Adding Flickr to WordPress 2.5’s Media Bar

I’m a big fan of the new WordPress admin interface, especially the new media buttons that lets you quickly add photos, videos, and audio to your posts.

wp-media-flickr 1But what if you use Flickr for your photos? Well, there is a great plugin called WordPress Media Flickr, written by yu-ji. It adds a little Flickr media button, and makes adding a photo from your Flickr photostream a piece of cake.

His site is in Japanese, but he has a great screencast showing the plugin at work.

After installing the plugin and entering your Flickr account details, click the new media button, and you’re presented with a very streamlined interface:

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Select the image you want, and you’re provided with some sizing and alignment options:

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Click Insert, and the markup is dumped into your post, and you can continue writing.

One pet-peeve of mine is that the markup isn’t customizable – for instance, it wraps the photo in <p></p> tags, and adds an inline float style if you choose to align left, etc. But that aside, this is a great plugin.

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