Garden Gnome Package
This plugin provides an easy way to publish panoramas and object movies created with Garden Gnome Software’s Pano2VR and Object2VR.
You can embed a package via a shortcode like
[ggpkg id=12] or a block in the Gutenberg editor.
Sample packages can be downloaded from our forum.
When you are using a shortcode to embed a package, you can provide additional parameters in the shortcode:
width: the width of the player in the page
height: the height of the player in the page
start_preview: when set to ‘true’, the player will initially show as a preview image with a play button.
start_node: if the package is a virtual tour, you can specify the start node. You can find the node ID of each node in the tooltip in the tour browser.
start_view: for panoramas and virtual tours, sets the initial view of the first node. The format is ‘pan/tilt/fov/projection’. The projection parameter is optional.
url: can be used instead of ID, to embed a package from a specific URL. Like
[ggpkg id=12 width='100%' height='500px' start_preview='true']
If you are using the Gutenberg Editor and want to embed a package via a shortcode, use a Classic Block from the ‘Formatting’ section, and use the Add Media button to add a package from the media library.
You can find the GGPKG Gutenberg Block in the Widgets section.
In the GGPKG Block, you can pick a package from the media library.
In the Inspector panel on the right, you can specify if the package should start with a preview image and a play button, and set the width and height of the player in the page.
This plugin provides 1 block.
Upload the plugin files to the
/wp-content/plugins/ggpkg directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
What is a Garden Gnome Package?
A Garden Gnome Package is a simple ZIP file that contains everything necessary to display a single panorama, virtual tour, or object movie. After uploading the package, the plugin extracts the archive.
How can I create a package?
Please see the Pano2VR documentation.
How can I upload a tour with a large file size?
There are two strategies:
Upload the tour to a folder on a web server and use the shortcode
[ggpkg url="https://example.com/my_tour_folder/"] to point to the tour.
Upload a small version of the tour (i.e., just the start node) and then replace the files in the extracted folder in the upload directory.