Album covers

 

Cover Types

Basically there are 3 types of album covers: Standard, Long Description and Image Factory.
They mainly differ in lay-out.
The default cover type to be used in your site can be set in Basic settings -> Albums -> III: Album cover layout settings -> Item 4: Cover type.
For individual albums you can set a different cover type on the albums admin page.

You can configure a lot of layout features, like size and position of the cover image, height of the cover, link type from the cover image and much more in Basic settings -> Albums and Basic settings -> Links -> II: Links from standard images -> Item 1: Cover Image.

Columns

If you want to display the covers in multiple columns, you can set the maximum width for a cover in Basic settings -> Albums -> I: Album cover size specifications -> Item 1: Max Cover width. If done so, wppa will compute how many covers will fit on a row.
On responsive themes, this number will be dynamicly adjusted if needed.

If you run on a responsive theme and you want the albums to be displayed in multiple columns, select the album type you want with the addition mcr. Mcr stand for 'Multi Column Responsive'.
If the display consists out of one album cover only, the max coverwidth restriction is ignored, the cover will fill the whole available width on the page (unless your shortcode contains a size="..." specification).

Examples

All examples on this page use 'mcr' cover types.

Exaple #1 Standard mcr:

The cover photo placed at the right hand side, and the sub-album links display set to micro thumbnails, (see Basic settings -> links -> IV: Other links -> Item 12: Album cover subalbums link).

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First album

Hier ist die Beschreibung des erstes Album. Es enthalt eben ein € in die tekst.
3
Goldmedaille
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Kategorie: Demo

Second album

Zomaar een ander album
Je kan hier zelfs een link hebben!
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Child album
Album 5
Piet's Photo album
Birds
Microscope
Crane
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Album # 4

Dit is album vier. Het heeft (') accenten en (") aanhalingstekens en ook html
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Turkey
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Bogolyubov

A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
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Kategorien: Art, Demo

Fractals

Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
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Exaple #2 Long description mcr:

The cover photo at the left

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Goldmedaille
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Hier ist die Beschreibung des erstes Album. Es enthalt eben ein € in die tekst.
Album herunterladen
Kategorie: Demo
6
Anzeigen: 169184
Zomaar een ander album
Je kan hier zelfs een link hebben!
Album herunterladen
21
Anzeigen: 99930
Dit is album vier. Het heeft (') accenten en (") aanhalingstekens en ook html
Album herunterladen
2217
Anzeigen: 29180
A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
Album herunterladen
Kategorien: Art, Demo
3375
Anzeigen: 20386
Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
Album herunterladen

Exaple #3 Image Factory mcr:

The cover photos placed at the top, and the sub-album links display set to A list with (sub)subalbums.

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First album

Hier ist die Beschreibung des erstes Album. Es enthalt eben ein € in die tekst.
3
Goldmedaille
2
Silbermedaille
3237
1985
Silbermedaille
2029
Goldmedaille
1
Goldmedaille
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Kategorie: Demo

Album # 4

Dit is album vier. Het heeft (') accenten en (") aanhalingstekens en ook html
21
671
Bronzemedaille
19
24
Silbermedaille
22
23
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Bogolyubov

A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
2217
2205
2213
2209
2221
2204
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Kategorien: Art, Demo

Fractals

Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
3375
3426
3533
3411
3330
3670
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Displaying single covers

The shortcode:
[wppa type="cover" album="..."] displays the cover of the given album(s). If you want to display one or only a few covers, use this type of shortcode.

If you want to display the covers of all sub-albums of a certain parent album, use the shortcode:
[wppa type="covers" album="..."]

The album specification can be one of the following:

  • A positive integer number, being the id of an album
  • A $-sign followed by an album name. Note: the name is case sensitive and also language sensitive if you use qTranslate!
  • An enumeration and/or range of album numbers. An enumeration is a sequence of numbers seperated by single dots: e.g. 3.7.12.8.24 A range is a number, two dots followed by anothe number: e.g. 3..7 Both methods can be combined: e.g. 3..7.12.56.34..36

This example shows the covers of albums 2, 35 and 50.
[wppa type="cover" album="2.35.50"]

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Photo of the day

Here are the photos used in the photo of the day widget.
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Second album

Zomaar een ander album
Je kan hier zelfs een link hebben!
6
Anzeigen: 169184
Album herunterladen

Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1914
Anzeigen: 31604
Album herunterladen

The second example shows the cover of the album with title Microscope.
Note that the display of one cover only uses the whole available width.
[wppa type="cover" album="$Microscope"]

Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1914
Anzeigen: 31604
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The third example shows the covers of the sub-albums of album number 2.
[wppa type="covers" album="2"]

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Child album

This is a child album
It's parent is "Second album"
12
Bronzemedaille
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Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1914
Anzeigen: 31604
Album herunterladen