Passing certain parameters to Photonic with the gallery short-code you can make unauthenticated API calls on SmugMug to display the following:

You can also control various skinning aspects of how the thumbnails are displayed.

The gallery short-code has to be invoked with type='smugmug' to invoke the SmugMug functionality. Click on the links above to see examples. Note that you need to obtain an API key from SmugMug for this. The API Key has to be entered in Settings → Photonic → SmugMug → SmugMug Settings.

Accessing SmugMug in Photonic 1.57 and Higher (#)

In Photonic Version 1.57, the SmugMug interface was updated to use the latest version of Smugmug’s API, v2. This can cause your API keys to stop working unless you provide some authorization. Don’t worry – it is a lot easier than it sounds. This is what you do:

  1. Login to your Smugmug account.
  2. Go to the API Terms of Service at
  3. You will be presented with this screen:
    Smugmug API v2 Terms of Service

    Smugmug API v2 Terms of Service

  4. If you accept the terms of service, select the two checkboxes and click “Accept”.

That’s it. Your galleries will now show up!