Flickr Post Bar plugin for WordPress

I just came across a reference to Joe Tan’s Flickr Post Bar plugin for WordPress. It adds a handy-dandy “add image from Flickr” bar to the WordPress authoring form. You can set it to add any of the standard Flickr sizes. I’ve set it to use “medium” – the 500px wide image. If it worked, there should be a fun picture of Evan, Teddy, and Daddy playing human totem pole…

Daddy, Evan and Teddy

It’s not quite as cool as the WordPress 1.6 version, but it’s here now, and seems to work well.

I just came across a reference to Joe Tan’s Flickr Post Bar plugin for WordPress. It adds a handy-dandy “add image from Flickr” bar to the WordPress authoring form. You can set it to add any of the standard Flickr sizes. I’ve set it to use “medium” – the 500px wide image. If it worked, there should be a fun picture of Evan, Teddy, and Daddy playing human totem pole…

Daddy, Evan and Teddy

It’s not quite as cool as the WordPress 1.6 version, but it’s here now, and seems to work well.

Flickr Faves: 2005/11/04

Man, it doesn’t take long to cycle through a set of 36 favorite photos… Here’s a snapshot of my Flickr Faves from today. Easy to tell where my head has been lately 😉

Again, some pretty amazing photos in there.

Flickr Favorites 2005/11/04

Man, it doesn’t take long to cycle through a set of 36 favorite photos… Here’s a snapshot of my Flickr Faves from today. Easy to tell where my head has been lately 😉

Again, some pretty amazing photos in there.

Flickr Favorites 2005/11/04

WordPress 1.6 + Flickr Integrated into Media Manager

YARtLWPaF (Yet Another Reason to Love WordPress and Flickr) – WordPress 1.6 will have a built-in media browser (complete with drag-and-drop addition of photos to posts via the web interface), and the media manager is integrated with Flickr! That’s so freaking awesome! I won’t have to go to my Flickr account, find the photo, click “All Sizes”, and select the correct size, then copy/paste the code to embed it in my post. I’ll just click a tab, and drag an image in. Rock. On.

It’s already deployed on WordPress.com so you can play with it now if you have an account. I just created a simple post to test it out and it worked pretty well.

WordPress.com + Flickr in Media manager

YARtLWPaF (Yet Another Reason to Love WordPress and Flickr) – WordPress 1.6 will have a built-in media browser (complete with drag-and-drop addition of photos to posts via the web interface), and the media manager is integrated with Flickr! That’s so freaking awesome! I won’t have to go to my Flickr account, find the photo, click “All Sizes”, and select the correct size, then copy/paste the code to embed it in my post. I’ll just click a tab, and drag an image in. Rock. On.

It’s already deployed on WordPress.com so you can play with it now if you have an account. I just created a simple post to test it out and it worked pretty well.

WordPress.com + Flickr in Media manager

Experimenting with Flickr for a family event

My mom is turning 65 on Sunday, and we’re throwing a big bash at the Tuscany Club – about 75 of her closest friends will be there, and we’re going way over the top with a chocolate-themed party.

I was initially going to attempt to document the event myself, and then it hit me – I use Flickr and the like for collaborative documenting of events/conferences. This isn’t any different, except that many of the people attending may have never heard of Flickr, etc…

So, I started simple. We all gathered the recipes together for the items we’re putting in the buffet, and I put together a simple recipe book .pdf document that everyone can document. Then, the experiment begins. I created a very simple web page to act as a launching point (and download vector for the recipes) to direct people to Flickr to share their photos. I’ll beef up the page a bit after the event.

I was also toying around with the idea of a live wiki to act as the recipe book – even went as far as installing MediaWiki on my Godaddy account and researching recipe templates – then realized there’s no freaking way I should inflict a wiki on this group. I’ll keep the wiki there in case I need it though.

Should be interesting to see if/how people contribute their photos…

My mom is turning 65 on Sunday, and we’re throwing a big bash at the Tuscany Club – about 75 of her closest friends will be there, and we’re going way over the top with a chocolate-themed party.

I was initially going to attempt to document the event myself, and then it hit me – I use Flickr and the like for collaborative documenting of events/conferences. This isn’t any different, except that many of the people attending may have never heard of Flickr, etc…

So, I started simple. We all gathered the recipes together for the items we’re putting in the buffet, and I put together a simple recipe book .pdf document that everyone can document. Then, the experiment begins. I created a very simple web page to act as a launching point (and download vector for the recipes) to direct people to Flickr to share their photos. I’ll beef up the page a bit after the event.

I was also toying around with the idea of a live wiki to act as the recipe book – even went as far as installing MediaWiki on my Godaddy account and researching recipe templates – then realized there’s no freaking way I should inflict a wiki on this group. I’ll keep the wiki there in case I need it though.

Should be interesting to see if/how people contribute their photos…

Flickr Faves for 2005/10/24

Here’s a current snapshot of my Flickr Favorites. Absolutely amazing stuff!

Flickr Favorites - Oct. 24, 2005

As an aside… I went to Bragg Creek with the family on the weekend. Found someone with the absolute perfect job. She runs a tour company slash photography studio slash African artifact shop. Spends a few weeks/months each year in Africa on safari, taking people with her (to pay the bills), takes a lot of photos while there, and gathers artifacts to sell in the shop with a selection of the photos. And, she has some great shots that are different than the usual silhouette-of-animal-at-sunset stuff you usually see.

Here’s a current snapshot of my Flickr Favorites. Absolutely amazing stuff!

Flickr Favorites - Oct. 24, 2005

As an aside… I went to Bragg Creek with the family on the weekend. Found someone with the absolute perfect job. She runs a tour company slash photography studio slash African artifact shop. Spends a few weeks/months each year in Africa on safari, taking people with her (to pay the bills), takes a lot of photos while there, and gathers artifacts to sell in the shop with a selection of the photos. And, she has some great shots that are different than the usual silhouette-of-animal-at-sunset stuff you usually see.

Flickr in WordPress Working Again!

Thanks to a tip from Donncha O Caoimh, I was pointed to the new FAlbum plugin for WordPress. It’s a handy Flickr-integration plugin that uses the new Flickr API – even works with my merged Yahoo.com account!

I’ve installed the plugin, and added it to the tabs again. It’s got some minor display funkery, where it looks like it’s not playing nice with K2 (or vice versa), but the plugin itself works great! It would rock if K2 added support for this one…

Anyway, it looks like FAlbum rocks quite nicely. There’s even a mature-looking admin screen in the WordPress admin side, as well! Thanks SO much to Donncha for the nice plugin!

Update: Excellent! Thanks to a tip on the K2 support forum, I was pointed to this page describing how to integrate FAlbum with K2. I’ll be playing with that over the weekend…

Update 2: Fine. I didn’t wait until the weekend to play with this. It took a whopping 5 minutes to get the bits hacked into place. Looks MUCH better now.

Thanks to a tip from Donncha O Caoimh, I was pointed to the new FAlbum plugin for WordPress. It’s a handy Flickr-integration plugin that uses the new Flickr API – even works with my merged Yahoo.com account!

I’ve installed the plugin, and added it to the tabs again. It’s got some minor display funkery, where it looks like it’s not playing nice with K2 (or vice versa), but the plugin itself works great! It would rock if K2 added support for this one…

Anyway, it looks like FAlbum rocks quite nicely. There’s even a mature-looking admin screen in the WordPress admin side, as well! Thanks SO much to Donncha for the nice plugin!

Update: Excellent! Thanks to a tip on the K2 support forum, I was pointed to this page describing how to integrate FAlbum with K2. I’ll be playing with that over the weekend…

Update 2: Fine. I didn’t wait until the weekend to play with this. It took a whopping 5 minutes to get the bits hacked into place. Looks MUCH better now.

More Flickr Faves

I’m still amazed at the quality of photographs coming through Flickr – through the “Interestingness” filter, as well as through some of the more specific tag feeds I subscribe to.

Here’s a snapshot of my Flickr Favorites – and this only holds the last 4 days or so of new additions.

Flickr Faves 2005/09/26

I’m still amazed at the quality of photographs coming through Flickr – through the “Interestingness” filter, as well as through some of the more specific tag feeds I subscribe to.

Here’s a snapshot of my Flickr Favorites – and this only holds the last 4 days or so of new additions.

Flickr Faves 2005/09/26

Flickr Favorites

I’ve been going on about Flickr like some kind of drooling fanboy, but I’ve come to a point where I actually feel better having Flickr handy. I look forward to the Last 24 Hours of Interestingness. The Interestingness rss feed pushed it over the top for me, and in the last week I’ve seen dozens of images that are absolutely amazing – which I would have never seen without Flickr and the community that has grown up around it.

Here’s my Flickr favorites stream for 2005/09/12. Some fantastic shots in there…

FlickrFaves 2005/09/12

I’ve been going on about Flickr like some kind of drooling fanboy, but I’ve come to a point where I actually feel better having Flickr handy. I look forward to the Last 24 Hours of Interestingness. The Interestingness rss feed pushed it over the top for me, and in the last week I’ve seen dozens of images that are absolutely amazing – which I would have never seen without Flickr and the community that has grown up around it.

Here’s my Flickr favorites stream for 2005/09/12. Some fantastic shots in there…

FlickrFaves 2005/09/12

Merging Flickr/Yahoo accounts breaks FlickrGallery plugin!

I merged my Flickr and Yahoo! accounts over the weekend. I was prompted to do it by Flickr, and didn’t think too much about it. But now Flickr Gallery is borked. It’s having trouble authenticating against my Yahoo! credentials.

If you’re using Flickr Gallery to keep your Flickr life in sync with your WordPress life, hold off on merging accounts for now. I’m hoping there will be an update to Flickr Gallery soon (although the last update was in January 2005, so maybe I shouldn’t hold my breath…) – and the tweaks I made to the html so it validates and renders properly are freely available to anyone who wants to keep hacking on the plugin. Looks like the developer’s blog hasn’t been updated since January either. That’s not a good sign. Hope everything’s ok…

In my copious spare time, I might have to roll up my sleeves and see if I can get FlickrGallery updated myself so that it can authenticate against Yahoo! credentials…

Update: Looks like Flickr has completely rethunk how they handle authentication. It’s not just a username/password pair that are passed around – you get to build an interface to handshake with Flickr so you can store a token. Perhaps more intelligent, but more work on my side if I want to just update FlickrGallery… I’ve got to add some code to handle the handshake, too…

Update 2: Turns out I didn’t have to write that plugin after all. A MUCH better version was already under development. More info here.

I merged my Flickr and Yahoo! accounts over the weekend. I was prompted to do it by Flickr, and didn’t think too much about it. But now Flickr Gallery is borked. It’s having trouble authenticating against my Yahoo! credentials.

If you’re using Flickr Gallery to keep your Flickr life in sync with your WordPress life, hold off on merging accounts for now. I’m hoping there will be an update to Flickr Gallery soon (although the last update was in January 2005, so maybe I shouldn’t hold my breath…) – and the tweaks I made to the html so it validates and renders properly are freely available to anyone who wants to keep hacking on the plugin. Looks like the developer’s blog hasn’t been updated since January either. That’s not a good sign. Hope everything’s ok…

In my copious spare time, I might have to roll up my sleeves and see if I can get FlickrGallery updated myself so that it can authenticate against Yahoo! credentials…

Update: Looks like Flickr has completely rethunk how they handle authentication. It’s not just a username/password pair that are passed around – you get to build an interface to handshake with Flickr so you can store a token. Perhaps more intelligent, but more work on my side if I want to just update FlickrGallery… I’ve got to add some code to handle the handshake, too…

Update 2: Turns out I didn’t have to write that plugin after all. A MUCH better version was already under development. More info here.