Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets »Flickr Widget

The Flickr widget allows you to show thumbnails of your latest Flickr photos in your sidebar. Your photos must be viewable by the public for the widget to work on your blog. Be sure to check your Flickr privacy settings before activating this widget.

Here’s an example of what it looks like:


Configuring Widget

To add the widget to your site, go to My Sites → Customize → Widgets. Click on the location you’d like to place the widget on your site (either a footer or sidebar location). Click on the Add a Widget button. Next, type “Flickr” into the search bar and click on the Flickr widget to add it to your site.


You’ll see that the widget settings look like this:

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  • Title: Sets the title to be shown above the photos (e.g., My Flickr Photos, Recent Snapshots).
  • Flickr RSS URL: To find your Flickr RSS feed, go to your Photostream and click on More → Edit. Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the RSS icon or the Latest link. Right-click on either and copy the URL. Paste it into the RSS box in the widget.

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  • How many photos would you like to display?: You can display anywhere from 1 to 10 photos.
  • What size photos would you like to display?: Choose between thumbnail (smallest) and small.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the feeds of a particular Set?
Note: This is currently broken due to a recent change on Flickr. We’re looking into it.
Yes, you can. However, doing so will only result in the image titles being displayed within your widget. That is, no thumbnails will display (like when using the feed of your Photostream). This makes the use of sets with the Flickr widget rather unattractive. You can find the feed URL to a particular set by viewing the respective set and following the steps as outlined above.

Can I use the feeds of a particular Tag?
Note: This is currently broken due to a recent change on Flickr. We’re looking into it.
Yes, and this can even serve as an effective solution to the shortcomings of the set feeds (as mentioned above). You can apply a specific tag to each photo in a set, and then use the tag feed with the widget. While viewing a particular tag, scroll down and click the Latest link in the RSS area. The tag feed will appear in your address bar. Copy and paste it into the Flickr widget to display only photos with that exact tag.

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