Flikr Widget

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  • #1506391

    When is the Flickr Widget going to be fixed? I know Yahoo have removed RSS and it is a rewrite, but it really is too long since it was broken and it now needs to be fixed…Agree?

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

    #1506615

    timethief
    Member

    I assume you have followed this guide > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/flickr-widget/
    I did not know that the Flickr widget was not working. I’ll tag this thread for a Staff followup and response. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1506618

    Yes, Yahoo removed the RSS from Flickr, making the widget ineffective. The original widget allowed sets or photostreams to be linked into the sidebar, but with no RSS the proces is broken

    #1506619

    timethief
    Member

    Okay then but it does not sound like Staff here at WordPress.com can do anything about that change on Flickr’s end of things. Have you posted to Flickr support?

    #1506620

    No, RSS is gone gone gone. Google & Yahoo have deleted it for security reasons. There are replacement widgets in the WordPress.org system, using the Flickr ID instead of RSS. You need to go down that route

    #1506658

    kardotim
    Member

    I took a look and I do see your Flickr widget working properly. Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

    #1506666

    No, it’s not. I substituded the Flickr “interesting” stream just as a placeholder, that’s what you are seeing. You can’t anymore specify a specific set or photostream

    Please dig further. Really your old widget doesn’t work anymor, honestly it doesn’t.

    Peter

    #1506669

    kardotim
    Member

    Selecting a specific set is currently broken due to a recent change on Flickr. We’re looking into that.

    Photostreams should still work. Let me give it a try, what’s your Flickr address?

    #1506672

    Yes, I agree. Photostreams is a pretty crude tool, because it isn’t filtered to your blog content. Sets is a must

    my flickr ID is 48646419@N05 full link to my photostream is:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48646419@N05/

    have fun

    peter

    #1506673

    kardotim
    Member

    I’ve just set the widget for you, could you please take a look to see if it works?

    Thank you!

    #1506677

    Yes, I agree that gets the photostream, which is where we were in July. But we still can’t get sets, which is the point of a specific blog

    Cheers

    Peter

    #1506681

    kardotim
    Member

    That’s something that has to be enabled by Flickr. However, I found a thread where more Flickr users report this issue: http://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157633575981815/ . You might want to post a new thread in their help forum to raise more awareness about the lack of RSS feeds for sets.

    Thank you!

    #1506687

    OK, let’s keep pushing Flickr on this one, then. Please direct any similar queries to the same link

    Thanks

    Peter B

    #1506692

    FYI this issue on the link supplied was closed by Flickr, so I have raised it as a new topic. Please push any one else to that topic

    http://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157637226024665/

    #1506697

    I have now elevated it to a “new idea” on Flickr as below.

    Please join in to vote it as a “must have”

    http://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/211185-us-flickr/suggestions/4468951-rss-feeds-were-eliminated-from-the-new-design-whi#comments

    #1506698

    kardotim
    Member

    Awesome! thanks you. Feel free to contact us if you have any other WordPress.com related questions.

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