Using Slideshows on WordPress.com

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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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43 Responses to “Using Slideshows on WordPress.com”

  1. creativepotager

    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.

  2. Eric Hegwer

    Great tutorial. Are there any configurable options available for the slideshow?

  3. Jeffrey

    Thanks for the great tips Jesse!

  4. Amalphi

    I only see a gallery button, do I have to add a plugin to make it work?

    • Ryan Markel

      No, but your blog does need to be hosted on WordPress.com. This feature is only available on WordPress.com at this time.

      • Amalphi

        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.

  5. The PMP Guru

    Thanks,
    I am daily learning something new in here.

  6. Skin care

    I was successfully able to create my first wordpress slideshow today using this tutorial

  7. 230446alex76

    Thank you, it’s easy to follow and understand.

  8. leon

    Thanks..
    so simple and very useful.

  9. drlorax

    Thank you! This was very helpful.

  10. funladyjewelry

    Thanks for the tutorial. It was very helpful.

    Is there a way to have two different slide shows on the same post?

  11. Ananth

    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

    • jesseluna

      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. :)

  12. Mizpa Uzman

    Great. Exellent. Really really thank you, easy to understand and easy to use.

  13. R Twomey

    Any idea when this will be added to .org self hosted blogs? I thought it would have been on 3.0?

  14. ppchsmediacenter

    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?

  15. FlSue

    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.
    Thanks
    Sue

  16. ppchsmediacenter

    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!

  17. ileaneb

    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.

    • jesseluna

      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

  18. David

    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)

  19. Greg

    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.”

  20. Dona Halliday

    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?
    Dona

    • Michael Pick

      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

  21. Isaac A. Jeldes

    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

  22. Amalphi

    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.

  23. LD

    Hi Jesse,
    Is it possible to add captions to the pictures?

  24. bobthenatureguy

    Jesse,

    Does this same technique work for inserting a slideshow into a website page rather than a blog?

    Bob

  25. wordpressing

    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.

  26. Shane Kelley

    Thanks for the tutorials – great stuff.

  27. Jennifer Nicole Lopez

    Thanks!!! That was too easy, but I wasted an hour trying to figure that out myself! LOL

  28. Naomi

    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.

  29. flamenco express

    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.

  30. pclaphil

    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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