Recent Photos Plugin for WordPress

February 28th, 2010

Recent Photos Plugin: can be used to display recent photos from your media library in the sidebar.

Updates: Version 0.0.2 – Added option to randomize photos

Detailed Description:
Recent Photos Plugin provides with a widget to display n numbers of photos in the sidebar.
The display can be customized through custom css or integrated in main style sheet file of your theme. Plugin also provides an option to use Thickbox (along with the patch code necessary for running thickbox on wordpress).

Download: Recent Photos Plugin.

Demosites:

  1. Demo with Default WP Theme
  2. This website shows the use of this plugin customised by css.

Installation:

  • Plugin folder in the WordPress plugins folder must be `recent-photos`
  • Upload folder `recent-photos` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Go to WP Admin > Appereance > Widgets and put the ‘Recent Photos’ widget in your sidebar
  • Configure the options as per your requirements and wordpress installation

Upgrade Instructions

  • Just Click ‘Upgrade Plugin Automatically’ within the WordPress Plugin Admin Area
  • Go to WP Admin > Appereance > Widgets and put the ‘Recent Photos’ widget in your sidebar
  • Configure the options as per your requirements and wordpress installation (New option for Randomize should be there)

Configuration Options:

  • Title: Title for the widget will be displayed as per your theme
  • Number of the photos: Number of photos that will be displayed in the sidebar
  • Randomize: Check to display photos in random
  • Browse Photo Link: Full link to your photos/gallery page
    Leave blank if you don’t want to show the link.
  • Use Thickbox: Enables/Disables the use of thickbox for this widget
  • WordPress Path: Applicable only if Thickbox is enabled
    This option is necessary to provide the patch for thickbox to correctly display thickbox related images (loadinganimation and close). If your wordpress installation is in a subdirectory provide the path for the same followed by a forward slash
    Eg. wordpress/ When the WP installation is in ‘wordpress’ subdirectory
  • Use Custom CSS: Enable/Disables the use of Custom CSS
  • Custom CSS: For styling this plugin requires following CSS ids and classes to be defined
    #recent_photos_envelope{margin:0 0 30px 0;}
    .recent_photo_image a {float:left;display:inline;margin:0 16px 15px 0;border:1px dashed #888;padding:5px}
    .recent_photo_image a:hover {border:1px dashed #000}
    

    The above css code is default css provided with the plugin

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How to integrate css code in your default style sheet?
A. Copy the default css code into your style sheet
#recent_photos_envelope{margin:0 0 20px 0;}
.recent_photo_image a {float:left;display:inline;margin:0 16px 15px 0;border:1px dashed #888;padding:5px}
.recent_photo_image a:hover {border:1px dashed #000}
#browsephotos{margin: 0 25px 10px 12px; float:right;}

Enable Use Custom CSS option in the widget admin
Make sure Custom CSS code textarea is blank (Should contain no spaces also)

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55 Responses to “Recent Photos Plugin for WordPress”

  1. We would like to show three columns of photos. Can you provide the css code that is needed

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