Effects of changing to a template

forestlitterforestlitter Big grinsRegistered Users Posts: 36 Big grins

I'm planning to move away from he custom site I have to using a smugmug template (with some customization). Before I do that, I want to understand how this could affect photos I have published in forums, etc. by using the links.

Will changing templates break the links? Will reorganizing with new pages/folders/galleries break the links?

If smugmug publishes guides to any of this, could someone point me to them?

Thanks for any input.

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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoRegistered Users Posts: 9,806 Major grins
    edited April 21, 2020

    Links to photos will always work. Page links to photos will change.
    Notice link is pure photo link. BTW, no reference to YOUR site.
    photos.smugmug.com

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
    My Website | My Blog
  • forestlitterforestlitter Big grins Registered Users Posts: 36 Big grins

    Thanks, Allen.

    Sorry, but I'm not clear on what you mean by "page links to photos".

    The links I use are the ones supplied by smugmug by using the share functionality.

  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoRegistered Users Posts: 9,806 Major grins
    edited April 21, 2020

    This is what the photo link would be then.
    photos.smugmug.com

    A page link to a photo would contain your site name, the folder and gallery in the link.
    It would point to a specific gallery.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
    My Website | My Blog
  • leftquarkleftquark Former SmugMug Product Team Super Moderators, Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,737 Many Grins

    If you select a new template but don't move any of your photos, pages, folders, or galleries, all of your links will stay the same. Changing the template does not change any of the links.

    dGrin Afficionado
    Former SmugMug Product Team
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • forestlitterforestlitter Big grins Registered Users Posts: 36 Big grins

    @leftquark Thanks.

    The links will change if I change the organizational structure, correct? And to avoid this, I need to keep the existing structure required for the photos I want to remain published, hiding it if I want?

  • leftquarkleftquark Former SmugMug Product Team Super Moderators, Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,737 Many Grins

    @forestlitter said:
    @leftquark Thanks.

    The links will change if I change the organizational structure, correct? And to avoid this, I need to keep the existing structure required for the photos I want to remain published, hiding it if I want?

    Correct!

    dGrin Afficionado
    Former SmugMug Product Team
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
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