Options for Easily Adding Flickr Photos to Your Website

Flickr is of course the most popular photo hosting and sharing service online. Many Flickr users also want to display their photos on their website or blog. Fortunately there are a number of different options for users. Here we’ll take a look at some of the best choices.

Official Flickr Badge – Flickr allows you to choose between two types of badges – HTML or Flash. Photos can be selected by using tags. (You’ll need to be logged in to Flickr to access this page).

Flickr Badge

flickrSLiDR – A quick and easy way to embed Flickr slideshows into your website or blog. Enter the URL of the user, set or group that you want to use, and choose the tags, width, height and a few other options. FlickrSLiDR then gives you the code to insert into your site.


PictoBrowser – PictoBrowser is a quick way to set up a customized gallery of Flickr photos for your site. Enter your Flickr username, choose your images by set, tag, or group, and copy and paste the code provided into your site.


Flickr DHTML Badge – This badge is a pure JavaScript and CSS implementation of Flickr’s flash badge. (This badge is unsupported). You can customize all kinds of options to create the badge that you want.

Inserting Flickr Photos into a WordPress Website:

flickrRSS for WordPress – This plugin (updated to work with WP 2.5) supports user, set, favorite, public and group photostreams. This plugin works by using your Flickr RSS feed to display the pictures. It offers the ability to show pictures according to their tags (most recent photos will be shown).


FAlbum – A popular WordPress Plugin to create an album using Flickr’s API. The album is configurable and can be maintained through the WordPress administration panel. You can set it to show the most recent photos, photos according to tag, and a few other customizable options.


Flickr Photo Album for WordPress – Another popular plugin (updated for WP 2.5), Flickr Photo Album for WordPress will allow you to pull in your Flickr photosets and display them as albums on your WordPress site. The template can be customized to match the look and feel of your website. Additionally, the plugin will add a Flickr icon to your edit screen in WordPress to make it easier to insert your Flickr photos into your posts.

Flickr Photo Album

SimpleFlickr Plugin – With this plugin (updated for WP 2.5) you can embed a flickr integrated simpleviewer into your website or blog. You can customize a ton of different options.


PhotoDropper – The PhotoDropper plugin was created primarilly for the purpose of adding Creative Commons photos from flickr into your posts, rather than adding photos from your own Flickr account. The plugin lets you search through Creative Commons photos from your administrative panel right in WordPress. Attribution links are automatically added underneath the images to comply with the Creative Commons license rules.


Flickr Photos for Joomla:

FlickUrPic Pro – With FlickUrPic Pro you can insert public or private photos into Joomla. Customizable features include limiting pictures to sets, tags, favorites, archives or everything. FlickUrPic Pro costs $10 to download (although you can download a demo version).

FlickUrPic Pro

Flickr Photos for TextPattern:

vdhflickr – Now run through Google Code, vdhflickr is a plugin for TextPattern that enables you to show your Flickr photosets as a gallery directly on your site.

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  • Web Success Diva, May 12, 2008

    This is a great post and great tips for using the valuable Flickr for sharing pics. Thank you!

    Maria Reyes-McDavis

  • Dave Walker, May 12, 2008

    For single images, don’t forget about the “blog this” link in Flickr.

    For our family blog, I upload photos to Flickr, and blog straight out of Flickr via the “blog this” link at the top of each photo. The images, with a caption, and the posting show up in the blog – very quick and easy.

  • David Peralty, May 12, 2008

    Flickr is great, but it is missing so many event related photos, and that can be frustrating. If you want to go beyond the Creative Commons images on Flickr, there are many cool options. I used to use Sxc.hu, and now PicApp (disclaimer: where I now work).

    While neither have cool ways of embedding images into posts as of yet, I think having access to some great creative and editorial images not found on Flickr is nice.

  • Vandelay Design, May 12, 2008

    Thanks for the addition. Probably should have included that one.

    I use sxc.hu a good bit. I’ll have to give PicApp a shot.

  • Bagrep, May 14, 2008

    Good tips you provided for us here. Thank god you have the time to source out all these applications for our reference.

  • seo, May 18, 2008

    I am using WordPress plug in for flickr photos..Very useful plug in indeed.

  • Good site I “Stumbledupon” it today and gave it a stumble for you.. looking forward to seeing what else you have..later

  • B, May 21, 2008

    Great Post. I like Flickrslidr, the best. Excellent, keep up the good work!!!

  • ホエイプロテイン, May 31, 2008

    Flickrslidr is offers great services.

  • Buy Cake, April 22, 2009

    Have you seen the new version of Pictobrowser? It’s pretty cool.

  • kumar soundarajan, January 7, 2010

    i need to add flicker to my site, the thing is i added the flicker logo in my site if the user make a click on the logo he/she able to see the photos present in the flicker site without loging in to flicker(Public profile photos)

  • p90x dvd, June 22, 2010

    Have you seen the new version of Pictobrowser? It’s pretty cool.

  • Hasitha, June 2, 2013

    Useful collection. thanks. Im gonna try this

  • Graphically, August 1, 2013

    I am looking for a way to simply add a Flikr gallery and not a slideshow. Anything that simply displays a gallery on a website?