Apr 09

A couple of months ago I wrote a post about how you can use Google’s Ajax Feed API to create a slide show showing photos from Expono. Creative coder Martin Jonsson took that idea further and created a WordPress Plugin for it, making it extremely simple to post photos from Expono or any other Media RSS enabled site.

Here is an example displaying my favorites on Expono


After you have installed the plugin you only have to type the following shortcode to include a slideshow in your blog. The plugin offers a lot of parameters and options. I suggest you head over to martinj.net for the most recent documentation about how to use the plugin.

Example: How to display the latest public photos uploaded to Expono.

[mj-google-slideshow feed_url="http://www.expono.com/rss" width="500" height="332" link_target="google.feeds.LINK_TARGET_SELF" /]

Example: How to display your recent photos
[mj-google-slideshow feed_url="http://www.expono.com/magnus/rss" width="500" height="332" link_target="google.feeds.LINK_TARGET_SELF" /]
Replace my username with your username

Example: How to display your favorite photos
[mj-google-slideshow feed_url="http://www.expono.com/magnus/rss/1/in/favorites?indirect_stream_owner_id=100001&sort_by=favorited&sort_order=DESC" width="500" height="332" link_target="google.feeds.LINK_TARGET_SELF" /]
I suggest you copy the link behind your RSS icon on your favorites page to get the correct URL. If you want to do it manually you have to replace my username and user_id with your own.

Ok.. that’s it.. have a great weekend!

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