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How to Create a Photo Album in WordPress

by Waseem Abbas on Jan 29, 2016

Do you have multiple image galleries in WordPress? Do you want to create a photo album? By default WordPress does not have an album functionality for image galleries, but you can definitely add albums in WordPress with a gallery plugin. In this article we will share how to create a photo album in WordPress using Envira Gallery.

Adding A Photo Album In WordPress

Envira Gallery WordPress plugin has an Album addon that uses your image galleries to create photo albums in WordPress.

To add a photo album, first thing you need to do is install and activate Envira Gallery plugin. You will need to verify your license key to use addons.

Upon activating the plugin, you need to go to Envira Gallery » Settings and click on the Addons tab.

Envira Settings

Under the Addons tab, install and activate the Albums and Standalone Addon.

Install and Activate Albums and Standalone Addon

You will need both of these addons to create a photo album with your image galleries.

After activating the addons, the next thing you need to do is create few image galleries. Read more about how to create an image gallery in WordPress.

Once you created the galleries, you need to go to Envira Gallery » Albums.

Envira Albums

Next, you need to click on the Add New button to add the photo album in WordPress.

A new window will open where you will be asked to add a title and your image galleries to the photo album. The process is similar to creating an image gallery in WordPress.

Add Galleries To Album

After adding image galleries, we recommend that you add meta data for each gallery. You can do this by clicking on the information (i) icon on the galleries.

Meta Data For Image Gallery

After saving the meta data, you can check the config settings. These settings includes number of columns, album link option, description, title, caption, and more.

Album Config Settings

If you want to display the gallery images in lightbox, then click on the Lightbox tab, and enable that option.

Lightbox Enabled

Once you are satisfied with all settings, click on the Publish button.

Your album is now ready. You can go back to Envira Gallery » Albums, and copy the shortcode of your album.

Copy Shortcode

Now, either you can go to the Posts » Add New to create a new post or edit any previous post to display the photo album.

Add New Post

You will need to paste the shortcode in the visual editor, and click on the Publish button. After that visit your website to see how the photo album looks in WordPress.

Photo Album In WordPress

We hope this article helped you learn how to create a photo album in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to easily edit images in WordPress.

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Comments

  1. Is it possible to show a list of all Albums in a page, so that when a visitor clicks a link from the nav that says “Photo Albums”, he sees a grid of all the albums and clicking on each of these albums would take them to the page that contains the Album Shortcode ?

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