Shashin is a powerful WordPress plugin that lets you easily display photos and videos from Picasa, Twitpic, and Youtube in your WordPress site.
Nice plugin, great support
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.
best picasa plugin in I ever saw, thanks for your work!
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.
Very good plugin!
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