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  • #1645

    nv1962
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    I have a WordPress blog. I have the Slimbox2 plugin installed. I have a Picasa account. I have images uploaded to a Picasa web album (let’s say, by using the Picasa3 app).

    Now… Uh, so what do I do to put the Picasa images in a nice Slimbox2 presentation, again? :-)

    #1652

    Malcalevak
    Keymaster

    Maybe integrated isn’t the best word, auto-detection maybe?

    Basically you just insert a link with a picasaweb thumbnail inside as follows:
    [code:1bso3rgh]<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/ujohann0405/Mexiko?feat=featured#5281661081342459650/"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_z1GyXh0V9qw/SUw6xSFsPwI/AAAAAAAADs0/TEFnv28_zBw/s144-c/IMGP1222.JPG" alt="Test2" /></a>[/code:1bso3rgh]

    The same is done for Flickr. These links would fail with standard autoload because they aren’t links to images, so the script takes the thumbnail image and derives a standard image link.

    #1651

    nv1962
    Member

    Thanks! That’s much clearer now.

    I just came across this nifty plugin called <a href="http://rawlinson.us/blog/articles/picasaweb-wordpress-plugin/">PicasaWeb</a&gt; written a while ago by Bill Rawlinson, which takes an RSS URI and then pops out the thumbnails and links to the pics. I’m looking at it, trying to figure out if I can make it work with shortcode (so that it can be used within a page or post) as I’ve also suggested on the author’s post, but it’s probably getting a bit too late here for bright ideas. But it’d be a kick to make it work, as that plugin outputs pure and simple HTML for the thumbnails and the pics, of any specified album… Used together with Slimbox2 it’d be terrific!

    #1650

    Malcalevak
    Keymaster

    Eventually I might try to make usage with various galleries easier, then again, if other plugins do the trick, I could just provide a list of recommended plugins.

    #1649

    nv1962
    Member

    I’d simply point to existing plugins. E.g. in the case of Picasa albums, I’d recommend using <a href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/picasa-images-express/">Picasa Image Express</a> (by <a href="http://psytoy.net/picasa-image-express/">Scrawl</a&gt😉 which has several niceties: it has a built-in Picasaweb album / picture browser, from which you pick (select) the images to be inserted in your post, and it has built-in support for your WP-Slimbox2 plugin.

    Just select "Lightbox" as the link option (or you can set it to the default "Direct Link" if you have the appropriate corresponding settings in WP-Slimbox2) and it’ll work perfectly.

    I’ve just tested it on two installs, and verified that it works out of the box.

    #1648

    I haven’t tried the Picasa gallery, but I installed this plugin for use with FlickR a few minutes ago and it works flawlessly! I now have a full-featured FlickR gallery embedded in my site which utilizes Slimbox2, good work <img src=” title=”Smiley” />

    You can see it in action on my local hockey club’s website … http://dunedinicehockey.co.nz/gallery/n … lery-2008/

    #1647

    Malcalevak
    Keymaster

    your gallery doen’t seems to working… i see this [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157605733428261"]

    #1646

    I removed that plugin from the site quite a while back now. I’m not the main contributor to the site anymore, even though I still administer it and have removed a bunch of things the new contributors aren’t making use of or appreciate.

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