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Posting Flickr Photos to WordPress

Summer Evening at Bings Landing

Do you know how easy it is to post a Flickr photo on your WordPress blog? All you need to do is tap the Share icon on the photo’s page in Flickr and copy the photo link then paste it on a line by itself in your post. Choose the image post format if your theme supports it and WordPress will take care of the rest. The photo is inserted without styling or caption as you can see in the example above.

Summer Evening at Bings Landing

Summer evening at Bing’s Landing

For more control, copy the HTML code from Flickr’s sharing panel and paste that into your post. Now you can click on the image to access the photo-editing tools available in WordPress to assign alignment, add captions and such. You can see the difference in this example.

Note that since this image is from an external source and not uploaded to your WordPress site, your blog’s email subscribers will not see the image in the email message they receive. They will need to follow the link to your site to view it.

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If you don’t have automatic updates turned on for your WordPress blog, you need to check and install this critical security update right away . . .

WordPress versions 4.2.2 and earlier are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could allow users with the Contributor or Author role to compromise a site. This was reported by Jon Cave and fixed by Robert Chapin, both of the WordPress security team.

We also fixed an issue where it was possible for a user with Subscriber permissions to create a draft through Quick Draft.

WordPress for iOS Updated

You now have instant access to your camera and photo library from the editor. If you select an image in an unsupported format (like TIFF), WordPress will automatically convert it to a useable format before uploading. There have also been improvements to the comments notification system. I’m still waiting to see how that works. The…

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Recommended Reads

Are you concerned that Blogger is being ignored by Google? Do you want to take advantage of the latest web technology on your blog? If so, you will find this article from Fabulous Blogging quite interesting. It provides step-by-step instructions for doing just that. Check out The Beginner’s Guide to Moving Your Blog From Blogger to WordPress.