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: 57203
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Category: Demo
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Views: 120255
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: 59128
Turkey
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Bogolyubov

A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
2223
Views: 17153
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Categories: Art, Demo

Fractals

Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
3507
Views: 17918
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Exaple #2 Long description mcr:

The cover photo at the left

Docs by subject Album covers
2029
Views: 57203
This is the description of the first album. It has a € sign in the description.
Download Album
Category: Demo
7
Views: 120255
Just another album
You can even have a link here!
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22
Views: 59128
This is album four. It has (') and (") quotes in its description as well as html.
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2223
Views: 17153
A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
Download Album
Categories: Art, Demo
3507
Views: 17918
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 2 3237 1985 3 1
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Category: Demo

Album # 4

This is album four. It has (') and (") quotes in its description as well as html.
22 21 24 1951 8 23
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Bogolyubov

A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
2223 2218 2221 2214 2213 2215
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Categories: Art, Demo

Fractals

Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
3507 3571 3270 3730 3460 3603
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Displaying single covers

The shortcode:
[wppa type="cover" album="..."][/wppa] 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="..."][/wppa]

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"][/wppa]

Docs by subject Album covers Various albums

Photo of the day

Here are the photos used in the photo of the day widget.
4220
Views: 3432
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7
Views: 120255
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Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1920
Views: 30839
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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"][/wppa]

Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1920
Views: 30839
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The third example shows the covers of the sub-albums of album number 2.
[wppa type="covers" album="2"][/wppa]

Docs by subject Album covers Second album

Child album

This is a child album
It's parent is "Second album"
12
Views: 31542
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Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1920
Views: 30839
Download Album