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Inserting Webshots slideshows

You can insert your own or other users’ Webshots slideshows, by turning the original embed code into the appropriate shortcode (for more on this, see The gigya shortcode – inserting Flash).

On the Webshots site, click to view an album. Copy the first code (“Embed as slideshow in MySpace, your blog or website”). Turn this part:

<embed src="ETC ETC ETC ETC"></embed>

to this:

[gigya src="ETC ETC ETC ETC" ]

(That’s the easiest way to do it: actually some of the attributes inside the code are useless, but you needn’t bother with this.)

Paste into HTML post or page editor (or into a text widget for your sidebar). Dimensions can be changed.


Notice, especially if you upload your own photos, that the Webshots slideshow works better with landscape-shaped images.

Please don’t paste code in comments – see comment guidelines.


12 thoughts on “Inserting Webshots slideshows

  1. That is a pretty slideshow: exotic and full of light color shadows fantasy one might not believe it is a real place.

    I’m here where the light is pale, shadows nearly invisible grey, even the ever-greens are (dark) grey and the sky is such a pale grey as to be not quite white. One cannot tell the time of day by looking.

    Finally snow today. And if we are lucky, it will be grey tomorrow.

    Posted by Tess | January 14, 2012, 05:45
  2. What a lovely slideshow.

    Posted by timethief | January 14, 2012, 06:03
  3. Traditional island architecture and the light of the Aegean – our famous Santorini island.

    Couple of other unreal places in Greece:
    Milos island: Sarakiniko beach
    The Meteora cliffs

    Posted by Panos | January 14, 2012, 13:37
  4. Hi Panos

    …another useful tip for those who follow this blog.

    I finally found the time to put on my blog a text widget (bottom of the sidebar) where I put a link to your site.

    Your Greece is wonderful in slideshows and it is even better live!

    Posted by portaleazzurro | January 14, 2012, 16:13
  5. Interesting information about Santorini Island. Improbable as it looks, like snow on a mountain top, it must be difficult to take a bad picture of such a place; and equally difficult to make it appear wintery cold.

    Srakinoki beach reminds me of the Badlands in South Dakota, except with water…
    Fascinating how un-earthly earth can be.

    The Meteora cliffs YouTube slideshow is gorgeous, but after a while that Ken Burns effect and the too quick succession of the images made me want detailed pictures to contemplate.
    The too quick picture of the cats, the person who appeared as scared as I’d be going down and the friend crouched to catch him (at 3:16), the evening pictures of the fog from 9:17 to 9:23…

    Posted by Tess | January 14, 2012, 18:50
  6. @Franco:

    a) If you’re interested in slideshows, next post in this series will be Picasa.
    b) With the WP icon in a colored background – nice!


    Ha – that photographer’s site was my second choice!
    Yes, the Youtube slideshow I selected isn’t ideal, but I couldn’t find anything better: I found some videos that were acceptable visually but had totally inappropriate music and vv. And anyway nothing compares to driving up that road and seeing some of those weird rocks right next to you.

    Posted by Panos | January 15, 2012, 10:20
  7. Odd. I dreamed that overnight: woke up breathless from looking down, and up. Is LOL appropriate?

    Posted by Tess | January 15, 2012, 19:58
  8. It’s really a great article. Thanks for share this.

    Posted by Sam | January 15, 2012, 20:25
  9. LOL appropriate? In a sense, yes.

    Posted by Panos | January 16, 2012, 22:03
  10. I should try webshots itself. Looks gorgeous, panos Brings back wonderful memories when we hiked Santorini in the blazing sun aorund 30 degrees C. Passed by an olive grove. Munched on fresh tomatoes and bread. We were so glad to get to town…. :)

    We were in Greece for 3 weeks..which included Crete. I was with 2 Greek-Canadians.

    Posted by Jean | February 4, 2012, 23:36
  11. Oh you’ve been there? I haven’t!

    Posted by Panos | February 5, 2012, 03:56


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