I’m a visual and hands-on kind of person and as such, I tend to make use of images in my blog posts. Flickr is an online provider that hosts images free of charge which saves me bandwidth costs and delivers content to blog readers quickly. In a sense, they are a cloud provider. Flickr Manager is a WordPress plugin that allows me to efficiently browse and insert Flickr images from the comfort of my WordPress blog editor, among other things.
Several months ago, the Flickr Manager overlay stopped working correctly. The overlay was no longer inserting images into my blog posts as I had been instructing it to. I filed a bug (#144) with the author as follows:
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Create a new blog post or page
2. Click on the “Add Flickr Photo” icon.
3. In the overlay under “My Photos” tab, click on a photo to insert.
4. In the summary overlay page, once the photo is selected in the overlay, click the “Insert into Post” button.
5. The summary overlay page for the photo returns and no photo is inserted into the blog post.
What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
I expect the photo to be inserted into the blog post and the Flickr overlay should close. Instead, the overlay stays open as if nothing has happened. The same thing happens if I check the box “Close on insert” on the overlay page.
What version of the plugin are you using? Which version of WordPress? Flickr Manager version 2.3. WordPress 2.9.2
Please provide a link to your photo gallery, or the page that has the bug: My Flickr Photostream is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/31838982@N08/
Which hosting provider are you on? What version of Apache or IIS are you using? Self hosted out of my home. Windows Server 2003, IIS 6
Please provide any additional information below.
This plugin was working fine for the first several months but after a while it stopped inserting photos. I can’t associate the breakage with any sort of upgrade such as a WordPress upgrade, plugin upgrade, or theme change. Any help would be appreciated.
Browsing my Flickr album, grabbing URLs for images, and inserting them into my blog posts manually is a painful process involving multiple browser windows. I was really missing the functionality of Flickr Manager. It was deterring me from writing blog posts which I knew I wanted to incorporate images. Using Google, I was able to locate a few others who had stumbled onto this problem, but I was unable to find any solutions.
Happy days once again, the solution worked! These guys wanted nothing in return but their kind offer to help and quick solution definitely deserves mention. My faith in humanity has been partially restored thanks to these gentlemen. Kudos and great job!