Photoblogs and Galleries
Images can be displayed in many ways in WordPress, from simple usages to complex galleries, to even mostly wordless PhotoBlogs. Let’s look at some of the different options for PhotoBlogs and Gallery scripts.
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 photoblogging on WordPress is to either install Johannes Jarolim’s YAPB (yet another photo blog) plugin or the PhotoQ Photoblog plugin.
YAPB adds all of the functionality of a standard photo blog directly to WordPress with a minimum of configuration. It includes automatic image resizing, exif data, and other tools. Johannes’ site has links to themes already incorporating YAPB, otherwise you can make your own.
PhotoQ takes a slightly different approach, it gives you a queue which you can fill with photos to be posted on your photoblog. PhotoQ 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.
Gallery Scripts & Plugins
GRAND Flash Album Gallery – multi category flash skin based photo gallery with powerful admin.
Jetpack With Jetpack’s Carousel active, any standard WordPress galleries you have embedded in posts or pages will launch a full-screen photo browsing experience with comments and EXIF metadata
Lazyest Gallery Automatically includes galleries uploaded by ftp
NextGEN Gallery Sell Photo Creates a Buy button for each NextGEN Gallery image.
Photospace Gallery Uses the Galleriffic script to generate a clean jQuery powered gallery. See the plugin home page for more
photosmash plugin page.
WP iSell Photo Extends the WordPress photo gallery by adding a “Buy Now” button for each image.
Simple Photo Gallery is an effective, reliable, yet simple to use photo gallery plugin.