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How To Embed A Slideshow In Your Posts

How To Embed A Slideshow In Your Posts


Well, since putting pictures into our posts is such a breeze, and how to put videos and mp3 players on our blogs has already been tackled, there must not be much else to do, right?



Actually, there is.



A few months ago, I was reading one of Andrea Swiedler’s blog posts and noticed the slideshow she had embedded there. . .so I shot off a quick e-mail to ask her how she managed to do that, and she gave me enough guidance to get it started on my own. So much so, that I have become a fan of embedding slideshows in my blog posts, as opposed to inserting a million and one pictures.



I was recently asked by Lori Cofer how I managed to embed slideshows on my posts, and I offered to do a tutorial on the subject…so here we go:


Choose your photo-sharing site : the major ones that I am familiar with (Picasa, Flickr, and Photobucket) all provide the option to post slideshows through other social media sites, like Facebook, Digg, Friendster, Multipy, etc. However, each site has a slightly different process for embedding slideshows in a blog post or website. Depending on which site you use the most, which will determine exactly how you will embed the slideshow in your post. The remaining steps will outline the process for each (Picasa, Flickr, and Photobucket), after you have uploaded your pictures for each site.                                                                                                                                                                                       


Picasa: my favorite, because of the many ways in which I can manipulate and construct my slideshows . If you have Picasa installed on your computer, open it up, and choose the folder which you wish to embed as a slide show.



First, you sync the pictures in the folder to the web, how to immages

then click view online unlisted.

Then, change the unlisted photos online to public. After this, you then click Link to this album;


Then click the embed slideshow link.


When the embed slideshow window opens, choose your options for size, autoplay, etc. and finally, copy and paste the code in the yellow box into your blog post.examples



Here's an example of a Picasa Slideshow:




Flickr: choose the group of photos you wish to embed,



click on slideshow, then copy and paste the html code for that sideshow into your post: 



Here's an example of a Flickr Slideshow:




Photobucket: first name your album, and then upload your pictures to the album.


Then click on the slideshow icon on the far right at the top of the page.


Once you have done that, simply copy and paste the code given at the bottom right of the screen.








Here's an example of a Photobucket Slideshow:






There you go! Now adding slideshows to your blog posts will be a piece of cake.

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Comment balloon 15 commentsWilliam James Walton Sr. • November 09 2009 09:36PM


Thanks for this info.  I need to learn how to spruce up my blogs.  I hope you got my email the other day.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 10 years ago

Wow, this is awesome.  I can't wait to try it out.  I haven't seen anyone do this yet... until you.  Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate, Broker, Results Real Estate (Results Real Estate 801.580.5624) over 10 years ago

you lost me about half way through! lol

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago

Stacey - Yep, I did. Thnaks for the feedback.

Kim - Not a problem. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Liz - Seriously? Then I need to go back and make it easier, don't I? I don't want anyone to get lost in translation. What I did was provided the steps for each of the major photosharing sites that I am aware of. Each one has its own "way" of allowing you to embed slideshows.

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 10 years ago


Thanks for explaining it...I will have to try it.  I have seen blogs have this but I never knew how.  Thanks for taking the time to put this together so more can do it.  Great Post!!!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) over 10 years ago

William, Well done!  I now feel like I might attempt a video with your guide!

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) over 10 years ago

You spent ALOT of time putting this together. I appreciate it. I dont do this enough but I should.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 10 years ago

Thank-you for the explanation. I am going to give it a try!

Posted by Dina Caffrey (Coach Realtors) over 10 years ago

I will try this out, I like to spice up my blogs and am beginning to look for new ways to do that, this will definately help...

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 10 years ago
Linda - I was there, once upon a time. I'm glad to help. Marcia - videos are Jeff Turner's province, if I am not mistaken. I'm sure they are just as easy... Loreena - not as much time as you think. Most of the time was spent collecting the pictures of the process from Jing, as I already had the photos set up. It's a convenient alternative to videos, IMHO. Dina - I'm glad you have found this useful. Have fun with it! Gerry - Indeed, it will. Static pictures are not the only option!
Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 10 years ago


WOW!  Glad I asked...and glad I stopped by to see what was new on your blog and found this...I am dashing off to staff so I will come back and take a more detailed look...and thanks for sharing this tool with all of us at AR!

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) over 10 years ago


I couldn't resist stopping to read and it was very helpful...I will give it a try!  Gosh...I am having a hard time not going there NOW...but now I am really late..and besides, I don't have pictures uploaded yet...sooo I need to do this when I have some time...but I will...you have INSPIRED ME!!!

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks William, you are more than just a pretty face ;o)

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

William, thanks for the detailed tutorial, I've use most of tools you mentioned but haven't embedded them. Best

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 9 years ago

Lori - I am glad that you were able to make use of it. I'll have to stop by your blog more often to see what you've done with it!

Ed - I have always been more that just a pretty face.

Adrian - Not a problem. I hope that you've found it useful.

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 9 years ago