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Photo album gadget

Using this gadget, you can add a photo album to a page on your Wild Apricot, so that visitors to your site can view a gallery of photos.


Photo album pages are different from member photo albums which appear on members' individual profiles.

You can control who can upload photos to the photo album, allowing all members to do so, or restricting uploading selected membership levels or just site administrators. Pictures can also be uploaded by administrators via WebDAV or the Files screen.

You can also display the images from a photo album in a slideshow gadget.


You cannot add a photo album gadget – or any other singular gadget – to a page template or system page, or to a page containing another singular gadget.

You can add as many photo albums as you want, with each album appearing on a separate page. Each album appears as a separate folder under SiteAlbums within your site's Resources folder.

For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets. Deleting a photo album gadget does not remove the corresponding album folder from the SiteAlbums folder.

For more information on setting up and using photo albums, see Photo albums.

Photo album gadget settings

Using the gadget's settings, you can control its appearance and content.

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For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for photo album gadgets:



Album name

The name of the photo album. This is the name that would appear when you are selecting a photo album to use as the basis for a slideshow gadget.

Photos per page

The maximum number of photos that appear on each photo album page. If there are more than the specified number of photos in the album, links will appear at the top-right and bottom-right of the page that you can use to scroll through the album pages.

Photos can be uploaded by

Choose the kind of members who can upload photos to the photo album. You can allow all members, administrators only, or selected membership levels. If you choose the Selected membership levels option, you then check the membership level(s) that you want to be able to upload photos.

Sort byControls the order in which photos are displayed in the album. You can choose to display them by name or date added – the date the photo was uploaded to the album – in ascending or descending order.

Album information

This section displays identifying information for the album that administrators need to upload photos via the Files screen or via WebDAV. Before you can view the album information, you have to save the page on which the photo album gadget appears then refresh your browser (on most browsers: press the F5 key). For more information, see Uploading photos through File management or via WebDAV.

Gadget title

If you specify a gadget title, the title will appear specially formatted within the gadget. Depending on the gadget style you choose, the title may appear in a heading box.

Gadget style

The gadget style determines the physical appearance of the gadget. The style you choose will determine the color and format of the gadget title, the gadget content, and the gadget border. You can choose from theme-specific styles and styles that are common to all themes.


For Kaleidoscope themes, use a Headline gadget instead of specifying a gadget title.


The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.

Padding(Kaleidoscope themes only) The amount of space – in pixels – that appears between the content of the gadget and the outer limits of the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right padding separately. If you have set a fixed height for the gadget, the bottom padding will be ignored.


Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Advanced gadget settings.

Adding a description

You can add a description for your photo album by inserting a content gadget ahead of the photo album gadget. Within the content gadget, you can add a title and description, and format them using text styles. If you plan to add a title and description using a content gadget, be sure not to enter a gadget title as part of the photo album gadget settings. For more information on adding and formatting text, see Using the content editor.

Changing colors and fonts

You can change the colors, text styles, and backgrounds used in your website from the Colors and styles screen.

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For more advanced fine-tuning, you can use CSS customization and theme overrides. 

For photo album gadgets, you can modify the following elements from the Colors and styles screen:

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Gadget title


General formatting or Typography
Gadgets or Gadget styles (Blueprint, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Kaleidoscope, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, and White Space themes)


General formatting or Typography



General formatting or Typography

Any changes you make will be applied to other gadgets that use the same settings.

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