Creating Slideshows

Recently I was asked how I created the slideshows in my photoblog as the WordPress theme I am using, Reflection-Mod Photoblog, does not have that capability built in.  As I was preparing to reply to the question, it occurred to me that others who are using the theme may find the steps I took to be beneficial…  In a nutshell, I created Pages and embedded into the Pages the slideshow html code generated from my Zenfolio photography site.  The following are the detailed steps I followed:


1. Create a Main Slideshow Page
I created a Page titled Slideshows with no parent and included the following in the html field:

The photos on this site can all be viewed as slideshows.  Clicking on the links below will take you to the respective slideshow.  Once you arrive at the slideshow, roll your mouse over the slideshow.  If you would like to see the slideshow in full screen mode, please click on the bottom right icon and then press the play button to restart the show.  If you have any questions regarding the slideshow, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or email me.  Kind regards, Richard
<a href=”http://www.richardhamiltonphotography.com/slideshows/slideshow-all-photos/”>- All photos</a>
<a href=”http://www.richardhamiltonphotography.com/slideshows/slideshow-fashion-and-modeling/”>- Fashion and Modeling</a>



2. Create Child Pages for each Slideshow
As you will note from above, I have links on the main Slideshow Page pointing to each individual slideshow.  These are actually links to Pages that I have setup to “house” the code for each slideshow. Therefore I suggest you set up Pages for each slideshow you would like to include in your blog.  On the right hand side of the page under Page Attributes, choose Slideshows as the parent.   I left the Template as Default Template and Order as 0.


3. Link to Slideshow
Here is the magic 😉  The actual slideshows were created from my Zenfolio account (http://photos.richardhamiltonphotography.com) and I embedded the code generated from Zenfolio’s excellent slideshow maker into the HTML area on each respective slideshow Page. While I used Zenfolio, this should work with any site where you can create and link to slideshows.


As a side note, I use Zenfolio to show my photos, create slideshows, store my photos online and to sell them. I have been with Zenfolio for a number of years and highly recommend them.  If you are thinking about signing up, you can consider their different plans here: http://www.zenfolio.com/zf/pricing.aspx (I have their Premium plan).  If you use my referral code: FTY-NU2-W5E when you sign up, you will save $5.


That’s all there is to it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Kind regards,
Richard

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Posted in Wordpress by Richard on August 8th, 2010 at 15:37.

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