You CAN insert a Flickr slideshow!

  • Author
    Posts
  • #495414

    trails4me
    Member

    Am I way off the back, or is this new? I’m not sure what’s changed – I thought Flickr slideshows weren’t supported. Maybe something to do with Flickr’s recent redesign?

    Here’s what I did: I used Flickr’s ‘blog this’ feature to insert a photo into a post. Knowing the slideshow wouldn’t work, I then grabbed the URL for the slideshow (NOT the embed code) and pasted that into the post. I hoped the link to the slideshow would appear – instead the slideshow works!

    See it here:

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

    #495529

    trails4me
    Member
    #495555

    raincoaster
    Member

    Looks like video was enabled in January:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/flickr-video/

    It’s not included in the Slideshow page dated March 31, 2010:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/slideshows/

    #495584

    trails4me
    Member

    Flickr slideshows have never worked with WordPress, so far as I know – searching the forum only brings up frustrated people wondering why. And nothing in the official documentation says it will work either. I don’t know why, but I’m glad it does now!

    #495618

    raincoaster
    Member

    I know. What I meant to say is, you’re the first to discover this. It’s definitely going to make people happy.

    Staff often enable features and sometime later or maybe never announce them.

    #495623

    sewsewgrammy
    Member

    Has anyone tried to use a slideshow from slide.com? It will not work for me.

    #495634

    trails4me
    Member

    My first internet ‘win’, I guess. It’s certainly slick, I tried a different theme and the slideshow resized automatically.

    #495635

    arcadata
    Member

    @trails4me – awesome! Thanks for sharing your discovery!

    #495639

    raincoaster
    Member

    sewsewgrammy, we can’t help without knowing what you attempted; the exact steps. These are the official instructions:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/slideshows/slide/

    #495745

    sonofbruce
    Member

    @trailsforme This is great that it worked for you. I tried this in a post just now, and got excited because a big black box appeared, but it never ultimately played. (The post in question, before someone jumps on me for not linking a WrodPress.com blog, is http://plummershollow.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/a-walk-up-plummers-hollow/ .) Perhaps this has to do with the browser I’m in (Firefox)? I dunno. Enticing development, though.

    #495748

    sonofbruce
    Member

    I suspect this has to do with changes in WordPress rather than changes specifically authorized in WordPress.com. Since 2.9, those of us on independently hosted sites have been able to embed videos from major providers like YouTube and Vimeo simply putting in the URL on a line by itself, separated by a space from another line. I tried this just now on a draft post at the above-linked WordPress.com blog with a Vimeo video — no shortcode, just the URL — and it played. I then substituted a YouTube URL (the one you get by clicking the “share” button) and that appeared as well. (Sorry if this has already been pointed out elsewhere in the forums. I’m not around much.)

    Here’s the Codex page on this new easy embedding feature: http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds
    Note that Flickr is among those listed. (I’m sure Googling “oEmbed” will turn up pleny more for those interested in the technical aspects of this.)

    #495749

    trails4me
    Member

    Hey sonofbruce – I’m no expert at this stuff, so I can’t really advise you, but I have been experimenting a bit. This time I just pasted the URL into a new post right on my dashboard, it really does work:

    http://bridgerivertrails.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/testing-flickr-slideshows/

    #495750

    @trails4me: Strangely, your slideshow URL works but sonofbruce’s doesn’t.

    @sonofbruce: You can do it the way I’m suggesting here.
    [gigya src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649" width="NUMBER HERE" flashvars="offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=/photos/89056025%40N00/sets/72157623912877003/show/&page_show_back_url=/photos/89056025%40N00/sets/72157623912877003/&set_id= 72157623912877003&jump_to=" allowFullScreen="true" ]

    #495755

    sonofbruce
    Member

    Thanks, man! Works like a champ.

    #495781

    willcoley
    Member

    So how do you embed someone else’s Flickr slideshow (ie. I don’t have access to the “Blog this” button)?

    What’s the code for embedding Flickr slideshows in WordPress.COM?

    #495782

    timethief
    Member

    @willcooey
    Have you read the entries above yours?

    #495783

    willcoley
    Member

    @timethief, yes I read the entries and tried all the options, including @panaghiotisadam‘s

    #495784

    timethief
    Member

    Well I don’t see anything in support documentation so I guess the only information we have to go on is found in this thread. If that doesn’t suffice then contacting Staff may be the next step http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ Best wishes for a happy ending. :)

    #495786

    @willcoley: Since I’m only giving an example above, not instructions, link to the slideshow you’re interested in and I’ll probably be able to give you the right code for it.

    #495827

    I also had the same problem as willcoley. I know enough about HTML to do this, but it seems to be eluding me. If one of you people in the know could post the code and include something like”{slideshow url here}” etc, that would be great.

The topic ‘You CAN insert a Flickr slideshow!’ is closed to new replies.