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.
HPIM1327 (Jaap Breetvelt)
1054 vus
HPIM1834 (wppa-admin)
1031 vus
HPIM1847 (wppa-admin)
984 vus
HPIM1854 (wppa-admin)
10 vus
HPIM1334 (Jaap Breetvelt)
686 vus
HPIM1831 (wppa-admin)
612 vus
HPIM1830 (Jaap Breetvelt)
19 vus
HPIM1829 (Jaap Breetvelt)
17 vus
HPIM1842 (wppa-admin)
1063 vus
HPIM1853 (wppa-admin)
550 vus
HPIM1339 (Jaap Breetvelt)
1021 vus
HPIM1827 (Jaap Breetvelt)
665 vus
HPIM1328 (Jaap Breetvelt)
600 vus
HPIM1856 (wppa-admin)
1059 vus
HPIM1836 (wppa-admin)
592 vus
HPIM1323 (Jaap Breetvelt)
590 vus
HPIM1843 (wppa-admin)
705 vus
HPIM1855 (wppa-admin)
641 vus
HPIM1337 (Jaap Breetvelt)
612 vus
HPIM1325 (Jaap Breetvelt)
735 vus
HPIM1851 (wppa-admin)
590 vus
HPIM1845 (wppa-admin)
701 vus
HPIM1324 (Jaap Breetvelt)
548 vus
HPIM1840 (wppa-admin)
14 vus
HPIM1832 (wppa-admin)
10 vus
HPIM1326 (Jaap Breetvelt)
18 vus
HPIM1848 (wppa-admin)
998 vus
HPIM1322 (Jaap Breetvelt)
1081 vus
HPIM1828 (Jaap Breetvelt)
668 vus
HPIM1833 (wppa-admin)
640 vus
HPIM1841 (wppa-admin)
12 vus
HPIM1850 (wppa-admin)
623 vus
HPIM1336 (Jaap Breetvelt)
679 vus
HPIM1844 (wppa-admin)
607 vus
HPIM1839 (wppa-admin)
985 vus
HPIM1274 (Jaap Breetvelt)
687 vus
HPIM1846 (wppa-admin)
13 vus
HPIM1335 (Jaap Breetvelt)
613 vus
HPIM1852 (wppa-admin)
1140 vus

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.