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DaveP

Could someone kindly suggest a procedure (work flow) for using the headstones features.

I have a considerable number of commonwealth war graves headstones which I would like to be able to associate with the relevant people in my one name study, and have them show up via the headstones tab.

I also have some general views of most of the cemeteries ie Arras, Forceville, Heilley Station etc. but I really do not understand the workflow to include them. Is the cemeteries tab just for maps?
Presumably I need to upload the images into the headstones directory but should I make subdirectories for each cemetery?  I don't have any map images.
I see a tab for Cemeteries within the Administration environment but it says nothing about pictures of the cemetery only maps.

In the user environment I see the Headstones page and assume that any pictures uploaded to the server should show up here but where do I add the data and links.

I'm using V11.1.2 if that's important

 

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Newfloridian

Does take some sorting out and I'm sure there may be several ways of going about this. It is a two step process. I have 141 graves to date using Headstones - roughly half standard family graves, sorted first, then about half CWGC commemorations. 

I've sent you a PM if you wish to look further.

Alan

 

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theKiwi
57 minutes ago, Newfloridian said:

I've sent you a PM if you wish to look further.

 

If the answers were posted here, then the next person with the question might find the answer without having to ask again.

Roger

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manofmull

Dave

Adding headstone pics or links to them is really straightforward, although adding Cemeteries is a little tricky to begin with.

For example, you have someone buried Arras Cemetery. Arras Cemetery is a PLACENAME and until you manually add a cemetery of that name (Admin/Cemeteries/Add New), it will remain so. Once you have added the cemetery, Arras Cemetery will become a cemetery name AND a placename (that you can associate with the cemetery name).

You can add media (headstones) in Admin and link to the the cemetery name in Media Information/Cemetery drop-down menu. The cemetery name should be added first so that all headstones for that cemetery can be easily linked from the aforesaid drop-down menu.

You can also link each headstone to a person in your database should you wish.

I do not have sub-folders/directories for cemeteries (not needed). Cemetery names are listed in Admin and also in cemeteries.php (by country etc..)

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Part of my site list for Sanctuary Park Cemetery, with some headstones linked to people, some still to do.

For general views of cemeteries, I add them as photos, not headstones. These pics can still be linked to the appropriate cemetery and also added to albums.Image4.jpg

 

Michael

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