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Polaroid on the Fly

Creates polaroids of images on the fly for thumbnails in posts. Support for lightbox included. Built on modified Polaroid-o-nizer v0.7.2 sources.


  1. PHP GD Module
  2. Lightbox - Not really a requirement but a recommendation if you want to have a nice ajax/javascript image overlay on your page.


  1. Deactivate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  2. Delete the previous polaroid-on-the-fly folder from the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Upload the new polaroid-on-the-fly folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress


  1. Create an image link in your post in the following format:

  2. Be sure to include rel="polaroid" as this activates the plugin.

  3. If alt="Picture[album]" is included the portion listed here as Picture will be displayed as the image title in Lightbox and the portion listed as [album] will group multiple pictures into an album called album. The alt tag is not required and if used the [album] portion is not required. Read the Lightbox usage for more details on Titles and albums.
  4. Be sure to place each html img tag on a separate line.
  5. This plugin supports the following image formats: jpg, png, gif


Do not use the visual editor for doing the above use the code editor.

To Do

  1. Add features for x and y offset
  2. Add features for rotation angle
  3. Add additional error reporting for the offset and angle
  4. Add functionality to options page to generate a URL for placement elsewhere on the site.
  5. Add functionality to cache the polaroid images.

Requires: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: 50+


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