Would you like to add 360 degree interactive images to your WordPress site?
Interactive 360-degree images can be used to create virtual tours or allow users to interact with product images from multiple angles.
In this article we are going to show you how to easily add 360 degree interactive images in WordPress.
Why use 360 degree interactive images in WordPress?
There are many reasons to use 360-degree images on your WordPress website.
You can use a 360 degree photo to view products from all angles in your online store.
Or you have a real estate website and want to offer virtual tours with interactive 360-degree images.
Tip: Do you need to create a 360 degree picture? There are many smartphone apps that you can use to do this.
The problem is that WordPress doesn’t display 360-degree images by default. However, you can still add them using plugins.
Let’s take a look at how there is an easy way to add 360 degree interactive images to your website.
Using the Algori 360 Image Plugin for WordPress
The easiest way to add 360-degree rotating images to WordPress is to use the Algori 360 Image Plugin. This is a free plugin that supports VR (Virtual Reality).
Algori 360 adds a new block to the block editor. You just upload your 3D image to this block.
Note: You cannot use this plugin with the classic editor. Also, you can only add one 360 degree image per page.
First of all you need to install and activate the Algori 360 plugin. For more information, see our step-by-step guide on installing a WordPress plugin.
Once activated, simply edit an existing post or page, or create a new one.
On the post-processing screen, click the Add New Block (+) button, and then add the 360 ° Image Block.
Now it’s time to upload your 360 image to the block settings.
Just drag your picture onto the block or click the upload button to find it on your computer. You can also choose an image that is already in your media library.
Uploading and processing your image may take a few minutes. You will see a rotating loading circle. Just wait for the image to show up in the WordPress block editor.
You can then publish your post to see the 360 ° image live on your website. If you’re not ready to publish the post, you can preview it instead.
You can drag the picture to rotate it. This is what it looks like on our demo website.
If you have a VR headset, you can even click the VR button to see the picture in virtual reality.
Alternative interactive 360-degree picture plugins to try out
If you want more features or something different than Algori 360 Image, you can also try one of these other WordPress plugins:
We hope this article has helped you add 360 degree interactive images in WordPress. You may also want to check out our article on how to get a virtual business phone number for free, as well as our list of WordPress plugins required for all websites.
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