The Flickr Thumbnails Photostream plugin makes including and linking to photos on a Flickr account simple and flexible.
Admin Control Panel
All the main functions of control such as connecting to a Flickr account and storing information on the photo thumbnails, can be achieved through the "Flickr Control" GUI in the WordPress admin panel.
Any changes in current Flickr photo information/status can be immediately updated by clicking on the "Update Photos" button.
Users can choose to randomise the display of photos.
Running the relevant Flickr API function calls can sometimes take between 2 & 3 minutes to fully execute. All information is stored in a cache data held locally, so that it minimises the chance of performance loss on web pages.
The cache data is stored in the WordPress database and can store up to 500 images at a time. See below for further details.
If users wish to have regular/automatic updates of their photo information and status, then that is achievable through creating a crontab entry, or similar automation mechanism, to execute the supplied "runScript.php" file.
Specific styling using CSS
A CSS file is supplied to provide a starting point for displaying the thumbnails, but changes can be made to suit individual preference.