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Great WordPress Plugins for Flickr

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Flickr and wordpress have really changed the web-0-sphere. They simply make sharing multimedia, photos, and ideas simpler. During my endless search for more great wordpress plugins, I began searching for easy ways to integrate flickr with wordpress, and saw this great article.

If you’re looking to integrate photos into your wordpress site, install these plugins and get crackin’ !

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Flickr Photo Album for WordPress

Wordpress Flickr PluginDescription: This Flickr plugin for WordPress will allow you to pull in your Flickr photosets and display them as albums on your WordPress site. There is a pretty simple template provided, but you can customize the templates 100% to match the look and feel of your own site. And if you want, you could also hook it up with Lightbox or any other number of display libraries.

On the backend, this plugin will also add a new Flickr icon to your WordPress edit screen which will allow you to easily insert your Flickr photos into your blog posts with just a couple clicks. You can either have your inserted photos link back to your WordPress Flickr photo album or directly to your Flickr.com photo page.
URL: http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/photo-album/.

Flickr Manager for WordPress

Wordpress Flickr PluginDescription: WordPress Flickr Manager is an easy to use plugin that seamlessly integrates your Flickr account with your WordPress backend. It replaces the browse panel from previous versions, but legacy mode can be enabled through the options menu. You also have the choice between Highslide and Lightbox.
URL: http://tgardner.net/wordpress-flickr-manager/.

Flickr Tag Plugin for WordPress

Wordpress Flickr PluginDescription: This plugin downloads all of your Flickr images onto your own server and allows them to appear on your own gallery. Nice and simple.
URL: http://www.webopticon.com/archives/148.




SimpleFlickr for WordPress

Wordpress Flickr PluginDescription: This is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to embed a flickr integrated simpleviewer into your WordPress site. In addition, you are able to specify a path to a standard SimpleViewer XML configuration file to display images from a local gallery.
URL: http://wordpress.org/simpleflickr/.

Slickr Gallery for WordPress

Description: Slickr Gallery is a very fast, bandwidth-friendly photo gallery plugin for WordPress. It allows you to pull your Flickr-hosted photos into a gallery section of your blog, as well as easily add Flickr-hosted images to your posts and pages. It is especially useful for people with many Flickr albums/photos.
Slickr Gallery needs a Lightbox plugin to work properly.
URL: http://stimuli.ca/slickr/.

FlickrRSS for WordPress

Description: This plugin for WordPress allows you to display Flickr photos on your weblog. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams, and is relatively easy to setup and configure via a settings panel. The plugin also has cache support, allowing you to save thumbnails on your own server.
URL: http://eightface.com/wordpress/flickrrss/.

Flickr Thumbnail Photo stream for WordPress

Description: The Flickr Thumbnail Photostream WordPress plugin makes including and linking to photos on a Flickr account simple and flexible. The links come in the form of thumbnail images that link to their larger, normal formats within the Flickr website. The advantage of this plugin is that it does not use RSS feeds and uses the Flickr API instead.
URL: Flickr Thumbnail Photostream.

Flickr Gallery for WordPress

Description: Using the “shortcodes” system in WordPress 2.5 and up, this plugin will allow you to quickly and easily incorporate your Flickr photos into your WordPress pages and posts.
URL: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flickr-gallery/.

Thanks to speckyboy for a great article!

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Setup a photo Slideshow

Flickr is great for managing your photos on your site. I use flickr to keep in touch with friends, posting new content to my site, and even email marketing. If you’re using flickr for the first time, you can read Getting the Most Out of Flickr. Otherwise, I’ve listed a few tools and links below.

After setting up a flickr account, you can upload your photos via the web, through flickr’s batch uploader, or even your celll phone. You can read all about setting up a Moblog (uploading photos to your blog via your cell phone). If you’re having a performance or event, read this to help you organize your photos and collections.

Flickr will only show your most recent 200 photos, so you will definitely want to upgrade to a Pro account ($24.95/yr).

Create a slideshow with your flickr photos

You can use any one of these sites to create a slideshow using your photos’ tags and sets. As you upload new photos, your slideshow will automatically update on your site. Check out these great tools!

Check out Quick Online Tips for a full and comprehensive list of flickr tools and tips.