Imagine waking up to a popular fashion celebrity one day and discovering that you own vast collections of clothes and accessories that wouldn’t even fit in a room. As much as you’d be excited, it would be a nightmare to organize your newfound treasure.
You might find yourself in a similar situation if you are trying to showcase your products, portfolio, or services on your website. Envira Gallery’s Albums Addon allows you to combine multiple galleries into individual albums in an easy and organized way.
A wardrobe with multiple shelves and drawers can segregate and segment clothes and accessories into categories and subcategories based on type, color, pattern, and occasion.
Likewise, Envira Gallery’s Albums Addon can effectively help you display your photo collections and product or service catalogs. It enables the users to see what they want on the same page.
In this guide, we’ll show how you can showcase your products, portfolio, or services with Envira Gallery’s Albums Addon in a few clicks. Before that, let’s demonstrate how to install the Albums Addon if you haven’t already done it.
To install Envira Gallery’s Albums Addon, go to your WordPress dashboard, hover over the Envira Gallery button, and click Addons. In the Addons section, you can see several addons, including the Albums Addon towards the top.
Click on Install and toggle the Activate button once the addon is installed. That’s it – you’re now all set up to transform your WordPress galleries using the Albums Addon.
After you’ve installed the Albums Addon, it’s time to put that to use to create your first album. Refresh your WordPress admin page, and you’ll see an Albums tab appear under the Envira Gallery menu.
In this demo, we will be creating an album to showcase the portfolio of a professional photographer who shoots in multiple genres. The Albums Addon would help us gather their galleries on fashion, product, and wedding photography and display them under the portfolio.
Go to the Albums tab under the Envira Gallery menu and click on Add New button.
Add a title to your album. Make sure to use a unique title that describes your album. Following this practice makes it easier to find and use a specific album in the future. In our case, we are using the title, “Photography Portfolio.”
To add galleries to your album, scroll down to the Available Galleries section.
In case you don’t see any galleries, you need to create some before you can add them to your album.
There are two methods to add galleries to the album – both are quick and easy. The first way is to simply drag and drop individual galleries from the Available Galleries section to the Drag and Drop Galleries area above. The second is to click on the galleries that you want to include. As you do so, a green checkbox would appear on the top right corner of the gallery cards as you do so.
Once you have selected all the galleries you want to add to the album, click the Add Selected Galleries to Album button. The second method is particularly useful when you have many galleries to add, and you don’t want to drag and drop each of them individually.
Let’s click on Preview to see how our album looks.
Not so appealing, right?
Our portfolio album would be aesthetically and practically better if we can change these:
Thankfully, it’s easy to configure Envira Gallery albums. Go to the Configuration tab just below Available Galleries. Here you’ll see several options to optimize your album. Let’s go through each of them.
For additional options to modify your galleries, click on the small blue pencil icon on the gallery image’s top left side to edit metadata. Here you can edit the gallery’s featured image, caption, and alt text.
There are a few more optimization options with the Albums Addon.
Now that we have explored the configuration options and made necessary changes, we click on Save Draft and click Preview to see how our album looks.
This looks significantly better than our initially published album – and it just took a few minutes to configure and make the album look exactly how we wanted!
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