I have been using the Shashin WordPress plugin for awhile now to display my Google Picasa image galleries. This plugin basically generates pages on your site that embed the images from your Picasa image galleries. So far I have been really satisfied with the plugin and tried numerous other Picasa plugins before settling on this one. One thing I needed to change because of the layout of my site was the default size for the album thumbnails which is 160 pixels. Below I describe how to modify this size so you can display more albums in a smaller amount of space.
I have used the NextGen Gallery WordPress plugin on a bunch of different projects and have always been satisfied with the functionality. On a recent WordPress project I was working on I installed NextGen Gallery assuming I would use it however after I got a bit further on the project I decided it wasn’t necessary and that it would be easier to simply use the default WordPress media uploading capabilities along with the “Lightbox 2” and the “Flexible Upload D3Z Edition” WordPress plugins instead. While NextGen gallery has tons of functionality and typically is easy to use for this project there would be many authors and I needed the path of least resistance to allow authors to write articles.
Posting a single picture from a NextGen Gallery into a WordPress post is easy to do though I always seem to forget the actual syntax to do so. There are two ways in which you can display the image within a post which are to use the NextGen Gallery button from the kitchen sink interface within WordPress or you can simply use the syntax listed below.
WordPress NextGen Gallery Button:
One of my sisters recently sent me a link to a photo gallery slide show online at kodakgallery.com. The gallery is in a flash slideshow format where you can scroll through the pictures, etc. I wanted to save a couple of the pictures to my desktop to upload to a personal photo gallery however within the flash application you are unable to right click the image and save it to your desktop. It took me a second to figure out but you can actually save these images to your desktop by exiting the slide show and viewing the images outside of the flash application.
When you are viewing a Kodak Gallery in the slide show format it will look similar to the below.
I use SimpleViewer to display some of the image galleries on my personal WordPress blog and decided I wanted to change the caption location. Moving the caption to below the image itself instead of below the thumbnails is easy however you must have the source code that comes with purchasing the product. I figure it is worth the money if this is a gallery you are using as it would cost much more in time to develop the gallery yourself.
The default location of the caption is shown below in the image.