Working with Album Sets

Publisher supports a hierarchy of albums via Album Sets. These are collections of albums or other album sets and are are created and edited in a similar manner to Albums, albeit with fewer options available.

Create album sets by right-clicking the publish service, and selecting 'Create Album Set'. Choose which album set, if any, that this album set should reside under.

The fields of Description and Content Block are used in Auto Index templates. Auto Index templates are created in the same manner as gallery templates: export an Auto Index from the Lightroom Web Module, and upload the set of files to publisher/templates_autoindex on your server. For example:

  • publisher/templates_autoindex/template1
  • publisher/templates_autoindex/template2

The templates will then be listed in the Auto Index Template field when creating a new Album Set.

You may choose to not use Auto Index templates, by selecting 'No Index'. Users will be able to view your galleries by navigating directly to links, but will be presented to a blank page if they visit a link to an index page. For example, with the following albums and sets:

  • gallery1
  • gallery2
  • album-set-1
  • album-set-1/gallery3
  • album-set-1/gallery4

Users who click on the 'Galleries' link in Pages will be presented with links to gallery1, gallery2, and album-set-1. album-set-1 will bring up a white page. Users can visit gallery3 and gallery4 by accessing links directly to those pages.

Album sets can be rearranged, by dragging-and-dropping an Album Set onto another album set. Similarly, albums can be dragged from one Album Set to another. The full URLs to each set or album will be updated on the server. They can be deleted, in which case all albums and photos within the album set will also be removed.

To edit an Album Set, right-click the Album Set from within the Lightroom Publisher panel and click 'Edit Album Set…'. Unlike with albums, double-clicking an album set will not bring up the edit dialogue.