Embedding a Flickr Slideshow

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Following-up on my post regarding the embedding of Flickr photos in your posts and pages here’s the post I’ve been promising for a while now on how to embed a slideshow using flickr.

Before you get started I highly recommend that you first write any textual content that will be part of your page or post. For example, let’s assume that my post is going to have some introductory text, then the slideshow, then some concluding text. I’m going to go ahead and write both those paragraphs and leave some space in between for the slideshow to be later placed. Trust me, this will make your life easier in the long run.

The key to getting this all to work is to first have a Flickr account (assumed) and to have all the photos you want as part of your slideshow in a single photo set. (You can create sets in a variety of ways one of which is via the organizr.)

Once you’ve got your photos organized into a set, open the set’s page and click the “Slideshow” link in the upper right. Once on the slideshow page, click the “Share” link in the upper right. Under “Grab the embed HTML” click the “Copy to clipbaord” button”.

Now comes the fun part. Go back to your page/post and find that space where you left room for you slideshow. Switch to the HTML view, make sure your cursor is in that space, and paste in the HTML code.

Now, here’s the kicker, if you switch back the the Visual editing mode, you will not see your slideshow. However, if you click WrodPress Preview button you will see the results. This is why I recommended you write your text first. In Visual editing mode it will be very easy to accidentally delete your slideshow.

Just don’t forget to Publish/Update your post/page once you’ve finished your editing.

Here’s my example slideshow to prove that it does work:

The bottom line: once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to avoid the potential problems. Just remember to put the slideshow in last, and then immediately publish and it should work as it should.

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