Managing the Projects’ System

We have strived to keep things simple and flexible. This is why we have used the same much-applauded system of managing content and parallax sections using hierarchical projects. This logic is very similar to the one used for pages, being based on projects and child projects.

Let’s take an example the Ordos Musem project from our demo site:

Like with pages, you can have as many successive Hero with parallax + Content blocks. You can even skip any of the two like in these examples from our demo:

As added extras in comparison with pages, projects can also have an optional archive image (that, if defined, will be used as thumbnail for the project in the portfolio archive pages – if not present we will use the first image from the hero area), and Project Fields (via our custom plugin PixFields).

Using Thumbnails Galleries

We aimed to keep things simple and inline with the standard WordPress functionality. This is why we recommend you to take full advantage of WordPress’s gallery shortcode to insert thumbnail grids in your projects (with LightBox functionality magically added to them).

For example, this demo project makes clever use of the power of the galleries. Let me explain how it is structured.

This the Text Mode content of the project:

<h3 style=”text-align: center;>About</h3>

<p class=intro narrow not-big style=”text-align: center;>The National Stadium is situated on a gentle rise in the centre of the Olympic complex to the north of Beijing.</p>

[ gallery columns=”2″ link=”file” ids=”8,9″ ]

[ gallery columns=”1″ link=”file” ids=”10″ ]

[ gallery columns=”2″ link=”file” ids=”11,12″ ]

As you can see, after we have entered some heading and an intro paragraph (using some classes to spice things up), we’ve used 3 gallery shortcodes to place the 5 images in the arrangement you see on the project page. First a 2 image gallery with 2 columns, then a 1 image gallery with 1 column and then again a 2 image gallery with 2 columns. Neat right!?

Using Videos in Projects

In Mies, you can have videos in a multitude of places: background videos for the hero parallax sections, as covers in the hero areas, and in content sections. You can read more about working with videos in this article.

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Updated on August 25, 2020

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