Flickr search (global)


Justified Image Grid allows you to create a gallery based on a predefined Flickr search. Various factors are available to narrow your results and ensure that the content is relevant. A useful choice is to only search among your photos. By using PHP template tags one could connect to the WordPress search results to let visitors perform Flickr searches in their online portfolio. Match individual pictures... or photos by tag - from your Photosteam or through a global Flickr search. It's a fun and quick way to populate galleries.

Photos from Blizzcon, global search

This gallery looks for photos taken at Blizzcon, but only those that are allowed to be shown by their licensing. They are sorted by relevance.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):

[$justified_image_grid max_rows=2 flickr_search_text=blizzcon flickr_search_sort=relevance flickr_search_license=1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

Photos tagged with "Lake" from a Flickr user's portfolio

You can't go wrong with this one, since you manage your own portfolio and all the results will be just what you expect. Flickr allows tagging your photos and this is where you can take advantage of that. See the same thing on Flickr: Lake by Pircho.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):

[$justified_image_grid preset=3 row_height=300 flickr_search_tags=lake flickr_search_user=59196886@N07 flickr_link=yes]

Finding exact images

By searching for an image you can pick individual or a small group of photos from Flickr. This photo is called Fiery.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):

[$justified_image_grid row_height=800 height_deviation=0 overlay=off use_timthumb=no disable_cropping=yes flickr_search_text=fiery flickr_search_user=9585587@N08 flickr_link=direct]

How does global Flickr search work and what are the options?

Just enter your Flickr search query and set up narrowing options. Your gallery will update itself as results change.

  • Perform a Flickr search by arbirtary text or just by tags.
  • Set tags matching mode to ALL or ANY.
  • Narrow results by a Flickr User or Group.
  • Order by Date, Title, Interestingness and Relevance.
  • Only show those that are geotagged or not.
  • Restrict results by only looking for content with a certain license.

How do the settings look like?