Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

How to Create a Filterable Album

Would you like to create an album that can be filtered with category tags? Using the Tags and Album Addons, you can create albums that show galleries based on selected gallery categories. This guide will show you how to create your own filterable album.


Requirements

Installation

Please follow our instructions on how to install and activate addons.

In this instance, you’ll be activating the Envira Albums Addon and the Envira Tags Addon.

Setup

Step 1: Add Envira Categories to Galleries

Let’s start by adding Envira categories to galleries. We’ll add these galleries to a filterable album in the next step. Envira will use these categories as tags that filter the album.

Create a new gallery or open an existing gallery’s edit page.

Then, in the Envira Categories box, select the categories that you want to add to the gallery. If you’d like to add a new category, click the + Add New Category link to add new Envira categories. Be sure to click the gallery’s Update or Publish button.

Adding Envira categories to a gallery

You’ll need to add Envira categories to all of the galleries that you want to include in your filterable album.

Envira categories are not the same as other categories. Only Envira categories can be used to create filterable albums.
Step 2: Add the Galleries to a Filterable Album

Next, we’ll create a new album. You can learn more about creating Envira albums here.

Once a new album is created, find and select galleries that you want to add to your filterable album. Be sure that the galleries that you select have categories. Then click on the Add Selected Galleries to Album button.

Adding tagged galleries to a filterable album

Step 3: Enable Tag Filtering

Finally, click on the album’s Tags tab.

Selecting the Enivra Tags tab

Then click the Enable Tag Filtering? checkbox.

Enabling tag filtering on an album

Click the Update or Publish button to save and publish your album. Add your album to a post or page, then view to see tag filtering in action!

Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a filterable album. If you’d like to learn more about creating filterable galleries, check out the Tags Addon.