Flickr Photos


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:

  1. Displays thumbnails of each of the photos, with options to turn off the title and photo-count display.
  2. 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):

  • Au Revoir
  • Strike down
  • Shine On
  • Fountainhead
  • Posing
  • Blue Winter
  • Nightfall
  • Gateway
  • Running Through
  • Dental Checkup
  • Freedom
  • Serene
  • Standing Guard
  • Weekend
  • Prayer
  • Halo
  • Resting by the beach
  • Winding Road
  • Flight
  • At peace
  • Beyond the bridge
  • Liberty
  • In wait
  • Sunbathing
  • Ancient China
  • End of Days
  • Dream House
  • Street Musicians
  • Fire Dancer
  • The Road Home

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' layout='random']

The accepted parameters are:

  1. tags – Comma-separated list of tags to filter the photos by
  2. tag_mode – Either ‘any’ for an OR combination of tags, or ‘all’ for an AND combination. Defaults to ‘any’ if not specified.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. per_page – Number of photos to return per page. If this argument is omitted, it defaults to 100. The maximum allowed value is 500.
  8. layout – This has nothing to do with Flickr, and is a Photonic attribute. You can use square, circle or random, and get an arrangement of square thumbnails, or circular thumbnails, or a random tiled gallery respectively.


As you might have guessed, you can display photos by searching for tags using the tag attribute in the shortcode. You can see the usage here, where I have displayed 20 photos from Sunando’s photo-stream tagged “calcutta” in a random layout:

[gallery type='flickr' user_id='57549557@N07' view='photos' per_page='20' tags='calcutta' layout='random']
Palm Soldiers
Victoria Memorial
Through the trees
Towering Bridge
Marble Wonder
Journey Begins
Victoria Memorial
Vidyasagar setu
Weekend Boating
Across the river
Yellow Cab
Bridging the Gap
Garden Pond
Row Row Row your Boat
Elevated Tracks
Village Roads

Group Pools

Similar to tags, photos belonging to a group pool can be displayed using the group_id attribute.

[gallery type='flickr' view='photos' group_id='16978849@N00' per_page=10]
  • The shepherd
  • the truck
  • Mind the Gap (
  • Coup Franc Boueux   . . . 33/52 - thème " Négative Space ". [explored]. Sélectionné pour l'icône du groupe [Aaaaa To Zzzzz]. Elue "Imag'in" photo du mois de Novembre 2016.
  • SSevera
  • The Reader
  • Il cielo sopra...
  • Paris-Place Vendôme-N&B
  • Alien Bud