Photos from Flickr can be displayed using any arbitrary search criteria:
[gallery type='flickr' user_id='abc' view='photos']
The above displays 100 photos from the user’s photo-stream. It does the following:
- Displays thumbnails of each of the photos, with options to turn off the title and photo-count display.
- Each photo’s thumbnail can be clicked to launch a slideshow for the stream in display.
The following is an example displaying Sunando Roy’s photo stream (the count is restricted to 30 due to Flickr’s TOS):
You can add a few more parameters to the short-code to reduce the number of photos, or to get photos by a certain tag only:
[gallery type='flickr' view='photos' user_id='abc' tags='p,q,r' per_page='n']
The accepted parameters are:
tags– Comma-separated list of tags to filter the photos by
tag_mode– Either ‘any’ for an OR combination of tags, or ‘all’ for an AND combination. Defaults to ‘any’ if not specified.
text– A free text search. Photos who’s title, description or tags contain the text will be returned. You can exclude results that match a term by prepending it with a – character.
sort– The order in which to sort returned photos. Deafults to date-posted-desc. The possible values are: date-posted-asc, date-posted-desc, date-taken-asc, date-taken-desc, interestingness-desc, interestingness-asc, and relevance.
group_id– The id of a group whose pool to search. If specified, only matching photos posted to the group’s pool will be returned.
user_id– The NSID of the user whose photo to search. If this parameter isn’t passed then everybody’s public photos will be searched. A value of “me” will search against the calling user’s photos for authenticated calls.
per_page– Number of photos to return per page. If this argument is omitted, it defaults to 100. The maximum allowed value is 500.
You can see the usage here, where I have displayed 20 photos from Sunando’s photo-stream tagged “calcutta”: