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Create Presentations Easily on WordPress.com with Shortcodes

In Wordpress Features, Wordpress News, WordPress.com. on August 20, 2013 at 4:48 am

Post From Cheri Lucas Rowlands

On WordPress.com, you can use a number of shortcodes to embed features and create objects with little effort, and make your site look just the way you want. We’re excited to announce new shortcodes you can use to whip up a slideshow presentation — and display it on your WordPress.com site.

A sampling of features

  • Selecting different slide transitions (up, down, left, right)
  • Rotating and scaling slides
  • Choosing colors or images for backgrounds (HTML color, image URL)
  • Setting transition durations and sizes

You can see these features in action, along with shortcode instructions to get you started, in the sample presentation below. Don’t forget to view it in full-screen — just click the four-arrow icon on the bottom right corner.

Presentations Shortcode Plugin

for WordPress.com sites

Who doesn’t love awesome presentations?

This presentations plugin provides shortcodes to let you quickly and easily put together amazing presentations!

Supported features include:

  • Choosing slide transitions
  • Rotating and scaling slides for extra awesomeness
  • Setting presentation backgrounds with solid colors or images
  • Setting transition durations and sizes

Viewing

Presentations can be navigated either using the onscreen arrows, or by using keyboard arrow keys. Tab or space will also navigate the slideshow forward.

Fullscreen mode is toggled using the icon on the lower right. Hitting ESC on the keyboard will also exit fullscreen.

To begin, simply start with the

This slideshow could not be started. Try refreshing the page or viewing it in another browser.

Transitions

Transitions are specified using .
The following options are available:

Down

The default transition!

Right

Up

Left

Or none!

Which only really works when fading is enabled.

Rotation

Slides can be rotated using where the value is in degrees.

Scaling

Emphasize your big ideas or explain the tiny details using .

Backgrounds

Solid color backgrounds can be set using where the value can be any valid HTML color.

Alternatively with a valid image url will set it as the background, stretching the image to fill the slide.

Fading

Fading between is enabled by default. It can easily be disabled via with a value of “off” or “false”.

Fading

When you start to miss it re-enable it anytime with “on” or “true”.

Miscellaneous

Presentation-wide settings such as height, width, and transition duration (in seconds) can all be set using the respective attributes in the

This slideshow could not be started. Try refreshing the page or viewing it in another browser.

shortcode.

Also, any valid attribute can be placed in the

This slideshow could not be started. Try refreshing the page or viewing it in another browser.

shortcode, and it will apply to every slide unless explicitly overridden.

Enjoy making your own presentations :)

We’re excited that you can use these shortcodes to create presentations, from simple slideshows to sleek, professional presentations. For more detailed steps, visit the presentations shortcode support page.

Other slideshow embed options

You can create other slideshows on your WordPress.com site, too:

  • SlideShare: Upload and share PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, and Adobe PDF Portfolios publicly and privately.
  • Speaker Deck: Share your Speaker Deck presentation.
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