SmugMug Albums


All albums for a user can be displayed using this invocation:

[gallery type='smugmug' view='albums' nick_name='nick-name']

Note that you need the nickname of the user whose photos you want to see. The nickname can be got from the SmugMug URL for that user. E.g. If the SmugMug URL is, you have to set nick_name='joe-sixpack'.

Additionally you can specify a columns to control how many thumbnails appear in each row.

You can see the results here, which list out Sayontan Sinha’s albums:

  • Maui
  • Fauna

The above uses the shortcode:

[gallery type='smugmug' view='albums' nick_name='sayontan']

SmugMug’s API is very picky about what it lets you show on your site. Even if a folder is not protected, it sometimes prevents you from launching a slideshow, which typically happens if you have protected an album, then unprotected it. E.g. in the above the “Fauna” album was originally protected, then unprotected. This caused issues in viewing the contents of the album when clicked. The culprit was one of SmugMug’s settings for the album, “External links” (“Allow easy display of your photos elsewhere?”). This needs to be set to “Yes” for the photos to be visible.

Currently protected albums are not supported. Support for them will be added in the near future.