Posted by: Miracle Studios | October 9, 2008

WordPress Flickr Integration

WordPress 2.0 Users: Download the new and improved Flickr Photo Album plugin for WordPress. In addition to allowing you to easily add your Flickr photos to your blog posts (just like what this plugin does), it’s also a full fledge Flickr based photo album. Check it out!

This WordPress Flickr Post Bar plugin very simply allows you to easily insert your Flickr photos into your blog posts. Once installed, this plugin will display your most recent Flickr photos as thumbnails in a bar across the bottom of your WordPress post form. Clicking on the thumbnail of a photo you want to use will then automatically insert the proper HTML snippet into your blog post. This plugin was inspired byFlock’s TopBar, but takes it a little further by allowing you to search photos not only by username, but also by tags or a combination of both username and tags.

If you find this plugin useful, I would appreciate it if you left a note in the comments along with a link to your site.

Here’s a screenshot of this plugin in action:

Flickr Post Bar

Author: Joe Tan (
License: GPL

  • Search for photos based on Flickr user and / or tags without leaving the edit screen
  • Photos are loaded in the background via iframe
  • Click on a thumbnail to automatically insert it into your post
  • You can have photos link to FAlbum instead of Flickr, if you have the plugin installed
  • Photos are inserted into your cursor’s current position (IE and Firefox only)

Download the plugin: tantan_flickrPostbar.tar.gz or

WordPress 2.0 Users: Use the new Flickr Photo Album plugin.

Modification History:

  • See the new Flickr Photo Album plugin for updates. This plugin will no longer be actively worked on.
  • 0.5 – Jan 2 2006 — added support for WordPress 2.0. Added option to not load Flickr photos every time you load the edit/write post screen. Bonus feature: Firefox users can drag and drop thumbnails into their posts.
  • 0.4 – Nov 26 2005 — added integration with the FAlbum plugin and general support for other Flickr plugins. Your photos now also appear on the “Pages” edit screen.
  • 0.3 – Nov 2 2005 — bug fix and some small enhancements. Added a ‘upload’ button, which takes you to flickr’s upload screen. Photo’s are inserted into the cursor’s current position (IE, Firefox only), otherwise they are inserted at the very end.
  • 0.2 – Oct 26 2005 — photos now come in via iframe to help speed load times
  • 0.1 – Oct 25 2005 — posted


  1. Unpack / unzip the archive
  2. Copy the entire �tantan� directory to your WordPress plugins directory. Your wordpress plugins directory should be something like [WORDPRESS DIR]/wp-content/plugins.Note: If you already have a tantan directory from one of my previous plugins, you can safely overwrite any existing files from the previous plugin. Make sure you backup your existing tantan directory just in case something goes wrong!
  3. Go into your WordPress admin, click on the �Plugins� tab, and then activate �WP Flickr Post Bar�.
  4. Click on the �Options� tab, and click the �Flickr Post Bar� subtab to bring up the options screen.
  5. Enter your Flickr settings, and any other settings you want to configure. Save your settings.
  6. You’re done! Now click on the “Write” tab, and you should see your Flickr photos. Click on a photo, and a HTML snippet for that photo will appear in the post’s textarea. Cool!

Known Issues:

  • FAlbum integration only works if “Friendly URLs” are disabled. I’m looking into a work around for this issue.
  • If you have a WYSIWYG edit plugin installed, this plugin will probably not work.
  • If you are getting “SAFE MODE” or “PEAR” errors, open up the file lib.phpFlickr.php, delete the entire line 39 and remove the “//” from line 42 so that it looks like this:

    ini_set("include_path", substr(__FILE__, 0, strrpos(__FILE__, "/")) . "/PEAR" . $path_delimiter . ini_get("include_path"));

  • Please check the Flickr group if you are having problems with this plugin. Chances are somebody else encountered it before and a solution was posted to the forum.

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