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Using Widgets
Posted: 30 Jan 12, 00:31
You can use widgets in your album whether it's hosted on or on your own web host. But each of the following steps must be taken:

  • The skin you have chosen must support widgets. On the skins page - - check the box labeled jAlbum widget support to see only those skins that support widgets. Or visit the page of the skin you are using, and see if jAlbum widget support is listed in the Features section below the skin description.
  • You must enable widget support in the album project settings - see Settings > Advanced > Metadata > Include jAlbum widget support.
  • You must choose the specific widgets you want to use - see Settings > Advanced > Widgets.
  • The album must be listed on your profile page on - there must be a thumbnail for it, no matter where the album is actually hosted. This is the "bucket" that jAlbum uses to keep track of things like the visitor counter and visitor comments. The album listing can still be hidden from visitors to your profile page if you like, but it must be present.
  • If you are using hosting and are using the built-in jAlbum uploader, the profile page listing occurs automatically.
  • If you are using another web host, but are using the built-in jAlbum uploader, the profile page listing occurs automatically, but only if you are signed in to the application, i.e., signed in to the desktop application itself - see the upper right corner. (Being signed in to this website is irrelevant.)
  • If you are using another web host, are using the jAlbum uploader but are not signed in, or are using an external FTP client program like FileZilla, you will have to add the album to your profile page manually. On your profile page, choose the Albums tab:

Then click Add external album:

Provide the full, absolute URL to the location of the album. If the URL is subject to redirection on your site (for example, redirecting a subdirectory to a subdomain), you must enter the URL exactly as it appears in a visitor's address bar. You can also choose a thumbnail image for it, an album title, and an album description at this time.

Edited by: JeffTucker on 21 Oct 2023, 11:51 - update for jAlbum 33, and some additional info
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