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Flash Flickr Slideshow


This widget is useful if you want to display a simple flickr slideshow ( with a fade effect between images ) of all your public photostream.
What you can configure:

  • Delay between images
  • Image custom frame ( size and color )
  • Image shadow
  • Size of the image to show
  • Size of the flash object
  • Include or not the swfobject.js

A few notes about the widget panel configuration screen:

  • “Username” is the flickr username to be used to display the public photostream
  • “Slideshow Timer” is the time between each image ( in milliseconds )
  • “Api Key” is the flickr api key needed. create a new one here:
  • “Frame Color” is the color of the image frame
  • “Image Type” is the flickr provided image size to be loaded. See
  • “Use Frame”. If checked display a 5px frame border around the loaded image ( color is customizable using “Frame Color” ).
  • “Use Shadow”. If checked create a shadow for each loaded image.
  • “Flash object width” and “Flash object height” are the dimensions of the flash object. You can use percent values ( eg 100% ) or absolute values ( eg 350px ). Even if the flash object size is small than the flickr image loaded, the flash will resize the loaded image in order to fit its contents.

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  • Widget configuration panel
  • Widget in action on a dark theme background


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the folder flash-flickr-slideshow to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Create your own Flickr API key
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Place the widget Flash Flickr Photostream in one of your sidebar items
  5. Configure the general options form the sidebar option menu under “Flash Flickr Slideshow”

Contributors & Developers

“Flash Flickr Slideshow” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • upgraded to swfobject 2.2
  • in the plugin option page added the possibility to include or not the swfobject.js file


  • Added custom image frame size
  • Correct a bug with the link of the swfobject.js


  • Added “flash object width” and “flash object height” in the admin area.
  • Added listeners to io errors in the flash swf.