If you're ready to move your own Flickr photo collection to WordPress and feel comfortable on the command line, you can go straight to the Flickr to WordPress tool I built and get started. Here's some backstory:
I used to love Flickr as a place to store photos, and as a community for sharing and dis...
Though he could have gone a few additional miles here to create a full-on plugin, there’s a tremendous amount of awesome work here to help people download all of their Flickr content and put it into their own WordPress website to have and own it all on their own domain.
I hope that people will use his excellent instructions to test things out. Finding the small handful of potential bugs and troubleshooting them could help push this down the path to making it a more robust solution that could become a plugin.
And as a bonus for those who do use it, you might also consider taking a look at some of the IndieWeb related technology like Webmention and Brid.gy which can help you not only continue syndicating your photos into Flickr to interact there, but also get the comments on your content on Flickr to come back to your website as well. Then you can have the best of both worlds!
Syndicated copies to:
Downloading and backing up my Flickr account to make sure that I don’t lose any content when Flickr begins limiting non-pro accounts to less than 1,000 photos tomorrow. Fortunately I’m way under the limit and many of my photos are already on my own website, so I don’t need to worry too much.
Flickr, like all successful social software, is different things to different people. When something is done well, we internalize the communities that we interact with on it as part of the character of the place.
Just two average guys, minding their own business, walking down the street in SF. The u...
Today, we’re announcing updates to our Free and Pro accounts that mark a new step forward for Flickr. To be candid, we’re driving toward the future of Flickr with one eye on the rearview mirror; we…
Nice to see that they’ve looked at the data to come up with what will hopefully be a reasonable dividing line.
Having a worthwhile community there would be the only thing to make me want to syndicate my photos to it, particularly with backfeed coming from Brid.gy. I haven’t gotten much, if any, interaction from Flickr in quite a long time.
I suspect that having a curated community there will actually dovetail with helping out the IndieWeb in the long run. What they’d like to have sounds a lot more like what micro.blog has become for me in the past year. It also sounds a lot more like how SoundCloud works to some extent.
It’s funny to find hashtags on Instagram that are rarely used. When commenting on a photo, I’ll often combine two words together into a hashtag. And then I click on the hashtag to see if there any other photos. Apparently is the first Instagram photo with the hashtag: #comiccompilations in the comments No photo has ever …
Matt makes an interesting point about the ability to use and search some social silos.