Support » Plugin: Flickr Shortcode Importer » Plugin does not import photos

  • Resolved Borislav


    Just a quick and puzzled question.

    Installed the plugin, all default settings, input a single post ID to import the images from flickr. Run import, status made it to 100%, success.

    But no images were imported (checked media library) and the shortcodes are missing from the post.

    BTW, I’m trying to migrate from FlickrManager, so the shortcodes are like that: [flickr id=”###” thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”large” group=”” align=”none”]

    Please advise, no idea what to try next and I’m not really keen to run the import on the whole blog and lose all the references to flickr IDs used in posts….

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  • Plugin Author Michael Cannon


    Please create a dev copy of your site and email login to

    Hi, also having trouble with the plugin recently.

    (1) have had to change this code:

    <img src=””>

    in the first line to

    <img src=”http://farm4…

    (taking out the “s” after http)

    to get it to import

    (2) That was working for a while, but now this error happens every time I try to import when publishing a post

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /wp-content/plugins/flickr-shortcode-importer/flickr-shortcode-importer.php on line 664

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /wp-content/plugins/flickr-shortcode-importer/flickr-shortcode-importer.php:664) in /wp-admin/post.php on line 235

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /wp-content/plugins/flickr-shortcode-importer/flickr-shortcode-importer.php:664) in /wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 1121

    Hope this helps…

    Not sure how to create a dev copy of the site, probably out of my depth here. I’ll prolly have to look for another solution, thanks.

    Plugin Author Michael Cannon


    Borislav, at least email me, per above, the complete Flickr shortcode you’re using to attempt debugging with.

    Plugin Author Michael Cannon


    @justted, I see where the flickr URLs fail in the code. I’ll work on fixing that in the next release this week. Wow, I’m finally working on this plugin again.

    On the warnings, the Flickr licenses aren’t coming through.

    It’s possible that the Flickr API needs updating and other things.

    For anyone that’d like to, please post your FSI requests and bugs directly to

    I have the same issues as OP. When I run the importer it says successful but shortcodes are removed from post, no images imported into library. A specific shortcode example: [flickr id=”9822687423″ thumbnail=”original” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”center”]

    I am also trying to switch from Flickr Manager as that has stopped working altogether.

    @waylay Design: It is considered impolite to interrupt another poster’s ongoing thread unless you are posting a solution or suggestion. As per the Forum Welcome, will you please post your own topic.

    So it’s not ok to say that I’m having the exact same problem as the OP? I should start a new thread with the same issue title?

    I should start a new thread with the same issue title?

    You should start your own topic, yes.

    That’s ridiculous. So if 20 people have the exact same problem, there should be 20 different threads? 20 conversations consisting of only two people…the OP and the plugin author? That eliminates the whole point of the forums, to converse and share issues, ideas and solutions.

    The point in my posting it here is to show that the OP issue is not an isolated incident. By having someone else comment and say they are having the same issue, it adds validity to the problem.

    If anything @justted hijacked the thread introducing a completely different problem than the OP. What about that?

    However, per your instruction. I will start a duplicate thread to report this issue. Most mods hate duplicate threads. Guess it works a little differently around here.

    @waylay Design: These forums have guidelines. Please read them. As you will see, one of these guidelines – entitled Where to Post – specifically states:

    Unless you are using the same version of WordPress on the same physical server hosted by the same hosts with the same plugins, theme & configurations as the original poster, do not post in someone else’s thread. Start your own topic.

    Please abide by this.

    Plugin Author Michael Cannon


    @justted, “https” support added plus integration of Aihrus Framework. Care to try and let me know how it goes?

    Terrific, thank you!

    Letting you know:

    1. Photo importing is working again – great!
    2. When the first link in the post is an <img src=”https://… – this still needs to be changed to “http”, but once that’s done it works
    3. When the [flickr] shortcode is used an https:// link to the photo works fine

    Thank you for the improvements!

    Plugin Author Michael Cannon


    @justted, I’m sorry about that. I just rechecked my code, yup. I detect it, but didn’t correct the replacement.



    Tried it – it works!

    Thanks very much. That resolves the issue I reported.

    Much appreciated.

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