WP Photo Album Plus

Description

This plugin is more than just a photo album plugin, it is a complete, highly customizable multimedia content management and display system.

Features:

  • Any number of albums that contain any type of multimedia file as well as sub albums
  • Full control over the display sizes, responsive as well as static
  • Full control over links from any type of image
  • Full control over metadata: exif, iptc can be used by keywords in item descriptions
  • Up to 10 custom defined meta data fields, for albums and for media items
  • Front-end uploads
  • Bulk imports
  • Built-in lightbox overlay system
  • Built-in Google Maps to display maps based on the photo gpx exif data
  • Built-in search functions on a.o. keywords and tags
  • A customizable rating system
  • Commenting system
  • Moderate user uploads and comments
  • Configurable email notification system
  • 20 widgets a.o. upload, slideshow, photo of the day, top rated and commented items and many more
  • Supports Cloudinary cloud storage service
  • Supports Fotomoto print service
  • Required maintenace is fully executed by background processes (cron jobs)
  • Extended error/event logging system
  • Extended documentation site: https://wppa.nl/

Plugin Admin Features:

You can find the plugin admin section under Menu Photo Albums on the admin screen.

  • Albums: Create and manage Albums.
  • Upload: To upload photos to an album you created.
  • Import: To bulk import items to an album that are previously been ftp’d.
  • Moderate: Change status of pending
  • Export: To export albums
  • Settings: To control the various settings to customize your needs.
  • photo of the day widget settings
  • Help & Info: Credits and link to the documentation site

Translations:

Privacy Policy

  • When you leave a comment on a photo or other media item on this site, we send your name, email address, IP address and comment text to the server.
  • When you enter a rating on a photo or other media item on this site, we send your (login)name or IP address and your rating to the server.
  • When you upload a photo or other media item on this site, we send your name to the server.
  • If the photo contains EXIF or IPTC data, this data may – dependant of the configuration – be saved on the server.
  • If the photo contains GPX location data, this data will be saved on the server.
  • If visit the site, the pages you visit, the photos you watch and your IP address will be saved on the server for statistical purposes in your session information. This information will be anonimized after one hour and removed after 24 hours.

About and Credits

  • WP Photo Album Plus is extended with many new features and is maintained by J.N. Breetvelt, ( http://www.opajaap.nl/ ) a.k.a. OpaJaap
  • Thanx to R.J. Kaplan for WP Photo Album 1.5.1, the basis of this plugin.

Licence

WP Photo Album is released under the GNU GPL licence. ( http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html )

Screenshots

  • Typical display of album covers
  • Typical display of thumbnails as seen by the owner of the photos and the administrator
  • Upper part of a slideshow
  • Lower part of a slideshow, including filmstrip, rating and comment sections and exif data. all included optional features
  • Album admin: the table of albums
  • Album admin: the album specifications edit screen
  • Album admin: edit photo information screen
  • Bulk edit photo information screen
  • Photo sequence editor screen
  • Comment admin and moderation screen
  • Photo of the day configuration screen
  • Embedded lightbox example
  • The quick setup screen

Installation

  • Standard from the plugins page

Requirements

  • The theme should have a call to wp_head() in its header.php file and wp_footer() in its footer.php file.
  • The theme should load enqueued scripts in the header if the scripts are enqueued without the $in_footer switch (like wppa.js and jQuery).
  • The theme should not prevent this plugin from loading the jQuery library in its default wp manner, i.e. the library jQuery in safe mode (uses jQuery() and not $()).
  • The theme should not use remove_action() or remove_all_actions() when it affects actions added by wppa+.
    Most themes comply with these requirements.
    However, check these requirements in case of problems with new installations with themes you never had used before with wppa+ or when you modified your theme.
  • The server should have at least 64MB of memory.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Standard from the plugins page

Requirements

  • The theme should have a call to wp_head() in its header.php file and wp_footer() in its footer.php file.
  • The theme should load enqueued scripts in the header if the scripts are enqueued without the $in_footer switch (like wppa.js and jQuery).
  • The theme should not prevent this plugin from loading the jQuery library in its default wp manner, i.e. the library jQuery in safe mode (uses jQuery() and not $()).
  • The theme should not use remove_action() or remove_all_actions() when it affects actions added by wppa+.
    Most themes comply with these requirements.
    However, check these requirements in case of problems with new installations with themes you never had used before with wppa+ or when you modified your theme.
  • The server should have at least 64MB of memory.
What do i have to do when converting to multisite?
Which other plugins do you recommend to use with WPPA+, and which not?
  • Recommended plugins: qTranslate, Comet Cache, Cube Points, Simple Cart & Buy Now.
  • Plugins that break up WPPA+: My Live Signature.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress will break the slideshow in most cases when Track outbound clicks & downloads: has been checked in its configuration.
Which themes have problems with wppa+ ?
  • Photocrati has a problem with the wppa+ embedded lightbox when using page templates with sidebar.
Are there special requirements for responsive (mobile) themes?
  • No, WPPA+ is responsive by default
After update, many things seem to go wrong
  • After an update, always clear your browser cache (CTRL+F5) and clear your temp internetfiles, this will ensure the new versions of js files will be loaded.
  • And – most important – if you use a server side caching program (like W3 Total Cache) clear its cache.
  • Make sure any minifying plugin (like W3 Total Cache) is also reset to make sure the new version files are used.
  • Visit the Photo Albums -> Settings page -> Table VIII-A1 and press Do it!
  • When upload fails after an upgrade, one or more columns may be added to one of the db tables. In rare cases this may have been failed.
    Unfortunately this is hard to determine.
    If this happens, make sure (ask your hosting provider) that you have all the rights to modify db tables and run action Table VII-A1 again.
How does the search widget work?
  • See the documentation on the WPPA+ Docs & Demos site: https://wppa.nl/docs-by-subject/search/regular-search/
How can i translate the plugin into my language?
  • See the translators handbook: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/
  • Here is the polyglot page for this plugin: https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/wp-photo-album-plus
How do i install a hotfix?
  • See the documentation on the WPPA+ Docs & Demos site: https://wppa.nl/docs-by-subject/development-version/

Reviews

Wow… DREAM plugin!

I’m very very impressed with this plugin. It does everything it says and more. HIGHLY customizable(mat plugins say they are but aren’t, or charge you for those features). This plugin really is the one stop shop of photo album displaying and sharing. However you want your photos to display, this plugin will let you. Whatever colors or even fonts you want to use, this plugin lets you. The documentation is EXCELLENT, and the system of settings is incredibly organized and easy to use/comprehend. There is no crazy vocabulary you have to learn. This really is a DREAM plugin. I cannot believe it is free. I keep wondering when I might run into something I can change how I want, or run into a paywall… but it never ever happens. EXCELLENT work! This is the bar all other plugin developers need to match!

The best plugin!

Very interesting and powerful plug-in for creating galleries in WP!
With excellent customize and options!
But, I hope, that many features and optionals will be add to plugin with new updates!

Great plugin – Fast replays on email!

Great plugin!

Much settings to let it work as you want but needed some help with it. Jaap is really fast with replaying my emails (mostly within a few minutes!) his clear tips and answers are easy to follow so the app works as I want only with a few adjustments in the settings.

I can recommend this plugin to everyone!

Greets, Marcel

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Photo Album Plus” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

See for the full changelog: The documentation website