pictures in widget text and Flickr

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  • #302080

    I have read everything I could in FAQ and in the Forum about inserting pictures into Widgets on the sidebar. In both Flickr and Text, I get wording but no visible pictures. In Flickr, I can click on the name and get the associated picture. In othe WordPress blogs I see the actual picture. I tried to load a picture into a Text side bar and only get the name without the ability to click on it for the picture. I would like in both cases to see the actual picture. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.

    #302488

    rosclarke
    Member

    Please post the code that you are using here. Use the backticks (key next to the 1 on your keyboard) to display the code in the forums.

    #302564

    Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/janpwcq/

    #302566

    rosclarke
    Member

    You need to put in the image code, not just the url. You can copy that directly from Flickr, or you can do it manually.

    <a href="URL HERE"><img src="URL HERE" width="WIDTH" height="HEIGHT"></a>

    Flickr’s TOS require a link back to them so that’s why I’ve included the <a> code. You can set the size of the image so that it doesn’t break your sidebar (probably no more than about 150px in width).

    #302567

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    The flickr widget uses the RSS feed to display a few of your latest images (gorgeous work), so what you need to put in the flickr widget is:
    http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=8142454@N05&lang=en-us&format=rss_200

    The new Support FAQ about using the flickr widget is here http://support.wordpress.com/widgets/23/

    #302568

    rosclarke
    Member

    Sorry, I should have made clear that the code I posted is what you would put in a text widget to display one picture.

    #302569

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Stereo. :-)

    Should have made it clearer that I was referring to using the WordPress.COM flickr widget, which you can add to your blog sidebar. (You can’t use the widget created by flickr here.)

    #302570

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    LOL

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