FooGallery Albums and More Features are Now Available

Our free FooGallery plugin┬áhas been downloaded over 8,000 times and that number is climbing rapidly every day. Since it’s release, Albums have been the #1 most requested feature.

Albums for FooGallery are now available in v1.2.0 as well as two other notable features detailed below.

WordPress Image Gallery Albums

Albums as an Extension

FooGallery was built to be extensible. We strongly encourage other developers to get involved and create their own gallery templates and extensions.

We’ve included several features as extensions and Albums is no exception. Not everyone uses or needs the Albums feature but for those that do, it’s now a freely available option.

Simply activate the Albums extension and you will see a new Albums menu item under FooGallery.

Activate the Albums Extension
Activate the Albums Extension
Albums in Menu
Albums in Menu

NextGEN Importer Includes Albums Import

If you’re currently using the NextGEN Gallery plugin or if you’ve switched it in the past, you may already know that we have a NextGEN Gallery Importer feature included in FooGallery.

Albums are now included in the importer. If you are using NextGEN and are interested in trying FooGallery, you can easily import all your galleries and albums.

NextGEN Gallery and Albums Importer
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After a successful Album import. Yay! Now you have a FooGallery Album!

New FooGallery Album
New FooGallery Album

If you would like to edit the Album and add additional galleries or when you create a new Album, here’s what the Album edit screen looks like.

Adding Galleries to FooGallery Albums
Adding Galleries to FooGallery Albums

Album Templates

We’ve also included two Album templates to choose from, Responsive and Stacked.

Responsive Template

Responsive FooGallery Album Template
Responsive FooGallery Album Template

Stacked Album Template

The Stacked Album template allows you to easily display and expand the Galleries contained within your Albums. Once an individual Gallery is expanded, you can easily collapse it and view all Galleries within that Album again.

Example are below, or you can go here for the full demo.

Before:

FooGallery Stacked Album Template
FooGallery Stacked Album Template

After:

Stacked Album Template Expanded
Stacked Album Template Expanded

Custom CSS Metaboxes

You can now target individual Galleries or Albums with your own custom CSS really easily.

At the bottom of Gallery and Album edit screens, you will see a handy metabox, complete with the correct Gallery or Album to target.

FooGallery Custom CSS Metabox
FooGallery Custom CSS Metabox

What’s Next for FooGallery?

A lot.

The first very next feature coming to FooGallery is a gallery template extension named “Brickfolio”.┬áMore on that later;)

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6 thoughts on “FooGallery Albums and More Features are Now Available”

  1. Hi there, I was wondering if you are planning on adding a pagination function to your gallery anytime soon. I currently use foobox with nextgen gallery…but I prefer everything about foo gallery over nextgen. The lack of pagination is the only thing keeping me from switching.

    Thanks

  2. Woo Hoo!! Thanks so much for the Albums addon. It was worth waiting for – the Stacked albums and how they expand and close is just too cool. Bravo!

    Now for the scary task of converting 36 NGG albums on a site…

  3. I’m trying out the FooGallery Albums extension, and I’m having trouble getting it to work properly.

    I’m able to create an Album, add galleries to it, and then display that Album in a post. However, the thumbnails for each Album don’t look very good. They’re just greyed over, with text covering the whole thing. They certainly don’t look anything like the sample images on this page.

    If I use the “Pretty” Gallery Link Format, the resulting thumbnails don’t work at all. Clicking on them has no effect.

    If I switch to the “QueryString” Gallery Link Format, the thumbnails still look pretty bad, but they actually work. Clicking on them will open an album. However, it can take as long as fifteen seconds to do so.

    I know it’s impossible to say for sure what is wrong based on that, but can you give me an idea of what to check? Are there settings I’ve missed? Are there any known conflicts with common/popular plugins? (I have “Easy SwipeBox” and “Enhanced Media Library” installed.) I’ve deactivated these plugins and it had no effect. I’ve also deactivated and then activated the Albums extension. Nothing changed after that either.

    Any advice on other things to check and ways to troubleshoot would be great!

    Thanks.

    Doug

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