Photoblogs and Galleries

Images can be displayed in many ways in WordPress, from simple usages to complex galleries, to even mostly wordless PhotoBlogs. Let look at some of the different options for PhotoBlogs and Gallery scripts.

Photoblogs and Galleries
A picture says more than a thousand words.

Images can be displayed in many ways in WordPress, from simple usages to complex galleries, to even mostly wordless PhotoBlogs. Let look at some of the different options for PhotoBlogs and Gallery scripts.

PhotoBlogs

PhotoBlogs are different from normal blogs. Normal blogs put the emphasis on the words with only the occasional image featured. PhotoBlogs are all about the images and not the words.

The easiest way to get started with photo blogging on WordPress is to either install Johannes Jarolim YAPB (yet another photoblog) plugin or the PhotoQ Photoblog plugin.

YAPB adds all of the functionality of a standard photoblog directly to WordPress with a minimum of configuration. It includes automatic image resizing, EXIF data, and other tools. Johannes's site has links to themes already incorporating YAPB, otherwise, you can make your own.

the photoq takes a slightly different approach, it gives you a queue that you can fill with photos to be posted on your photoblog.

photo is geared to batch processing of photos and it features batch uploads, automatic image resizing, EXIF support, watermarking, and automatic posting via cronjobs among other features.

photoq works with most WordPress themes without adaptation and includes an auto-configuration option for some of the most popular photo-centric themes.

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PhotoBlog Resources

  • Pictorial
  • Photoblogs Wiki
  • A Great Collection of Gallery Scripts
  • Yet Another Photoblog WordPress Plugin
  • PhotoQ, WordPress Photoblog Plugin
  • BlackBox WordPress Gallery Tutorial (no plugin required)
  • Extended Plugin Free Gallery Tutorial

Gallery Scripts

There are many PHP and Javascripts available that will allow you to create and manage online galleries on your WordPress site. Here are just a few that have been successfully integrated with WordPress. As of Version 2.5, WordPress has included a gallery function using the shortcode.

  • ANIga gallery
  • AWSOM Pixgallery Art/Webcomic plugin
  • Build Your Own CSS-based Gallery
  • Coppermine
  • Duh Gallery
  • fMoblog – Upload and display images from your cell phone.
  • Gallery 2 embedded in WordPress using the WPG2 Plugin
  • GRAND Flash Album Gallery – a multi-category flash skin-based photo gallery with the powerful admin. CodEasily.com
  • Laziest Gallery Automatically includes galleries uploaded by FTP
  • NextGEN Gallery
  • PhotoJAR – Adds numerous features to the built-in WordPress gallery
  • PhotoSmash Galleries – User contributable galleries that add images to the WordPress Media Gallery. More info at the plugin homepage
  • Page Flip Image Gallery – 90-day trialware–other versions require payment. GPL Version
  • Phpwebgallery through Photon
  • Plogger
  • Qdig
  • SPG: enhanced Simple PHP Gallery
  • WordPress Include Page Plugin
  • w3images gallery – add an useful and customizable Images Gallery to your WordPress
  • WP-PageFlip
  • Zenphoto – +WP plugin