Picasa Albums For WordPress
Picasa Albums For WordPress gives you full control over how you Picasa Albums displayed in your blog by adding custom post type "Albums" to your WP 3.0. Once Picasa Albums imported, you can rearrange images, hide images and/or change album cover image. Users can add specific album description and control which albums to display on the site. Picasa Albums Settings page allows to set thumbnail size, max image size and cropping options for your images.
If you looking to ease the load on your PHP server by serving static content (images) from CDN or simply short on space on your hosting, Picasa Album is great solutions for you. All images are stored on Google's servers and served to users directly. Picasa Albums does not store any images on your server.
Use multiple accounts
Picasa Albums allows you to import images from any number of Picasa accounts, so you can combine all of your family's pictures in one place. This feature also comes handy if you have more than 1Gb of pictures to share and do not feel like paying for hosting. Create multiple Picasa accounts and display all images on your site.
You in control
Picasa web albums is a great service, but sometimes you need more granular control aver your images. This why why Picasa Albums allows you to decide:
- Which albums to show
- Album's title, url, description, thumbnail and thumbnail size
- Which images in the albums to show, images order, thumbnail size and maximum images size
- If own multiple Picasa accounts, you can import from all of them
Obviously I would like to deliver ultimate solution that will solve all you problems regardless your software/hardware, but some times it is just not possible. This plugin has been designed specifically to work on latest WordPress 3 platform, therefor it will not work work on older instances (you should update, it is in your best interest, even if you do not need this plugin). Here major downfalls so far:
- WordPress 3 and newer
- PHP 5 with CURL enabled and JSON support (most web hosters have it)
- mod_rewrite is required and you must use permalink.
Good to know
This plugin includes Fancybox
and uses it to display enlarged images.
Help me make it better
Like it or not, drop a line in comment bellow. If you have an issue post it on issue tracker @ github.com