Back in 2008 I wrote a plug-in for WordPress on, called Flickr-Slideshow-Wrapper (FSSW).

Times are changing and so does Technology. FSSW was called a “wrapper”, as it basically embedded a native functionality to be shown within a self-hosted installation.

Roughly a year ago, changed fundamentally its layout and look&feel and made as well changes on how to embed a flickr slideshow. The used method of using iframes and Flash was declared obsolete by Due to security concerns with flash, I do understand flickr, especially as this method was never “officially” supported.FSSW

The sad news for the many users of FSSW is that this plug-in won’t work any longer, and there is nothing I can change about it, as the basic technology basically doesn’t exist any longer. This means that even if you are running an older WordPress installation the plug-in as such will work, but it will still not be possible to embed any slideshow.

However, there are many other plug-ins out, using new concepts of and their API to embed pictures. I don’t want to give a particular recommendation, as every plug-in has its pros and cons. It will – as always – be best for you to try which plug-in suits your needs best.

Below you can see how the plug-in worked and how it looked like. But please note again, that we are talking about the past. R.I.P. flickr-slideshow-wrapper and thank you to so many of you, who used this plugin successfully for quite a while. Last but not least I want to thank again Cory Shubert and his wife ( for their courtesy of using their pictures for showing the functionality of this plug-in.


FSSW – Option Panel


For those interested in the code, I’m posting it below. Perhaps it might be useful as a template how to build own shortcuts, or how to embed third party content into a WordPress plug-on, means as a template to create some other kind of “wrapper”-plugins.


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