It currently has 12 photos in it and slots for a further eight. As you can see, these empty slots have ‘?’ marks in them.
I could have sworn that before they didn’t. In fact they didn’t appear as empty slots at all but allowed the client to add new photos (up to the total of 20) gracefully without displaying any empty ‘?’ slots.
Ah, I see what you mean. That’s way above my pay grade. I’ll check with @barchard at Chillidog and see what’s going on.
Just to clarify then, is it possible to set up Gallery 3 with EasyCMS in the way I’ve described?
20 slots for photos
photos in 12 of them
8 empty slots which only appear on the page when filled with a photo
I don’t think I’m being clear. The idea is that there are no missing links, even though the number of thumbnails increases or decreases depending on how many photos are added via EasyCMS, up to a maximum of 20. So there might be 12 or 16 or 8 photos being displayed in the grid but there will never be any empty slots visible to visitors. That’s what I’d like to achieve with EasyCMS/Gallery 3.
Check your .htaccess file. This is most likely the cause. There is probably code in there that is affecting this. A simple test is to rename your .htaccess file to htaccess or .htaccess.bk and try the URL again.