This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Wildflowerizer is a sidebar widget that randomly displays a photo that’s been recently added to the Wildflower Field Guide, North America group at Flickr.


This plugin uses phpFlickr
which is a class written by Dan Coulter
in PHP to act as a wrapper for the Flickr API.


  1. Install the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress. If
    installing from a zip file, place the wildflowerizer folder in your
    wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Activate the plugin on your Manage Plugins page.
  3. In the Appearance section, choose Widgets and drag Bug Of The
    Day to your sidebar. The default image size is 240×180 pixels. If
    your sidebar isn’t that wide, then choose 100×75.

So far the plugin has only been tested with WordPress 2.9.2.

If your theme doesn’t support widgets, you can still use the widget by adding this code to your sidebar, as explained in this post.

<?php { ; ?>
   <?php $instance = array("title" => "My Widget", "number" => 9); ?>
   <?php $args = array("title" => "My Widget", "before_title" => "<h2>", "after_title" => "</h2>"); ?>
   <?php $sb = new Wildflowerizer_Widget(); ?>
   <?php $sb->number = $instance['number']; ?>
   <?php $sb->widget($args,$instance); ?>
<?php } ?>


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  • Initial release


  • Updated phpFlickr and fixed a data visibility problem with the cache. The plugin will now work on sites that aren’t installed at the domain’s root. Upgrade recommended for all users.