Photo Gallery

The photo gallery module is a standard feature in the back end of your Web Shop Manager (WSM) account that can be an extremely powerful tool once you learn how to fully utilize it. This page will both explain a few of the ways it can be used, and the process you need to take to navigate to the module itself and what to do once you're there.

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Overview

Creative use of the eCommerce Photo Gallery Module will enable you to convey more than you could with words alone. There are many applications for photo albums within the photo gallery to consider, some of which include:

  • Portfolio: Sharing the best examples of your work, as you would in a job interview, is a great way to way to impart your level of expertise. Prospective customers can determine very quickly whether your services will be a good fit for their needs.
  • Historical Photos: Many companies have a rich history and the Photo Gallery is the perfect place to show off those black & whites along with your longevity. Staying power is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to quality and trustworthiness.
  • Customer Submissions: Allowing customers to submit photos of them using your products is a great way to encourage participation, and also express how people enjoy your products. Customers would not submit if they were dissatisfied would they?
  • Events: Do you have a race team, or recently hold a fashion show? Use event photos to show your goods in action, and also encourage people to sign up for your newsletter so they do not miss the next event.
  • Store Tours: From the parking lot to the warehouse, you can use a store tour to let people know what to expect when they stop by your office or retail location. You could also show off a recent remodel, or detail a new retail location.
  • Slideshow: Site visitors can sit back and be awed by the amazing products you have available to them with just one click. With the use of embedded widgets, albums or photos can be called from one page to appear on another. This works especially well if you wish to place a slideshow on your homepage and the photo album stays on the portfolio page.

Steps To create or modify a Photo Gallery:

Creating a Top-Level Album

  1. Go to the back end of your WSM
  2. Hover over Modules
  3. Click on Photo Gallery
  4. Click on Add Album to open up a new album edit page.
  5. Enter in the Title Album and Album Description (optional).
  6. Click on Add Album to add and save the album.
  7. The new album will now appear on the Top-Level Albums list.

Creating a sub-album within the Top-Level Albums

  1. Go to the back end of your WSM
  2. Hover over Modules
  3. Click on Photo Gallery
  4. Click on the Albums button (blue folder icon) next to one of Top-Level Albums.
  5. Click on Add Album button to open up a new album edit page.
  6. Enter in the Title Album and Album Description (optional).
  7. Click on Add Album to add and save the album.
  8. The new album will now appear on the Sub-Albums list.

Uploading photos in an album/gallery

  1. Go to the back end of your WSM
  2. Hover over Modules
  3. Click on Photo Gallery
  4. Click on the Photos button (camera icon) next to the desired album.
  5. There will be an empty list shown.
  6. Click on Add Photo to open up a new Photo edit page.
  7. Enter in the Title Album and Album Description.
  8. Click on Choose File in the Photo field, and browse for the file needed for uploading.
  9. Click on Add Photo to add and save the photo in the album.

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TitleName of the album. 

This is the name for your album. This name should describe where your album is used and for what purpose, i.e. In The News.

DescriptionLong description of the album and its contents. 
Use the description for additional information about the album.  This information can help if you have multiple people editing your site or as a reminder for yourself.
*PriorityItems with a higher priority are sorted before items with a lower priority. 
The priority sets the order of the albums. Higher priorities are sorted before items with a lower priority.
ParentThe album that owns this album. 
You can create an album that contains other albums. Similar to creating folders and sub folders on your computer. This may be useful if you plan on having several albums related to one topic.
TemplateTemplate to use for this album and all photos in it. This determines which site template to use when displaying this page. If your site utilizes more than one template click the drop down arrow and select the appropriate template for this page. If your site only has one template then you do not need to change this field, just leave the dropdown list at – none-.
HiddenHidden albums will not be visible on this site. 
If you do not want your viewers to have access to this album, click “Yes” to hide the album and its content.