Introduction

wgPicasa is a very simple and smoothy tool to publish pictures in your Joomla website stored at your Google's Picasa web.
Now you use Picasa for your web albums without having the problem your visitors are not on your site anymore.

Features

  • Easy to install and use
  • Choose your own thumbnail size
  • Config maximum pictures per page
  • Config how many picture in a row
  • Multiple web albums on one site
  • Very fast light-box tool to show pictures
  • Automatically updated when changing picasa
  • Reduce costs for hosting!
  • more..

Install

  • download the component
  • Use the install option in Joomla to install it
  • Make a menu item using the wgPicasa option
  • Choose which layout, there are 2 layout options:
    1) show one specific album of Picasa
    2) show all albums of your Picasa account
  • Make your personal setting under the component parameters, see settings

Upgrade

First you have to uninstall the component, then do the normal install and the upgrade has been done. Please check you settings of the wgPicasa menu items.

Settings


Under the menu item you can make your setting by the PARAMETERS of the component:

wgpicasa_parameters

Picasa user name Fill in the user name of your Picasa account, normally the name before your GMail address.
Only PUBLIC albums will be shown

Picasa album id
If you have chosen the one album layout, you have to fill in the
ID of the album, you will find this ID in the url address when you open the album.
Max Photos per page
the maximum of the pictures per page you like.
Max Photos per row
The maximum pictures per row.
Paging numbers
how many page numbers
Image size thumbnail
the size of the thumbnail
Image size Light-box
The size of the pop-up light-box when you click on a thumbnail
Title Title of the page
Text You can add some text, like some explaining of the albums, or an agreement. It's also possible to do some html style in this text.














Changing in your albums

If you make changes in your Picasa web albums, these changing will be updated automatically. So if you delete or add pictures this will be immediately changed next time you visit the website.

Download

Download the component here