Garden Gnome Package – WordPress plugin Free download

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 url='....']

Example: [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.

Gutenberg Block

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.


Embedded virtual tour
Gutenberg block
Settings page
Shortcode in classic editor


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=""] 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.


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