If you embed Flickr photos on your site you can always link them to the original page where visitors to your site can get all the details but that is not really a good user experience as it sends the visitor away from your blog. I don’t really like how Flickr almost hides away the link to EXIF and the location map. Also at least for Central India Google Maps has a better resolution than Yahoo Maps which Flickr uses. This plugin was written to itch these irritating factors.
- Uses the inbuilt jQuery and Thickbox scripts.
- Most calls to the Flickr API are done on the client side – so there is minimal additional load or delay on the server.
- If your photo has geo-location data embedded, shows it as a marker on Google map with reverse geo-location to fetch the place name
- Shows most interesting EXIF data first with option to show the complete raw data
- Shows information like title, description, number of views and comments, tags on the photo, sets and pools the photo belongs to and links to various sizes if there is permission
All this information is shown in a Thickbox thus your visitor need not navigate away from your site.
- Upload the folder ‘flickr-foto-info’ into your to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ folder
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- To configure plugin options go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Flickr foto info’ navigation link.
- You will have to enter and your flickr API key for this plugin to work. Flickr API key. You will also have to enter your Google Maps API key
- Visit a post which has a Photo from Flickr embedded – hover the mouse of the photo to see the toolbar.
Demo: Click here
Download: Click here
Feedback, suggestions, patches, bug reports most welcome.