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Posting PRIVATE Flickr photos to a PRIVATE blog.

  1. Note: This is not regarding the blog I've selected, but instead for a private one.

    Basically it looks like if you want to have a private blog with private photos on it, you can't use the services of your Flickr account to post to your blog.

    example: I have a private blog, which I use kind of like a diary. I occasionally let a couple of family members look at it, or at selected posts. I'd like to add photos. Lots of photos. More photos than wordpress would like to host for me. I have a professional Flickr account to do this. But I'd like my photos to stay private as well.

    However, as long as the photos are marked private in Flickr, I can't post them.

    Frustrating.

    I've posted this at Flickr as well, as there's not much that wordpress can do... other than initiate a conversation with Flickr about a private to private system.

    The blog I need help with is emuarchitects.wordpress.com.

  2. I'd like to add photos. Lots of photos. More photos than wordpress would like to host for me. I have a professional Flickr account to do this. But I'd like my photos to stay private as well.

    Did you know that free WordPress.com blogs come with 3000 megabytes (~3 GBs) of space for storing uploaded files and images? Ans that the Space Upgrade gives you an additional 5, 15, 25, 50, or 100 gigabytes of storage space > http://en.support.wordpress.com/space-upgrade/

    As for the Flickr end of things I'm sorry I can't be helpful with that.

  3. I don't understand why you can't post your private flickr photos on your private blog. I post photos that are in my private folder to my public blog and that works okay. (The reason I use pics that are in my private folder is I find that when I move things from one folder to another in flickr, other links I have to them break, so I just leave them in the private one).

    What code are you using to post them? Flickr needs you to use the embed code or link to the image itself on flickr (it works out as the same thing, really) when the image is to be seen in public. If it's not going to be seen in public, then you can use the image URL instead of the embed code. This is found either beneath the image itself (in the page you reach after clicking the 'show all sizes' button or whatever it's called) just below the embed code, or you can get it by right-clicking on the size of image you want to post, then choosing 'properties' and copy and paste the image URL that you'll see from that.

    I hope that helps.
    :)

  4. Mmmm... something I'd like to ask (maybe timethief can help, maybe someone else) - I use both flickr and wordpress media library for my blog images, but wordpress's media library uses progressive image rendering and it drives me crazy as, by the time it's properly rendered, people have probably gone off the idea of looking at the photo/artwork. Is there any way to override this setting? (Should this be a support form comment? If so, let me know and I'll ask it there.)

  5. Thanks for the replies; sorry I'm late in responding.

    @timethief - thanks, but I've already pad for Flickr, I have more than 3G of photos, and I'm not really wanting to pay again... or upload them again... espeically when Flickr should work

    @absurdoldbird -

    I don't understand why you can't post your private flickr photos on your private blog. I post photos that are in my private folder to my public blog and that works okay.

    I should have been more specific - I can't post directly from Flickr to my private WordPress blog. I haven't tried inserting each url individually, although I am sure that would work since Flickr's private isn't really private if you know the static url.

    But, like I said, I have lots of photos. One of the great things about the Flickr WordPress relationship is that you can just post straight from Flickr - a whole bunch of photos at once, instead of inserting, copying, pasting, and entering alternative text and all that. So it's frustrating that you can't do that with a private blog.

    Did I explain that ok? Do you know what I mean?

  6. I can.

    I'd be VERY surprised if Flickr supplied an RSS feed or hotlinking capabilities for private photos; sort of defeats the entire purpose. In fact, it doesn't, in order to protect your privacy.

  7. Right, so what I'm saying... is that since Flickr and WordPress have a relationship with each other, a great way (in my humble opinion) to grow that relationship would be to offer private to private posting in some manner.

    Does anyone agree?

  8. it doesn't matter if users agree: what you want is for staff of Flickr and WordPress.com to agree, right?

    So you need to contact them directly.

    I have zero experience with Flickr staff, but I know WordPress.com staff well, and it doesn't matter to them if you have billions of posts in the forum. Contact them directly if you want to move this forward.

  9. right! :)

    Yeah, I posted something at Flickr as well... just thought it would be good to get it going on both sides. I will take your advice and contact both directly if I can, thanks.

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