo in your third featured gallery, and so on. It will then move onto the second photo in each featured gallery, the third, fourth, etc.

The homepage will continue scrolling through all featured thumbnails. There is not a way to limit the number of photos that will show aside from limiting the number of galleries you’re featuring and the number of photos in those galleries. Because of this, we recommend limiting the amount of work you’re featuring. In general, East works best with 4-7 featured galleries, with no more than 50 photos in each of those galleries.

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Horizon

The homepage of the Horizon template will open to your first featured gallery. This article walks through how to control the content featured in your portfolio.

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The default setting for Horizon is to open galleries to the single-image view. If you’d prefer that the gallery open to the thumbnail view, you can adjust the default. Horizon will also allow you to showcase gallery description text with your featured galleries. To adjust these display settings, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the Site Builder.
  2. Click the blue edit icon that says “Image Display” when you hover over it.
  3. On the left, you can elect to “Display thumbnails first” and toggle “Gallery info” to “On.”
  4. When you’re done, be sure to click the green “Save” button.

NOTE: If you turn on gallery info, the descriptive text will pull from the gallery description entered in your Image Browser. To edit this information, select a gallery on the left and click “Description” on the right. You can then add your desired text and click the check mark to save.

 

Shuffle

The Shuffle template is designed to showcase thumbnails of all of your featured galleries on the homepage. The order of the photos displayed will be determined by an algorithm that’s designed to mix up the featured photos. The order is typically as follows: first photo in your first featured gallery, first photo in your second featured gallery, first photo in your third featured gallery, and so on. It will then move onto the second photo in each featured gallery, the third, fourth, etc.

The homepage will continue scrolling through all featured thumbnails. There is not a way to limit the number of photos that will show aside from limiting the number of galleries you’re featuring and the number of photos in those galleries. Because of this, we recommend limiting the amount of work you’re featuring. In general, Shuffle works best with 4-7 featured galleries, with no more than 50 photos in each of those galleries.

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Sonnet

The Sonnet template opens to an introductory page with a full-bleed background image with your logo and navigation icon on top. To select your background photo, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the Site Builder.
  2. Click the blue edit icon that says “Background Image” when you hover over it.
  3. On the left, hover over the background image square and click the edit pencil.
  4. A window will appear that mirrors the structure you have set up in your Image Browser. Navigate through your account to select the photo you’d like to use.
  5. Click “Select” and then “Save.”

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The background photo will maintain its full-bleed appearance regardless of screen size. If your browser window has a different aspect ratio than the photo, some cropping will inevitably occur. There is no perfect dimension for the background photo, but we generally recommend selecting photos that do not include important detail around the edges of the photo.

To combat some of the cropping behavior, we also have a focal point selector tool. To select the focal point of your homepage photo(s), follow these steps:

1. Enter the Site Builder.

2. Click the blue edit icon that says “Background Image” when you hover over it.

3. On the left, hover over your selected background photo and click the center button that appears.

4. In the focal point window, click on the focal point of the photo so that the blue plus sign moves to that spot.

5. Click “Save.”

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Promenade

The Promenade template showcases a full-bleed photo on the homepage. The default setting is to pull the homepage photo from cover images of recently updated galleries. Each time you land on the site, it might be a different cover photo. If you’d like more control over the homepage photo, you can select a specific photo (or multiple photos) to feature.

To adjust your homepage photo settings, follow these steps:

1. Enter the Site Builder.

2. Click the blue edit icon that says “Portfolio Cover” when you hover over it.

3. On the left, click the dropdown under “Random image from” to “Images I choose.”

4. Click the “+Image” button and you’ll receive a window that mirrors the backend of your account.

5. Navigate through to find the photo you’d like to feature and click “select.”

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add all of the photos you’d like to add into the homepage rotation. If you want the same photo to show each time someone visits your site, you can select just one photo.

7. Click the green “Save” button.

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The homepage photo will maintain its full-bleed appearance regardless of screen size. If your browser window has a different aspect ratio than the photo, some cropping will inevitably occur. There is no perfect dimension for the homepage photo, but we generally recommend selecting photos that do not include important detail around the edges of the photo.

To combat some of the cropping behavior, we also have a focal point selector tool. To select the focal point of your homepage photo(s), follow these steps:

1. Enter the Site Builder.

2. Click the blue edit icon that says “Portfolio Cover” when you hover over it.

3. On the left, hover over one of your selected cover photos and click the gear icon that appears.

4. Choose “focal point” from the dropdown.

5. In the focal point window, click on the focal point of the photo so that the blue plus sign moves to that spot. Click “Save.”

6. Repeat steps 3 - 5 for each portfolio cover photo you’ve selected.

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Marquee

The homepage of the Marquee template will showcase the cover photo of your first featured gallery as a full-bleed image. If you hover over the other featured gallery labels on the right, the homepage photo will switch to that gallery’s cover photo. This article walks through how to control the content featured in your portfolio.

If you don’t have a cover photo set for a gallery, the system will default to the first photo in the gallery. To adjust your gallery cover photos:

1. Navigate to your Image Browser.

2. Select a gallery on the left.

3. In the center pane, choose your desired cover photo and drag and drop that thumbnail into the cover photo slot at the top of the right panel.

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The homepage photo will maintain its full-bleed appearance regardless of screen size. If your browser window has a different aspect ratio than the photo, some cropping will inevitably occur. There is no perfect dimension for the homepage photo, but we generally recommend selecting photos that do not include important detail around the edges of the photo.

To combat some of the cropping behavior, we also have a focal point selector tool. To select the focal point of your cover photos in Marquee, follow these steps:

1. Enter the Site Builder.

2. Click the blue edit icon that says “Featured Work” when you hover over it.

3. On the left, hover over the name of your first featured gallery and click the gear icon that appears.

4. Choose “focal point” from the dropdown.

5. In the focal point window, click on the focal point of the photo so that the blue plus sign moves to that spot. Click “Save.”

6. Repeat the previous step for steps 3 - 5 for each portfolio cover photo you’ve selected.

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