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PhotoCrank – Social Photo Fun


Makes your photos Crankable using the PhotoCrank platform.

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Still got questions? Visit PhotoCrank FAQ for more information.

Crank your photos up a notch by adding the PhotoCrank Engine to your blog. With the PhotoCrank Engine you can instantly transform any photo or image into a very entertaining and engaging way for your visitors to interact with not only your site, but your other site visitors as well. They can do this by adding captions, images and text directly on top of any photo that once posted, everyone else can view and react to quickly and easily. We call each of these additions to the photos ‘Cranks’ and they will instantly bring your photos to life by making them more part of your site’s conversation.

Some features:

  • You can moderate each Crank that gets added to your website photos
  • Any visitor can Crank and view the Cranks on the photos on your website
  • You can control which photos are crankable
  • You can choose who can crank photos
  • You can customize the graphics palette for your site


  • Your visitors will spend more time on your website
  • Your visitors will return more frequently to view and Crank the photos on your website
  • Your website and Crank’d photos will be showcased on
  • All your crank’d photos get syndicated through-out the PhotoCrank network of blogs


  • Once installed, PhotoCrank will place 3 little buttons on the bottom of any photo that you elect to be 'Crankable'
  • When people want to view the CRANKS on a photo, they will click the 'Play' button and a small player appears and allows them to scroll through all the CRANKS. Plus they can vote, comment and reply with their own CRANKS.
  • When a user adds their own crank, they are provided a palette of thousands of graphics and word bubbles with which they can CRANK a photo.


Steps for getting PhotoCrank Launched on your site

  1. Download now
  2. Get a Member ID. You need your PhotoCrank Member ID in order to manage the PhotoCrank Engine and moderate cranks that get submitted on your site.
  3. Unzip the downloaded package and upload PhotoCrank.php into the wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Log into your WordPress admin panel.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  6. Visit your PhotoCrank options (Options – PhotoCrank) for WordPress 2.3.x, (Settings – PhotoCrank) for WordPress 2.5.x
  7. Enter your PhotoCrank Member ID.


Tell Me More about the PhotoCrank Engine

Please visit PhotoCrank FAQ for more information

Where can I learn more about PhotoCrank?

Watch this video to learn more about the value of adding PhotoCrank:

Where do i get a Member ID?

Click here to register and get a Member ID

How do I manage PhotoCrank once it is installed?

Please visit PhotoCrank Widget Customizer

Contributors & Developers

“PhotoCrank – Social Photo Fun” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.