So that was yesterday….

Excuse the video….it was a little 80’s I know, anyway since editing the images from my little jaunt to the lakes I have found my self lost for words. That will be a first I can hear my wife and countless others say.

I have been trying to get my head around this “WordPress” blogging but only one particular part of it; Inserting links and slide shows. Many of my posts are photography related as this is my hobby and I love to share my images, after all why not? I love it and love to share it. I hope you love reading it too. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I cant do it. Inserting a link is easy. The problem I am having is getting the result that I want.
Here is the issue. I wanted to find a way I could include a Flickr set (Thats a set of images, for example : ) in a post so that the reader could refer to all the images from the day rather than the selection I chose to upload to the blog. Follow me? Well, In a nutshell I cannot find anyway to include a set in a current post. The only way to do it from Flickr is to share the set and then you end up with an extra post on the same subject as you cannot upload it to an older post. You will have noticed this if you look at my recent posts as some appear to have the title duplicated. It’s not duplicated, it’s just a separate post for the link to the images.

For instance here is the post titled “Two Boeings, One Moon &  A sunrise” followed by a separate post for the Flickr images that pertain to it here

I couldn’t think of any other way of doing it other than maybe preparing something in Lightroom like a contact sheet and inserting it into the post as an image file with a hyperlink. This was all ok until I discovered that WordPress allows you to insert a slide show automatically from a Flickr set. Yes it does….wow eh? Its easy too.

If you take a look at my post entitled “Remember the Olympics” here you will see that half way down there is a small slide show of some images from the day. These images are sourced from my Flickr account and the data comes from the set itself. The instruction I found on the www suggests that just by inserting the web address of the slide show from Flickr will then instruct WordPress to put the slide show in your post. I copied the link of the slide show and pasted it in, they insist that it shouldn’t be a hyperlink, just the plain text. Then Flickr and WordPress do the rest. Low and behold it actually works. Oh this is fantastic I thought, now I don’t have to do double posts every time I want my images to accompany my ramblings.

Well, that was ok until yesterday. I was writing up my latest post for my Lakes jaunt and I decided to include a sideshow of the images so I inserted the link as text only, no hyperlink formatting  (as instructed and as I did before) …… guess what? It didn’t work. All that WordPress did was convert the text to a hyperlink. This is not how I saw this going. I just couldn’t get my head around it, I pasted a link from another set on Flickr and it worked ok. What on earth was going on? Anyway, after playing around for what seemed like hours I eventually just gave up, converted the text back to a hyperlink and left it at that.

I woke this morning, slung a camera over my shoulder and headed out to see if the weather forecast from last night proved to be accurate. It was dark at 6:00am, very dark. actually. Looking out of the window I could see a faint glimmer of sky gracing the horizon so I went with my instincts and put my shoes on. All was not to be. The clouds rolled on and despite a nice reflection looking over Yeadon Dam the sun had no impact and a colourless sky was shrouded in very low dark cloud. This was when I had an idea. Maybe the problem with the slide show was not Flickr and maybe it could be WordPress that didn’t follow the link. After an hour searching the archives of the web I finally found the answer. Someone has very kindly posted some code that allow you to manually insert a Flickr Slide Show in a post. Below is the code, the text in RED BOLD is what must be changed for each set you insert.

As you can see, you can ever specify the width of the show. If you are unable to read or follow this clearly then just click the image above and it will take you to the site “WordPress Tips” Using this code  will enable you to tailor it to fit your columns within your blog. I hope this works for you, as it worked for me. Check here

As a footnote….do you know how difficult it is to quote WordPress code in a blog. All I wanted to do was show you the text. That’s simply because it wont show the code, instead it tries to execute it and only shows a black rectangle. So because of this I copied the code in to a blank JPEG file in Photoshop and inserted it in a an image. Thanks for reading.


About Mark Winterbourne

A little about me … well, what can I say. I started photography back in 1979 when I was just 11 years old. I was given a 35mm SLR Camera by my late Grandfather as a birthday present. The camera was a Russian built Zenit EM and built like a house brick. Many of my slides on here are taken with the very same camera. My passion stemmed from my Grandfathers love of photography and in particular his fondness of the English Lake District. I will showcase his work on here in the coming months, but there are over 10,000 slides and I have quite a task ahead of me scanning them in. In the late eighties and early nineties I moved on to autofocus SLR’s and began to accumulate quite a stash of equipment. In between my full time employment and sleeping I started doing small photographic assignments for freinds, family and small businesses. In the early 2000′s I started using a digital camera and traed all my traditional film cameras in for more equipment. My Camera Equipment Canon EOS 20D Body BGE2N Battery Grip Canon EOS 50D Body BGE2N Battery Grip Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 EF-S Lens Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Sigma 28-105 F2.8-4 DG Lens Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Canon 580EX Speedlite Flashgun Canon CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack for 580EX I took an avid interest in aviation photography at the start of the 2000′s when digital cameras became more accessible. My enjoyment was taken up a level when I discovered I could mix my love of light & colour with aviation photography by taking photographs. In 1983 I suffered a head injury which was diagnosed as a brain tumour. LIfe soon returned to normal in 1984 but in the early part of 2002 things turned nasty and headaches and sickness returned. To date I dont have a surgeon willing to operate on me and struggle by day to day. You will find more about this in my blogs……. Nothing will stop my photography, not even this head injury….this blog reflects my day to day life as a person with an interest in photography….with a headache to match Hope you enjoy….please feel free to contact me, anytime

Posted on March 17, 2013, in Blogging & Wordpress, Computer & PC, Flickr and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi,
    Re your footnote:
    To display code you can use the WP sourcecode shortcode:
    Or you can convert the code here (that’s what I do for my posts):
    In the second case you’ll need to tamper with it after it’s converted, because a) the opening bracket isn’t an HTML symbol, so the converter doesn’t change it, b) WP now turns URLs into live links. One of the things you could do is enclose “gigya” and “http” in span tags.

    As for your image, you’ve got a mistake that can mislead users: all the quotes in code have to be straight, not curly.

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