Creating Albums

Albums are created from within Lightroom's Library Module. Right-click the 'TTG CE2 Publisher' item under Publish Services, and click 'Create Album'. You'll be presented with a dialogue that looks similar to the following:

Complete the fields as needed:

1. Name. Required - this is the name used for managing an album within Lightroom. If the Title field below is blank, then Name is also used for the page title in the browser. The slug for the gallery is generated from the Name. For example if a top-level gallery is named 'The Game', the slug for this gallery will be the-game.

2. Set. Select which Album Set this gallery belongs to (described in a further page). Set to None for a top-level set.

3. Title. Optional. Used as the page title in the browser and in the index pages. Leave this blank to use the Name, as entered above. It is recommended to set a Title in the case that you require non-latin characters, which are not allowed in the album name.

3. Description. Optional - the text that appears in the gallery listing page. Also used as description metadata.

4. Content Block. Optional - the top block of content within a template. This supports Markdown syntax. On a Mac, newlines can be entered with the key combination of option-enter. On Windows, new lines can only be entered by creating the markdown in a text editor and cutting-and-pasting into the field.

5. Template. Select the template from those uploaded to the server.

6. Cover Image. Optional. The method for selecting images for thumbnails in the gallery listing, or the thumbnail itself.

  • Set to Random to randomly choose a thumbnail from the published images.
  • Set to Custom to randomly draw from thumbnails manually uploaded to the custom_thumbnails directory within an album.
  • Set to thumbnail.jpg to use a manually uploaded file thumbnail.jpg within the album's thumbnails directory.
  • After publishing photos, all published photos will also be added to the available list for selection.

7. Items per page. Select either 'All in one page' or a number to control pagination.

The features of a gallery are configured by clicking on the Features tab. The new album dialogue appears like this:

8. Enable maps. Available for selection if maps were configured with the template.

9. Enable password. Available for selection if password protection was configured with the template. When enabled, you will be able to enter a Username and Password specific to the album.

10. Enable Cart. Available for selection if the cart was configured with the template.

11. Cart pricing profile. The default profile name to be used with the cart. Only available if the cart was configured with the template and 'Enable cart' selected.

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