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I'm using the popular NextGen Gallery / nggallery plugin to handle photo albums and galleries on my site.

I can arrange photos into a album and display it using a shortcode no problem, where I'm struggling is that I want to create a master "Photo Galleries" page which will show all of the photo Albums on the site.

Any advice / ideas on how to do this? The only vaguely useful suggestion I've found online thus far is to re-arrange the albums so that I have a master albums which has everything else as a sub albums. This feels very suboptimal as each gallery / albums will need to be re-arranged on upload.

I found a duplicate of this question elsewhere on the stack network - http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/1858/how-to-show-all-albums-in-wordpress-nextgen-gallery but that one doesn't have an answer and hasn't been migrated to here.

Thanks Jona

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Have you tried this? wordpress.org/support/topic/… – Matthew Boynes Feb 23 '13 at 20:30
doesn't your shorcode contain an ID ? so why not create a custom page template and include all there? (i know this is not an answer, but cannot seem to comment) – bboy Mar 1 '13 at 10:59
@bboy You will be able to leave comments when you gain some reputation on site. – Rarst Mar 1 '13 at 12:28

I have not a ready solution, but small hints.

You get all albums from nggallery with a small sql select. This get a array with all data to the album. If you have the right fields, change the * and use only the fields, there store your data.

    global $wpdb; 
    $albumlist = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->nggalbum ORDER BY id");

After this result you can create in a template a list with this data, like the name as example.

    foreach( $albumlist as $album ) {
        echo '<b>ID: ' . $album->id . ' Name: ' . $album->name . '</b><br>';

Before you play with a sql select please play woth the global var and the functions of nextgen. The important var of ngg is $nggdb. About this you can use many methods to the class of ngg, lik get_used_galleries().

I know about this method. Please check the example source.

global $nggdb;
$galleries = array();
/* find all galleries */
foreach( $nggdb->find_all_galleries() as $gallery ) {
   // check the array $gallery
   // $gallery: name, path(wp-content), title, previewpicID, author
   array_push( $galleries, $gallery->gid );
/* create a temporary album with all galleries */
echo nggCreateAlbum( $galleries, 'grid' );
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