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Picasa Slideshow


This is a plugin written because I could not find something that was as simple and
configurable as I needed. This plugin embeds a Flash slideshow (from Google’s Picasa
Web) with the proper configuration parameters. The actual slideshow can be
added to your blog within your Widget configuration screen for a specified username
and album ID.

Once the slideshow is in place, it can autostart or not and will open up a new window
when clicked showing the images in full size within Picasa Web. The user ID is self-
explanatory along with most of the options available for configuration. The album ID
is a long number (about 19 digits) and can be retrieved from the slide show link
within Picasa Web Albums or the “Embed Slideshow” link that appears once you have selected an album
within your account. The background color is the background color desired for the slideshow
and is represented by 6 hexadecimal digits.

A description of the slideshow created is available from this Google Picasa Web Albums


  • This is a screen shot of a slideshow while running and configured to show captions.
  • This is a screen shot when the mouse hovers over the slideshow.


  1. Upload picasa-slideshow-widget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the ‘Picasa Slideshow’ widget within the ‘Widgets’ menu in Wordpess
  4. Change configuration parameters to match your Picasa Web user ID and album ID.


Can this embed a slideshow within a post on my blog?

No, this is strictly for embeddeding a slideshow as a widget in your blog’s sidebar.

Contributors & Developers

“Picasa Slideshow” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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