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Postcasa Shortcode

A simple [Shortcode] to add flash based Picasa slideshows directly inline in your posts. [postcasa]http://MyAlbumRSSurl[/postcasa]

  1. Unzip and copy the postcasa folder to your wordpress /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Using the WordPress Administration Plugin panel, activate the Postcasa Shortcode plugin.
  3. You can now use the shortcode in your posts, e.g. [postcasa]http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/miloandrew/albumid/5273127970894080577?alt=rss&kind=photo&authkey=VWY2bThuIvM&hl=en_US[/postcasa]

Usage

In a nutshell: Defaults are in BOLD and do not need to be specified

[postcasa width= height= size=(small,medium,large,xl,xll) bgcolor=(hexvalue,000000) align=(left,center,right) showcaptions=(yes,no)] RSS Link [/postcasa]

Example:

[postcasa]http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/miloandrew/albumid/5273127970894080577?alt=rss&kind=photo&authkey=VWY2bThuIvM&hl=en_US[/postcasa]

Tutorial:

  1. Copy the RSS link for your Picasa album directly from the Picasa website (Screenshot 1)
  2. Edit your post.
  3. Open the shortcode by typing: [postcasa] (Screenshot 2)
  4. Paste your Picasa RSS URL (Screenshot 3)
  5. Finish out the tag by typing: [/postcasa] (Screenshot 4)
  6. Publish your post.
  7. View the post to see the results. (Screenshot 5)

Shortcode Options

The plugin supports a number of optional settings, which are listed below:

size

The Plugin has a number of preset sizes that correspond to the Picasa presets.

Settings:

  • small (144x96 pixels)
  • medium (288x192 pixels) (This is the default if no size/height/width is used)
  • large (400x267 pixels)
  • xl (600x400 pixels)
  • xxl (800x533 pixels)

Usage Example:

  • [postcasa size=large]http://MyRSSurl[/postcasa]

Any value in the size parameter overrides explicit height and width settings.

width and height

You can directly specify both width and height parameters if you prefer. Values in these parameters are ignored if you have specified a size preset with the size parameter listed above.

Usage Example:

  • [postcasa width=200 height=100]http://MyRSSurl[/postcasa]
  • [postcasa width=200]http://MyRSSurl[/postcasa]
  • [postcasa height=100]http://MyRSSurl[/postcasa]

align

You can explicitly specify an alignment of where you want the slideshow to be placed. If you do not specify an alignment, it will default to align=left.

Settings:

  • left (This is the default.)
  • right
  • center

Usage Example:

  • [postcasa align=center]http://MyRSSurl[/postcasa]

bgcolor

You can explicitly specify a hex background color for the slideshow player. Usually this is seen when you have portrait oriented pictures. If you do not specify a bacground color, it will default to black.

Settings:

  • any hex value, e.g. 000000, ffffff, f0b1c2, etc.

Usage Example:

  • [postcasa bgcolor=ffffff]http://MyRSSurl[/postcasa]

showcaptions

This option overlays each picture's caption on top of the slideshow. By default, captions are off. You only need to specify this parameter to turn it on.

Settings:

  • yes

Usage Example:

  • [postcasa showcaptions=yes]http://MyRSSurl[/postcasa]

Requires: 2.5.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7
Last Updated: 2008-12-4
Downloads: 2,719

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