The Flickr Widget makes it easy to show thumbnails of your latest Flickr photos in your sidebar. To work your photos must be set to public on Flickr.
Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a blog sidebar:
Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this:
- Title: Allows you to add your own custom title. For example, My Flickr Photos, Recent photos.
- Flickr RSS URL: Go to your photostream and click on the “Edit” tab at the top. Scroll down the Edit page until you see the RSS icon or the Lastest Link. Right click on either and copy the URL. Paste this URL into the Flickr RSS URL. Alternatively, you can identify your Flickr RSS URL using idGettr.
*Note: Using the RSS icon or the Latest link to get your feed will generate a link like: https://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=14434XXXX@N04&lang=en-us&format=rss_200. The Flickr widget only uses part of that URL, so you’d want to remove everything after the ID. In this example, I would remove “&lang=en-us&format=rss_200” from the end of the URL and paste just https://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=144348899@N04 into the widget
- How any photos you would like to display: You can display between 1 to 10 photos from your Flickr Photostream.
Finding your Flickr RSS URL
You can find your Flickr RSS URL using idGettr as follows:
1. Go to idGettr
2. Add your Flick username and click Find.
3. Your Flickr ID is displayed below the search field.
4. Your Flickr RSS URL is located at:
http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=MyID and you replace the ‘MyID part with your Flickr ID.
In this example, the Flickr RSS URL is located at: