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Do you want to know the difference between albums vs galleries in WordPress? When you’re first starting out, the terminology can be a bit confusing. In this article, we will explain the difference between albums vs galleries in WordPress.
An image gallery in WordPress is a set of multiple images. The purpose of an image gallery is to display your photos in one place.
You can add multiple photos of an event in the image gallery, and show them on your WordPress photography website.
If you are using the Envira Gallery plugin, then you can easily add lightbox, slideshows and other features into your galleries.
A photo album is a set of multiple image galleries in WordPress.
You can use albums to organize your photo galleries. For example, you can have an album called Cars where you have individual galleries for Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, and Rolls Royce.
You can create as many photo albums as you need by using the available galleries.
If you are using Envira Gallery’s Albums Addon, then you can open the image galleries in a lightbox. You can also run a slideshow of images from your galleries.
See the WordPress Albums Demo in Envira.
Albums vs Galleries In WordPress
Often beginners misunderstand the difference between photo albums vs photo galleries.
Few of the major differences between albums vs galleries in Envira Gallery are:
- Album is a set of galleries vs. Gallery is a set of images
- In lightbox options, Albums show galleries vs Galleries show images.
- Gallery images are shareable vs Album galleries are not.
We hope this article helped you to learn the difference between albums vs galleries in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to create your portfolio in WordPress.