Hot Topic Spamming Failures - I follow a friend into a Hot Topic store in the mall. Saw some cool merchandise. Decided to buy something. The salesperson asked me a bunch of questions, ...
I don't know how many plugins I tried. It was at least five. Maybe closer to ten. Lots of them were duds. Yes they were free. But I figured that a carousel was a common item these days. Many times the plugin would not display a single image. Others would display an image or two, but they would not move.
Finally I found Tiny Carousel Horizontal Slider Plus, also known as tchsp. I will admit that I initially had some trouble getting my images into this carousel. Once I did though, the magic happened. Thank you Gopi.
I uploaded a bunch of images to my gallery. However I had trouble getting them to work with tchsp, which requires that you enter the image URL. Turns out if you edit the image in your gallery, there is a File URL in gray over on the right hand side of the screen.
I sure hope the rest of my site will not be as much pain as the carousel was.
The minimum viable product is going to only have three fields to display, each of which you can query against. My code is doing a brute force analysis of the combinations of entries the user can make. I have an "if statement" for each combination of inputs. They each produce a custom SQL to execute.
I did do some good stuff in my PHP. It posts back to itself, so I only have one PHP source file. It also detects weird conditions like the database is missing, or there are no matches for your query. I will post the actual user interface in a little while after my partner does her part.