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Flickr Auto-Embed Size Change

  • I commonly embed Flickr images on a WordPress blog, but lately the size that the images display has changed and I’m not sure why.

    Here’s what the code looks like: [embed]http://www.flickr.com/photos/44399775@N06/7262483786/[/embed]

    This used to produce embedded images of width 500, but it switched to 320 for some reason.

    You can see it here: http://www.insidegamingdaily.com/2012/05/24/guild-wars-2-beta-weekend-delayed/

    With the following HTML:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/44399775@N06/7262483786/"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7214/7262483786_c55c5c7bd1_n.jpg" alt="guild wars 2 beta delay" width="320" height="180"></a>

    Is there a setting somewhere that controls this width? Was it a change with oEmbed? I noticed that 500 and 320 are both options in the “Share” drop-down on a Flickr page. Is there a reason the embeds are grabbing the “Small” version instead of the “Medium?”

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  • Drew Jaynes


    Docs Czar

    There have been longstanding issues with the Flickr oEmbed endpoint only returning images of a specific width. For example, I just tested the first embed link on 3.4.2 and 3.5 test builds, both times it wouldn’t embed anything wider than 320px. You might try inserting the images from the URL if you have the size on Flickr you want.

    I didn’t have this problem until I actually upgraded to 3.5. Now images on my blog since oEmbeds came out are the wrong size…

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