flickrRSS RU – WP Plugin for Unlimited* and Random Images from Flickr to your blog

Integrate Flickr photos into your site. Random option and limit of 500 images. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams.

Contributors: Gianluca Crema, eightface
Donate link: PayPal
Official Page on
Tags: flickr, photos, images, sidebar, widget, rss, random
Requires at least: 2.6
Tested up to: 3.0
Stable tag: 1.0


This plugin allows you to easily display Flickr photos on your site. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams. The plugin is relatively easy to setup and configure via an options panel.

Avoids the limit of 20 images flickr feed to up to 500 images, implements a random function.

Derived from the flickrRSS plugin created by eightface adding RU functions (Random and Unlimited).


  1. Put the flickrRSS RU files into your plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Configure your settings via the panel in Options
  4. Add <?php get_flickrRSSRU(); ?> somewhere in your templates or adding the flickrRSSRU widget to your widget area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get random images from my stream?

Yes, Just enable the Random option in the settings panel.

How do a I get borders between photos?

You need to edit your CSS file. There are plenty of tutorials online, you may find some help in the forum.

Why aren’t any photos showing up?

Sometimes it can take a little while to kick in, have patience. Flickr may possibly have been down.

Will it work with video?

Yes, videos will be displayed as a thumbnail image. You’ll need to click through to flickr to play it though.



1.0 Modifica della parte più grossa del codice, risolto un bug nei link alle foto dei set

0.2 Initial release

Feedback and Support

For Feedback and Support leave a comment to this post or contact me from contact page. I’ll do my best to respond.

Soon I will create a forum.


The plugin also supports a number of parameters, allowing you to have multiple instances across your site.

  1. 'type' => 'user' – The type of Flickr images that you want to show. Possible values: ‘user’, ‘favorite’, ‘set’, ‘group’, ‘public’
  2. 'set' => 'set_id' – Optional: To be used with type = ‘set’
  3. 'id' => 'user_set' – Optional: Your Group or User ID. To be used with type = ‘user’ or ‘group’
  4. 'random' => false – Optional: Enable the random images
  5. 'num_random' => 20 – Optional: Number of images which allows choosing randomly
  6. 'num_items' => 4 – The number of images that you want to display
  7. 'before_list' => ' ' – The HTML to print before the list of images
  8. 'html' => '<a href="%flickr_page%" title="%title%"><img src="%image_square%" alt="%title%"></a>' – the code to print out for each image.
    Meta tags available: %flickr_page%, %title%, %image_small%, %image_square%, %image_thumbnail%, %image_medium%, %image_large%
  9. 'default_title' => "Untitled Flickr photo" – the default title
  10. 'after_list' => ' ' – the HTML to print after the list of images

Example 1

<?php get_flickrRSSRU(array(
'num_items' => 50,
'type' => 'public',
)); ?>

This would show the 50 most recent community photos.

Example 2

<?php get_flickrRSSRU(array(
'set' => '72157620600672300',
'num_items' => 25,
'type' => 'set',
'random' => true,
'num_random' => 150
)); ?>

This would show 25 random picture from the 150 most recent thumbnail sized photos from the specified set.

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  3. Hi, I just upgraded to WP 3.3 and the widget stopped working (no images, but title and text before and after works). It’d be great if the issue would be fixed since this is a very versatile plugin.

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