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


18 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.

  2. Just found out that they killed the old editor and I see only Gutenberg :(

    Seems to improve rapidly … there is now a special block for embedding flickr images from the image URL

    When doing so, I cannot edit size, only orientation – left, center or right aligned.
    All images seem to have the same (full) width … what would be nice … but are in low res only and cropped … what looks stupid.

    In preview, landscape orientation does not use full width and you cannot specify.
    Portrait orientation is wider than lanmdscape orientation, but does also not use full width.

    When using portrait and landsacape orientation together, the visual impression is … so ugly. And I cannot change anything. This is not not not user friendly.

    Am I the only one having this issue .. or is it simply me?

    • I’ve discovered that you can paste the Flickr embed code directly into an empty block. Then over in the right column, which begins with “Document” and “Block” links, if you select Block you have greater control over the image, allowing you to resize it and add a hyperlink. So try that and let me know how it goes.

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