Album description, fine-tuning

Among all features provided by plugin Extended Description, you will find the fine-tuning of the album description.

1. Default display

By default, the description of an album is displayed next to the album thumbnail on the albums page and the same description is displayed on the thumbnails page, above thumbnails.

Piwigo: default display of the album description on the albums page

Piwigo: default display of the album description on the albums page

Piwigo: default display of the album description on the thumbnails page

Piwigo: default display of the album description on the thumbnails page

2. Tag <!--more-->

start of description…<!--more-->… end of description

Only the start of description is displayed outside the album. On the album page, you will see start of description + end of description.

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "more": display of album "start" description on albums page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "more": display of album "start" description on albums page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "more": display of album "start" description + "end" description on thumbnails page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "more": display of album "start" description + "end" description on thumbnails page

3. Tag <!--complete-->

short description <!--complete--> long description

Only the short description is displayed outside the album. On the album page, you will only see the long description, so you have 2 distinct descriptions.

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "complete": display of album "short" description on albums page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "complete": display of album "short" description on albums page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "complete": display of album "long" description on thumbnails page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "complete": display of album "long" description on thumbnails page

4. Tag <!--up-down-->

top description <!--up-down--> bottom description

Only the top description is displayed outside the album. On the album page, the top description is displayed above the thumbnails, the bottom description is displayed below the thumbnails.

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "up-down": display of album "up" description on albums page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "up-down": display of album "up" description on albums page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "up-down": display of album "up" description + "bottom" description on thumbnails page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tag "up-down": display of album "up" description + "bottom" description on thumbnails page

5. Let’s combine tags

It’s even possible to combine the tags described previously, for example:

short description <!–complete–> top long description <!–up-down–> bottom long description

Piwigo with Extended Description, tags combined: display of album "short" description on albums page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tags combined: display of album "short" description on albums page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tags combined: display of album "top long" description + "bottom long" description on thumbnails page

Piwigo with Extended Description, tags combined: display of album "top long" description + "bottom long" description on thumbnails page

Piwigo Application for iPhone/iPad and Android

Warning !

This blog post is no longer relevant. To learn more about Piwigo mobile applications for Android and iOS, read this September 2019 blog post instead !

Piwigo is now available on iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android. Actually, it’s the very same application for the two most popular smartphones and tablets.

Piwigo for iOS, upload photos in your Piwigo gallery from your iPhone

Piwigo for iOS, upload photos in your Piwigo gallery from your iPhone

The Piwigo application empowers you to connect to your Piwigo gallery, create some albums and upload several photos at once. The application was not designed to browse your gallery but to perform basic administration tasks, such as photo upload. Our goal is to create a simple and intuitive tool.

The application for mobile has been created by Patrice Gauchon, member of the Piwigo team.

 

Create your Home Page, Method 1

Updated on 2014, September 22nd: since Piwigo 2.4, we have made home page management simpler (tag [photo] and [slider], page model and plugin Extended Description).

The default home page of a Piwigo photo gallery is the list of root albums. If it doesn’t fit your need, you can create your own customized home page. There are 2 main methods: either you create an additional page or your create dynamic blocks. This blog post describes the first method.

Home Page on Piwigo.com Demo 1

Home Page on Piwigo.com Demo 1

The main idea is to create an home page with free content, such as the home page of demo1.

1) Install and activate plugin Additional Pages + Extended Description from screen [Administration > Plugins > Manage]

2) Create a new page on screen [Administration > Plugins > Additional Pages]

3) Select page model “Standalone homepage”

Create a home page in Piwigo, with plugin Additional Pages

Create a home page in Piwigo, with plugin Additional Pages

4) If plugin FCK Editor is activated, turn it off with a click on the bottom right of the the textarea

5) In the Content box, you can find [photo id=12345 …] : you have to change the 12345 with numeric identifier of the photo you want. So you have to add this photo in your Piwigo in any album (you can set this album as private if you want to hide it) then edit the photo to find its numeric identifier.

Do you prefer an automatic slideshow on your home page? Create an album, add your photos for the slideshow (max 10 or the page will be slow to load). The edit your album to get its numeric identifier. In your page content, instead of [photo id=12345 …], write [slider album=123 size=M elastic=yes] where 123 is the numeric identifier of your album.

6) Customize content: replace “by Piwigo.com” with “by John The Photographer”, for instance

7) Click on the “Set as Homepage” checkbox.

8) if you keep the “Contact” link, activate the Contact Form plugin.

A Random Photo For Your Home Page

The home page of demo1 is becoming quite popular. If you think that displaying always the same photo on your homepage may become boring, you can create a specific album with all photos you want on your home page. Then, in your home page content, instead of writing:

<img src=”http://…./photo.jpg”>

you can write…

[random album=32]

… where 32 is the numeric identifier of the album. Piwigo will randomly pick a photo from this album. You need the plugin Extended Description to be active.

Random photo on your Piwigo.com home page, new photo on each refresh

Random photo on your Piwigo.com home page, new photo on each refresh

  • Note 1: The [random album=32] trick works in a PWG Stuffs personal block as well.
  • Note 2: you can mark the album as private if you want to hide it from your gallery

Home Page and Breadcrumbs

Any Piwigo photo gallery can have a specific home page, with any content on it. Just use the Additionnal Pages plugin and set a page as homepage.

We have received some emails on Piwigo.com support because the breadcrumbs were not including the albums root: Home / Album level 1 / Album level 2. With a specific home page, the “home” links goes to it. In practice you had to go back to home page to return on albums root.

We have just added a small feature: if you have an home page defined with Additional Pages, then the breadcumbs includes the albums root: Home / Albums / Album level 1 / Album level 2.

The "albums" link is automatically added if you have a specific home page

The "albums" link is automatically added if you have a specific home page

See the result on demo1 →