How to start with WP Photo Album Plus

Total downloads of WPPA+: 1,653,067

Total downloads of Tweak Option: 1,538
Total downloads of Grannys Corner: 776
Total downloads of Page Navigator Widget: 10,763
Total downloads of WP Sudoku Plus: 108

Currently running WPPA+ 6.4.15 (development version)

This site is only multilingual - using qTranslate-x - with respect to wp-photo-album-plus texts. All documentation pages and posts are in the english language available only.

This post demonstrates how to start with WP Photo-Album-Plus

After installation and activation of the plugin do the following:

  1. Go to the Photo Albums -> Settings admin page, and press the button: Do a quick initial setup.
  2. Open Table 0 by clicking on the line with: Click on me!.
  3. Answer the questions by selecting 'yes' or 'no' in the Setting column.
    If you want a brief explanation, press the questionmark [ ? ] in the Help column. If you really do not know what to answer, just skip the question.
    After selecting 'yes' on setting #99, the page will be reloaded. There is no submit button, all changes are immediately processed.
  4. Go to the Photo Albums -> Album Admin page and press the button: Create New Empty Album.
    You will enter the Album Admin page for the album you just created. You can change the name and description here. Leave the other fields ontouched for the moment. There is no submit button, the changes you make are 'auto-saved'. Near the bottom of the screen you see: Remark: Album 1 is not modified yet that will change into: Remark: Description of album 1 updated, etc.
  5. Go to the Photo Albums -> Upload Photos page and read the explanation in the yellow box.
    Note that there are 3 ways to upload photos: selecting multiple at once ( Box A ), selcting multiple one by one ( Box B ) and zipfiles that contain one or more photo files ( Box C ).
    Use Box A and upload more then one photo to the album you just created.
    If there is only one photo in an album, it is assumed that the album is not ment to contain photos, but to contain child albums only. Therefor the photo will not be shown in the album, but will solely be used as a cover photo. You can change the minimum number of photos, so you can have changing coverphotos for such albums. For more info: see the Settings admin panel Table I-A4: Photocount treshold.
  6. Now make a post or page with e.g. the title "Photo album".
    Use the Text editor and enter in the text area simply the text: [wppa][/wppa] and save the post or page.
    If you use the Wysiwyg editor, press the Album cover icon: album and select at Type of Gallery display: A generic albums display. Tick the box Create new style shortcode and press the button: Insert Gallery

View the page or post you just created and you will see something like this:

How to start with WP Photo Album Plus

First album

This is the description of the first album. It has a € sign in the description.

Download album
Category: Demo

Album # 4

This is album four. It has (') and (") quotes in its description as well as html.

Download album


A contribution from wlukas
This album displays the thumbnails in the alternative size

Download album
Categories: Art, Demo


Fractals made by OpaJaaps program Fractals 1.0

Download album

You just created your first Photo album page (or post). Try the links, view the thumbnail images and the slideshow.

If you want to see a site with over 125.000 photos and over 520 albums, have a look at

Or a site with over 450.000 and over 3500 albums, see

For more information: see the Tutorial.
You should at least briefly read the Shortcode reference to become aware of the myriad of possibilities and features of wppa+

This site runs a child theme of TwentyTen, you can download it here

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