Flickr Photostream Widget

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We wrote this Widget for a customer of ours. They have a large photographer blog and wanted the Authors Links to connect to their respective Flickr Accounts rather than the Author Profile, which is the default behavior of wp_list_authors() function.

Description

Rather than linking to the authors profile, this widget modifies the link to connect to the authors flickr photostream. This was designed for photoblogs that have multiple authors/photographers.
If the shadowbox JS plugin is install the Flickr Photostream is rendered in a Lightbox, otherwise it will goto the flickr website. Uses the Yahoo IM account if in user profile, otherwise uses nickname. By Greg Royal/Bluecowhosting. Extends the Authors plugin from Gavriel Fleischer.

How to install the plugin.

The best way is to install the plugin through the wordpress plugin repository. However:

  1. Upload `flickr-photostream-widget.php` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to ‘Presentation’ or ‘Design’ menu
  4. Go to ‘Widgets’ menu
  5. Drag & Drop the FlickrStream Widget to the place you would like to display the FlickrStream list
  6. Optionally change the title, show RSS links, show post count options

flickrstream Flickr Photostream Widget

Title – Displayed title of your sidebar widget
Show RSS Links – Will RSS links be displayed
Show post counts – Will post counts be displayed
Exclude Admin – Exclude admin accounts from display

Version History

Version 1.0 Initial Version

Download Latest Version 1.0

download Flickr Photostream Widget

Things to Do for Version 1.1

  • We are using Yahoo ID as the photostream. This has limitations.
  • Make the photostream URL more customize able
  • Be able block certain users from being displayed

Questions

email: support@bluecowhosting.com


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