Coming up with new ideas as a way of showing images can be a tough job. Let’s face I there are not a lot of things we can do that haven’t been done before in some way. But it is good to be able to decide which of the many ways will suit the theme of the blog we are posting to. So many things on the net become stereotyped in the way we present them that we really need to use both ingenuity and imagination to be able to produce something different. And to be able to produce something both different and unique is an on going goal of mine. Obviously I mean that in a good way. You don’t want to produce something that is unique but such a mess no one wants to look at it.
Some of the plug-ins that are available to use to create images in our blogs are listed below.
WP Get Post Image
This plug-in is a developers plug-in which enables them to incorporate the upload of images via WordPress. It is not meant to be used by the general theme users.
Flickr gallery will show your current photos and will enable you to cache them in a database for quicker loading. You can only use one photoset but it will collect the photos by tags. The program also deals with videos by embedding the flash movie player. This is your standard gallery of photos and doesn’t really do imaginative things. You can paginate the galleries however. It will also allow you to insert a single photo into content of your blog. The one good thing is it allows you to collect your photos from your Flickr collection. This plug-in uses the lightbox.
Grou Random Image Widget
With this widget it enables you to show a random image from your folder images. This means the page loads are cut down as only the image is changed. You can do a fade in and out image load. There are 9 different picture frames you can choose from and you can also link to the full image if you so wish. Rather a neat application.
WP Image Tagger
To get good marks from out teacher Google and their spiders we need to tag our photos. This means the spiders understand what the image is about. That is of course if we have thought out our tags properly. Tags need to be relevant to the content and the subject of the blog. In order to tag the photos easily we use the plug-in which not only allows you to tag them but it also places them in categories and integrates the tags into the whole system of the blog. You can then associate them to your photos with the editor and also list the images available on your site and are connected. It makes it possible to do a search of the images on your blog by the tags. It gives a greater possibility of telling the viewing public what is available to see on your site.