Croquet Metaverse Web Showcase is a new WordPress block which allows people to embed a multiuser, collaborative, 3D space into a WordPress site. A WordPress author can drag images, videos, and PDF files into the block to add their content into the virtual 3D space.
See the plugin in action in this video:
To install the plugin, search for “Croquet Web Showcase” from your WordPress plugin installation page.
You will need a Croquet API Key to use the plugin. You can create a key for free at croquet.io/keys.
Your API key will look something like this:
While writing a new Post or Page, you can add a Croquet Metaverse Web Showcase block in the block editor, as shown in the first screenshot.
Open the sidebar settings for the Web Showcase block by clicking on the the gear icon at the top right corner of your editing page and clicking on the block. In the sidebar settings, you can paste your Croquet API Key into the API Key text field.
By default, a new Web Showcase block contains two default assets. If you preview your Post or Page, you can see a 3D art gallery space with those two images.
Once you have verified that this works, you can remove the default contents within the Web Showcase block by pressing the “X” button on each row. You can drag your own image, video, and PDF assets into the block to add them. You can rearrange them in the block editor, and they will change positions in the 3D gallery.
Visit croquet.io/webshowcase for more information about Web Showcase.
There are some sidebar settings associated with the Metaverwe Web Showcase block. If you don’t see a sidebar in your editor, click the gear icon in the top right of the editor to open the sidebar.
Croquet API Key
This API key is used to access the Croquet Reflector network. You can generate an API Key at croquet.io/keys. Your API key will look something like this:
These API keys are public and not secret. Usage of the API key can be restricted to a set of URLs.
When this setting is set to “Invite Only” (the default), each visitor to your WordPress page will enter a new, unique Showcase session. Visitors can invite others into their Showcase session using the QR code or the Invite link in the three-bar application menu.
When this setting is set to “Public”, every visitor to your WordPress page will enter the same session. Visitors to your Showcase can invite other people via their URL in their browser’s address bar. Visitors can also invite others into that Showcase session using the QR code or the Invite link in the three-bar application menu.
When this switch is enabled, and if your WordPress site uses a secure HTTPS connection, visitors to your Showcase can use Dolby.io Spatial Voice Chat to communicate with each other.
This setting specifies the height of the 3D Showcase embedded within the page.