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Picks Content: Setup Albums

The Albums post type is used to create individual albums, or collections of images, to create one complete Album. Use this post type for showcasing albums.

View the Album demo

Album Categories

The main Album page displays a collage of photos from each individual album which is published.

Categories divide your album posts into groups, disciplines or any other subsection you can think of. Multiple albums may belong to one category, separate categories, or just one big category – it is up to you. The categories will show across the top of the page, below the header image when viewing your Album page. Clicking a link or an image on the main album page will bring you to the category page, which shows each photo within that album.

  • Album Page = List of Thumbnail bars of images from all albums
    • =Category page = Index of albums within that category
      • ==Album post = list of images attached to the single gallery post, plus any text you add.

To add categories, go to Album  Add Album Category.

Creating Albums

  1. Click on AlbumsAdd Album Item
  2. Each post is treated like one album containing multiple images, with one image used to represent the album “cover”.
  3. Add a title, and optionally add any text you wish to appear on your main gallery page.
  4. Enter any text into the post editor. For best results, keep this brief and do not insert images here.
  5. Click the Browse button under the post editor to upload your featured image
    • Click Upload Files, then click  Select Files to browse to your images and upload them OR
    • Use the EasyGram button to add images from Instagram. See How to Use EasyGram for detailed instructions.
  6. When complete, click each image to view the image details on the right.
    • Edit the image Title
    • Ensure Media File is selected in the Link To menu
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  7. Close the Media manager (hit the X in the corner) without inserting any images into the post. They only need to be attached/uploaded to the post gallery.
  8. Choose a category under the Category box.
  9. Enter a number into the Order field in the Attributes box. This allows you to set the order your albums appear on the main album index, with 1 being first/top and so on.
  10. Click Publish. This button will change to Update once a post has been published once.

Create the Gallery page

This page displays thumbnails from your most recent gallery posts in chronological order, with a category filter along the top.  The category pages are dynamically generated and do not require the creation of individual pages.

  1. Click on on Pages Add New
  2. Title the page
  3. Select the Album page template from the Template drop down under Page Attributes on the right.
  4. Click Publish


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