This page documents my use of widgets, HTML and plugins to display flickr slide shows on my blogs. As at August 2021, I am using wordpress plugins see below/overleaf or on the blog wordpress now support flickr URLs with a native embed.  I just have to paste the URL. Here are my notes, developed over time. …

This page documents three mechanisms to display flick on wordpress. I was experimenting with making photo shows from my flickr archive for my wordpress blogs.  I originally used and then looked at as the flickrslideshow was failing strangely. In June 2020, I decided I need to explore the plugin route. This was complicated by the deprecation of flash, and flickr changing ownership. The embed site was broken and so I installed “Responsive flickr slide show” plugin 😁

Using the plugin (today)

For the wiki, there is a short code, [fshow] , it takes an argument, photosetid= which requires the numeric key alone, i.e, nnnnnnnnnn of the set alone.

This i.e the plugin has been installed on the wiki and blog; on the blog just paste the set URL into a block. WordPress takes care of the rest on the wiki, use the short code, [fshow] with the photosetid= argument.

Using embed now deprecated

Here it is, from ….

The code generated needs some small tweaks. It generates the following style comment,

<iframe style=”position: relative; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%”  src=”…

It needs

<iframe style=”position: relative; top: 0; left: 0;”
width=”600″ height=”500″ src=”….

This still ain’t quite right, I need to get the height right or auto’d. The generated code works in a naked HTML file, so it’s something to do with outer level CSS statements. (I think.) NB the template has changed since writing this.

Using slide show now deprecated

The flickr slide show, once working code is still held in CODE1 custom field, perhaps I need to install flash now that I am using Firefox, on the other hand, Flickr have deprecated this solution.

More about plugins

When considering plugins, I found this video on youtube. There are more.

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