Embed Google Photos album


This plugin requires a shared Google Photos album link to view photos using gallery/player or carousel. This widget is free to use for WordPress users.

It is very easy to use. Just write a shortcode to your post and include a link of shared Google Photos album as a parameter. Instead of shortcode, html code with links to the photo will be inserted and it will be decorated using Public album javascript.


[embed-google-photos-album link="https://photos.app.goo.gl/CSV7NDstShTUwUZq5"]

[embed-google-photos-album link="https://photos.app.goo.gl/CSV7NDstShTUwUZq5" mode="carousel"]

[embed-google-photos-album link="https://photos.app.goo.gl/CSV7NDstShTUwUZq5" mediaitems-cover="true"]

[embed-google-photos-album link="https://photos.app.goo.gl/CSV7NDstShTUwUZq5" background-color="#007acc"]
  • link – [string] public link of Google Photos album
  • mode – [carousel | gallery-player] setup decorator mode, default id gallery-player
  • width – [int | ‘auto’] set widget width in pixel or “auto” to stretch to 100%
  • height – [int | ‘auto’] set widget height in pixels or “auto” to stretch to 100%
  • image-width – [int] image max-width in pixels, default is 1920
  • image-height – [int] image max-height in pixels, default is 1080
  • autoplay – [true | false] start slideshow in normal view (currently not allowed by decorator)
  • delay – [true | false] slideshow delay in seconds, default is 5 seconds.
  • repeat – [true | false] Enable or disable repeat slideshow, delfault is true
  • mediaitems-aspectration – [true | false], Keep asspect ration of images delfault is true
  • mediaitems-enlarge – [true | false], Turn on/off image enlarge, delfault is true
  • mediaitems-stretch – [true | false], Tunr on/off image stretch, delfault is true
  • mediaitems-cover – [true | false], Cover full canvas. Combine with aspect ratio parameter. Delfault is false
  • background-color – [#RRGGBB | transparent], Setup background color to RGB or transparent. Default is #000000
  • expiration – [int] setup expiration timeout in secons; default is 0; min. custom value is 86400s (experimental property)

This widget, unsupported some features like a picture’s timestamp and captions. For a more detailed description of the component, go to WordPress Google Photos album plugin.

In some cases, it may be better to use the following code directly in the template.

    echo (new Pavex_embed_google_photos_album()) -> getcode(
        'https://photos.app.goo.gl/CSV7NDstShTUwUZq5', 0, 480, 1920, 1080

How do I update my album?

The album will update automatically as soon as you save or update your post.

Javascript decorator

External javascript decorator is stored on CDN and loading and running of them is optimized for performance.

Javascript widget can be used without photos from Google photos. Detailed information on how to use javascript is available in one of older posts about carusel slideshow on my blog.

About Public album photo sharing website

Public album is now a photo sharing website and service for sharing short photosets available in single user profile.

The service can also be used as an alternative to public Google Photos. It is very suitable for the blogs focused mainly on photos. For example, a photoblog or a travel blog.

Important links


  • Preview of Google Photos shared album
  • Result of this WordPress plugin - gallery player with Mr. Monstro album
  • Similar photoset with (Mr. Monstro)[https://www.publicalbum.org/pavex/mr-monstro?story=510857004] in Public album photo sharing website.
  • Another photosets like a blog in Public album.


4 0446 March 0446 000000 2021
This is an awesome resource which makes adding Google image galleries a breeze.
27 2722 December 2722 000000 2020
It is basic but it works - and you don't have to set up complicated settings in Google. You must enter the shortcode in a custom HTML block, not a paragraph block. An elementary mistake that I made initially. I do hope that pavex will add more display options
13 1334 November 1334 000000 2019
Great plugin its works perfect. Thanks
8 0845 September 0845 000000 2019
Есть только небольшое но, я не могу его настроить, насколько понял, он имеет только один вид привью. Это конечно не очень удобно, и слишком банально. Но ничего лучше найти не смог.
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Contributors & Developers

“Embed Google Photos album” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Release Date – 24 August 2020

  • add background-color property
  • Readme sections about js and photo sharing website.
  • Worpress 5.5 test


Release Date – 24 April 2020

  • repair expiration property
  • Worpress 5.4 test


Release Date – 12 July 2019

  • use embed-ui.min.js decorator
  • Carousel or Gallery player support
  • slideshow parameters shorten names
  • mediaitems parameters for image setup
  • function getcode() accept complex props


Release Date – 4 June 2019

  • load javascript in the footer


Release Date – 2 June 2019

  • set_transient expiration support


Release Date – 10 December 2018

  • getcode() for templates inline php


Release Date – 21 November 2018

  • wp_remote_get


Release Date – 15 November 2018

  • fix to use the latest version of decorator


Release Date – 10 November 2018

  • using decorator from cdn.jsdelivr.net service


Release Date – 9 November 2018

  • fix bug with widget size.
  • set widget dimensions to int or ‘auto’ to stretch to parent element size
  • remove stretch


Release Date – 25 October 2018

  • rename and add new properties to setup slideshow.


Release Date – 19 August 2018

  • imageWidth/imageHeight options to set better quality of images.


Release Date – 9 August 2018

  • Based on simple grabber of the album. Not backward compatibility with previous versions.


  • Proxy of Publicalbum.org embeds iframe.