Customizing Group Pages

Groups are used to organize your Galleries and photos.  Similar to folders in your computer or a filing cabinet, Groups are used to hold galleries and organize them into groups or categories.

Please click here for more details on Groups.

Like Galleries, each Group will have its own webpage on your site.  And also like Galleries, the Group's online presentation can be customized as needed.

You can apply different Themes, Layouts and Options for the group page.

Layouts control the placement of different elements on the page.

Themes control the colors and fonts used on the page.  You can apply any pre-made theme or create your own custom theme.

Options allow you to show or hide various elements on the page.  This is used to further fine tune the page based on the Layout applied to the page.


Click the links below to navigate directly to the desired customization option.


See this link for more details on the various Options available for the groups.



Selecting the Layout

Layouts define the elements and their placement on your Group pages. You can customize each type of Group page separately by changing the individual layout. 

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  1. In the Dashboard, go to Photos.
  2. In the Organizer, select the group you would like to edit.
  3. Hover the mouse pointer over Preview then click Customize.

Access Customize Visitor View of a Group


If you are already in the Website View, move your mouse over the My Zenfolio View Switcher at the top of the visitor page. A menu will open with a list of items. Click to select Customize Website View.
 

  1. Make sure that Group is displayed in the top left corner.  If not, then a group is not currently selected for editing.
  2. Click Layout in the top menu. A popup window will open.
  3. If Use Default Settings option is checked, uncheck it to allow customizing.
  4. Click to select the layout you would like to use for the group.
  5. Click Apply to confirm and apply the selection. The page will refresh with the new layout applied. Review the group with the new layout applied. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you are happy with the selection.
  6. Click Publish to apply the changes to your live site and exit this mode.

Customize Groups Layout

See the Help section about saving new default website view settings to apply to new group pages.



 

Selecting a Theme

The Theme of your Groups will define the visual appearance of the group's web page. The theme controls the page's colors, background image, opacity of elements on the page, fonts, font sizes and font colors. If so desired, you can apply different themes to each of your groups.  You can also apply different themes to all of the galleries and other groups contained by the group.

A number of themes are provided to choose from and Zenfolio is continually adding new themes.  You can also create your own custom theme and apply it to the page. 

  1. In the Dashboard, go to Photos.
  2. In the Organizer, select the group you would like to edit.
  3. Hover the mouse pointer over Preview then click Customize.

Access Customize Visitor View of a Group


If you are already in the Website View, move your mouse over the My Zenfolio View Switcher at the top of the visitor page. A menu will open with a list of items. Click to select Customize Website View.
 

  1. Make sure that Group is displayed in the top left corner.  If not, then a group is not currently selected for editing.
  2. Click Themes in the top menu. A popup window will open.
  3. If Use Default Settings option is checked, uncheck it to allow customizing.
  4. If desired, switch between the Large Preview or Thumbnails view by using the view icons. We will use Thumbnails view for this example.
  5. Click to select the theme you would like to use for the page.
  6. Click Apply to confirm and apply the selection. The page will refresh with the new theme applied. Review the group with the new theme applied. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you are happy with the selection.
  7. Click Publish to apply the changes to your live site and exit this mode.

Customize Groups Themes

See Help section about saving new default website view settings to apply to new groups.



 

Accessing Group Page Options

Through the Options panel, you can configure the different options available.  These options will vary based on the layout selected.  Try different layouts to see which options are available under each layout.
 
  1. In the Dashboard, go to Photos.
  2. In the Organizer, select the group you would like to edit.
  3. Hover the mouse pointer over Preview then click Customize.

Access Customize Visitor View of a Group


If you are already in the Website View, move your mouse over the My Zenfolio View Switcher at the top of the visitor page. A menu will open with a list of items. Click to select Customize Website View.
 

  1. Make sure that Group is displayed in the top left corner.  If not, then a group is not currently selected for editing.
  2. Click Options in the top menu. A popup window will open.
  3. Uncheck Use Default Settings for Layout, Theme, and Options if necessary
  4. Select the tab that contains the option that you would like to configure
  5. Configure the selected element by setting it to ShowHide or by entering in a value into the field provided
  6. Click Apply to confirm and apply the selection. The page will refresh with the new options applied. Review the page with the new options applied. Repeat steps 2 to 6 until you are happy with your changes.
  7. Click Publish to apply the changes to your live site and exit this mode.

Customize Groups Options

See this link for more details on the various Options available for the groups.