How To Add A Slideshow To Your WordPress.com Blog [VIDEO]

WordPress just announced its new WordPress.com Slideshow feature. This is an AWESOME update.

You can now select photos to upload then quickly add them to a blog post as a Slideshow. [Update: And, I forgot to mention that the Slideshow is iPhone and iPad friendly!]

I did a video on the process, so check it out then see my notes below the video.

Notes:

As soon as I saw the email from WordPress.com, I jumped in and started testing things out.

I found the following:

  1. There are several paths you can to get the Slideshow up and running. The video above is by far the easiest.
  2. You can use images that you have previously uploaded to your WordPress.com blog and that are already in your Media list. But, they cannot be “attached” to a different blog post or page.

    My lovely wife suggested a workaround here. If you really want an image to stay in a blog post or page and want to use it elsewhere in a Slideshow, just upload the image again and use it.

  3. If you only add one image at a time via the “Add an Image” button on your blog post page, you will not have the option to insert the slideshow as I demonstrated in the video. You’ll have to go back and use the Gallery tab then insert the slideshow from there.

    The Gallery tab appears next to the “From Computer” tab (that I pointed out in the video), but only does so after there is an upload or an unattached image has been added to the post.

Here are some more resources to help you troubleshoot any problems:

So now you have everything you need to go out and create an awesome new slideshow on your blog. If you want to show off your new creation, come back here and post a link in the Comments field. M’Kay?

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7 Responses to How To Add A Slideshow To Your WordPress.com Blog [VIDEO]

  1. Byron says:

    Jesse:

    Great tool! Keep up the good work. You must have been inspired, as you showed your skills by putting this together so fast and up late too. Now I can do this, right?

    I’ll talk to you later.

    Thank you,
    Byron

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  3. SlideShowPlugin says:

    Can you do a review of our slideshow wordpress plugin? It's really neat and has a lot of cool features! Check it out:
    http://slideshowplugin.com

  4. Amanda Weber says:

    I've successfully added the slideshow into my wordpress.com blog, but the photos are not even close to full size, so there's a huge black border. What's the deal? I'm hoping it will look like the slideshow on http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/share-p

  5. jesseluna says:

    Amanda, the Slideshow tool will “automagically” fit the width of the blog post area. It fills in the maximum width then leaves a margin at the top and bottom. If the images are of mixed width to height ratios then some of the images will have massive borders. The slideshow link you mentioned in your comment has a picture of a monkey that has this type of huge border. To make things looks best, use the same sized images for the slideshow.

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