Display Facebook Albums and Photos On Your Website

Facebook Album Browser is a Reponsive jQuery plugin for browsing public albums and photos from any Facebook account and showcases them as a photo gallery on your website. Albums are displayed with respective cover photos. Click on the cover photo to display all the photos under the album. Click on any photo opens the lightbox with next/prev buttons to navigate.

The main purpose of this plugin is to embed and customize Facebook photo albums in your website without being limited with Facebook styling. It also allows you to use it as picker as it raises events for clicked album/photo.

Plugin is compatible for both desktop and mobile websites.

How to Use:

  1. Load Facebook Album Browser plugin right after the jQuery library as shown below.
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="src/jquery.fb.albumbrowser.css">
    <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.1.min.js"></script>
    <script src="src/jquery.fb.albumbrowser.js"></script>
  2.  Create a container element in body of the page to display the Facebook Album Browser.
    <div class="fb-album-browser"></div>
  3. Call Facebook Album Browser in above container element and provide Facebook account to display albums as below.
    $(document).ready(function () {
        account: "starsportsindia"
  4. Use other options listed below to customize Facebook Album Browser plugin.
    // Facebook account
    account: "",
    // Facebook access token
    accessToken: "",
    // Display account information
    showAccountInfo: true,
    // Display the number of images
    showImageCount: true,
    // Skip albums which have no images
    skipEmptyAlbums: true,
    // An array of albums to be skipped
    skipAlbums: [],
    // switching on/off lightbox
    lightbox: true,
    // Allows using of plugin as an image multipicker.
    photosCheckbox: true,
    // An array of photos to be checked
    checkedPhotos: [],
  5. Use events listed below to perform specific actions on specific user action.
    // when album is selected in the browser.
    albumSelected: null,
    // when photo is selecetd in the browser.
    photoSelected: null,
    // when photo is selecetd in the browser. 
    photoChecked: null,
    // when photo is checked. 
    photoUnchecked: null,
  6. Every event function returns an object with following properties:
    id: image id in Facebook database
    url: large image url
    thumb: thumbnail image url


Download: https://github.com/dejanstojanovic/Facebook-Album-Browser

Demo: http://demo.technoworkshop.in/facebook-album-browser/

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