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Picasa Photo Embed


A plugin that allows you to embed picasa photos into your posts with the WordPress 2.9 embedding feature.
Include the url of the photo on a line of its own or between [embed] tags and the photo will be embedded.


  • A picasa photo page -- the url you need is shown in the address bar.
  • Writing a post in visual mode with two urls on their own line.
  • The photo has been embedded -- the incorrectly formatted url has remained however.


  1. Upload picasa-picture-embed to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Include the url of the photo on a line of its own or between [embed] tags and the photo will be embedded.


What can I embed?

You can embed individual photos — embedding an album or a random selection of user’s photos isn’t supported: there are a lot of other plugins that can do that.

How do I embed them?

Include the url of the photo on a line of its own or between [embed] tags and the photo will be embedded, as described in the Codex Embeds page.

Why does it still show an old version of my photo?

The plugin caches the photo url so that it does not have to query Google every time a visitor views the page. This cache is cleared every time the post is saved, so if you change the photo on Picasa, you may have to save the post again to see these changes in the post.

Is the plugin broken?
  1. Are you using WordPress > 2.9?
  2. Have you enabled auto embeds in the Settings -> Media page?
  3. Is the image you’re trying to embed visible to the public?
  4. Have you used the right url — only urls in the form{user}/{album}#{photo} are supported (e.g. Search URLs (e.g. don’t work.

If you can answer “yes” to the above the plugin may indeed be broken.


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Contributors & Developers

“Picasa Photo Embed” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Created the plugin.
  • Accepts urls in the form{user}/{album}#{photo}.
  • Caches urls to avoid querying google on every page visit.
  • The cache is invalidated every time the post is saved.
  • Automatically chooses the largest necessary size for the photo based on the width and height attributes.


  • Added support for urls with queries (e.g. Note the ?feat=featured.


  • Removed a lot of the unused Zend framework.
  • Fixes some random bugs.


  • Added the “unused” parts of the Zend framework back. They were being used.