On a project many moons ago, we used Flickr to display a variety of subject specific image galleries which fed into WordPress based on the contents of a particular Flickr album.
When Flickr can be advantageous
We did this for 2 reasons:
- So that it was very easy for this business to upload images into their website (without hitting the WP back-end)
- In order to showcase these images to the wider world (aka marketing) through Flickr.
But… albums are not obvious
However, it became apparent that, for some users, its not immediately obvious how to upload pictures into Flickr, and have them placed into albums. The most common complaint? The upload process doesn’t make it clear that you need to click “Upload” again, in the slightly unintuitive top-right corner after configuring your image options…
The below set of instructions will have you logged in, uploading pictures, and editing their descriptions, before adding them into either existing or new albums in moments!
Adding Pictures to Flickr and Placing Them into Existing or New Albums
1. Visit Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/
2. Hit “Sign in” in the top right corner.
3. Enter your username and password. (or register a new account)
4. Hit Upload
5. Hit Choose Photos and videos
6. Select all the pictures you’d like to upload
For each picture, you can set a title and description:
On the left, select “Add to Album”
– and drop the picture into the relevant album by clicking on the album (it will display a green tick) or add a new album.
NOTE if the album doesn’t exist, you can add a new one here.
IMPORTANT – after configuring your pictures, hit “Upload X Photos” in the top right (blue button) and this will put all the photos up into the relevant albums.
Pull the album into WordPress
To place the album into your WordPress website, go to the sharing settings on your album:
Click on “embed” and choose the dimensions you want on your site. If you want to make it clear it’s a Flickr album, add the header & footer options.
Copy the embed code, paste into text view on a WordPress post or page and everything dropped into the album on Flickr will become accessible from your WordPress website:
How it looks on the front-end:
These galleries have arrows and more upon hover – like this:
Want help setting up a gallery integration with WordPress
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