[Fixed] Flickr Photos Broken!

All my integrated Flickr photos are down! Actually the plugin was breaking my site so has been disabled till I find a fix. Annoying, as that plugin was one of the few I have used that I could get on with ¬†ūüôĀ

Update: No idea how to fix the problem so instead I found a solution which removes the need for the broken plugin.

I was using Flickr Manager¬†but the image links seemed to be merging into one and corrupting entire pages! I found another plugin called Flickpress¬†although on the surface it did everything I needed, it couldn’t actually import pictures into my posts. However, it was able to import my Flickr photos into my¬†WordPress¬†gallery allowing me to simply add the images as if I’d uploaded them from my computer. Although not a fast solution to¬†implement¬†it is very reliable (no plugin is needed to display the images).

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Site Update

Major ongoing update for bezzer.co.uk I’m moving away from Joomla¬†despite¬†years of loyal service. There are a number of reasons for this:

  • I feel Joomla suits larger sites better
  • The process to upgrade from 1.5.23 to 1.7 is overcomplicated
  • I need something to do in between job applications
So… Decided I’d give¬†WordPress¬†another shot. I’ve used it before but not for a few years. Feels the same as before but with a larger version number.
Complaints so far:
  • Haven’t found a plugin to import single flickr photo and provide lightbox effect
  • WordPress kept messing my lovely code up! Fixed: TinyMCE Advanced¬†has option to disable this ‘feature’
  • Blog style website makes me want to type useless stuff everywhere in order to have more posts…
Positives so far:
  • Much cleaner interface than Joomla (has always been the case really)
  • Easier management of Plugins and Themes
Expect an unusual amount of activity in the next few days as I finish porting over pages from the old site. Once complete I will try to update on a less frequent but regular basis.
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