Advanced Photo Albums Plugin
Note: This plugin is dependent on the SocialEngine Photo Albums Plugin.
Advanced Photo Albums Plugin enhances the SocialEngine Photo Albums Plugin by providing attractive photo viewing experience, ability to showcase featured photos & albums, multiple useful widgets and a lot more valuable features. Your users will love the engaging photo browsing experience provided by this plugin.
* Attractive photo viewing experience.
* Well designed, widgetized Albums Home landing page enabling users to easily explore albums and photos.
* AJAX based features to save time and resources.
* Album creation and photo uploads via lightbox.
* Added fields such as: Date, Location, Description and password protection features on album creation and Date, Location and Rotation options on photo uploads.
* Password protection feature for photo albums.
* Well designed, widgetized Browse Photos page to enables users to easily explore the photos.
* Implemented justified view for photos.
* Photos can be filtered based on its 'Taken Date' on the 'Browse Photos' page.
* Grid View for My Albums / Manage Albums Page.
* Added widgets such as: Add New Photos, Featured Albums and Photos Rotator, Browse Photos, Search Photos Form and Albums and Photos HTML Block to provide more feature & flexibility to showcase your albums and photos on your community websites.
* New Social Features for greater user interest.
* Photos Badge enabling users to show off their photos on external blogs and websites. This can be a great tool to attract more traffic to your site.
* Photos Strip enabling users to showcase photos of their choice on their profile and make their profile appealing.
* Quality Photos and Albums can be nicely showcased by making them Featured, Photo of the Day and Album of the Day.
* 3 widgetized pages that can be configured using drag-and-drop widgets: Albums Home, Main Album Page, Main Photo Page.
* Easy photos management in albums.
* Multiple attractive and useful widgets.
* AJAX based quick photo browsing.
* Admin can choose between advanced lightbox based AJAX viewer, or basic AJAX viewer.
* Lightbox AJAX viewer (Theater Mode):
• On the spot loading of photos in albums, widgets, activity feeds, etc on clicking their thumbnails.
• Next & previous icons for jumping over images.
• Keyboard based jumping over images for user convenience and quick browsing. Left key for previous image and right key for next image.
• Upon clicking the image in lightbox, it jumps to next image.
• Likes and Comments for photos available within the lightbox and enable quick user interaction.
• Various other controls for image rotation, adding caption, tagging, sharing, downloading, etc available within the lightbox.
• Fun and user friendly experience.
• Integration with Advertisements / Community Ads Plugin enable attractive advertising within the photo lightbox.
• Admin can customize the color theme of photo lightbox.
* Activity Feeds Integration: Clicking on photos in activity feeds loads them on the spot in the lightbox viewer.
Photos and Albums Showcasing:
* Featured Albums:
• Good quality or important albums can be made featured to highlight them.
• Site Admin can easily make/remove albums as featured from admin panel or main album page.
• Featured Albums Slideshow widget for showcasing featured albums.
* Album of the Day: Enables an album to be highly showcased for a day. Site Admin can easily mark an album as this from the admin panel or main album page.
* Featured Photos:
• Good quality or important photos can be made featured to highlight them.
• Site Admin can easily make/remove photos as featured from admin panel or main photo page/lightbox.
• AJAX based highly configurable Featured Photos Carousel for showcasing featured photos.
* Photo of the Day: Enables a photo to be highly showcased for a day. Site Admin can easily mark a photo as this from the admin panel or main photo page/lightbox.
* The above 4 are available as drag-and-drop widgets.
* Widgetized and customize-able by admin using Layout Editor. Widgets can be easily moved, added or removed.
* Special widgets like Featured Photos, AJAX tabbed widgets for photos and albums, Photo of the Day, Featured Albums, etc make this page looks attractive and engaging to explore.
Main Album Page:
* Easy drag-and-drop mechanism for adjusting sequence of photos in albums by owners.
* 2 views available for photos: Album View, Comment View. This is admin controllable. Users can easily switch between the 2 views. Comment View displays comments on all photos of an album in a nice manner.
* Useful widgets showing people tagged in the album, photo albums of friends, etc further enhance this page.
* Users can configure attractive looking Photos Strip for their Profile using their photos. They can use it to showcase their best photos.
* Photos Strip widget is shown below user's name on their profile.
* Clicking on photos in the strip loads them on the spot in the lightbox viewer.
* Photo Badges enable users to show off their photos from your community on external blogs or websites.
* This can be a great tool to attract more traffic to your site as badges contain site title and link back to the site. Every photo is also linked back to the site.
* Multiple configuration options enable users to highly customize their badge.
* Users can create unlimited number of photo badges.
User Profile Photos:
* Photos tab on user profiles also shows the photos that the users are tagged in.
* This plugin contains 3 widgetized pages: Albums Home, Main Album Page, Main Photo Page. The available widgets can be placed at desired locations using Layout Editor and various settings for them can be configured:
• AJAX based tabbed widget for Albums: Recent, Most Liked, Most Viewed, Most Commented, Featured.
• AJAX based tabbed widget for Photos: Recent, Most Liked, Most Viewed, Most Commented, Featured.
• Album of the Day
• Photo of the Day
• Featured Albums
• Featured Photos
• Featured Albums Slideshow
• Featured Photos Carousel
• Friends' Album Photos
• Friends' Photos
• In this Album (people tagged)
• Member Profile Albums and Photos
• Member Profile Photos Strip
• Popular Albums
• Popular Photos
• Recent Photos
• You and Owner (album photos in which both viewer and owner are tagged.)
* Configure plugin settings for photos badges, comment view in albums.
* Enable / disable advanced lighbox viewer (theater mode).
* Configure lightbox color theme.
* Widget Settings for various widgets available with this plugin.
* Mark albums as featured and album of the day.
* Manage featured albums and albums marked as album of the day.
* Mark photos as featured and photo of the day.
* Manage featured photos and photos marked as photo of the day.
* Advanced Photo Albums Plugin: http://www.socialengineaddons.com/socialengine-advanced-photo-albums-plugin
* Demo: http://demo.socialengineaddons.com/albums
Is this easy to install?
Yes, absolutely! This plugin will install seamlessly on your SocialEngine with the one click Package installation feature.
What will my plugin download contain?
The plugin download will be a zipped file, which upon extraction will give the plugin package tar file, the license file, and the installation instructions file.
Is this a stand-alone plugin?
No, this plugin requires the SocialEngine Photo Albums Plugin to be installed on your site.
I want to customize this plugin according to the offerings and design of my site. Can you help me?
Yes, please contact us from here: http://www.socialengineaddons.com/contact-us with your customization requirements.