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Pulling Flickr Photos into Your Blog

Pulling photos into your blog from your Flickr account is quite simple. First, you need to have a Flickr account.

Here are the simple steps for adding Flickr to your WordPress blog:
  1. Log in to your WordPress blog.
  2. Click My Dashboard.
  3. Click the Presentation tab.
  4. Click the Widgets tab.
  5. Click and drag the Flickr widget into your widget list.
  6. When the widget is in place, click the icon on the right side of the Flickr widget. A window appears for you to paste your Flickr account's RSS feed.
  7. Find your account's RSS feed at the bottom of your Flickr page and paste it in the Flickr RSS URL field on your WordPress Flickr widget.
  8. From the drop-down menu, choose the number of photos to display. Then close the widget window.
  9. Click Save Change to ensure your settings are saved. Preview your site to make sure that your Flickr photos appear.


If you are using a blogging tool such as Movable Type or Blogger, you can create a code snippet right on Flickr to copy and paste into your sidebar template. Creating and customizing your Flickr code snippet, or Flickr Badge, is a simple procedure. You can choose from a couple of different looks.

Here are the steps to finding the Badge Wizard and applying it to your blog:
  1. Log in to your Flickr account.
  2. From your Flickr home page, click Upload Photos.
  3. On the left side, click the Uploading Tools link.
  4. When you are on the Help/Tools page, scroll down the right side until you find the section called Display Flickr Photos on Your Website.
  5. Click the Build a Badge link.
  6. From here, Flickr takes you through a number of steps to customize your Flickr Badge. Choose from an HTML badge or a Flash-enhanced badge; choose what photos to display from your account, select your colours to make them match your blog, and then click the Preview & Get Code button. When you are finished, Flickr provides you with a snippet of code to copy and paste into your own templates.

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