The Sirv WordPress plugin

WordPress logoThe standard image options for WordPress websites can be quite limiting.

The Sirv plugin changes that, giving you instant control to choose any image size, with all kinds of effects, perfectly optimized for the web. Sirv removes the hassle of image management, with a single media library to embed images anywhere online (not just in WordPress).

Follow the steps below to enjoy 360 spins, zoomable images, responsive images and plain images throughout your WordPress website.

Install Sirv on your WordPress website

Either download the plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory or install it directly from your WordPress admin:

1. In your WordPress admin, go to the Plugins section and click Add New:

WordPress Plugins

2. Search for Sirv:

Search for Sirv in the WordPress plugin directory

3. Click Install Now:

Install Sirv on your WordPress website

4. Click Activate Plugin:

Activate Sirv plugin in WordPress

5. Go to the Settings page for Sirv:

Sirv for WordPress settings page

6. Enter the S3 connection details from your Sirv account. (If you don’t already have a Sirv account, create an account here.)

Copy S3 details from Sirv to WordPress

Sirv is now installed!

Add 360 degree spin to a page or post

Enjoy life-like 360 spins. Display spins on its own or as part of an image gallery.

1. Install Sirv plugin on your WordPress site.

2. Click Add Sirv Media button in your page or post:

Click Sirv Media button to access Sirv library images

3. Select 360 spin image in your Sirv Library > Click Continue:

Select spin image in Sirv Library

4. Click Insert into page button:

Insert Sirv spin into WordPress page or post

5. Spin image will appear in page/post as a gallery:

Sirv spin appears as a gallery

6. You can change the settings of the gallery:

Update Sirv Spin settings

7. You can also add additional images to your gallery. Click Edit gallery settings icon > Click Add images button > Select additional images > Click Continue button > Click Update button:

Add additional images to Sirv Spin gallery

8. Your spin will display as a thumbnail in the gallery on your page/post:

Preview Sirv Spin gallery on WordPress page or post

Add zoomable images to page or post

Visitors love seeing close-up detail of any image. The larger your original images are, the deeper the zoom.

1. Install Sirv plugin on your WordPress site.

2. Click Add Sirv Media button in your page or post:

Click Sirv Media button to access Sirv library images

3. Select images to be zoomed > Click Continue:

Select zoom images in Sirv Library

4. Embed as ‘Image Zoom’ option will automatically be selected > Click Insert into page button:

Insert Sirv zoom into WordPress page or post

5. Zoomable images will appear in page/post as a gallery:

Sirv zoomable images appear as a gallery

6. To update gallery settings click Edit gallery icon:

Update Sirv Zoom gallery settings

7. Captions can also be added to images:

Add captions to Sirv images in WordPress

8. Caption text will appear under main image on page/post:

Add captions to Sirv images in WordPress

Add responsive images to page or post

A single image or a gallery of images can be added without the zoom effect. The image(s) will be completely responsive. Which means they will look perfect on any viewing device.

1. Install Sirv plugin on your WordPress site.

2. Click Add Sirv Media button in your page or post:

Click Sirv Media button to access Sirv library images

3. Select images you want to be responsive > Click Continue:

Select responsive images in Sirv Library

4. Select Embed as ‘Image Gallery’ option > Click Insert into page button:

Insert Sirv responsive images into WordPress page or post

5. Responsive images will appear in page/post as a gallery:

Sirv responsive images appear as a gallery

6. You can update the gallery at any time to add/remove images; use captions or change gallery settings. Simply click Edit gallery icon:

Update Sirv responsive gallery settings

Add a plain image to a page or post

As well as adding zoomable responsive images, you may wish to just add plain images. Perfect for listing articles.

1. Install Sirv plugin on your WordPress site.

2. Click Add Sirv Media button in your page or post:

Click Sirv Media button to access Sirv library images

3. Select image from your Sirv Library > Click Continue:

Select image from Sirv Library

4. Select Embed as ‘Plain image’ option > Click Insert into page button:

Insert Sirv image into WordPress page or post

5. Plain image will appear in page/post as a thumbnail:

Sirv image appears as a thumbnail

6. Click Text tab to view image code:

Sirv plain image code in WordPress

7. You can change the image size to any you desire. This example uses a percentage value. You can also use a pixel value. (For more information on dynamic imaging, visit the Scale section of our documentation.)

Change:
?thumbnail=150&image=true
To:
?scale.width=35%

8. The plain image size has now increased to 35% of the original image size:

Sirv plain image size has increased in WordPress

Uploading images

Upload images to Sirv either from your Sirv account or via your WordPress admin panel: Sirv > Media Library:

Upload images via Sirv Media Library

Deleting images

Depending on your server settings, you may be limited to uploading 20 images at a time.

To delete images/folders from the Sirv Media Library, go to your Sirv account.

Help from a Sirv expert

If you have any questions about how to use the Sirv for WordPress plugin, please contact our support team from your Sirv account.

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