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Upload Cell Phone Photos to WordPress gallery

Date: July 26, 2012 Author: ang Category: Tutorials WordPress Tags: , Comments: 0

The easiest way to upload your cell phone or smartphone pics to WordPress is by using Flickr and a Flickr gallery WordPress plugin called Awesome Flickr Gallery. Flickr is a free online photo sharing service. You will need a WordPress website and a Flickr.com account to complete this tutorial. Follow the steps below.

Getting the Flickr API key

  1. Log into your Flickr account.
  2. Click on the link at the bottom of the screen that says 'API documentation'.
  3. You will see a list of app related links. Click on the 'API Keys' link.
  4. Click 'create your first' link that's part of the sentence 'You haven't created any apps yet. Why not create your first?.'
  5. Click on the 'Request an API key' link.
  6. Click on the 'Apply for a non-commersial key' button..
  7. Fill in the form and click 'Submit'.
  8. Make a note of your Flickr 'API key' and the 'Secret'.

Installing the WordPress plugin 'Awesome Flickr Gallery

  1. Click on the 'Plugins' tab.
  2. Click the 'Add New' button.
  3. In the search field type in 'Awesome Flickr Gallery' and click the 'Search Plugin' button.
  4. Click on the 'Awesome Flickr Gallery' plugin that's listed.
  5. Click the 'Activate Plugin' link.
  6. Click on the 'Awesome FLickr Gallery' link.
  7. Input your 'Flickr API Key', 'Flickr API Secret' andn the 'Flickr User ID' into the appropriate fields. If you don't know your Flickr User ID , use this tool. You Flickr photostream is 'http://www.flickr.com/photos/myflickerusername/' where 'myflickrusername' if your personal flicker account name.
  8.  Click the 'Save Changes' button at the bottom of the page.
  9. Next click the 'Grant Access' button in the 'Flickr' settings area.

Inserting Your Flick gallery into your WordPress page

  1. I'll assume you already know how to create a WordPress page or post.
  2. To insert your Flickr gallery into a WordPress page or post just copy this short code into the content area.
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    [AFG_gallery]

Create a Flickr gallery on your WordPress website using the 'Flick API' plugin

  1. Log into WordPress.
  2. Click the 'Plugins' tab.
  3. Click the 'Searh Results' link.
  4. Search for 'Flickr API' in the search field then click 'Flickr API' from the results list.
  5. Click 'Activate Plugin'.
  6. Under the 'Setting' tab, select 'Media'.

If you aren't seeing your Flickr images on your WordPress gallery page yet follow the steps below

  1. Log into your Flickr account.
  2. Click on the link at the bottom of the screen that says 'API documentation'.
  3. You will see a list of app related links. Click on the 'API Keys' link.
  4. You should see you app this time. Click on the app icon that looks like gears sorta.
  5. Under the 'Admin' area, click on 'Edit' next to 'the authentication flow'.
  6. Make sure 'Web Application' is selected and enter in your website URL in the 'Callback URL' field.
  7. Click the' SAVE CHANGES' button.
  8. Log back into your WordPress admin and click on 'Default Settings' under the 'Awesome Flickr Gallery' tab.
  9. Click the 'Grant Access' button.
  10. Click the 'Ok, I'll Authorize it' button.

Installing Flickr smartphone app

Before you can upload images from your smartphone to your Flickr account/WordPress gallery, you'll need to install the Flickr app on your smartphone. Any Flickr app will work as long as it enables you to upload pics to Flickr from your mobile device.

The Flicker images should be displaying on your WordPress gallery page and you can upload cell phone photos to WordPress gallery using your cell phone.

 

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