This article is difficult to name properly but basically, you are here because you would like to sync your collection of photos in Lightroom with a certain (type of) page on your website and/or gallery. First, let’s recap what the plugin does. WP/LR Sync sends and keeps your photos updated with the Media Library. This is its main function.
WP/LR Sync does two more things, less obvious to the users:
Now, you can link a collection with a gallery shortcode (1) or you can link through a clever process all this data to your WordPress through extensions (2).
This is pretty simple. Visit the menu called “Collections & Keywords” under WP/LR Sync in your WordPress. By hovering with your mouse over your collections and keywords, the plugin will generate a little shortcode on the right side. You can simply copy/paste it and insert it somewhere on your website. It’s totally natural to WordPress and a gallery such as the Meow Gallery can make it prettier.
This kind of page should be called a post-type. A post-type can be a post (standard), a page (standard), a portfolio, an album or whatever else. Those pages are defined by your theme, sometimes by other plugins. The way they exactly work is only known by that theme or plugin.
You probably now understand that there is no direct natural link between a collection and a page on your website. They have nothing in common. But WP/LR Sync has data (and events) that can be used to sync more things on your website. Of course, WP/LR Sync can’t guess how the data should be used or what should be done since all the themes are different.
This glue between WP/LR Sync and Themes is made through the WP/LR Extensions. You can check on the subject here.
Developers or Theme Developers can make their own extension for WP/LR Sync. That would be the easiest for the users, but they often don’t know WP/LR Sync yet or don’t have any time to allow to make one.
I made a generic extension called Post Types that covers most of the themes. It basically works with all the themes handling galleries, portfolios, posts or other post-types in a natural WordPress way. You can check the information and tutorial about it here: Post Types Extension.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me below in the comments. Thank you 🙂