Just inserted a Google+ photo album on a web page built with Google Sites, then realized that it requires Flash! This means it doesn't display on my tablet, for example.

Without requiring Flash, Is there a simple way to make a photo album available on Google Sites, and auto-play as a slideshow?

  • "photos" is a meta tag that doesn't offer useful information and we're trying to retire it. Please see Let's clean up some meta tags. The other tags seem to me to be tangential to your question. You need an expert on Google Sites. A Google+ expert isn't likely to be able to help.
    – ale
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 14:12
  • @AlE. Well, this is all caused by a flaw in the official Google+ Photo Album gadget. If there is a workaround, then that'd be the easiest solution, and that's why I added the tags. The photos tag I'll remove.
    – feklee
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 14:46

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The Picasa Album embed is very old and not development is happening on the Picasa side anymore. Eventually Google Photos might roll out a album embed but they have announced no such plans.

In the meantime I would recommend looking at the community built Picasa album web component. You can see an example of your album which you would obviously want to host the files on your own URL/site.

<script src="https://scarygami.github.io/picasa-album/components/webcomponentsjs/webcomponents.min.js" async defer></script>
<link rel="import" href="https://scarygami.github.io/picasa-album/components/picasa-album/picasa-album.html">
<picasa-album user="116506480591545018985" album="6195387128534811057" class="fit"></picasa-album>

Another option would be to use a Google+ embedded post. Example

<script src="https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js" async defer></script>
<div class="g-post" data-href="https://plus.google.com/116506480591545018985/posts/eoAj7gtPjNB"></div>
  • Looks good. Now how do I utilize the Picasa album web component in Google Sites? From what I know, the HTML box cannot load external content.
    – feklee
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 20:38
  • You probably can't than. It looks like Sites has an embed Google+ post feature though so that option is still available.
    – abraham
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 23:19
  • It's almost certainly possible by including a custom gadget that utilizes the Picasa album web component. I remember writing a gadget in the past for including Flash content into Google Sites, but it's cumbersome, and I want to avoid it. In the end it may be simpler to write the entire page in HTML instead of using Sites.
    – feklee
    Commented Sep 18, 2015 at 0:43

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