Thanks to 360 Panorama user Mike Richwalsky, sharing 360 Panoramas on your WordPress blog just got easier.
We met Mike last week when he posted this Tweet:
We’ve offered an embed code for panoramas through your 360 Panorama account since May. Many users have taken advantage of this feature to share panoramas on their websites and blogs, including WordPress sites. However, for those users not comfortable using the WordPresses HTML editor, embedding the panorama could be a bit daunting.
With Mike’s WordPress plugin, 360 Panorama Embed, it’s now easier than ever.
With the 360 Panorama Embed plugin installed on your WordPress site, you place your panorama by inserting a shortcode in either the visual or html editor.
Simply insert the shortcode: [panoembed pano=”XXXXXX”] with your panorama ID, and the panorama will display in the immersive viewer in your post.
To embed an incredible panorama Jeff took yesterday into this blog post, we viewed the panorama to find the ID:
Included the ID in the shortcode:
So what prompted Mike to make this great plugin? As Director of Marketing Services at John Carroll University in Cleveland, he recently converted over 100 sites at the university to WordPress. When he found 360 Panorama during last week’s free promotion, he decided to give it a try, and thought it was a great tool. Looking to create his first WordPress plugin, he thought 360Panorama would be a great fit… and the rest is history.
And in case you don’t remember, it’s not the first time a 360 Panorama User has created something cool for the 360 Panorama community. We could get used to this.