how to add pictures to a gallery from the medialibrary in WordPress (3.4.1)

This is pissing me off. There is still no good media functionality in WordPress. I have another blog where i want to put some of my Pictures I took. I was happy when I first read that there is a lightbox coming with the latest Jetpack named Carousel. Untill now I just posted my Pictures in a new Post without any gallery function. That was not very pretty but I couldn’t be asked to look for, test and use a plugin for that.

So after seeing the new feature I activated it in Jetpack and went to the new post page to create my first Carousel gallery. Using the Twenty Eleven Theme I have the Post Format option gallery and thought that this will do to activate the gallery function. There was nothing else that was indicating that there was anything else to do. I chose the post format gallery and added a few pictures into the post. Saved it and clicked on preview.

Well as you can expect there was no carousel gallery better said. There was no gallery at all.

I started to look around the web and found out that I had to create a gallery first. But how?

I found some tutorials but I always had the same Problem that when I clicked on attach file I saw only these Tabs

Instead of these Tabs

I was missing the gallery Tab.

So how to get there. It is pretty easy to get the gallery tab when you add new Photos. You just upload them, then you click on save all at the bottom and there you have the tab with the gallery. Now you just click on insert gallery and you are done.

But how to get files in a gallery which are already in a post or uploaded?

First you need to Create a new Post give it a name and save it. Now go to your media library,

and click on attach next to the image you want to add to your library

here you can search for your Post and select it. Repeat with all pictures you want in the gallery.

It is possible that your picture is already attached to a post. Well in WP3.4 you are not able to attach one file to two different posts. Either way you have to reupload the same image under a new name or you have to unattach the file. This is only be done by removing it from the post.

Now go back to your Article and click on add File. Now you should have the Gallery tab. Click on it and then click on Insert gallery.

With Carousel activated from Jetpack you now have a lightbox picture gallery as soon as anyone clicks on one image.

Printer Driver Deinstallation

What was the Problem? I wanted to update the HP UPD 5.1 PCL 6 Driver to the HP UPD 5.4 PCL 6 Drivers. As i already new for the silent install i used the install.exe /q /npf /h /dm (automatic mode, do not open the printer folder after installation, no dialog is shown, Dynamic Mode) if you need mor commandswitches you can just pull the install.exe in a cmd window and use /? for more help.

So i tried the installation and after about an hour i aborted the installation. What was wrong?
As i said the UPD 5.1 was already installed and the setup routine was not able to update the Driver and or the Software. So i wanted to delete the Printer and the Driver. I went to the Printer folder, clicked on File, then on Server properties and there i clicked on Drivers and wanted to delete the Driver… i got an error that the printer was already in use. After some use of google i found out that i should restart the Printer spool (net stop spool ; net start spool) so i tried it, but without any success. Continue reading Printer Driver Deinstallation

Stop SOPA

eventhoug i don’t live in the US this concerns me and i wan’t to raise a little awarenes to this thing. If you have not yet heard of it please take a bit of time and read the following.

German Wiki

English Wiki

i do not always tkae a picture from 9gag but i think that this time no one will be mad. Read it and visit 9gag.com (but be carefull 9 gag is addictiv)

 

Regards

(just click on the picture to see the full image.

 

iTunes.msi is missing

iTunes.msi is missing

I just had a problem in my Family that their iTunes would not update. Because of the reason that the iTunes.msi is missing.

Well it seems like that no one is listening when I tell them if you must have an iPhone or iPod you should also get an iMac. Well now I have the problems with their devices.

But to the solution of the problem.

During the update a message comes that the network resource itunes.msi is missing. I googled and found this blog entry

But it seems like it does not completely work with Windows Vista and I guess neither with win7.

So follow the first four steps mentioned in the Blog. you can find the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility here (yes it is a german page but just click on the blue “zum download” button. The download should start after a few seconds.)

NOTE: If you get a VBS Error during installation, make rightclick on the installer and run it with administrator rights. That should work!

if you have done step four you can try step five. but I got an error. So I did the following steps.

1. i went to add remove programs and made right-click on the apple software update program and click repair (maybe you can skip this step try it and give me feedback)

2. After that i went to the C:Program filesApple Software Update (or something like it I don’t have it in my head anymore sorry) and started it. It now looked for the new version.

3. start the installation.

4. be happy that it worked.

 

please give me feedback if it worked.

regards to gizmoghost thanks for the tip 😉

regards

Tobias

PSTools: PSList

For me the PSTools from Sysinternals (Microsoft) are a daily need to work for our customers so I thought maybe they are helpful for you too. As you can see I used them before in the Article for the BiosConfigUtility. In that Article I used PSexec. But for now I will start with PSList

You can download the PSTools here
PSTools

I use PSList from the PSTools to check if user is logged on or to check the processes a user or a machine is running. For example when we do a silent installation on a machine which has more than one part to install I can see what is installing this moment. Or when I need to connect to a machine with RDP I can make sure no user is logged on.

for a simple use you just open a command window (start –> run –> cmd) pull the pslist.exe file into it and type after it -t -s \PCName

for example:

pslist.exe -t -s \MyPCName

But I don’t want to leave you there. This is probably how you use it most of the time. There are several other switches. to see what they do please check the Microsoft site. PSList

Anyway you might see fast that you use PSList in a regular basis and don’t want to pull the file in the cmd window and type everything in it. Well here is a simple batch file that will help you out. Putt the .bat file and the pslist.exe file in the same folder

@echo off
:GetTargetPC

cls
set /P TargetPC="PC Name: "
if not defined TargetPC goto GetTargetPC

start "PSList %*" pslist.exe /accepteula -t -s \%TargetPC%
set TargetPC =

goto GetTargetPC

As always this is the simplest solution.
all that the Script does is to ask you for a PC Name and start PS List in a new window. It will then go back to the point where it asks you for a PC Name. This is for the case that you maybe want to open a second PSList on the same or different PC.
The switch /accepteula prevents the eula window coming up when you use it the first time.

You can also add a few more things. Like a log or a Last used PC List.

If you need help with that or have generall questions feel free to ask. It would nice if you give me a feedback if this Article was helpful for you

WPtouch

I just added a new plugin. It’s called WPtouch and it makes this site iphone compatible. At least I was able to test it on an iphone and it looked quite good.

I don’t know if and how it works with every other touch screen. Maybe you can let me know in the comments. It does not work with my blackberry bold 9000. Still I hope it is helpful for you.

Regards
Tobias