Flickr Manager gets photo sets in 1.5.0

In this final release of 1.5.0 I’ve added photo set support that allows you to browse your personal photo sets as well as take advantage of the Lightbox photo set functionality when inserting photos into posts. An example:

Wordcamp Melbourne 2007
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Also PHP 5 is now required to use this plugin otherwise you’ll receive the following error:
ERROR: You’re currently running 4.x.x and you must have at least PHP 5 in order to use Flickr Manager!

If you don’t have PHP 5 and have no way of installing it I believe version 1.4.5 will still function in some of the later releases of PHP 4.

The new Browse Panel
WFM 1.5.0 - Browse Panel


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106 Responses to Flickr Manager gets photo sets in 1.5.0

  1. Sorry tuckie, not following you..
    It’s ‘FlickrCore.php’ (it’s named like this by default) not flickercore.php or FlickerCore.php…

  2. tuckie says:

    hrm…. thats odd, I wget’ed the zip and unzipped all via ssh, I wonder why it lost caps?

  3. francesco says:

    i dude! i’ve got a problem: i can’t upload image from WP dashboard.. I try everything but i can’t understand why it doesn’t work…
    I can read image from Flickr (images appear in dashboard list) but i cannot upload 🙁
    help me please.
    Thank you!

  4. Hi francesco,
    For uploads to work, you must install cURL on your web host.


  5. Robert says:

    Hey Trent,

    Great work with your plugin. Probably the best Flickr fetcher around. I’ve spent all day toying with it and for some reason, no matter what size I set it to, the images returned in my lightbox are always Medium sized.

    Is there any way to go in the code and just force large images? I will always want the largest to display.

    Thanks in advance for this awesome plugin.

  6. Jason says:

    Not sure if you know this (You probably do) but WP 2.5 won’t show the settings for your plugin. I’ve been tweaking around with it all day but I can’t get them to show.


  7. Hi Jason,
    That’s odd because I developed version 1.5.5 using WordPress 2.5 to make sure of compatibility. So make sure you’re using version 1.5.5 and then check “Settings->Flickr”. If that still fails, what version of PHP, hosting OS, etc etc?


  8. Jason says:

    Hello Trent,
    The server I’m on is running PHP 5.0, MySQL 5.0.41 through Joyent.

    When I go to the settings page, I just get ‘Flickr Options’
    and nothing else. It takes a while to process when I click on Flickr under Settings. Not sure what else I can check at the moment.


  9. Jason says:

    OpenSolaris, so Unix. I’ll check to see if there are any case issues with file naming.

  10. Robert says:

    Hey Trent, I think you may have skipped over my question (or hold some sort of personal grudge that I have yet to be clued in on).

    Any chance of setting the plugin to always display Large images? No matter what setting I try, it always just displays medium.

    – Robert

  11. Jason says:

    Figured it out. curl had become disabled for some reason. Thanks!

  12. Oscar says:

    Hi Trent, hi everyone else,

    great work done with this plugin. A question I stumbled across – it’s security related. My servers firewall is configured to block requests that are originating on the server (except for special ports and destinations like smtp for mail or requests to a nameserver). This is, as I think, a very helpful configuration. But with all the communication done with (let’s call it Web 2.0 – ) applications ( and I would consider Flickr Manager as one of those ) I had to open the firewall to allow outbound requests on port 80/http. This is because of the wide amount of servers flickr uses to deliver their content. Has anyone had a second thought about this problem?

    Best regards, Oscar

  13. Hi Oscar,
    What about using a cURL proxy like GoDaddy?

    That might be more secure if leaving ports open is an issue.


  14. Mike says:

    I love your plugin great work. The one little problem is contributers can’t upload images. Is their a way to change this.


  15. Hi Trent, nice plugin! really but I have a problem with wp 2.5 and the latest version of flickr manager: I can add photos or sets but when i tried to click on it over the preview i just got a withe rectangle but no photo… any idea?

    Thanks a lot!

  16. Oscar says:

    Tank’s a lot for this hint – I’ve put a transparent proxy for all outgoing http-requests on this server.


  17. Matthew Hill says:

    This is a cool little plugin which I just started using.

    I have a strange problem with it though. I’ve embedded some SMALL images with the lightbox option set to LARGE. In Firefox, they display as expected, but in IE7 it’s displaying the MEDIUM image in the lightbox. What gives?

    I also wondered if it’s possible to tweak it so that when you select an image size, SMALL, for example, it doesn’t actually go off and reload all the small images in the flickr browser window. I only need to see the thumbnails while putting images in my post, not the actual image I’m inserting, and having it reload each time you select a different size really slows down the workflow.

    I should mention I’m using WP 2.5.

    Anyway, cool plugin! Great work!

  18. Matthew Hill says:

    Apologies — I just found the option to limit the size of images in the browse window. Nice one! 🙂

  19. Dazex says:

    Hi Trent,
    Great plugin. Love the lightbox support. however, we have a pro account and upload originals to flickr that is smaller than 1024px. That means we don’t really have a “Large” image size on flickr. Anyways to enable Lightbox so we can select “original” size as well?


  20. Hi Dazex,
    I was going to allow for original images once I get a Flickr Pro account (I’ll need it to develop it). So you’re going to have to wait until then sorry, it could be a while.


  21. Peter Ellis says:

    Ive followed your readme but get the following error message:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class FlickrManager in /var/www/ on line 732

    Any ideas?

  22. Hi Peter,

    What version of PHP are you using?

  23. Matthew Hill says:

    Hi again, this problem I posted above is still outstanding and I couldn’t seem to fix it. Any ideas?

    “I’ve embedded some SMALL images with the lightbox option set to LARGE. In Firefox, they display as expected, but in IE7 it’s displaying the MEDIUM image in the lightbox. What gives?”

  24. Hi Matthew,
    Do the images have a large alternative on Flickr?

  25. Matthew Hill says:

    Yes, the images have large sizes: they display in Firefox, but only the medium version displays in IE7.

  26. Hi Trent, nice plugin! really but I have a problem with wp 2.5 and the latest version of flickr manager: I can add photos or sets but when i tried to click on it I just got a white rectangle but no photo… any idea?

    Thanks a lot!

    PS. Sorry for duplicated comment!

  27. @Matthew, strange… it could be a javascript issue. I’ll look into it.

    @Alejandro is the lightbox photo size set to large and there is no large alternative on Flickr?

  28. Hi Trent – Great plugin, thanks indeed. Unfortunately I am now having a similar problem to Alejandro above – the large size image comes up as image currently unavailable. There is also an issue with the close button in firefox – the first click produces a vertical scroll handle and shifts ‘close’ to the left – then you can close it.

    I have NO clue when it comes to script or html. Would it be possible to include options in the flickr image browser when I can select if the texts flows around the image in a post? If not what is the easiest way to do this? Also to with some space around the image rather than having the text run right up against it.

    I suspect the above is very simple to solve but I would appreciate the help!


  29. Hi Trent again – Sorry my fault entirely. I upload my photos to flickr at 800px max on the longest size and as a result, there is no large size as an option as this is the size of the original. Would it be possible to include original as an option within the flickr manager so I can display them in the lightbox?

    Also, I am still unable to float the text around the images, put in any space around them and remove the line running across the bottom of the image. any pointers would be much appreciated!


  30. Thanks for the awnser, I tried what you suggest,set to medium because I have no Large alternative, but there no luck with it. I only have Square, thumbnail, Small, Medium and Original.

    I will wait for an update for this great plugin!

  31. JohanP says:

    Hi Trent!

    First of all: great plugin! It really makes it easy to include flickr-images to a post (and display it nicely).
    I also have a question or maybe a feature request for future versions.

    The plugin does not include the privacy settings for an image (I think), causing images only visible to friends/family are also displayed in the post (same goes for the set-display).
    Then there is the size of the lightbox display (loving it, btw). I set the default display size to “large” and it works just fine for single photos. When I insert a set to the post, the lightbox-thingie will only fetch the “medium”-sized versions. Is this a bug or intentional?

    And finally:
    It would be a great thing to include (user-defined) wrappings of the images or layout options for image-sets (maybe even single images), e.g. adding custom class-selectors to the links or wrap the link in a custom tag.
    That way the display of a set would be very flexible.

    Thanks for this great plugin!

  32. DR Ware says:

    This is a fantastic plugin! Exactly what I was looking for. I made a donation, sorry that I could not afford to give more!

  33. HI Trent, Finally I found what was wrong, a conflict with Ajax comment plugin, so I deactivate it and problem solved.

    Thanks for flickr manager!

  34. Christian says:

    This is a nice plugin! I’m just wondering if you can make it Smooth Gallery supported. Well, that is just a suggestion.

  35. wrigley says:


    I am having the same conflict described by another (Marianne) above.
    I am using Lightbox 2.5 plugin for WordPress from So far I can get your plugin to work on Firefox with the above referenced plugin, but not on IE. I am using WP 2.3.3. I tried deactivating the plugin, but then your plugin would not work on either Firefox or IE. Please help.


  36. Chan says:

    Hi Trent. First I’d like to say great job with this plugin, I’ve been searching for something as good as it for months.

    The only problem I have is that, like many of us, I’m already using the lightbox plugin from and I don’t want to deactivate it because I want to be able to use it even when I’m not using flickr images embedded with your plugin. Do you know how to fix the problem ? Will I have to implement lightbox by myself in the code and forget the plugin ?

    Then, I’m using the WP Piclens, but it seems not to be working with your plugin. It’s a plugin used to have a 3D view of the pictures on a page, using Media RSS Feed. If your plugin could work with those 2 plugin, it would be the greatest flickr ! Please, help us on this.

  37. Hey sorry guys, I’ve kind of let my blog go a bit astray lately. So lets get started..

    @Johan The medium sized image issue is a bug. I’m currently in the process of writing version 2, which includes a range of new features and fixes including custom wrappings as well.

    @DR Ware Thank you, it’s always appreciated 😀

    @wrigley It will be patched in the next update

    @Chan I’ve done a complete rewrite of the lightbox system for the next update and that should hopefully fix your issue.

  38. Chan says:

    Thanx for the answer, I’ll be wainting for your update then 😉

  39. p4th3t1c says:

    I am using WP Flickr Manager on my site, great plugin BTW.

    What bit of the code would need to be changed to put medium sized images in to the post rather than a thumbnail?

    I want thumbnails to appear in the browser to select an image, but when I click it to add it to the post I want to put the medium sized image in my post rather than the thumbnail as it is too small.

  40. JT says:

    You seemed to have deleted my last comment…

    Anyway, is there anyway to import the medium sized image in to the post rather than the thumbnail but still have the thumbnail displayed in the browse photos area?

  41. JT says:

    JT, that function is already in there. Check the options area for this plugin to check the box that enables this feature.

  42. JT says:

    No, there isn’t.

    There are only 2 size options.

    * Limit size of images in the browse window to

    Which only has 2 options, square and thumbnail.

    * Default lightbox picture:

    Which is the size of the image once clicked.

    I need the image that is originally shown to the user as medium rather than thumbnail.

  43. JT,
    Use the image size box underneath the search text box in the browse panel


  44. JT says:

    Oh right, but that changes the images in the browse area too. Is there no way to have the images in the browse panel to still be thumbnail and put the medium sized picture in the post?

  45. Yes,
    In the settings page use the “Limit size of images in the browse window to” option

  46. JT says:

    Ah, sorry, I am an idiot.

  47. Juvencio says:


    The function “fopen” on my host server is unavailable. I was recommended to use PEAR library as an alternative.
    Would it be possible for the pluginwp-flickr-manager to run using PEAR instead of Fopen?


  48. You mean cURL? I think you might be confused about what PEAR actually is.
    And yes, cURL support is already implemented.

  49. Fabián says:

    Please port to WP 2.6, it’s showing the following errors 😀

    Warning: call_user_func_array() []: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, 'media_admin_css' was given in /home/XXXXXXXXX/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 311

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