• Resolved Snake-Plissken

    (@snake-plissken)


    Hi,

    i just installed the plugin and set up my flickr api keys. I tried to embed an album from my flickr account, but after inserting the shortcode into a post and hitting the review button. It shows me no gallery.

    I have all the settings standard, the only thing i changed is pictures size in the flickr settings of your plugin.

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  • Plugin Author Sayontan

    (@sayontan)

    Can you publish a post and share a URL for me to look at?

    Hi there,

    I created a page and inserted the code via the button you show when creating a new post/page.

    went through all the steps. It showed a list of my flickr albums and I selected one which I wanted to display

    but nothing is showing up. Thanks for looking into this…

    https://gatetoadventures.com/flickr-test/

    Plugin Author Sayontan

    (@sayontan)

    Are you using Gutenberg, or the Classic Editor? If you are using the Classic Editor, do the following:

    1. Go to Photonic → Settings → Generic Options → Generic settings → Custom Shortcode, and put in something there, e.g. photonic.
    2. In the Editor, go to the tab that says “Text”: you will see a gallery shortcode that was generated by Photonic. Simply replace gallery with photonic or whatever you have specified in the previous step.

    hey,

    awesome that helped. Yeah I am using classic editor in combination with visual composer. That did the trick. Will I have to use this for all other services as well besides flickr?

    I will play a little bit with the settings in the next few days and see if I have any other issues…

    Thanks man for the quick help.

    One other quick question. When I embed the album it shows me like a header of that album with the album image and name. When I click on it, it will open the actual album on flickr.com. is there a way to have a _blank added to the link?

    Plugin Author Sayontan

    (@sayontan)

    Will I have to use this for all other services as well besides flickr?

    You mean replacing the shortcode text? You don’t need to do anything of that sort. What was happening is that your theme or another plugin was likely using its own definition of the gallery shortcode, which was overriding Photonic. By assigning a different shortcode to Photonic you are now dissociating Photonic from the gallery shortcode. When you use the shortcode builder to create a new shortcode, Photonic will automatically generate the shortcode with the new tag – you don’t have to do anything from your side.

    One other quick question. When I embed the album it shows me like a header of that album with the album image and name. When I click on it, it will open the actual album on flickr.com. is there a way to have a _blank added to the link?

    You have many options to handle this:

    1. You could disable the header altogether if you wanted, via Photonic → Settings → Flickr → Photoset / Album Headers (Standalone Photosets / Albums), and choosing to hide the header
    2. You could, alternatively, control the above for individual shortcodes – basically when you are building the shortcode there is an option to configure the headers for your album display. Whatever you set here overrides whatever you have set in the step above.
    3. To display something in a new tab use the setting Photonic → Settings → Generic Options → Generic Settings → External Link Handling.

    Thanks man for your help.

    Does Photonic actually download the pictures from flickr and saves a copy on my local server when I embed a gallery or a anything from flickr? or will the pictures come straight from flickr itself?

    Thanks

    Plugin Author Sayontan

    (@sayontan)

    Does Photonic actually download the pictures from flickr and saves a copy on my local server when I embed a gallery or a anything from flickr? or will the pictures come straight from flickr itself?

    Photos come straight from Flickr. Nothing apart from the actual shortcode or the Gutenberg block is stored locally.

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