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Admin Panel - Plugins > Photo Albums

The Photo Albums Plugin page allows you to manage all of the Photo Albums in your community, determine the Global Settings and Member Level Settings for your community, and manage Categories for Photo Albums.

You can reach the Photo Albums settings area in your Admin panel by navigating to Plugins > Photo Albums. 

Manage Photo Albums and Global Settings

View Photo Albums

The “View Albums” tab shows all of the Photo Albums in your community. 

Viewing an Album

To view a Photo Album, click on the "view" link under "Options" for the Photo Album that you want to view.

You will then be redirected to the Photo Album's page.

Deleting a Single Album

You can delete an individual Photo Album by clicking the "delete" link on the right side of each row under the "Options" column.

Deleting Multiple Albums

You can choose to delete multiple Photo Albums at once by using the checkboxes on the left side of the table and clicking the "Delete Selected" button at the bottom. Checking the checkbox in the title bar will select all of the checkboxes on the list below it.

Global Settings

To get to this page, click on the "Global Settings" tab.

Determine how many Photo Albums will be shown per page by entering the number you want in the input box. 

Choose whether to make the default albums searchable or not. If set to no, albums that get created by default like Blog Photos, Forum Photos, etc will not be displayed in the album search results and widgets, but will still be displayed in the Profile Albums tab on a member’s profile page. Click “Save Changes” when done.

Member Level Settings

These settings are applied on a per Member Level basis. Start by selecting the Member Level that you would like to modify and then adjust the settings for that level.

Member Level

Select the Member Level that you would like to edit.

Allow Viewing of Photo Albums

You can now choose whether the selected Member Level is allowed to view, create, edit, delete, and comment on Photo Albums.

The "Yes, allow members to view all albums, even private ones" option is only available for Member Levels that are of the moderator/admin/super admin type. This option will allow members of this level to see all Photo Albums on the site no matter what level of privacy the Photo Album has been set to. Selecting the "Yes, allow viewing and subscriptions of albums" will allow members of this level to view and subscribe to all Photo Albums which apply to members of this level. Selecting the "No, do not allow albums to be viewed." option will not allow members of this level to view any Photo Album pages or see the Photo Albums menu item in any menus on the site.

Allow Creation of Photo Albums

You can limit the ability of the selected Member Level from being able to create Photo Albums.

The "Yes, allow creation of photo albums" will allow members of this level to create Photo Albums. Selecting the "No, do not allow photo albums to be created." will not allow the members of this level to create any Photo Albums. 

Allow Editing of Photo Albums?

You can decide whether the members of the selected Member Level are allowed to edit  Photo Albums.

The "Yes, allow members to edit all photo albums" will only appear for moderators/admins/super admin types of Member Levels. Selecting this option will allow members of this level to act as a moderator and be able to edit any Photo Album as they see fit. The "Yes, allow members to edit their own albums" will only allow members of this level to edit the Photo Albums that they have created. Selecting the "No, do not allow photo albums to be edited" option will not allow the members of this level to edit any Photo Albums.

Allow Deleting of Photo Albums

You can decide whether the members of the selected Member Level are allowed to delete Photo Albums.

The "Yes, allow members to delete all photo albums" will only appear for moderators/admins/super admin types of Member Levels. Selecting this option will allow members of this level to act as a moderator and be able to delete any Photo Album as they see fit. The "Yes, allow members to delete their own photo albums" will only allow members of this level to delete the Photo Albums that they have created. Selecting the "No, do not allow members to delete their albums." will not allow the members of this level to delete any Photo Albums.

Allow Commenting on Photo Albums?

You can decide whether the members of the selected Member Level are allowed to comment on items in Photo Albums.

The "Yes, allow members to comment on all photo albums, including private ones" will only appear for moderators/admins/super admin types of Member Levels. Selecting this option will allow members of this level to comment on any item belonging to any Photo Album as they see fit. The "Yes, allow members to comment on albums" will only allow members of this Member Level to comment on items within Photo Albums that they have access to. Selecting the "No, do not allow members to comment on photo albums." will not allow the members of this Member Level to comment on any items in any Photo Albums.

Album Privacy

Set the Privacy options that you want to allow your members to choose from for who can view  their Photo Albums.

Album Comment Options

Set the Comment Options that you want to allow your members to choose from for who can comment on their Photos and Photo Albums.

Album Tag Options

Set the Photo Album Tag Options that you want to allow your members to choose from for who can post tags on their Photos and Photo Albums.

How many photos to allow in an Activity Feed?

Enter the maximum number of photos that are allowed to be uploaded in an activity feed. This field must contain an integer between 1 and 999, or 0 for unlimited.When finished modifying the privileges of the selected Member Level, click on "Save Changes" to save any changes that you have made.

 

Categories

Create Categories if you want to allow your members to categorize their Photo Albums. In order to get to the Categories page, click on the "Categories" tab.

Categories allow your members to organize their Photo Albums with others of similar subject matter (such as: Arts & Culture, Business, Entertainment, etc.). If you have no categories, your users will not be given the option of assigning a category. Categories can help members find similar content easier; can help with SEO; and can help make a niche site more unique for its members.

Creating a New Category

  1. To create a new Category, click on the "Add New Category" button at the bottom of the Category list.
  2. Enter a name for your new Category and click “Add Category."

Editing a Category

To edit a Category Name, click on the "edit" link under the "Options" column for the Category whose name you want to change.

It will open a popup just like the one used to create a Category. When you have finished making your changes to the Category Name, click on "Edit Category" to save your changes.

Deleting a Category

To delete a Category, click on the "delete" link under the "Options" column for the Category that you want to remove.

It will open a popup asking if you are sure you want to delete the following Category. To delete the Category, click on the "Delete" button.

Great work with Photo Albums! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further tutorials. Visit our community to have more interactions with us and other clients or third party developers. We’d love to see you there!

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