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Albums Management

Albums are the structure of your gallery.

Virtual albums

Piwigo proposes you to create virtual categories : no directory coresponds to this album in the filesystem, this is a logical organization registered in the database. You can create virtual categories in screen [Administration > Albums > Manage].

Physical albums

If you use the FTP + synchronization method to add photos in your Piwigo gallery, then you have some physical albums.

A physical album is represented by a directory at any level in the directory galleries. If your website is not local to your computer, you will have to use a FTP client to manage your albums directory, otherwise you can create/move/delete directories locally. Piwigo does not create directories for albums in galleries.

Each album can contain as many child-levels as you wish.

Warning : thumbnail, pwg_high, pwg_representatives are reserved directory names for Piwigo. Don't use them for your albums.

Warning : the name of directories and files must be composed of letters, figures, ”-”, “_” or ”.” : {[a-zA-Z][0-9]-_.}. No blank space, no accentuated characters. This restriction is necessary because some web browsers does not support non ASCII or blank characters in filenames to display (pictures for instance).


A way to distinguish albums is about their content :

  • child album : contains photos
  • parent album : contains child albums

By the way, empty albums are automatically hidden.

Even if Piwigo handles albums that are parent and child at the same time, you are strongly advised for each album to decide between parent or child.

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user_documentation/albums_management.1315514672.txt.gz · Last modified: 2011/09/08 20:44 by plg
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