Darkroom Facebook Photo Gallery
Why uploading your photos to both facebook and WordPress when you can do it once and showcase them with the coolest jQuery animation?
That was my Darkroom style used in my website (Very out-dated, sorry. I need to upload the work for the last years).
With Darkroom Facebook Photo Gallery WordPress plugin you can keep them where your friends are already liking them, and displaying them in your website with the best interface neither facebook or WordPress offer.
Darkroom Facebook Photo Gallery is a fully animated jQuery photo gallery, inially styled as a darkroom photo drying line, with clothe pins and gravity-hung photos.Each photo features title, SEO keywords and description, as well as album titles and cool effects!
Upload them from your mobile to Facbook as usual, and they will show in your WordPress (automated update using cron script).
When the Facebook API came out, it was matter of time until the facebook photo gallery be shared/ported to WordPress, but until now, there was nothing new about the appearance of the galleries: No matter how much effort you put in it, the most you could get is the same squary grid of photos with a different border and background style.
At the same time one of my clients needed a photo album I wanted to make unique, and the way fishermen hang their daily catch on a hooked board for the winner shot made me chase this hunging photos effect, which evolved into the present “Darkroom” concept:
See features below for a description of the level of customization that enables you to change this “Darkroom” concept/style into your own.
This plugin is based on the Fotobook plugin by Aaron Harp and Chris Wright, and was possible thanks to the jQuery tutorial from Manoela Ilic.
Fotobook description: is a WordPress plugin that will link to your Facebook account(s) and import all of your photo albums for use in your WordPress installation. It uses the Facebook API so importing your photos is a breeze (it won’t require any space in your WP site. You just keep organizing them in fb) Requires PHP 5.
- Option to hang the photos from different corners
- Option to rotate the photos a fixed amount or using its gravity
- Option to add random rotation to the photos
Options for sale
- Fullscreen option (takes over the browser’s window making the effect cooler.
- Use your own clips, pins, adjusting the point of grip, as well as the center of rotation/hanging-point of the photos, to make the hanging effect natural and precise.
- In-dashboard css, background, and pin photo editors so you can make your own theme with hanging photos!
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You’ll probably find the latest version of Darkroom facebook photo gallery in WordPress plugins repository.
Leave your comments, bug reports or suggestions below. I’m sure there’s a lot more to improve yet, so feedback and suggestions are welcome.