Photonic supports the following types of photoset displays:

  • Individual photosets
  • Photoset searches by text
  • Photoset searches by category
  • Popular photosets
  • Recent photosets

To display any of the above, the following parameters are mandatory:

  • type="zenfolio"
  • view="photosets"
  • photoset_type="Gallery" or photoset_type="Collection" – Mandatory if you are not displaying an individual photoset

Individual Photosets

To display an individual photoset, the following is the syntax:

[gallery type='zenfolio' view='photosets' object_id='...'] 

The object_id above is the id of your photoset. How do you know what that is? Go to a photoset in Zenfolio, say (this is one of Colin’s photosets). The underlined part is your id.

So, using the shortcode for the above photoset:

Photoset Searches by Text

To search for a photoset by text, simply pass the text parameter to it:

[gallery type='zenfolio' view='photosets' photoset_type='Gallery' text='...'] 

The following are galleries returned while searching for “wildlife”:

  • Birds
  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife in Botswana
  • Wildlife in S. Africa
  • My Corner Of The World
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
  • british wildlife centre may 16
  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Wildlife
  • Homepage
  • Kroschel Wildlife Center Alaska
  • Nature
  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife Prints
  • Paradise Wildlife Park

The results are sorted by date, the most recent showing first. You could alternatively specify an explicit sort_order parameter, which can take the values Popularity, Rank or Date.

The following are the 25 most popular wildlife collections with 5 thumbnails per row:

The above uses the shortcode:

[gallery type='zenfolio' view='photosets' text='wildlife' sort_order='Popularity' limit=25 columns=5 photoset_type='Collection'] 

Photoset Searches by Category

To search for a photoset by category, pass the category_code parameter to it:

[gallery type='zenfolio' view='photosets' photoset_type='Collection' category_code='...'] 

How do you get the category_code? You can go to Photonic → Helpers → Zenfolio → Zenfolio Categories, and list out all the available categories. Pick the one that you need.

The following are the most popular photosets in the category “Portraits” (category code 3012000):

  • Paintings: Landscapes
  • Loving Gifts
  • Schilderijen
  • "Magic Live" - Urban Spree, Berlin 10/2015
  • Digital Paintings
  • Photo Paintings / Art
  • Collection of Suezi A. Pastels in Print
  • Photos and Art
  • Paintings
  • Autumn
  • Limited-Edition Prints by African Artists (The Full Collection)
  • Africana / Merchandise
  • BLUE
  • Frescoes
  • Sample-Homepage-Slideshow
  • Palmyra
  • Rowland Glaysher Rollz Art in Print

The above uses the shortcode:

[gallery type='zenfolio' view='photosets' photoset_type='Collection' category_code='3012000' sort_order='Popularity']

For category-based searches you cannot specify Rank in your sort order – Popularity and Date are the only available options.

Popular Photos, Recent Photos

To display the most popular photos or the most recent photos, use the kind parameter and pass to it the values popular or recent. So:

[gallery type='zenfolio' view='photos' kind='recent'] 

I am not showing a working example of photos from the above because of the adult nature of some photos.

Miscellaneous Parameters

The following miscellaneous parameters can be used whenever multiple results are going to be returned:

  • limit – Shows a certain number of results. The default is 20.
  • columns – Number of thumbnails per row. The default is auto, so the plugin tries to arrange thumbnails one after another till a row is full.
  • thumb_size – This is the size of displayed thumbnails. This can take the following values:
    • 0 – Small thumbnail, upto 80 × 80px
    • 1 – Square thumbnail, 60 × 60px, cropped square
    • 10 – Medium thumbnail, upto 120 × 120px
    • 11 – Large thumbnail, upto 120 × 120px
    • 2 – Small image, upto 400 × 400px