April 14, 2010
Jesse P. Luna demonstrates how to add a slideshow to a post on WordPress.com in this quick and easy tutorial.
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I was successfully able to create my first wordpress slideshow today using this tutorial.
Note: The only information that is missing from the step-by-step presentation is when you click on the photo icon, make sure you then are using the “Flash uploader” not the “Browser uploader.”
Thank you so much Jesse. I would never have know or tried this tool if I hadn’t discovered your instructions.
You’re welcome Creativepotager. Good note on the “Flash Uploader”.
Great tutorial. Are there any configurable options available for the slideshow?
Not yet, but we hope to add some options in the future.
Thanks for the great tips Jesse!
You’re welcome Jeffrey!
I only see a gallery button, do I have to add a plugin to make it work?
No, but your blog does need to be hosted on WordPress.com. This feature is only available on WordPress.com at this time.
Thanks for letting me know. My WordPress blog is hosted on my own website that’s why the button doesn’t show up. I hope this feature will be soon available for other environments than WordPress.com.
I am daily learning something new in here.
I was successfully able to create my first wordpress slideshow today using this tutorial
Thank you, it’s easy to follow and understand.
so simple and very useful.
Thank you! This was very helpful.
Thanks for the tutorial. It was very helpful.
Is there a way to have two different slide shows on the same post?
Currently, only one slideshow can be used per post.
Great idea. Thank you so much Jesse. I was at sixes and sevens trying to upload presentations into my blog – but the only method was a download link!! Now, it just makes it easy to save a presentation as images and move the PPT into the blog as a slideshow!! – Ananth
Ananth- Glad the image slideshow worked for you. If you want to keep more of a “Power Point” feeling, you can upload your presentation to Slideshare.net then embed that presentation into your WordPress.com blog. Here’s a link with info on embedding Slideshare presentations: http://en.support.wordpress.com/slideshows/slideshare/
Hmm, I think this will make for a good video tutorial.
Great. Exellent. Really really thank you, easy to understand and easy to use.
Any idea when this will be added to .org self hosted blogs? I thought it would have been on 3.0?
It will eventually be released as a plugin.
Thank you! The only problem I’m having now is that I already had two photos on the post so when I added the slide show photos and clicked “insert slide show.” I ended up getting those two photos included in the show. Is there anyway to deselect photos that are already in the gallery and only select certain photos for the slide show?
There aren’t any options that can be selected yet in the slideshow shortcode – it always uses all images attached to the post.
Jesse – how can you insert a slideshow when your site is not hosted by WP ?
I’m guessing that this is the problem since when I upload pics, save and then scroll down to find the slideshow button – it’s not there – I find only ‘insert gallery’ – that works but only gives me a series of pictures, not a slideshow.
The slideshow feature in this tutorial is currently only available on WordPress.com.
Okay, thank you. I had a feeling that the options were limited, but wanted to check to make sure that I wasn’t missing anything. Thank you for the help!
Hi Jesse, thanks for the screencast. By the way, I love the photos too. My question is does it matter if you are in the visual editor or html mode. I noticed that you weren’t using the visual editor during the screencast.
Hi ileaneb, the process is the same for the Visual and HTML editors. I just tried it to be sure. Glad you enjoyed the photos. – Jesse
Hi jesse, I’ve tried to set up a slideshow on my blog and the slideshow works well but I have thumbnails appearing on my blog posts aswell as the picture I’ve inserted in my post. How do I get rid of the thumbnails and just have the pictures on the post and main page slideshow. (As extra info my slide show is a part of my blog theme I don’t know if that makes a difference)
Do you know of another tutorial that show how to make a slideshow when a blog is not hosted on WordPress.com? thanks.
“No, but your blog does need to be hosted on WordPress.com. This feature is only available on WordPress.com at this time.”
Hi this seems like great info and it seemed so easy, but since we don’t have an insert slideshow option when weI insert images do you have any other suggestions?
Sounds like you might be running a self-hosted version of WordPress, rather using WordPress.com (which this video was made about). It’s worth heading to the Plugins> Add New menu, where you’ll be able to search from some slideshow alternatives
Hi Jesse, thanks for the video.
I have the Modularity Lite theme, and I am trying to make a slideshow like the one WP published http://modularitylitedemo.wordpress.com/. However, I cannot make my pictures looks wider (complete width of the page). Can you help me with that?
Thank you very much
For people with a self-hosted version I would suggest to download the NextGen Gallery plugin and the JW Image rotator. This is really great stuff. Please check out the sidebar of my website to see the result.
Is it possible to add captions to the pictures?
Does this same technique work for inserting a slideshow into a website page rather than a blog?
using godaddy to host my blog not a single slideshow will work with there hosting. I installed ever alternative and added everthing you can imagine and even dump and redid for weeks. I will be switching from godaddy to wordpress host tomorrow if godaddy is unable fix this issue for me.
Thanks for the tutorials – great stuff.
Thanks!!! That was too easy, but I wasted an hour trying to figure that out myself! LOL
I don’t have a self hosted wordpress blog, it’s a regular wordpress.com blog and I do not have a ‘Insert slideshow’ button. Please help, I would love to have a slideshow of my paintings.
I’m finding that my usual technique of simply pasting the URL from Flickr into the post works sometimes, but not always. Which is infuriating since this is by far the simplest way of displaying slideshows and maximising exposure.
It works fine with other hosts, and there are options for size and alignment.
If you have a slideshow at the top of the post, how do you insert individual images in the body of the post? No matter where I put my cursor and click Insert Into Post, it puts the image in the slideshow above.
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