Saturday, 10 March 2018

Reverted Large Images changes to the Society6 Nifty CPanel's slideshow sharer

Society6's website was a bit slow yesterday and it played havoc with the changes I'd made to get large images. Instead of getting the images, timeouts were happening whenever the slideshow sharer tried to get them.

Unfortunately I'd applied the same changes to the individual product sharers, doing some minor tidy-ups on the way.

Anyway, in reverting the changes - which means you only get 264x264px images again - I found a bug in the slideshow sharer to do with the image used when sharing on Facebook or Twitter.

What was happening was that if you shared from the initial slideshow, all was well - the first image of the slideshow was used in the share / tweet. But if you went on and used the search box to get different product designs, the image used didn't update in line with the new search.

So I fixed it and it works fine now. It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good ;)

Here's what the Facebook share looks like:
A facebook share - when looking at the post, clicking the image takes you to the slideshow

and here's the tweet:
here's what a tweet looks like - if they click the image in the tweet, they see the slideshow

Click the images to see the post / tweet so you can look at the slideshows, if you like.

Make your own here and try for yourself. You don't have to have a Society6 Curator Id but if you've got one - use it! Your shares could earn you 10% 💰