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Shashin

Shashin is a powerful WordPress plugin that lets you easily display photos and videos from Picasa, Twitpic, and Youtube in your WordPress site.

Average Rating
4 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Perfect
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is a great plugin and in fact is the best Picasa plugin on WordPress as far as I am concerned. First class support too.

5 stars
Best
By ,

Best Picasa plugin!!!Thank you!Plese add and Lightbox and some other photo viewer.

5 stars
Thank You!
By , for WP 3.8

M. Toppa thank you so much for this amazing plugin!
Actually, i just got registered on wordpress.org to rate this, yup first time.
Thx so much!!

4 stars
Nearly Perfect
By , for WP 3.7.1

Everything works so well, i can recommend this to everyone.

The only thing i am missing is to display a gallery in google+ style like this http://justifiedgrid.com/preset-4-google-style/

And it would be if my album thumbnails can be cropped in 16x9 ratio (instead of square).

I spent some hours looking for a plugin that is better than Shashin but even the paid ones couldnt do all this. Good work!

5 stars
Awesome
By , for WP 3.5.2

Nice plugin, great support

5 stars
All-in-one solution for Picasa, YouTube, Twitpic, Pinterest
By , for WP 3.6.1

There are a lot of plugins to manage galleries of images and videos out there, and the most popular is probably NextGEN. But if you're running a site hosted on a service with little traffic and/or disk space, and have all sorts of images and videos to show, the best way is to host all your media externally — and then integrate them inside your own website.

This is where Shashin excels. It links to your albums on Picasa and/or your channel on YouTube, and allows you to use shortcodes and similar tools (like NextGEN, even though it's not so sophisticated) to automatically embed images and videos in your pages, articles, or even on widgets.

A key feature is keeping everything in sync. As soon as you upload a video on YouTube, for instance, you can refresh the sync with Shashin, and all your pages displaying YouTube videos — either all of them, or a widget on the sidebar with the "last video"— will automatically be changed as well.

Shashin also includes the usual lightbox and slideshow tools, and uses a lot of Javascript to display the thumbnails. If there is anything I can find a fault with Shashin is that it might be "too much Javascript" — sometimes, pages fail to load completely, specially if you are using the good practice of loading JS asynchronously. The good news is that Shashin will default to pointing directly to your Picasa/Google+/YouTube albums if the whole Javascript hasn't loaded yet — you lose the "integration", but at least you're able to show the images and videos to your viewers.

5 stars
Very impressive
By , for WP 3.5.2

best picasa plugin in I ever saw, thanks for your work!

5 stars
One of the most comprehensive & flexible Gallery plugins
By , for WP 3.4.2

If you have your photos on Picasaweb as I do, and want to display them with some commentary, this is a no-brainer Gallery plugin for WordPress.
In fact, the Gallery display beats Picasaweb itself I think. And the support from Mike Toppa and others is superb.
If you're looking at starting a site for showing photos, or even if you're wanting to display the occasional photo this plugin is well worth the time spent in familiarizing yourself with it.

Feature suggestion :
An older version allowed (or defaulted) the copying of photos into the WP Media section. The advantage to this is that then you can use images from Picasa as WP 'Featured' images supported by your theme.

5 stars
Great!
By , for WP 3.4.2

Very good plugin!

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