FAQs - wgPicasa

There is a video available how to install the component. See here.

It's simply done by the normal install procedure of joomla.  So under extensions choose the install button and find the file on your computer (you just downloaded) and click on install. After that there will be a message that it has been done. There will be a component available under the components menu.

 

The component can be upgraded by simply uninstall the old component en do a fresh install with the new one. As by all upgrades make a copy of your database first!

Yes it's possible to use more accounts of the google Picasa albums. Simply make a new menu item with the new account details.
It's not possible to have them in one menu and view.

In the css file of your template you can style also the Picasa pictures. So if you like to have a border around the images and some padding, add this in your style sheet

img {border: 1px solid #CECECE; padding:4px;}

 

No there is no maximum of pictures or albums, but of course this has influence on loading the page. If you like to have all pictures on one page, this will have extra loading time.

If you make changes to the Picasa web albums, like deleting pictures in a album, or add an album. This will be automatically picked up by the component. Every time you visit the page this will be loaded with the latest information.

Please check if you have filled in the correct user name.
Also double check if your albums are PUBLIC.
Only public albums will be shown.

Here's how you get the album ID for a specific album.
Go to your PWA account and click on the album in question.
Click on the 'RSS' link to the right.
You should get something like the following:

picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/PWAusername/albumid/1234567890123456789?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_US
Notice the long string of digits; that's your Album ID.