PT Photo Gallery Import

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The Photo Gallery Application has several Custom Components defined within CommonSpot. The components have been exported and are available in the Photo Gallery's "exported-objects" folder located at the root of the Photo Gallery application directory (e.g. /ADF/apps/pt_photo_gallery/exported-objects/)

Optional: You may want to create a new category within the CommonSpot Element Gallery for 'Photo Gallery Elements'.

To import these objects, you will need to be an administrator for your site. If you are not a site administrator, consult your Server administrator for more information.


Import Custom Elements in this order:

  1. Photo (
  2. Photo Category (
  3. Photo Size (
  4. Photo Gallery (
  5. PTPhotoGallery Configuration (

Import Metadata form:

  1. PhotoSizeRender (
    1. Bind this form to the following Photo Gallery Render Handler
      1. Cycle
      2. Cycle Thumb Nav
      3. Grid

Verify Imports

The imported components' render handlers and custom field types must be verified. During the import process, the render handler and custom field types paths may have been changed to reflect the current site's path.

Review and update these paths to reference the ADF path. In most cases, this will just require to be unlocked and a change in the path from the site name to 'ADF'. Check the paths for the custom field types that were imported with the custom elements by unlocking them and fixing the explicit paths to point to "/ADF/extensions/".

If the custom elements that are imported contain custom field types that are already in the site, the naming convention for the custom field type will be unique. To resolve this, unlock the field types and elements, and reassign the element field type to the pre-existing field type.

Example: The Photo Category custom element contains two uses of the General Chooser field type, if the General Chooser field type is already installed on the site then the import process will attempt to import another General Chooser but with a new name such as "General Chooser_import_1250003208472." To resolve this issue, open the custom element and assign the field type (General Chooser_import_1250003208472) to the field type with the simple name General Chooser. Note that when you assign the existing general chooser you will need to click on the "properties" tab and enter "photoSizeGC" as the bean name. After reassigning the field type, delete the new imported field from the list of custom field types.