How To Integrate Flickr Photos Into Your Blog Post

Welcome to another John Chow dot Com screen cast. Today, I’m going to show a really nice WordPress plugin to embed Flickr photos into your blog posts. The plugin is call Flickr Photo Album for WordPress by Tan Tan Noodles. This is the same plugin that powers my photo gallery.

One really cool feature of the Flickr Photo Album is it will add a new Flickr icon to your WordPress editor screen. This will allow you to easily insert your Flickr photos into your blog posts with just a couple clicks. You can have the inserted photos link to your WordPress photo album or directly to your Flickr.com photo album.

There are a couple of advantages to having Flickr host your photos. The first is you save resources on your server or hosting plan. The second is Flickr can send traffic to your blog. Watch the screen cast to find out how you can do this.


50 thoughts on “How To Integrate Flickr Photos Into Your Blog Post”

  1. Eric Tan says:

    read the other post too… will try it out…

    1. Don’t you have to pay for Flickr once you upload X number of photos?

      1. John Chow says:

        Flickr for up to 200 photos. But it’s only $25 a year ($45 for two years) for unlimited uploads.

        1. Abdul says:

          So why don’t you just upload them to your own website?

          1. Torley says:

            I’m curious to know what John will say, but for me, there are multiple big strengths of Flickr: it’s a popular social network and I appreciate the interactivity and discussions. Also, its Organizer is far beyond anything I’ve seen in any other image host. The fact that it generates multiple-sized versions of each picture is a plus for me, too.

            I love using Pictobrowser and Flickr Set Manager to come up with dynamic sets like this:

            ยป http://torley.com/show-off-your-newest-second-life-postcards-automagically

          2. I would appreciate a similar post for uploading Flickr into blogger accounts..

          3. John Chow says:

            Because Flickr is easier to use and it can send you traffic from all the Flickr users who browse your photos.

          4. Interesting. I might have to give it a go.

  2. I’ve always thought Tan Tan Noodles was such a cool and funny name.

    1. Torley says:

      Same here. Lovely to see John making more screencasts/video tutorials. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. FixThePig says:

    This looks to be a great tool to easily update and upload photos to your blog. Another great use of video blogging again, thanks John!

  4. The problem is uploading photos and not sharing them or inserting them in wordpress

  5. Andrei Buiu says:

    Well, I’ve installed this plugin since you’ve updated your site’s design. What can I say, it’s pretty slick.

  6. izzat says:

    i have the post talk about putting the flickr photo in wordpress sidebar – http://izzataziz.com/flickr-in-your-wordpress-sidebar/ , i suggest people to use flickrrss, my reason is because it is easier than the one you use, what you think about it which one is better?

  7. H. says:

    I am more and more thinking of switching from Blogger to WordPress…

    Blogger has a really nice technical potential, but it’s too bad no one developed nice themes and plugins, even though it is a extensible as WordPress.

    1. I highly recommend it. I am much happier with WordPress.

    2. I don’t think Blogger is as extensible as WordPress at ALL.

  8. Cool plugin John, one more reason to take random pics and post them.

    1. Wow great plugin… just installed it. Totally seamless. looks like it was part of the initial blog design.

      Kudos to TanTan

  9. ahmike says:

    Thanks John for this information.

  10. John, how come I can’t see the photo statistics in my own flickr account?

    1. very sorry…I think I did not turn it on…..8-P

      BTW, view my photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobgoh/

  11. This is pretty easy..! Cheers John..

  12. Teo says:

    Useful informations!!! Thank you

  13. judge says:

    sense of deja vu here, wasn’t this posted a few weeks back?
    trying to break up all the review posts by rehashing old posts?

    1. John Chow says:

      The last time was using the plugin to create the photo gallery. Not many knew it also links your editor to your Flikcr account.

      1. judge says:

        Thanks for the reply John. I don’t mean to be critical, It’s your blog & you do a fantastic job with it, monetizing to the last, but I still don’t see the difference…
        A new blog post, stating the same thing as the previous one but mentioning a button in the wordpress write post area that I thought you had mentioned in the original post anyway doesn’t seem like a follow up post to me, but then again, thats just me…

  14. Abdul says:

    Why would you need to embed Flickr Photos in a blog post, can’t you just paste it’s script in the blog post? Why use a plug-in for this purpose?

  15. Greg Ellison says:

    Another good wordpress plugin for flickr is called WP-Flickr. Greg Ellison

  16. Parth says:

    Question – I don’t have a flikr account, but use a lot of pics from Flikr. Would it work for the same purpose? Can I put anyones pics on my blog using the pluggin?

    1. John Chow says:

      The plugin only links one Flickr account.

  17. Jerry Ong says:

    I recently had a very bad experience with Flickr, although free photo hosting can help to save a lot of bandwith but i still NOT recommend serious blogger frequently embed flickr photo in blog post, imagine case like me (http://ping.fm/d0F7q) flickr banned your account and all your blog post will look so ugly and can’t recover content back!

  18. I wish they had something as good for picasa. I like the picasa service better.

    1. Joe says:

      There is a WordPress plugin for Picasa. It’s called Shashin. You can download it here:

      http://www.toppa.com/shashin-wordpress-plugin/

      Joe

  19. Right on John – I have been planning on finding a plugin that does just what this one does. Thanks for saving me the time of searching for it.

  20. Good post. I was just thinking of adding photos to my blog. Thanks for the help

  21. I’m a little hesitant to use a flikr for the site. I’m a wedding photographer by trade and my product is photographs. I have moved away from the standard professional photographer website and moved to a blog style to not only set me apart but also to let them know a little more about me. You know, the connection part of building a brand. I guess i could put my candid shots of me haning out and where I go. I don’t think that people are going to use that to judge my work but it does let people know who I am. IN FACT HERE’S A QUESTION: HAS FLICKR OPENED PEOPLE UP TO VISIT YOU SITE MORE?

  22. ๐Ÿ™‚ I kind of like the flickr slides better because it easier to download and use on the actual website. All you do is finish on the website and then take the code and place it on your blog. Quite simple. Thanks for the posts though ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Tushar Dhoot says:

    Great post.

    Some very interesting statistics there. Can’t believe only 8% of all views are from this blog.

  24. Joe Tech says:

    Nice. I just posted the other day about how to market your photos on Flickr, but I could use this, too, since I always use my Flickr images in my posts.

  25. Neeshes says:

    Great video, John. In fact, we added it to our site, with a link back here, of course.
    http://neeshes.com/all/how-to-use-flickr-with-wordpress

  26. I diggin the cars you’ve been posting. The Z06 Vette was awesome!

  27. Josten says:

    i wonder if they have something like this for a blogger blog

  28. Dennis Bay says:

    Nice article John, will trackback to you on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

  29. One thing that kept me from using flickr is that I was always told that it would just cause someone to go back to flickr to see the pics rather then keeping the view on the blog or even have the person looking at the photo on flickr stay on flickr. Thanks, for the update and plugin that keeps everyone on the site

  30. Keral Patel says:

    Have set the photo channel in flickr for this right now using it on one of my beauty tips blog ๐Ÿ˜›

  31. createmo says:

    Thank you for your site ๐Ÿ™‚
    I made on photoshop backgrounds for youtube, myspace and ect..
    my backgrounds:http://tinyurl.com/5b8ksl
    Hope you had a good day and thank you again!

  32. Dfunda says:

    i don’t use flickr but don’t know it might be come to use in future

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