Photo of the day

 

The photo of the day feature allows you to select a photo from any (combination of) album(s), to be displayed in a widget or as single photo on a page or post. The name 'photo of the day' is a much too narrow definition of theis feature. You can decide to change the photo every hour, every pageload or every week etc. or always display the most recently uploaded photo.

If you click on the image in the widget, you will see the single image in a large display here. If you click the link on the widget (See +40) you will get a thumbnail display here of all 41 photos currently configured for the photo of the day feature.
To achieve this, the link in Table VI-A1 is set to this page, linktype: the fullsize image on its own, item 6: Display a counter of other photos in the album is ticked on the Photo Albums -> Photo of the day settings page, and the landing shortcode: [wppa type="landing"][/wppa] is placed here.

Docs by subject Photo of the day Photo of the day
Here are the photos used in the photo of the day widget.
1257
HPIM1323 (opajaap)
1150 views
4215
HPIM1844 (wppa-admin)
1134 views
1249
HPIM1336 (opajaap)
1211 views
4217
HPIM1846 (wppa-admin)
14 views
4214
HPIM1843 (wppa-admin)
1202 views
4225
HPIM1854 (wppa-admin)
10 views
1228
HPIM1274 (opajaap)
1202 views
4216
HPIM1845 (wppa-admin)
1247 views
4211
HPIM1840 (wppa-admin)
15 views
1250
HPIM1335 (opajaap)
1137 views
1256
HPIM1324 (opajaap)
1066 views
4212
HPIM1841 (wppa-admin)
12 views
1603
HPIM1830 (opajaap)
20 views
4218
HPIM1847 (wppa-admin)
1847 views
4223
HPIM1852 (wppa-admin)
2015 views
1594
HPIM1829 (opajaap)
17 views
1247
HPIM1339 (opajaap)
1810 views
4207
HPIM1834 (wppa-admin)
1815 views
4226
HPIM1855 (wppa-admin)
1162 views
4210
HPIM1839 (wppa-admin)
1880 views
1248
HPIM1337 (opajaap)
1140 views
4208
HPIM1835 (wppa-admin)
9 views
1254
HPIM1326 (opajaap)
18 views
1258
HPIM1322 (opajaap)
1982 views
4220
HPIM1849 (wppa-admin)
7 views
1595
HPIM1828 (opajaap)
1170 views
1596
HPIM1827 (opajaap)
1244 views
4204
HPIM1831 (wppa-admin)
1199 views
1252
HPIM1328 (opajaap)
1202 views
4227
HPIM1856 (wppa-admin)
1954 views
4206
HPIM1833 (wppa-admin)
1134 views
1255
HPIM1325 (opajaap)
1302 views
4205
HPIM1832 (wppa-admin)
10 views
4224
HPIM1853 (wppa-admin)
1035 views
4222
HPIM1851 (wppa-admin)
1174 views
4213
HPIM1842 (wppa-admin)
1894 views
4209
HPIM1836 (wppa-admin)
1086 views
1251
HPIM1334 (opajaap)
1198 views
1253
HPIM1327 (opajaap)
1923 views
4219
HPIM1848 (wppa-admin)
1869 views
4221
HPIM1850 (wppa-admin)
1121 views

To display the photo of the day as it is defined by the selection mechanism configured on the Photo Albums -> Photo of the day admin screen, you can use the following shortcode:
[wppa type="mphoto" photo="#potd" size="0.5" align="center"][/wppa]

There are many ways to configure the Photo Of The Day feature. From changing every pageload up to a static never changing picture.
The ret of this page describes a convenient way for the situation where you know up front what photo should be shown on what day; in other words: every day has its own photo.

Although you need a few steps to make this work as you want it to do, it is not difficult if you follow the next steps:

  1. Make sure you have your photos that are going to be used for the photo of the day in one single album. If needed, you can copy photos from other albums into this album. If you want to keep this album outside the regular (=generic) display of albums, set - on the Photo Albums -> Album Admin -> Edit page of this album - the Parent album to --- separate ---
  2. Also on the Photo Albums -> Album Admin -> Edit page set the Photo order: to Order #
  3. Now go to the Photo Albums -> Album Admin -> Seq page. Here you can drag and drop the photos to get them in the required sequence. They get the sequence number automaticly as soon as you move at least one photo. If the sequence is already good, move one to another place and back again.
    Generally speaking, photo sequence order numbers do not need to be consecutive and there may also be duplicates, but for this purpose you do want them neatly count up from zero onwards.
  4. Now go to the Photo Albums -> Photo of the day admin page. Select the album where the photos are in. If you previously had any kind of virtual album selected here, you must select - start over - first!
  5. Now select at Display method: Change every and press Save changes!!
  6. Now select at Change every: day of ... is order#, week, month or year, whateven you want. The page will then reload, and you will see an extra line of text like: Current day# = 5, offset = 0. Todays photo order# = 5. and a preview of todays photo or the text not found.
  7. To get the numbers synchronously, you may change the offset. The numbering circles around, so, if you selected 'week', an offset of 6 is equivalent to an offset of -1. Just try it and you will find out how to set this number. Note: Jan 1 is day nmber 0, The first day of the week (1) is defined at the wp Settings -> General admin page, Daynumber of the month is equal to what the calendar tells you.