Getting the Media RSS Feed from a Google+ Photo Gallery » JustinLee.sg

Getting the Media RSS Feed from a Google+ Photo Gallery » JustinLee.sg

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Mar 272012

Google+ Photos isn’t immediately ready for its prime time, with many “features” missing like Slideshow and Media RSS Feeds which you can easily get from Google Picasa Web previously. For those who have Google+ Pages or just didn’t start out with a Picasa account would be at a loss how to share your Google+ Photo gallery outside the realms of Google+.

Reason for getting a Media RSS Feed – To load Google+ Photo gallery in a slideshow that supports Media RSS Feeds on WordPress. I use Cooliris for my slideshow viewer on my blog.

Here are the steps:
  1. Go to the specific gallery you want to get the Media RSS Feeds on Google+ Photos – Remember this gallery needs to be public.
  2. Notice the URL of the gallery
    • In my case it’s “https://plus.google.com/b/112290004776472583114/photos/112290004776472583114/albums/5685898783893740641″ from my JustinLee.sg Google+ Page
  3. The 1st set of numbers “112290004776472583114″ is your User ID.
  4. The last set of numbers “5685898783893740641″ is your Album ID.
  5. Construct the Media RSS Feed URL.
    • http://photos.googleapis.com/data/feed/api/user/[User ID]/albumid/[Album ID]?alt=rss
    • e.g. http://photos.googleapis.com/data/feed/api/user/112290004776472583114/albumid/5724024897712532113?alt=rss
  6. Add that Media RSS Feed URL to your favourite slideshow plugin, and you’re off!
That’s how you find out the Media RSS Feed of your Google+ Photo gallery.

Check out Cooliris Express if you’re looking for a slideshow viewer.