Plugin Reviews

The Piecemaker 2

Manage multiple Piecemaker galleries and display them within blog posts and pages. Also supports video and .swf files.

2 reviews
Average Rating
5 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.1


Still works better than expected
By , for WP 3.8

January 15, 2014
There is a different way to upload the pictures, you dont use the media gallery. You upload it through the Plugins 'Assets' page, one at a time.

I love piecemaker, use it on other html website, and was really hoping to use it on my Wp site. And this plugin did just that.

What I love about this plug in are two things, that you can upload and set an unlimited number of images to each one, and create a multitude (without limit) of piecemaker banners for your site. This plugin seems to get along well with all of my other plugins.

Recently had a problem where I could not put a quality image the full width of the WP site, as it was getting shrunk and distorted. Piecemaker2 was the solution. Designed the image size, uploaded, then configured the piecemaker to the specific size I wanted. It retained and kept the quality with each image. Can just set the timing to stretch on to 1000 seconds so that the image just stays for minutes at a time.

I also love that I can use the same shortcode and just change the number for each different banner.

The only problem I faced with this plugin is that when a person wants to zoom out to where the site shrinks...the site shrinks...but the banner does not. But then again, who is really going to zoom out for the most part. If that is a Problem, just design a fixed size and leave it alone.

Regardless, am super happy with this plugin, and am planning on using it despite the lack of support. Am super happy.

If you are new to using plugins, and understanding html and configurations...you might get a bit frustrated trying to learn how all of the settings work. But just be patient. Once you get the hang of it..it works.

Oh and one last thing. When ever I have to make a change/modification to the banner, I don't have to go and add the banner to the page(s). Just do the edits in the Piecemaker menu area, and all of the banner(s) automatically update. Am loving this!!!!

Good luck.

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