WP Real Media LibraryFirsh2016-03-13T16:56:43+00:00
The concept: why use WP Real Media Library as a source?
WP Real Media Library is a premium plugin that fulfills a serious need in WordPress library management. The concept of album-gallery relationships. The ability to create a hierarchy and come up with a logical way to organize your content. This idea is available in the NextGEN source, however this solution proves to be more efficient and straightforward. It can remain lightweight since all the content remains in the native Library of WordPress without changing any file structure on the server. This allows everything that's available for the WordPress source to be used here, such as Filtering (taxonomies), Custom links, four built-in metadata fields (captions) and various custom fields. So it "just" adds its excellent organizing capabilities. Other sources like Facebook and Flickr do have similar features, but they are somewhat limited. Today, the best and most versatile way to achieve this comes with the mutual compatibility of two plugins: JIG and WP RML.
Working together with its attentive developer, it became evident that this compatibility holds benefits for both plugins. WP RML by itself lacks abilities on the front-end. It simply shows the selected gallery using the regular WordPress gallery. This needed to change. With the obvious visual advantage of JIG, a more important feature was created. The ability to show and traverse from any selected point of the RML tree. You can select folders and collections to display, not just galleries. JIG creates virtual pages according to the tree and allows navigation using a breadcrumb. It is a pleasure to work with MatthiasWeb and it is the first time a source could be included in JIG with mutual compatibility. Other sources won't change because of JIG's needs, so we make compromises. Fortunately, with WP RML it's not necessary.
Learn more about the different usage scenarios below!
Each usage has more detailed demos and explanations to find out what you can do. This is an index page for the WP Real Media Library source.