flickrRSS Readme

This plugin allows you to easily display Flickr photos on your site. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams. The plugin is relatively easy to setup and configure via an options panel. It also has support for an image cache located on your server.

Installation

  1. Put the flickrRSS files in your plugins directory
  2. If you want to cache images, create a directory and make it writable
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Configure your settings via the panel in Options
  5. Add <?php get_flickrRSS(); ?> somewhere in your templates

FAQ

  1. Can I get random images from my stream?
    No, it's a limitation of using the RSS feed (it only contains the most recent photos)
  2. How do I refresh the photos manually?
    Good question. The plugin uses built-in WordPress functions to update the feed, I haven't figured out how to force an update.
  3. When I use multiple tags, why does nothing shows up?
    The feed will only pull in photos that have both tags, not one or the other.
  4. When I enable cache, why do just a bunch of random characters show up?
    You've probably specified the full path wrong. Double check with your host to make sure you've got it right. If you're still having troubles, check with your host.
  5. How do a I get borders between photos?
    You need to edit your CSS file. There are plenty of tutorials online, you may find some help in the forum.
  6. Why aren't any photos showing up?
    Sometimes it can take a little while to kick in, have patience. Flickr may possibly have been down. Also, make sure it works without the cache first.
  7. Will it work with video?
    Yes, videos will be displayed as a thumbnail image. You'll need to click through to flickr to play it though.
  8. Can I get older versions of the plugin?
    Yes, they are available here

Feedback and Support

Visit the flickrRSS forum for help with issues relating to the plugin. I'll do my best to respond, but sometimes I'm slow.

Advanced

The plugin also supports a number of parameters, allowing you to have multiple instances across your site.

Parameters

Example 1

<?php get_flickrRSS(array('num_items' => 10, 'type' => 'public', 'tags' => 'london,people')); ?>

This would show the 10 most recent public photos tagged with london and people.

Example 2

<?php get_flickrRSS(array('set' => '72157601681097311', 'num_items' => 20, 'type' => 'set', 'id' => '44124462494@N01')); ?>

This would show the 20 most recent thumbnail sized photos from the specified user's set.


Plugin History

Latest Release: April 29, 2009