WordPress.com Introducing VR and 360° Content for All WordPress.com Sites

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WordPress.com Launching Support for Virtual Reality & 360 Degree Content for WordPress.com Sites

Virtual Reality is coming to WordPress.com! Now you can create and publish your own VR content on any WordPress.com site, starting with 360° photos and 360° videos (beta), and you can view regular photos and panoramas in VR. WordPress.com is aiming to make publishing VR content like a breeze, and as simple as publishing text or photos across the world wide web — just add any existing VR content to your site, and anyone with a web browser can instantly view and enjoy it.

 

On a regular desktop browser you can then “look around” using your mouse, including in gorgeous full-screen mode. On a phone browser or a webVR enabled desktop browser, you’ll see a VR button in the bottom right — select it and our viewer will render the content in full 3D mode inside your VR gear. So far we’ve tested with Cardboard, Gear, Daydream, Rift, and Vive.

 

Augmenting your own posts with VR content is simple: Upload any VR content to your WordPress site just like you would with any other content, decide if you want to present it in 360 or cinema (panorama) mode, and publish it using the “vr” shortcode:

 

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Detailed instructions are here.

 

An easy way to start taking 360° photos today is to use the Google Street View app (for iOS and Android).

 

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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