Flickr-Slideshow-Wrapper

Software

Back in 2008 I wrote a plug-in for WordPress on „WordPress.org„, called Flickr-Slideshow-Wrapper (FSSW).

Times are changing and so does Technology. FSSW was called a “wrapper”, as it basically embedded a native flickr.com functionality to be shown within a self-hosted wordpress.org installation.

Roughly a year ago, flickr.com changed fundamentally its layout and look&feel and made as well changes on how to embed a flickr slideshow. The used method of using iframes and Flash was declared obsolete by flickr.com. Due to security concerns with flash, I do understand flickr, especially as this method was never “officially” supported.

The sad news for the many users of FSSW is that this plug-in won’t work any longer, and there is nothing I can change about it, as the basic technology basically doesn’t exist any longer. This means that even if you are running an older WordPress installation the plug-in as such will work, but it will still not be possible to embed any slideshow.

However, there are many other plug-ins out, using new concepts of flickr.com and their API to embed pictures. I don’t want to give a particular recommendation, as every plug-in has its pros and cons. It will – as always – be best for you to try which plug-in suits your needs best.

Below you can see how the plug-in worked and how it looked like. But please note again, that we are talking about the past. R.I.P. flickr-slideshow-wrapper and thank you to so many of you, who used this plugin successfully for quite a while. Last but not least I want to thank again Cory Shubert and his wife from „ShubertMedia“ for their courtesy of using their pictures for showing the functionality of this plug-in.

FSSW – Option Panel

About Jeannot Muller

"The future is now! The cost of being wrong about IT is greater than it has ever been... you really need to get it right the first time these days!" I worked in different executive management positions with Deutsche Post DHL. Before my engagement with DPDHL I was employed by CIBER, where I was part of the management team and responsible for project and development management in various IT projects for large to very large international customers. Before CIBER I ran my own publishing company in the health sector. Currently I'm running my own consulting company Dr. Jeannot Muller Consulting & Publishing, as a Freelancer. I'm the technical CEO and founder of https://teccompanion.com, which is my main business.

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