I have been frustratedly trying to discover how to embed a Picasa Web Album in wordpress. I have been finishing invitation letters for CPU and Sinagbayan’s Pandayan sa Daluyan workshop for cultural work and new media. I wanted to ensure that the tools we will teach to community-based cultural organizations would actually work in practice. Which led me to spend the entire night trying to find out how to actually make Picasa Web Album embeds work.
As Tatay Karl pointed out, wordpress is a bit restrictive with what they allow to be embedded on their CMS. They employ special codes for embedding, and only with select few tools. There are other work-arounds to this problem, however. After some time browsing through the support pages, I came upon vodpod.com, the all-around flash embedder compatible with wordpress.
You simply copy the <embed> code from your album or slideshow, and paste it on vodpod’s pop-up window.
Enter your blog’s URL link, your username and password, then hit “Send to blog editor.” You will be forwarded to your blog’s post editor with your Picasa Web Album already embedded. Below is the resulting slideshow embed. To the casual embedder in search of help who comes upon this post, I certainly hope I have been of help!
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