Adding multiple Albums list and Album Categories

Information

Adding multiple Works list and Work Categories is same process as described here below, but for done for Work Categories.

How to create multiple Albums lists

To make it clear, doing this(multiple Albums lists) same way as doing single Albums list is not possible due to some WordPress limitations in creating custom post types and taxonomies.

However we can simulate it by adding albums under different Albums Categories. Then you can link such category in your menu(but you have to enable it first) and you have different Albums lists.

That was simple example. However if you want to have many filtered Albums lists then you have to create Albums Categories hierarchy.

Lets see an example.

Example

Lets say we want to create 2 Albums lists for Design and Webdesign.

All your Albums Categories can be found in AlbumsCategories

Where to find Album Categories
Where to find Album Categories

There we create Albums Categories: Design and Webdesign, and under each we add their subcategories – it will be our Albums Categories to filter by on each Albums list.

Category tree can look like this:

Hierarchy of Albums categories to create multiple albums lists
Hierarchy of Albums Categories to create multiple Albums lists

 

Now you have to assign your albums to different Albums Categories. You can do it by choosing Albums Categories while adding album, like you can see on image below:

Adding categories to Albums
Adding Albums Categories to Albums

 

Now when you link Design or WebDesign to your menu you have two separate Albums lists. However, if you don’t need subcategories, you can just link in your menu your main Albums categories. Under each album list you will see only albums that are in that category(or descendant category).

Add new Albums list to menu

After you assigned different albums to different Albums Categories you may want to add this Albums list to menu.

To do it go to Appearance → Menus and be sure to activate adding Albums Categories to menu, just like explained in creating menu section.

Attention

If you are using multiple Albums list then template for Albums list will display all your albums with filter, so you can view them by category.

You don’t have to use it or even create it if you don’t want.

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