A couple weeks ago I published a mini-review of the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress. I said there that there was no clean way to embed images from Flickr.

I was wrong. It’s stupefyingly easy. You just paste the Flickr embed code directly into an empty block. The image appears instantly! It also hyperlinks back to the Flickr page from which it came, per Flickr’s terms of service.

Flickr image embedded instantly into WordPress Gutenberg

This is far easier than how we all had to embed Flickr images in any previous WordPress editor. Given that I use Flickr to host my photographs, Gutenberg is making creating posts significantly faster for me!


Embedding Flickr images in the WordPress Gutenberg editor


7 thoughts on “Embedding Flickr images in the WordPress Gutenberg editor

  1. This might be the final nudge I need to try the new editor. Reading your previous post about it, using Flickr photos seemed way more convoluted than what I do currently so it put me off.

    Something strange I’m noticing with this post though Jim (viewing on my iPad currently) is there’s no title at the top, just a sort of blank line where it should be then the words start after that blank line below. Then right down the bottom in smaller text underneath all the ads and the “likes” icons it says the title. Is this a glitch with the new editor? I wouldn’t like this, the title needs to be the first thing you read at the top!


      • Oh ok. So will all your posts now have the title at the bottom? Seems a strange choice, and the very logical side of my brain is completely baffled – many people might not even see the title as it’s after the ads, sharing buttons etc? Why would you want it hidden away like this?


        • No — just the posts I give the “Aside” type. Regular posts still have the title at the top.

          I rather like that Asides format differently from regular posts but do find that the title on the bottom can confuse people.


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