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).

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1900
Bronze medal
image01 (opajaap)
A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip Views: 22857 times
https://wppa.nl/wp-content/wppa-pl/Microscope/image01.png
Rating: 4.46
4 comments
22857 views
1901
image02 (opajaap)
The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip
https://wppa.nl/wp-content/wppa-pl/Microscope/image02.png
Rating: 4.33
2 comments
796 views
1902
image03 (opajaap)
Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin
Rating: 4.25
2 comments
369 views
1903
image04 (opajaap)
The surface of a strawberry
Rating: 4.00
2 comments
349 views
1904
image05 (opajaap)
Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue
Rating: 4.67
625 views
1905
Gold medal
image06 (opajaap)
Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells
Rating: 3.75
6 comments
361 views
1906
image07 (opajaap)
The nylon hooks and loops of velcro
Rating: 4.33
751 views
1907
image08 (opajaap)
Household dust which includes long hairs such as cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains
Rating: 4.50
749 views
1908
image09 (opajaap)
The weave of a nylon stocking
292 views
1909
image10 (opajaap)
The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth
Rating: 4.50
310 views
1917
image18 (opajaap)
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus
Rating: 4.00
2 comments
936 views
1918
image19 (opajaap)
Mushrooms spores
245 views
1919
image20 (opajaap)
A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant
219 views
1920
image21 (opajaap)
Fimbriae of a Fallopian tube
Rating: 3.00
205 views
1921
image22 (opajaap)
A daisy bud
1 comment
241 views
1922
image23 (opajaap)
Calcium phosphate crystal
226 views
1923
image24 (opajaap)
The shell of a Foraminiferan
224 views
1910
image11 (opajaap)
The head of a mosquito
Rating: 3.67
285 views
1911
image12 (opajaap)
A human head louse clinging to a hair
Rating: 4.67
2 comments
252 views
1912
image13 (opajaap)
The eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a Mexican red-kneed tarantula
Rating: 3.50
1 comment
246 views
1913
image14 (opajaap)
Cut hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades
246 views
1914
image15 (opajaap)
Cigarette paper
Views: 267 times
Permalink to hi-res file: https://wppa.nl/wp-content/uploads/wppa/1914.jpg
Rating: 1.00
267 views
1915
image16 (opajaap)
The corroded surface of a rusty metal nail
255 views
1916
image17 (opajaap)
The head of a Romanesco cauliflower
Rating: 4.00
1 comment
248 views

Exaple #2 Long description mcr:

The cover photo at the left

Docs by subjectAlbum covers
2029
Views: 62387
This is the description of the first album. It has a € sign in the description.
Download Album
Category: Demo
2284
Views: 157846
Just another album
You can even have a link here!
Download Album
23
Views: 98954
This is album four. It has (') and (") quotes in its description as well as html.
Download Album
2216
Views: 28290
A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
Download Album
Categories: Art, Demo
3406
Views: 20128
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 subjectAlbum covers

First album

This is the description of the first album. It has a € sign in the description.
202913237231985
Download Album
Category: Demo

Album # 4

This is album four. It has (') and (") quotes in its description as well as html.
2381951241921
Download Album

Bogolyubov

A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size
221622072223220322112222
Download Album
Categories: Art, Demo

Fractals

Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0
340636553411356732673408
Download Album

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 subjectAlbum coversVarious albums

Photo of the day

Here are the photos used in the photo of the day widget.
4209
Views: 83502
Download Album
2284
Views: 157846
Download Album

Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1922
Views: 31554
Download Album

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.
1922
Views: 31554
Download Album

The third example shows the covers of the sub-albums of album number 2.
[wppa type="covers" album="2"]

Docs by subjectAlbum coversSecond album

Child album

This is a child album
It's parent is "Second album"
12
Views: 44770
Download Album

Microscope

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London.
1922
Views: 31554
Download Album