Recreating Phanfare Journal
So I was a big user of the journal layout in Phanfare. My first sub album in each years annual album was my blog, with a section for each month. Sometimes it would be all text, sometimes there would be images as well and the images would appear within the text - usually at Phanfares own discretion as to actual location within the text - but playing around with paragraph breaks could generally ensure my image stayed with the text it was associated with.
So having a bit of a play today with the actual appearance of my site, folders, galleries etc. Finding it all pretty confusing to be honest but just taking it step by step.
Is my best option for my blogs to select that specific gallery and select customise. Then "Make this gallery custom" ?
At some point while playing I have selected Journal layout but for the life of me now I cannot see where I did that. But it did make all my text appear - but all the images are down the very bottom in a long vertical line that means nothing in the scheme of the layout. After much clicking again I cannot see where on earth I selected the journal layout.
I can see an option for a side bar - would that be a better place to put the images so they are along side my text ? (And how ?). I added a side bar and tried to click on it to do something but nothing happens.
And - if I select to "Make this gallery custom" and I have done that for say January 2017 (within the gallery titled 2017 Blog) - does it automatically carry my choices through to my other months for 2017 that are currently sub galleries.
AND - is there a way to then somehow save all my options for that blog display so I can then go back into each year and fix my other blog folders or am I stuck doing 12 years worth of blogs in monthly albums painstakingly one by one bit by bit ? I guess I mean - can I create a template for my blogs and then go into each one and just select the name of my template - or something like that ?
I feel like I (and others) are going to be asking a lot of questions simply due to adapting from Phanfare language to SmugMug language - but also to me it feels like Smug is a lot more technical and designed to be used by people who speak in techo html language - and many of us dont !!