jAlbum Bridge tutorial

jAlbum Bridge User Interface settings

Just insert the cursor in WordPress Editor wherever you want the projector box to be inserted and click the  jAlbum box button in the tool bar.

If you’d like to edit an existing projector place the cursor within the [jalbum_bridge ... ] short code and click the button.


  • Album URL (copy/paste here)
    Add the path to the top level album folder here. Can be absolute or relative link. E.g. /albums/Tiger or http://your-site-here.com/albums/Tiger
    Note, if you plan to use a remote server (another domain) for hosting the jAlbum album, that server need to be set up to grant access to the files. You can do this by adding Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin: http://your-wp-site.com to the .htaccess file in the album site’s root folder.
  • Depth (levels)
    The folder depth the plugin supposed to discover images. 1 = Only top level, 2 = Top level + 1st level.
    Please note the larger this number (and larger the album itself) the longer it will take to load all the database files.
  • Include
    What types of thumbnails to load? Folder thumbnails and / or normal images.
  • Ordering
    The order of images. Can be “Original”, “Date (newest first)”, “Date (oldest first)” or “File name”.
  • Disable links to the album
    By turning this option on, no links will be added on images and the title to the jAlbum album.
  • Skip duplicate thumbnails
    If this option is on, the projector will show images (thumbnails) with same names only once. Useful if you picked folder thumbnails from within the normal images.

Slideshow settings

  • Type
    In case of “Slideshow” the projector will show the images one-by-one, and automatically rotates them. Once reached the last image, it’ll continue with the first one.
  • Transition
    Different transition types, 2D (Cross fade, Ken Burns, Slide, Stack, Swap, …) or 3D (Carousel, Flip, Book, Cube, Cover flow). The transitions will set different timings when selected, but you can modify them to your taste.
  • Aspect ratio
    The width / height ratio. 2 : 1 means twice as wide as high. This ratio is kept on different screen sizes.
    In case of Carousel the actual picture’s aspect ratio will be different from this setting, because the AR controls the whole scene’s ratio, and carousel has extra images to the left and right of the middle image.
  • Pause length (ms)
    The duration while the image is kept still. “0” means no pause between transitions. 1000 ms equals 1 second.
  • Transition length (ms)
    The duration of the transition during the photo change.
  • Number of cards (max.)
    The maximum number of cards. Naturally if less found in the database that number will be used.

Grid settings

  • Type
    If type is not “Slideshow” the projector will show images in a grid type layout, with no automatic rotation: “Grid” (equal sized thumbnails), “Masonry” (horizontally equalized thumbnails), “Mosaic” (predefined layouts with larger and smaller images) and “Strip” (only one row or column of images depending on the aspect ratio)
  • Aspect ratio
    The width / height ratio. 2 : 1 means twice as wide as high. This ratio is kept on different screen sizes.
  • Number of thumbnails (max.)
    Maximum number of thumbnails to show. Please note, some layouts need at least a given number of thumbnails, otherwise they will show empty cards.

Caption templates

  • Album title / thumbnail template
    The HTML-formatted template for album / photo captions. Use “Presets” to see a few sample! Naturally you can customize it to your taste. By using the pipe “|” character you can define a fall back variable if the primary is missing. In the title template only the <h1> …  <h6> tags receive a link to the album.
  • Presets
    Predefined templates.
  • Placement
    Where to place the caption block?
  • Style
    Color & background color.

Once finished don’t forget to click the Update or Add new button! Naturally you’ll need to “Update” the post too after you made changes.