Images and Videos

On October 28, 2011, in How To, by Josh Allanson
Creating a photo gallery for a post or page
  • Activate the NextGEN Gallery plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins)
  • Click on Gallery in the Left hand menu and then select Add Gallery/Images
  • Click on Add new gallery and then enter the name for that gallery
  • There are currently 2 methods for adding photos:
    • One at a time upload through the browser
      • Click on “Disable flash based upload”
      • Browse for and select the files you want to upload
      • Select the gallery you wish to upload them too and click upload
    • Upload many images with a Zip file
      • Create a Zip folder
        • In Windows, right-click on the in the open space of a folder and New -> Compressed (zipped) Folder and then copy and paste the images into it
        • For a Mac, select the folder you want to compress, hold control and click on it.  Then select Compress
      • Select the Upload a Zip-File tab
      • Click Choose File and browse for the Zip file you just created
      • Select the gallery to upload the images to and then click Start Upload
        • Note, currently the maximum file upload size is 32 megabytes, so if you have very large pictures you may need to shrink them first
  • Click on Manage Gallery in the Left hand menu and locate the ID number of the gallery you wish to put in the post or page
  • Insert the following line into the page or post:  [nggallery id=x] with “x” being the id number of the gallery

Insert a Flickr gallery or slideshow in a post or page

  • Activate the Slickr Flickr plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins)
  • Click on settings in the Left Hand menu and then select Slickr Flickr
  • Enter your Flickr ID number and select whether this is a user or group ID
  • Select the number of photos you would like to display (the maximum is 20) and how you would like them displayed
  • Choose the rest of the display settings
  • Edit the page you would like to place the gallery or slideshow on
  • Insert the following code into the editor:  [slickr-flickr set=”********” id=”*********”] with the *’s being the set number and ID number
  • For more information and display options, please visit the plugin’s official page at Slickr Flickr’s How To page

Embedding video in a post or page

  • Activate the Viper’s Video Quick Tags plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins)
  • Edit the post or page you wish to embed the video in
  • Click on the button in the editor that corresponds with the site that the video is from
  • Enter the URL address of the video
  • You can also change the dimensions of the video by clicking the “Dimensions” drop-down
Embedding a Google Map
  • Activate the Google Maps embed plugin (See the Plugins and Widgets page for instructions on installing plugins)
  • Edit the post or page you wish to embed the map in
  • Click on the Embed a Google Map button in the editor that
  • Enter the URL address of the map

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