If you’ve seen our embedded virtual tours on our website, we hope you agree that they are a fantastic way to show that a virtual tour is in fact interactive and not just a still image, but secondly something that can be viewed without any interaction, if required: thus making a web page more dynamic. If you haven’t seen an auto-rotating embedded tour, see below for an example of a tour for William Hunt, Savile Row (commissioned by Aardvark360):
Like with Marmite, some people love this (us included) and some people hate this. We use the plugin, PanoRota, that has been written and released on a donations basis by a fellow Sussex based GoogleTrusted Photographer, Hamish McDonald. Hamish, a self confessed computer problem sorter does just that: he will sort your problems! Having been bitten by the computer bug as a child (I’m sure there’s a pun intended), he works through a number of brands to help out the wider world and in this instance allowing those of us on the WordPress platform to embed auto-rotating virtual tours.
But what if you’re not on the popular WordPress platform? Yes, PanoRota is extremely flexible, but WordPress is not for everyone. If that’s you, all hope is not lost, as I discovered earlier today as I was searching for a solution for a client of ours. What I stumbled upon is a great code repository website called Codepen, which is. a website dedicated to very clever stuff for web designers and code developers. One of the Codepen solutions for embedding auto rotating tours is this (click here).
This solution will allow a virtual tour to be embedded on any website, just as it looks below with some options for tweaking. With membership and payment, you can remove any elements to ensure a seamless embed in your website.
Hopefully we have solved some of your embedding woes, as much as our own, enjoy.
@SlavaDruk Hello :)
If you're on Wordpress, there is a plugin that's been written. It's donation only, so you *could* download for free and not donate - but that's your call. Details of the plugin can be found here: http://360bizphotos.co.uk/panorota/
Be aware that since the FAQs for this plugin have been written, Google Maps has been updated, so, the "panoid" data in the URL as described in the FAQs is no longer working. The data you need starts 15 characters in after the "data=" and is 22 characters long, usually before the exclamation mark, "!"
So, in the URL below, you need the character in bold, NOT the characters underlined, as suggested in the FAQs for the plugin. The full URL of course contains all location and view data for that panorama on Google Maps, and every panorama has these details.
This plugin is still working well for me. Hope that helps!