add a flickr badge to sideblog

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    Oh thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I’ve been trying to figure this thing out forever! The step by step instructions are apparently what I needed.




    I have tried to follow your instructions and get as far as configuring the flickr set up for the sidebar – when I click on the blue bar, the box jumps down in the list of items and does not open up. Help!



    If this one line of instruction appeared on the widgets page of WP, life would be so much simpler:
    “Click on the blue box with lines in it at the top right of the flickr widget”
    I wasted 30 minutes just to discover that was the way to access the widget set-up.
    Thanks, Mutube, no thanks whoever laid out the WP widgets page!



    30 minutes to figure out that you were suppose to click on the only link in front of you?



    Hello. I apologize in advance if I come across as an idiot, but I’m really not very
    tech adept. I followed Mutube’s step by step instructions, twice, and both times I
    ended up with a little white box with “more photos” in blue, under the Flickr Photos
    heading. When I click there, it just refreshes the page. I thought maybe I did
    something wrong, so I repeated the steps, even printed them out so I knew that I was
    doing it correctly. Can anyone advise me as to what I may be doing wrong?

    Thank you very much




    I did the exact same thing. I’m REALLY new at this, so bear with me…(mine works now).

    Here’s what I did…

    After I added a photo to my Flickr account, the RSS Feed buttons showed up at the bottom of the page on Flickr. They will NOT appear until you actually upload a photo to Flickr.

    Put your mouse over the “Feed” button (to the right of the orange RSS button).

    Right-click your mouse on “Properties.”

    Do you see at the bottom of the pop-up box that says “Address: URL” ???
    Copy that information (Highlight it with your mouse, then copy it).

    Okay, now close all this stuff and go back to Presentation in your Dashboard.

    Go to Sidebar Widgets.

    Find your Flickr widget.

    Click on the little box within the Flickr widget.

    A box will come up to the screen.

    See the line that says “Flickr RSS URL” ????

    Paste the information you copied from Flickr into that box.

    When finished, close the box and SAVE CHANGES.

    Go and view on your web page, and it should show up.

    I’m only into this Day Two … but I did the same thing you did and once I actually uploaded a pic on Flickr and copied the correct RSS URL into the Flickr widget, it worked for me!



    good on you javajabber! excellent step by step instructions – way to go!




    Thank you very much. I feel good that maybe I could help someone else. I have soooooo much more to learn!




    okay, maybe I’m just ignorant, but it is still not working. I have 38 photos loaded onto flickr, so it doesn’t sound like that’s the problem. I followed javajabber’s step by steps, (thank you, by the way, javajabber) and still have a little white box on my site. Maybe I should just not worry about it. It’s frustrating when I can’t get things to work, especially when it’s probably a matter of a click here or there.



    I’m sorry that I can’t help you maybe someone else can this evening.



    Muchisimas gracias Mutube.
    Tal vez no entiendes loq ue estoy poniendo pero en realidad me ayudaste muchisimo.

    De nuevo Muchas Gracias




    When you login to you flickr accout, click on ‘Your photos’. You should see what Flickr call your ‘photostream’, basically all your recent photos. Now, scroll to the very bottom of this page and you should see the little orange RSS icon and some text next to it saying something like ‘subscribe to *your username* photos’. It is this link that you need to insert into the widget.





    I wrote a plugin for this that is very simple to use. It uses Flickr’s flash badge.

    Go here to download it

    [Link broken – drmike]



    Someone wrote a Read me first as well. :)

    You must have missed it.



    I followed the procedure (2nd post in this thread) exactly and it still doesn’t work. I’ve copied my RSS link on flickr, pasted that in the flickr widget on WP, and all I get is a blank box which is linked to my flickr account. Is something broken?



    After changing nothing since my last post, it appears to work now. Maybe it takes a while for RSS to kick in over at flickr?



    The sidebars here at cached to help save processor power. Especially the RSS feeds since else they would be being polled every time a page loaded. You may have run into that.

    I know on my WPMU setup, RSS feeds renew/ recheck/ revisit every six minutes.



    Actually I have a slightly different need with flickr/wordpress. My wordpress blog is about India, and I’ve been using the flickr widget. Up until recently, the widget showed my most recent photos in flickr, which were of India.

    However, I just uploaded new photos to flickr, and now my wordpress blog widget is showing those newest photos instead of the India ones. Because my blog is only about India, I’d really like to display ONLY those photos through the flickr widget. Is there any way to do this? To maybe have the flickr widget display only a certain collection, set, or photos with a certain tag? This would be really helpful. If that’s not an option, I sure wish WordPress would let us use the flickr badge.




    I think if you go to the Flickr page for the set, there is a specific feed URL you can use. I’ll check. BRB…



    Just for reference, you only need to post once about a issue or question. making multiple posts just creates more work for the volunteers here. Please don’t do it.

    I’ve gone ahead and deleted your other posts.

    But to answer the question, can’t you assign tags to series of posts and be provided a feed URL for that tag? I think you can.

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