Our free FooGallery plugin has 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.
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.
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.
After a successful Album import. Yay! Now you have a 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.
We’ve also included two Album templates to choose from, Responsive and Stacked.
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.
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.
What’s Next for FooGallery?
The first very next feature coming to FooGallery is a gallery template extension named “Brickfolio”. More on that later;)