Jardins de Eyrignac, France

Pick a Size-Gallery Updated!

Another subtle update to the Gallery feature has been pushed out. This update brings to the Edit Gallery screen the ability to select image size, which was previously available only by directly editing the Gallery shortcode in the Text tab of the Post or Page Editor. When you open the Media Manager’s Edit Gallery screen, beyond Link to, Columns, Random Order and Type, you’ll now see an additional drop down menu…

SS St. Paul circa 1900

Flickr ending Share to WordPress option March 25th

For the full story: [Official Thread] Welcome back HTML Embeds! Goodbye to some sharing options. The salient part is: Secondly, we are announcing that we are deprecating the support for our built-in sharing options for WordPress [Ed: spelled in the original with a small “p”], Blogger and LiveJournal on 3/25. Deprecating features is never an easy decision, but we have seen that all of these services combined are now adding up…

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Attachment Pages, Images and Carousels! Oh My!

Or: First the WordPress Gallery Had Attachment Pages, Then It Had The Photo Carousel. (But, really, it still has Attachment Pages.) This is a bit of a “Red Pill/Blue Pill” post and assumes you have a good understanding of the underpinnings of WordPress.com’s image handling and the Gallery feature. Even if you do, you might want to keep headache relief nearby. After going down the rabbit hole, you’ll learn how…

It's Broken

Flickr Woes

It’s broken electricia1 posted in the Community support forums that flickr has changed the way images can be embedded. At the moment this is done with an iframe, which of course is a “no-go” for WordPress.com users. However, there are other ways you can embed your flickr photos in your WordPress.com site, the easiest is still just copying the URL of the photo’s page from your browser’s address bar and pasting that on…

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Official Gallery Widget-at last!

Imagine my delight today to find that WordPress.com has added an official Gallery widget that you can add to any widget area on your site (sidebar or footer). Have a look below to see the new widget in action. While there’s no official Support doc yet, adding and using the widget is pretty straightforward. Just add it to a widget area, open it and select “Add Images” to choose images…

Sunset on the Med

Flickr

Since I’ve been pursuing offline life, I came late to the announcement that flickr has re-imagined itself yet again. A brighter #Flickr is here. A new design, a stunning Android app, and…drumroll…1 free terabyte of space for all: http://t.co/ermbt4S3lX — Flickr (@Flickr) May 20, 2013 The biggest uproar so far has been over the redesign. Navigation is a challenge, to say the least, and for the moment full screen viewing…