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I want to organize my photo galleries.
Photos > Personal > Professional

For each sub page, I want to organize the photo albums with thumbnails. eg Personal > [thumbnails image with dimensions 210x180], also I want to describe it with the album title [e.g. Paris], and how many photos has this album [e.g. 28 photos].

When viewing this album, I want to display the photos for each album like this.

I think that the solution is to use taxonomies, but I tried and didn't have the result that I want. Also, I installed the plugin Custom Post Type UI, but still did not understand how to do what I want. Any proposal or direction?

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Sorry, but your Question is a bit confusing. Where does this galleries are coming from? What is Photos? A custom post type? You are showing a Flash gallery as example... Search here... – brasofilo Dec 13 '12 at 12:59
Yes, is a bit confusing because i can't upload a photo - wireframe, for that i want. Photos (page) is the first child of navigation menu, photos has two others children : personal (category) and Professional (category). – MikeD Dec 13 '12 at 14:26
Actually, i want that thing that described in the following link wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/2694/post-photo-galleries. I'm sorry I have not explained properly in my first post. – MikeD Dec 13 '12 at 21:11
Some suggestions so you can work better with WP: 1) Take a look at the documentation, usually referred as The Codex. So, you'll understand what is what in the eco-system. . . 2) It is possible to manage albums just with native features. . . 3) But you can research for themes that oriented to your area, free or premium. . . 4) And search for the right plugins -important: recently updated ones and with small bug reports in the support page. – brasofilo Dec 13 '12 at 22:21
@brasofilo thanks for the answer. 1) The documentation is my bible. I read and often consult. 3) I don't want to research for themes, because i create my own. 4) I try to use less plugins for the reason that you explained to me. But, i want some directions of code to create and organize my photography albums. Thanks in advance. – MikeD Dec 13 '12 at 23:26

General idea based on the use of regular Posts, not Custom Post Types (which is what the plugin CPT-UI is about):

  • one parent Category -Photos

  • under it, the needed sub-categories -Personal, Professional, etc

  • one post corresponds to one Album -Vacations 2012, News Coverage, etc

  • upload all images of the Album into the post, put titles, descriptions and ordering

  • use the [gallery] shortcode to display the images

  • the Gallery shortcode can be used in one page or post to display images of another post/page, check the id attribute

  • use the Template Hierarchy to create different views for each Category (check the item Category display)

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All these time, I did various experiments for the result. I did the conversions : Photos from category to page, also i did that for the sub-menu : Personal and Professional for category to pages. But this is not worked correct. For ex i want this : popcritics.com/books, and for this purpose i thought to use the plugin of Custom post types. For your proposal every time i will create a custom post and i transship it to category. Every post will have the permalinks to the image gallery. Thanks for the help, i will look in the coming hours and i will be back. – MikeD Dec 14 '12 at 1:34
After days, deal again with this project. I want your help. The basic idea is to display all these with categories. Category - Photos -> Sub Category - Personal and Sub Category - Professional. Also, i want some extra custom fields like, The title of Album and the The number of photos. All these things can be describe with the category.php? Videlicet, Ι must create except the page.php the category.php? I ask because I have not yet done. Thanks in advance. – MikeD Dec 22 '12 at 8:05
i think that it is possible to do that with the custom post types, also i think that i need to create a custom page template for this. And all this thinking because i have so many categories, and for each one i want some extra fields like "The title of album" and "the number of photos" What is your opinion or advance? Thanks. – MikeD Jan 8 '13 at 21:14
Not sure about the best way to deal with lots of categories. If nothing comes out of a reseach, maybe you should open a new Question. – brasofilo Jan 8 '13 at 22:19
I will read all of these, and i hope to find the solution, otherwise i will open a new Question and i will try to be as informative as possible. Thanks for the help. – MikeD Jan 9 '13 at 0:26

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