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WordPress.com Adds Photo Carousels, Goes Even More Social

WordPress.com launched a new photo carousel feature today for its users. This full-size carousel view presents images as large as your device can display them. Readers can “like” a photo from a carousel in the same way they already do on Facebook.

The “like” feature on the photo carousel follows on the heels of WordPress notifications that look exactly like Google+. Earlier this year, WordPress.com added a comment panel to show the most active posts and commenters, and ‘follow’ buttons and subscription widgets for its Web and Android apps.

To add a photo carousel to your WordPress.com blog, go here. This is the first version of the carousel, so in order to “like” a photo you must first log-in to your WordPress account. Select a photo from the gallery, then click the permalink button located in the lower right-hand corner.

This will take you to the photo itself. From there, you’re free to “like” it.

The photo carousel will be available to WordPress.org users in the near future. In order to use it, users will first have to install the jetpack.me plugin.

Will the new “like” feature on photo carousels edge WordPress closer to its super traffic-heavy competitor, Tumblr? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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