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Bug 5383 - Inline slideshows
Inline slideshows
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
MultimediaViewer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 9 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-03-29 07:05 UTC by brianna.laugher
Modified: 2014-11-17 09:21 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description brianna.laugher 2006-03-29 07:05:48 UTC
Occasionally people at Commons comment that it would be nice to have some kind
of slideshow feature, where you are able to view one image at a time and click
"previous" or "next" links to see the next in a series of images. I think the
best way to do this would be to link such a function to the gallery function for
images, where you can write

Image:Foo2.jpg|This one has a caption

This would neatly and easily define "previous" and "next" as well as showing a
caption if supplied. 

Of course, once you've downloaded a page with a gallery on it, you've downloaded
all the images anyway, so you might argue that this is not going to save anyone
any download time. True, but it would be a great feature for showing off
higher-res pictures. I think it would be extremely popular at pages like
[[commons:Sunset]] and the Featured Pictures section on the Wikipedias and Commons.

Just an idea, thanks for your time.
Comment 1 Daniel Schwen 2007-07-03 15:33:19 UTC
Sometime ago I wrote a javascript plugin (it went over the wikitech list). Check it out at and tell me if you have any suggestions.
Comment 2 brianna.laugher 2007-07-04 04:39:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Sometime ago I wrote a javascript plugin (it went over the wikitech list).
> Check it out at and
> tell me if you have any suggestions.

That's pretty nifty. I would like the ability to put a slideshow inline, though, and specify the image size, captions, and have auto/manual options with prev/next links.

This is how I envisage the syntax:

<slideshow width=500 caption="some images">
Image:foo2.jpg|This one has a caption
Comment 3 brianna.laugher 2007-07-04 04:40:48 UTC
I see in my first comment I wrote about attaching the slideshow to the existing gallery functionality. I must have changed my mind about it since then. ;) Sorry for the confusion.
Comment 4 Ricordisamoa 2014-03-09 12:57:05 UTC
Comment 5 Tisza Gergő 2014-03-11 01:21:08 UTC
The MultimediaViewer plans for this are at
Comment 6 Nemo 2014-03-11 08:05:42 UTC
(In reply to Tisza Gergő from comment #5)
> The MultimediaViewer plans for this are at

What's a "collection" in "let users play all files for a collection"?
Comment 7 Tisza Gergő 2014-03-11 16:43:04 UTC
(In reply to Nemo from comment #6)
> What's a "collection" in "let users play all files for a collection"?

Just a fancy name for the sequence of images shown by the viewer, I think. Right now that is all the images on the same page; we want to "detach" the viewer from the current page in the future (so that if you want, for example, to show the collection of all featured images when someone clicks on the POTD on the main page, you can do it with just a few lines of javascript).

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