customization and access to member photo albums
The member photo albums are such a great feature and the improvements you made in 7.14 are welcomed. But, there are a number of issues on using these effectively. We are a league of artists and are using the website to showcase our artists and also to sell their art in our shop. You can see our website at https://northshoreartistsleague.org. We have come up with some ways to utilize the functionality that is available but are pushing the limits of the software and website to do this and have a number of places where it is a significant amount of admin work to set things up as we are doing. Regarding the member albums particularly, here are my high level comments.
First, is that the albums themselves are not located within the website file system and so unavailable to admin access for any purpose.
Second, there is no system page available for us to customize how the member photo albums will display.
Third, there is no gadget available that would allow us to use content from member photo albums on our site in ways that would help us support our mission of promoting our artists and also allowing them to sell their art either on our shop or also by showing a portfolio from their member albums and giving a link, included in our member fields, to their website if they have selling capabilities already.
These 3 things are the underlying problems. I would be happy to describe some of the things we would like to be able to do if you want some use cases.
Some of the other suggestions about the member pages and member photo albums provide use cases that I would also buy into but in this suggestion, I wanted to hit the deficiencies we are experiencing more generically at the level of what system functions we would like to see modified or added.