STL Viewer - WordPress

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The STL Viewer plugin let's you embed interactive 3D models in your WordPress site. This plugin is based on thingiview.js, the similar to the embed tool used at http://www.thingiverse.com/.

Activate the necessary plugins

The following plugins must be activated in Dashboard > Plugins

  • STL Viewer
  • AP Extended Mime Types - let's you upload .stl files to your media library

Upload .STL files to media library

  • The plugin will be referencing the file name of each .stl file so make sure they are unique.
  • If you get an error saying "Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons" you need to activate the AP Extended Mime Types plugin

Add the plugin shortcode

  • Create a post or page and add the STL shortcode:
[stl file="blue_rabbit.stl" /]
  • Replace the filename with your .stl filename.
  • If you're not sure what the filename, go to your media library and look under the Attachment Details for your uploaded file.

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  • View your post to check that it's working

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For more control of how the model is dispalyed

  • add more parameters to the shortcode
[stl file="blue_rabbit.stl" color="#2b56b8" background="#f8f8f8" width="100%" height="640px" /]
  • alternatively you can change the default settings (see below)

Change the default settings for SLT Viewer (optional)

  1. From your Dashboard go to Settings > STL Viewer
  2. Set the Height and Width in pixels, i.e. 300px. Alert: If these fields are not formatted properly the plugin will not work.

Troubleshooting Tips / Known issues

Doesn't work? Try:

  • Using the latest version of Chrome for your browser
  • Will only load the first stl file on a page. Does not support multiple files per page.


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