kPicasa Gallery | Guillaume Hébert | gallery,photo,picasa


Display your Picasa Web Galleries in a post or in a page.

It is with great sadness that the Picasa API has been shut down by Google. This renders kPicasa Gallery completely useless. The project is now dead. Thanks for the 70,995 downloads!

This plugin displays your Picasa Web Galleries in a post or in a page simply by creating a post or a page with a special keyword. All the images are kept on the Picasa Web Gallery server.

Please note that PHP5 is required.

If enabled and properly configured, kPicasa Gallery will use the WP-Cache mechanism.

You have to choice of using either Lightbox, Slimbox, Thickbox or Fancybox for displaying the large version of your photos.

Slimbox support playing videos directly from your site. Selecting another engine will open a new window to the original Picasa URL.

Advanced usage

Show specific albums

Browse to the Picasa web site and log yourself in. You will then need to find the internal album name, as explained below.

For an album named “Trip to Europe”, the URL of that album will probably look like this: The internal album name is the last portion (TripToEurope). You will need to find the internal album name for every album you want to display.

You will then need to call kPicasa Gallery like this (this will show 3 specific albums): KPICASA_GALLERY(TripToEurope, TripToAsia, TripToAustralia)

Show a private album

Browse to the Picasa web site and log yourself in. You will then need to find the internal album name and its authkey, as explained below.

Let’s say the URL to your private album is: The authkey is the last portion of the URL and is always 20 characters long. Be careful not to include the # character that sometimes appear at the end of that URL.

You would have to use the following syntax:

Show albums from an alternative Picasa account

Please note that you can’t combine multiple accounts into the same post or page.

If you have more than one Picasa account, you can show the albums from another account by calling kPicasa Gallery like this:


  1. Unzip the archive to your wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Go in the Options menu, select kPicasa Gallery and set your parameters.
  4. Create post or a page and write KPICASA_GALLERY on its own line.
  5. Browse to that post or page, voilà!

Plugin author

Guillaume Hébert

Plugin official website address
If you encounter problems in using the kPicasa Gallery plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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