StumbleUpon gallery

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StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. Interesting articles can be found in channels or among your likes. Now it's possible to funnel latest content via StumbleUpon to your WordPress site. Just like recent posts from WordPress, your StumbleUpon gallery will act as a set of thumbnails that launch the desired content instead of an image gallery. The somewhat limited nature of StumbleUpon feeds means it's better suited for a smaller, sidebar StumbleUpon gallery. That's where you'd show the most recent content you found interesting or from a channel relevant to your site.

Latest TED talks presented through a StumbleUpon gallery

There is a TED Channel among many others on StumbleUpon. Discover more channels here. There are also brand and people channels. It's possible to fetch content from any of those, just like the following example.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):

[$justified_image_grid preset=17 caption_opacity=1 caption_bg_color=transparent caption_text_color=#FFC178 overlay_color=#321b35 overlay_opacity=0.8 specialfx=hovered specialfx_type=desaturate last_row=hide link_target=_blank rss_url=http://www.stumbleupon.com/rss/channel/TED/content rss_links_to=permalink rss_description=nicetime]

A Stumbler's likes

Your likes may help you promote your own content. This feature can be used to retrieve latest likes by any user. This way you can add some relevant 3rd party content to your site, that is automatically updated whenever you like new pages.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):

[$justified_image_grid preset=1 thumbs_spacing=20 row_height=220 height_deviation=70 caption=reverse-fade caption_opacity=1 caption_bg_color=transparent caption_title_size=16px caption_desc_size=12px caption_text_shadow="1px 1px 0 black" gradient_caption_bg=yes overlay=others overlay_opacity=0.15 outer_shadow="0 0 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.5)" last_row=flexible-match link_target=_blank load_more=click load_more_text="More Stumbles!" load_more_count_text=none load_more_limit=7 rss_url=http://www.stumbleupon.com/rss/stumbler/InternetRanger/likes rss_links_to=permalink]

Why is it useful to set up a StumbleUpon gallery?

Use StumbleUpon to promote your own content, as it can help drive you extra traffic. Whenever you show related content using your likes, it opens through StumbleUpon allowing people to Stumble your pages, increasing visibility to others.

What kind of content is available to build a StumbleUpon gallery?

  • Your likes or any Stumbler's likes.
  • Content from any channel.
  • Up to 10 thumbnails per channel feed and up to 20 user likes are available from StumbleUpon.
  • Only suited for a "Recent posts" type gallery as images served by StumbleUpon are thumbnails.

How do the settings look like?