Media is a big part of my life. Showing friends a slideshow of a weekend excursion is a common occurrence. When blogging these photos, displaying them in a long gallery doesn’t always make sense.There wasn’t any other option to show off the images uploaded to your WordPress.com blog until now.
The slideshows are simple and straightforward. Upload your photos as a gallery, then click the “Insert slideshow” button, or use the [slideshow] shortcode. The slideshow automatically adjusts its dimensions to fit your blog’s theme.
Without further ado, here are some pictures I took while visiting some zoos over the years.
This feature is currently only available on WordPress.com. A WordPress.org/self-hosted plugin will be available soon.
- Mar 31, 2010 @ 9:20 pm
hey i dont understand how i can make a slide show;( where is the slideshow button…plis help!!
Fantastic work! Always wanted an on-site gallery option! Can’t wait to give it a try, thank you!
This is NICE. Thanks for the update.
This is SO COOL! Thanks!
Oh that’s great, it’s something I’ve dreamed of for a long time. Thanks :)
Wonderful! The students who run The Communicator are going to be so excited. We’ve been struggling with ways to do slideshows easily. Hopefully semi-native will help!
Thanks. I will try it soon.
really fantastic feature!!!
wOW !! Cool
I just looked for this feature earlier today. Glad to see it’s available now!
Oh MY GOD PERFECT!!
This is really hot! It will help me with tutorials as well. Thank you.
Is this available for already published posts?
I’m blogging through my hikes in the White Mountains, and people love the pictures. This is a great feature to add – better than embedding jpgs and scrolling. Can’t wait to try the slideshow. Guess that means I better pick another peak to climb. :)
Wonderful news, you keep on surprising us with new feature every week. Thank you.
cool! very interesting… bang up!
Applause! If only the slide show had a “view all” option and was more customisable.
Great slideshow feature. I will try it soon.
This is exactly what I was waiting for! I’m really glad I switched for WordPress.org!
are we also going to have settings for it, like we do in gallery?
such as captions, duration of photos, linking photos (to its original dimension for example) or resizing the whole slide show…
lovely ! awesome ! running out of adverbs
I was not expecting a js slideshow on wp.com
thanks for adding
whoooaaa..Awesome feature :)
I’ve been experimenting with the slideshow but haven’t been able to create a Gallery without uploading a file for that post.
Is that possible? Can we get a slideshow to work *only* by using items in our existing Media list?
I’m planning on doing a video tutorial on this as soon as I figure out the rules of engagement. :)
Super – thanks so much!
Excellent new feature. Thanks!!
Great, just what we were waiting for!
am i the only one who got question marks where there s/b images? even after hitting the ‘display images’ link
good news, right after i send the comment above, i immediately landed on your site and out of my email, so that was the fix, yay!
what an amazing feature… finally! :P
Just learned about how “Attached files” work. I think that answers my question above. The pictures must be attached to the post that will display the Slideshow.
this is so cool!
Had been waiting for this. Hope this is not an April Fool’s joke (it’s definitely not).
Things keep getting better and better! Thank you, Sweetman
Hello from Ukraine !
This another new feature, and this 1 very good for my Blog because I have much the foto’s that makes page load slow, thank you for this :-)
Sincerely to you,
Love this, Love this, Love this!
particularly if I could also include previously upload pics (as you replied in a comment).
and iPad compatible? you rock!
Wow. That’s really neat. Just the thing for a photo-orientated blog. Excellent. Thanks a bunch :)
Amazing! :) I can see myself using this! I can’t wait to try it out later… Oh, screw it- I’ll try it now! :mrgreen: Sara :mrgreen:
I opened this as a thread just to see if other people have better ideas. I am hoping the auto-enabled option could be turned off.
Thanks for this! Really good to have this feature. :)
Is there going to be a widget for this? It would be nice to insert a slideshow into the sidebar.
I love this. I’ve already edited some old posts to utilize this new feature. Makes sharing a lot of pics a lot better. Thanks!
Awesome and excellent feature. Just in time for some pics I wanted to post. But I strongly dislike the long blogs with tons of photos. This will be much better. However – can we caption each one?
This feature has been long awaited and is bound to make many bloggers very happy inseed. Thanks :)
oh that will be great if we can add this into old posts too. i think the best part is, we can now show two or more different slideshows for different subjects, am i right? for example, you went to zoo and you can show tigers and lions grouped in different slideshows.
i’ll wait for the .org plugin.
So relieved to see this feature! I cannot wait to give it a try!
Wow, thank you guys. I am so amazed. Constantly amazed. Brilliant and fantastic.
*off to find pictures*
Adding now! Exciting!
Is there a way to change the background to white? I think it would be visually magical if the images floated on white space.
But hey, I’m happy! Thanks
wow you must like going to the zoo.
Thanks and Finally!
This is gr8 news thank you again for such a wonderful feature! :)
Oh well done! Thank you for all the hard work.
YES! This is exactly what I have been needing/wanting :)! THANKS!
Been waiting for something like this. Very nicely done!
Wow!! This is good :)
YAY!!!! finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!!!
I’m looking forward to using this feature. It adds impetus to sorting out a few photos. Cheers.
Wow! That’s nice! Thank you! :)
Very cool! I have been waiting for you guys to do this!!!
This is one feature that I was hoping would be developed! Now, I don’t have to bother posting too many image thumbnails on a post! Is this available for a WordPress.com blog’s sidebar as well? As a widget, maybe?
Wow! Beating the world. WordPress – No.1.
Great feature! I wish it was more customizable but it’s still fine.
Wow, this is a fantastic WordPress feature. I’m going to use it for my tutorial artikels. Great improvement
Brilliant. Thank you!
That looks interesting…
got to try this…
This is very gooood
Just used the slide show feature in my gardening blog tonight. I really, really like this feature. My daffodils look so much better. I plan to go back and do my other posts. Again thanks a lot. Mary
But why limit it to the pics from the gallery?? A great feature nevertheless :)
Wonderful! I post occasionally images from the phone to the blog and this will be a nice addition.
This is great, and I love the dark background for photos–makes the colors pop, especially in white themes. One thing I’m still waiting on that will make this slideshow feature even better is a way to create multiple galleries in one post, so that I can show several pictures of one building in one slideshow and several pictures of another building in another slideshow, while adding explanatory text about each in between. Thanks for all the new stuff this last month!
LOVE this! :)
Can totally see myself using this to blog about one of my corny date days with my husband. :)
Awesome feature! I’ve been waiting for something like this!
Wow! This is the coolest upgrade ever! And since I’m on vacation in a glorious place just now, Sedona AZ, who knows it might be a perfect way for me to share special moments!!!
Thanks so much for this very synchronistic upgrade to my blog!
Hola! Very Good…I Like.
This is good news for me as I live in the UAE where there is a firewall to block some sites and one major one is Flickr so I can’t link to a nice gallery very easily (Google Picassa is a bit clunky). This gets round this – can’t wait to try it out.
Fantastic! Any thoughts of doing a slideshow widget, too?
This is a terrific news. Always wanted this, used slides.com before but this is more convenient. Thanks.
Awesome! This feature will save me precious times. Thanks so much W.P. You guys are great!.
At LAST!!! I’m really gonna wear this new feature out! Thanks!
This is great. Will all pictures in each post automatically be added to the slide show like with the gallery?
That’s one COOL feature. I took some great Tropical Flowers that I posted on our website for people to download. I can now feature them in a Slideshow on our blog.
Thanks guys … very cool indeed.
Yes, this is good.
But try to improve wordpress gallery, that will be great feature.
Happy to hear the news for upcoming plugins. Love this
Wonderful!! Have been waiting for something like this!
At long last! This is excellent news and now I can put up my gallery page without further ado! Thank you.
Thanks! I can see it’s possible to stop the slide BUT: can one enlarge the single photos from the slide if one wants to do so? Just wondering..