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Postcasa Shortcode

Description

There are a lot of great plugins for using Picasa based photos on your blog. So, why write another one?

Most don’t allow you to actually add a simple, inline slideshow – rather, they add all the images to the post and have whizbang slimbox integration, etc.

This humble plugin does nothing of the sort. All it does is add the standard Picasa EMBED slideshow, without needing any of the fancy code. It is designed for simple, but flexible use.

All you need to do is use the [postcasa] shortcode around the RSS feed URL for your Picasa album, and the plugin does the rest.

Example: [postcasa]http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/miloandrew/albumid/5273127970894080577?alt=rss&kind=photo&authkey=VWY2bThuIvM&hl=en_US[/postcasa]

It supports all of the standard Picasa embed options.

Other Notes…

If you need help with this plugin, browse over to the plugin home page (http://blog.miloco.com/postcasa) and leave a comment there. I’ll do my best to answer any questions that you have.

If you like the plugin, consider dropping a buck or two at the above URL to say thanks and help with future versions.

Thanks very much to planetOzh for the excellent shortcode tutorial (http://planetozh.com/blog/2008/03/wordpress-25-shortcodes-api-overview/). Without that article, my plugin would have taken a lot longer to make.

Screenshots

  • Copy the Link location by right clicking on the RSS logo. Right click and select Copy Shortcut if you use Internet Explorer
  • Open the shortcode by typing [postcasa]
  • Paste the RSS URL that you copied in step 1.
  • Close the shortcode by typing [/postcasa]
  • The default results... Easy!

FAQ

Does the plugin support any options?

Yup. You can find them listed in the Installation section above.

Can’t you just use an embed code directly? It’s almost as easy!

Sure can, but lots of folks forget to swith to HTML mode first or the WYSIWYG editor messes up the code after the fact, etc. Postcasa allows for adding the shortcode directly to the WYSIWYG editor with no problems. Its a simple plugin designed for easy access, nothing more.

Does the plugin allow CSS styling for the slideshow?

Yes, to a degree. The [postcasa] tag options govern the actual flash slideshow, but you can style the surrounding HTML paragraph tags by using the included ‘postcasa’ class.

Example:

p.postcasa {
margin: 10px;
padding: 10px;
border: 1px #000000 solid;
}

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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