Inserting 360° Photographs and Virtual Tours will give your website a clear advantage over the other competitors. 360° Photographs and Virtual Tours will allow the visitor to see the service or the product at its best. We’re already seeing examples of how 360° photos and Virtual Reality (VR) can help us to tell our stories. This article will show you how to embed 360° degree photos in WordPress
WordPress always used to welcome the latest trends in web positively and implemented it in its coming versions. This time WordPress has taken a big leap forward by giving 360° and VR embedding options for it’s posts. On the latest WordPress version you can create and publish your own Virtual Reality contents and 360° photos and videos
Virtual Reality contents can be embed into your WordPress post using few simple steps. First Upload VR content to your WordPress site just like you would for images and normal videos, then choose in which way you want to present it. You can embed it either in 360 mode or cinema (panorama) mode, and use “vr” shortcode to publish it.
How to embed 360° degree photos
Below code will embed the 360° photo in WordPress that lets users explore the image in the browser, via Google Cardboard, or using VR headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Google Daydream
[vr url=path-to-photo.jpg view=360]
You can embed your panorama photos too in the same viewer, where you can explore your panoramas big in a VR headset. This will allow a more cinematic experience to your readers. To embed panorama photos you need to add the following to the shortcode
[vr url=path-to-photo.jpg view=cinema]
How to take 360° Photos
Google‘s Street View App (available for Android and iOS) will help you to take 360° photos by turning your smartphone camera all around you to stitch together a 360° your smartphone, using a number of ways. You can also use dedicated hardware such as the Ricoh Theta to take 360° photos with a single click.
How to Embed 360° Videos
Embedding of 360 videos is in its experimental stage, and uploading 360 video content requires a premium or business WordPress.com account with VideoPress support. To embed 360° video, first upload the 360° video to your VideoPress enabled site, launch the video in the VideoPress player and select the share option, copy the videopressguid (that’s the id listed after https://videopress.com/v/ in the share dialog), and then embed the video using the following shortcode:
[vr guid=videopressguid view=360]