NextGEN allows you to create collections of galleries, and these are called Albums. Please note an Album is a collection of galleries, not individual images. There are two basic album styles, extended and compact.
HOW TO CREATE AN ALBUM
- First, create the album. Go to Gallery > Album, create a new Album, and drag any desired galleries into the Album. You can also drag Albums into other Albums.
- Second, go to a post or page, click the NextGEN image icon, and select the Album tab. Select the desired Album, choose extended or compact gallery, or save.
SAMPLE ALBUM - EXTEND VIEW
SAMPLE ALBUM - COMPACT VIEW
CREATE ALBUMS BASED ON TAGS
One cool feature of NextGEN is that you can generate an album based on tags. In other words, you specify a list of image tags, and NextGEN will dynamically generate galleries based on those image tags and list them in an album. This functionality is only supported for Compact View albums. As an example below, we've used [ nggtags album=blue,red,green ] Note: without the spaces inside the brackets. When you click on any gallery, it will dynamically load a gallery of images with those tags on the same page.
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In addition to using our built in interface to display Albums, you can also manually insert shortcodes into posts, pages and widgets. The basic shortcodes for extended and compact albums are as follows:
[ album id=x template=extend ]
[ album id=x template=compact ]
Note: without the spaces inside the brackets.