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Simple Flickr Set


This allows the user to embed auto-playing looping Flickr galleries with a simple shortcode using javascript and css (no flash!).

Using the shortcode

The most basic way is to simply use a photoset ID (the admin page will look these up for you):

[simple-flickr set=72157633015103114]

You can additionally specify height and width, using any valid CSS. It defaults to 500×460, the default Flickr iframe embed (back when that worked…)

[simple-flickr set=72157633015103114 height=500px width=500px]


  • Admin Interface
  • Using the shortcode



PHP 5.3+
This has been tested on WordPress 3.5.1 and newer. It is powered by just a few lines of javascript.


The most simple way to install this is to go to the plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins) of your WordPress installation and clone this repo. Then, in the admin console, go to Plugins->Installed and activate it. That’s it!


What else can I do?

Rather than using inline styles, the plugin adds CSS to the page, which means all elements of the plugin are easily selectable by CSS. Though the slideshow is responsive by default, you can add any additional styling right in your themes CSS.

Is flash or any other browser plugin required?

Nope! It’s all powered by javascript and CSS. It should work in all modern browsers, including mobile, without any plugin or extension required.


03 September 2016
Nice and easy – I like the list of available photo sets in the configuration page. However, it would be nice to have some controls onboard – full screen, pause and so on – and a nicer transition. Also, I can only get one slideshow per page to function. Any additional ones only show up as a black square.
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  • Initial submission
  • Shortcode for photoset including height and width options
  • Admin interface for adding API and fetching photosets