24 05 2012

Unfortunately, WordPress has not written a quick and simple shortcode for Flickr slideshows. This is really the next best thing to that and it made it easy to add a Flickr slideshow to my Photos page.

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As explained in part 1 of this series of posts, the gigya shortcode allows you to use flash objects in a wp.com blog.

“Flash objects” includes Flickr slideshows (but be careful with copyright issues).

If you have enabled auto-embedding in Settings>Media, then you should be able to insert a Flickr slideshow simply by pasting its URL (http…etc.etc…/show/ ) in the HTML post or page editor (thanks to Jennifer for pointing out). If this won’t work, you can use the workaround described here.

The URL model for a Flickr photo set is this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/USERNAME/sets/ID NUMBER/

To insert it as a slideshow, you need this shortcode model:

Paste into HTML post or page editor, or into a text widget. Where I’ve…

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