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  • Resolved HowardParsons


    I’m just getting started w/ WP Photo Album Plus and I’m probably doing something wrong but I decided to post here with the hope that some one will show me the error of my ways.

    I presently have 2 Albums, one of which I want to use with a Post. I’m using the following short code:
    [wppa type=”slideonly” album=”2″ size=”450″][/wppa]

    Nothing terribly complicated there but when I use it in my post, I get Album 1 displayed and Album 2 displayed just below it. Obviously, I only want to show Album 2 but why do I get Albums 1 and 2.

    So what am I doing wrong? What setting have I overlooked? I’ve tried this with scripting but still get the same result.

    Howard Parsons

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  • Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    This should work as you expect.

    A link please, then i can see more…

    Here is the link:

    and the short link as well:

    I have a few notes for you in the post.

    I may have figured this out. In Album Admin, I changed the value of Parent Album from — none — to — separate –. Now it shows only the album I want.

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    What is your theme? I can not find Rant2

    Rant2 is an Artisteer theme I cobbled together. I can send you a copy if you like.

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    I just want to see your initial problem: having an album with parent set to —none— and a shortcode like [wppa type=”slideonly” album=”2″ size=”450″][/wppa] and displaying 2 albums. Can you verify that this also happens in any ‘official’ theme?

    I tried this with the three themes included in WordPress:

    1. Twenty Ten
    2. Twenty Eleven
    3. Twenty Twelve

    Here are the results.

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    I have seen that. Now i want to know the exact shortcode in Photo Album Test Post, and the parents and id numbers of Burns night 2013 and Test album.

    You can set the album sequencing method in Table IV-D1,2

    I have taken screen-shots of both the post itself showing the short code and the Album Management page showing the ID’s & parents of the two albums.

    I am using the same page as I did for the screen-shots of three themes.

    Here are the Screen-Shots.

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    The display you get is like the shorcode is:



    [wppa size=”450″][/wppa]

    i.e. a so-called generic album display.

    The only thing i can imagine is that there is another plugin that has changed the way of processing shortcodes.

    You can try this:

    in stead of:

    [wppa type=”slideonly” album=”2″ size=”450″][/wppa]
    ( the new shortcode method )


    %%wppa%% %%slideonly=2%% %%size=450%%
    ( the classic scripting method )

    An other thing you can try is temporary de-activate all other plugins.
    If this works, i would like to know what plugin spoils it.

    Well, the scripting method seems to work. I replaced the short code with %%wppa%% %%cover=2%% %%size=450%% and was rewarded with only one album. I went though all the album options & everything worked correctly. “cover” was the last one I tried.

    As for the short code problem, I think that testing the plugins that I know process short codes may be a good place to start. I’ll let you know what I find.

    (BTW, the test page is still active so you can use the link in the posts above to see for yourself.)

    Would you believe that I turned off every single plug-in except yours and still saw the same problem!?!?

    I just cannot find where to disable comments all together. I do NOT want anyone being able to comment on photos or albums. Please, where is this setting?

    Table II, Section B, # 10

    Comments System ———– Enable the comments system

    Plugin Author Jacob N. Breetvelt


    Would you believe that I turned off every single plug-in except yours and still saw the same problem!?!?

    Unbelievable, but strange things happen.

    Maybe a corrupt installation… update wppa+ to 4.9.7… I would really like to know how it comes, and if it is in my scope of control, fix it, or at least be able to document it.

    Also, i can imagine you do not want to spend more time to this; you have a working workaround. So, i won’t blame you if you let this as it is.

    Thanx for your patience anyway.

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