Adding photos to your WordPress blog

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So you want to spice up your posts with Flickr, Picasa, or iPhoto, images from your computer? You can just insert one or two using the Upload/Insert button on the post editor. But what if you want to have a dozen photos, or have your readers see them as a slide show?

Here are several ways to do it:

 


 

Embedly

[box size=small color=green align=left type=tick]Embedly is a single plugin that lets you show images by simply including the URL in your post[/box]The Embedly wordpress plugin is the simplest solution to show images from the cloud in your posts or pages. It extends WordPress’s built-in oEmbed functionality to display images from 73 (as of Nov 2010) sources by just pasting the URL as a single line into your post. It does not require Lightbox or other plugins to display slide shows.

(note: I’ve noticed that Embedly doesn’t like the source URLs being enclosed in html tags, even “p” tags, so just paste those URLs in HTML view when editing your WordPress post, and don’t try to format the URL. If you see the URL and not the image, check your HTML-view.)

[box size=small color=yellow align=left type=tick]UPDATE (12/9/2010): If you are having trouble wrestling with WordPress’s editor inserting <p> tags around your URL that you can’t remove, try this plugin PS Disable Auto Formatting, it disables auto formatting (wpautop) and saves <p> and <br /> formatted content. But beware, if you switch from HTML editing your post to Visual, the damn’d p-tags are reinserted and you have to go back to HTML mode to manually remove them![/box]

Picasa images with Embedly

Picasa single image using Embedly

Picasa Web Albums – Pieter Hartsook

 

Picasa album using Embedly

 

Flicker images with Embedly

hover your cursor near the top of the image to see the slide show controls
and near the bottom to see the gallery strip

My Photos-In-law apartment

Explore this photo album by Pieter Hartsook on Flickr!

 

 

 


 

 

 

PicasaExpress 2

The Picasa Express2 plugin let’s you add a photo or gallery/album from the Upload/Insert buttons in WordPress edit view. The slideshow function is currently being supplied by another plugnin, Lighbox Plus. PicasaExpress2 also works with the JQurey Lightbox plugin for slideshows as well. I used Lightbox Plus because it was easier to configure and offered more configuration options. [box size=small color=green align=left type=tick]PicasaExpress is a good choice if you want to display the “thumbnails” gallery of your Picasa album in your post.[/box]

click a thumbnail below to see a larger image or a slideshow[pe2-gallery album=”aHR0cDovL3BpY2FzYXdlYi5nb29nbGUuY29tL2RhdGEvZmVlZC9iYXNlL3VzZXIvaGFydHNvb2svYWxidW1pZC81MDIxNDU1MzU0MTg4NDAyNjU3P2FsdD1yc3MmYW1wO2hsPWVuX1VTJmtpbmQ9cGhvdG8=”]

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cincopa

[box size=small color=green type=tick align=right] Use Cincopa if you don’t already have a Flickr, Picasa, Snapfish or other online site where you store your photos. Or if you don’t want to be bothered installing and configuring various plugins to manage your photos and slideshows in your WordPress blog. [/box]Cincopa is a SaaS, cloud-based service that offers a limited (but generous) free plan for hosting your images. It lets you configure galleries and offers a variety of presentations from thumbnail galleries, to slide shows, to Cool Iris views both in your posts and as a widget in your sidebars. They also offer support for podcast and videos as well.

One professional plugin for all your multi-media needs – Free Visit Site >> : http://www.cincopa.com/

  • Add Image galleries
  • Add Slideshows and photo albums
  • Add Video
  • Add Music playlists
  • Add Podcast and mp3
  • Add Menus and much more
  • Media Library
  • 44 skins and more – slideshow, video players, playlists, flash, full-screen, Cooliris, lightbox and wedding skins etc
  • Automatic uploading and hosting…

To use you create a gallery on the Cincopa website, ether reusing existing photos already uploaded to you account, or upload new ones. You set the style/format for the new gallery then Cincopa generates a WordPress shortcode [bracket]cincopa + your gallery code[bracket] you use in you post or in the Cincopa widget.

Here’s a sample:
[cincopa AwIAKUazYV1A]
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