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PhotoShelter for Photographers Blog Feed Plugin


The PhotoShelter Official Plugin for WordPress allows you to easily embed single images or gallery slideshows from PhotoShelter into any blog post. The plugin also allows for quick and easy Photoshelter integration via one-click menu creation, which adds to WordPress a navigation menu of links to your PhotoShelter site.

PhotoShelter — — is the leader in photographer websites and provides you with everything you need to display, distribute, and sell photos online. Through PhotoShelter, you may sell photography and power your photography business with photo hosting, a real archive, and the best marketing tools.

Plugin Features

  • Embeds any publicly visible PhotoShelter image or gallery slideshow directly into a blog post — without leaving WordPress
  • Eliminates the need to create and upload individual low-resolution files to WordPress. Your original PhotoShelter images are automatically resized, sharpened and (if you choose) watermarked for blog use. This process takes place on the fly at PhotoShelter, so the embedded images take up no space on
    your web server
  • Embedded images click through to the same image on the your PhotoShelter website, where blog visitors can buy prints, products or digital downloads
  • One-click navigation menu creation adds to WordPress all the important links
    to your PhotoShelter site
  • Creates backlinks to your PhotoShelter website so search engines like Google can easily find your photos
  • Supports SEO best practices by automatically writing the IPTC image description into the ALT text of the embedded image. Get even better SEO by enabling the image caption option
  • Embed images as either HTML (for mobile compatibility) or Flash (for higher security)
  • Search for images by IPTC keyword or by gallery, or browse through your recently uploaded content
  • Supports gallery slideshow custom presets


  1. When editing a post, just click the PhotoShelter “P” icon in the post toolbar.
  2. Browse your gallery list, your recently uploaded images, or search for a specific image.
  3. Select the image or gallery slideshow.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to embed your image(s) according to your preferences: slideshow or single image; Flash or HTML.
  5. Depending on your choice, click “Insert Image”, “Embed Gallery Slideshow”, or “Insert Gallery (Cover Image)” to add the image or slideshow to your post.
  6. To add a menu, click the PhotoShelter link from your WordPress sidebar, and follow the instructions in the “Add PhotoShelter Menu” section of this page. You’ll find the menu under Appearance -> Menus in your dashboard


  • PhotoShelter “P” icon in the tolbar
  • Find an image or embed a gallery
  • Pick a recent image
  • Select an image
  • Embed Image
  • Embed as slideshow


Method 1:

  1. Log into your WordPress admin area.
  2. Click on Plugins -> Add New from the left hand menu.
  3. Search for “photoshelter” in the search bar.
  4. Locate “PhotoShelter Official Plugin” in the search results, and click “Install Now.”
  5. Click “Activate Plugin”.
  6. Once the plugin is active, you’ll see a “PhotoShelter” item in your left column. Click on this.
  7. Enter your PhotoShelter login details (email and password) in the form provided. Once you’re logged in, you’re ready to post!

Method 2:

  1. Download the plugin from
  2. Click on Plugins -> Add New from the left hand menu.
  3. Click on “Upload”.
  4. Use the uploader provided at this screen to locate and select plugin, which will be in the form of a .zip file.
  5. Click “Install Now.”
  6. Click “Activate Plugin”.
  7. Once the plugin is active, you’ll see a “PhotoShelter” item in your left column. Click on this.
  8. Enter your PhotoShelter login details (email and password) in the form provided. Once you’re logged in, you’re ready to post!
    For more information, please consult the full written and video help documentation here:


For more detailed information about the plugin, please consult the full written and video help documentation here:

What is this PhotoShelter thing?

PhotoShelter makes websites and tools for serious photographers. Integrate with your blog, display your portfolio, sell your photos, back up your archive, promote your business, deliver high resolution files to clients, and much more. Designed to improve your workflow and make your life easier.

Do I need a PhotoShelter account to use the plugin?

Yes. You can try PhotoShelter for free for 14 days. Upgrade, downgrade or cancel anytime. Get started here:

Can I integrate my WordPress blog with my PhotoShelter website?

Absolutely! Through a partnership with our friends at Graph Paper Press, who build gorgeous, responsive themes for WordPress, you can seamlessly blend together your PhotoShelter and GPP-themed sites to create a cohesive single destination. More on PhotoShelter and Graph Paper Press. relationship can be found here:


November 28, 2019
I have used this plugin for a long time but it does not work anymore on WordPress 5.3 updates. In my case, using the plugin makes categories disappear in the public site. Also, I can no longer display galleries and in the Login page, my username and password won´t work, even I can login normally in the Photoshelter website. Message shows: “The email or password you provided is incorrect.” Wordpress recommends to eliminate the plugin from my site. Please update it to newer versions of WordPress, I think this integration is worthy.
February 7, 2017
Upgraded to 1.5.1 and it killed my site. Now I have to run the site with the plugin deactivated so all my galleries are down and a mess. Waiting for somebody from Photoshelter to respond – terrible.
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Contributors & Developers

“PhotoShelter for Photographers Blog Feed Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



= 1.5.7
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  • Fixes a http2 header issue


  • Fixes a CORS issue for users of Photoshelter BEAM websites


  • Fixes SSL authentication issues for some hosting accounts using older verions of cURL


  • Fixes 500 Internal Server Error seen on some hosting accounts with older verions of Apache.


  • Reverts changes from 1.5.1 that were causing issues. Updates to follow.


  • Fixed issue with CORS in older versions of Safari and older versions of WordPress


  • Added CORS support for reading blog content into PhotoShelter website templates.


  • Support added for one-click PhotoShelter menu creation
  • Option to make a PhotoShelter image globally searchable — without leaving WordPress
  • Change sort order of galleries when browsing
  • Compatibility with PhotoShelter’s most current gallery structure and visibility states
  • A variety of bug fixes and more overall stability to ensure happy embedding
  • Cleaner design and UX


  • Bug fix for images inserted as flash


  • This version addresses a problem caused by browser scaling of PhotoShelter
    generated images with inconsistent size attributes.


  • Fixes issues with specific punctuation in image captions causing a
    “whitescreen” error.


  • Contains bug fixes for users having trouble inserting images.


  • Fixes bug preventing gallery slideshow presets from appearing
  • Fixes bug preventing transparent gallery slideshow backgrounds
  • Fixes bug in disabling watermarks on gallery slideshows
  • Fixes bug causing “whitescreen” after image insert
  • Updated handling of large meta-content
  • Updated handling of image meta data in HTML img tag attributes
  • Updated handling of authentication


  • Release of Official PhotoShelter WordPress Plugin
  • Full authentication support for PhotoShelter account holder
  • Added ability to select from slideshow style presets


  • Initial Beta Release of PhotoShelter WordPress Plugin