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 Table IV-D6: 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 Table I-D, Table II-E and Table IV-D.

Columns

If you want to display the covers in multiple columns, you can set the maximum width for a cover in Table I-D1: 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 Table VI-C11).

Docs by subject Album covers

First album

This is the description of the first album. It has a € sign in the description.
2029
Views: 61945
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Category: Demo
7
Views: 153106
Child albumAlbum 5Piet's Photo albumBirdsMicroscopeCrane
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Album # 4

This is album four. It has (') and (") quotes in its description as well as html.
22
Views: 98484
Turkey
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Bogolyubov

A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
2214
Views: 27943
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Categories: Art, Demo

Fractals

Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
3378
Views: 20040
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Exaple #2 Long description mcr:

The cover photo at the left

Docs by subject Album covers
2029
Views: 61945
This is the description of the first album. It has a € sign in the description.
Download Album
Category: Demo
7
Views: 153106
Just another album
You can even have a link here!
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22
Views: 98484
This is album four. It has (') and (") quotes in its description as well as html.
Download Album
2214
Views: 27943
A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
Download Album
Categories: Art, Demo
3378
Views: 20040
Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
Download Album

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.

Docs by subject Album covers

First album

This is the description of the first album. It has a € sign in the description.
2029 3 1 2 3237 1985
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Category: Demo

Album # 4

This is album four. It has (') and (") quotes in its description as well as html.
22 23 19 21 671 8
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Bogolyubov

A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
2214 2216 2211 2212 2206 2207
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Categories: Art, Demo

Fractals

Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
3378 3339 3672 3317 3428 3608
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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"]

Docs by subject Album covers Various albums

Photo of the day

Here are the photos used in the photo of the day widget.
1257
Views: 69879
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7
Views: 153106
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Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1911
Views: 31528
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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.
1911
Views: 31528
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The third example shows the covers of the sub-albums of album number 2.
[wppa type="covers" album="2"]

Docs by subject Album covers Second album

Child album

This is a child album
It's parent is "Second album"
12
Views: 42872
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Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1911
Views: 31528
Download Album