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How to Showcase Your Photo Albums in WordPress

by Waseem Abbas on Mar 6, 2017

Do you want to show off your photo galleries in an online album? Having a beautiful showcase theme will attract the attention of your audience and make your site look professional. In this tutorial, we’ll share how to showcase your photo albums in WordPress.

By default, you can create simple photo galleries in WordPress. But in order to access more features, such as creating a beautiful album showcase of your galleries, you’ll need a plugin like Envira Gallery. Envira has more than 30 addons to create beautiful WordPress image galleries and albums.

To showcase your photo albums in WordPress, you’ll need to follow these 5 steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Envira Gallery plugin
  • Step 2. Install and activate Gallery Themes and Albums addons
  • Step 3. Create a photo album in WordPress
  • Step 4. Go to config settings and select showcase theme
  • Step 5. Publish your image gallery in WordPress

When this tutorial is ended, you’ll be able to add showcase to photo albums in WordPress that will look like this:

Showcase Your Photo Albums

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Install and Activate Envira Gallery Plugin

First thing you need to do is to install and activate Envira Gallery plugin to your WordPress site.

Envira Gallery

If you face troubles in the installation process, then check out this guide on how to install Envira.

Step 2: Install and Activate Gallery Themes and Albums Addons

To showcase your photo albums, you need Envira’s Gallery Themes and Albums addons.

Upon activating the plugin, you should go to Envira Gallery » Addons. Install and activate Gallery Themes and Albums addons.

To access these addons, you must have Envira’s Pro or Ultimate license. You can upgrade your Envira license anytime.

Install Addons

Once these addons are activated, you can go to the next step to create image albums in WordPress.

Step 3: Create a Photo Album in WordPress

You need to go to Envira Gallery » Albums and click on the Add New button at the top of the page. Simply give a title to the new album.

Add New Album

Next you should scroll down to select the image galleries for this photo album. After selecting the galleries, you need to click on the Add Selected Galleries to Album button.

Add Galleries

To learn more about photo album settings in Envira, you should check out this guide on how to create a photo album in WordPress.

Step 4: Go to Config Settings and Select Showcase Theme

Now you should go to Config tab and select the Showcase theme in the Album Theme dropdown.

Album Showcase Theme

Simply hit the Publish button. You’ll see a new widget as Envira Album Code at the right side of the screen. Simply copy the shortcode from here.

Copy Shortcode

Step 5: Publish Your Image Gallery in WordPress

To add the photo album to your site, you need to edit a page/post or go to Pages/Posts » Add New. In the visual editor, you should paste shortcode of the album.

Add Shortcode

Make sure to hit the Update or Publish button.

By following the above steps, you can showcase your photo albums beautifully in WordPress that will look like the album in this image below:

Showcase Your Photo Albums

That’s all. We hope this tutorial helped you to learn how to showcase your photo albums in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to showcase your photography online in Envira Gallery.

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  1. This article does not show how to set all albums as evenly displayed! For example notice how the flower in this example above has a height larger than the rest. Does anyone know the way to force equal album height and width?

    1. Hi Ray, you can switch to Showcase theme from the config settings (Themes Addon is a must) of your album, and add custom CSS in the Misc tab to remove or edit the showcase background. It may even the height for your albums. If you still face issues, feel free to write to our support team and they will solve this problem for you. 🙂

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