Plugins

Using the Flickr Photostream Plugin

Embedding a Flickr set from the linked account

To show a particular photo set from the Flickr account linked to your WordPress blog, you need to use the flickr_set shortcode in the body of your post where you want the gallery to appear, and specify the Photo Set ID with the attribute id. (See “How to find the Photo Set ID” below)

Example:

[flickr_set id="72157632121280659"]

 

Embedding a Flickr set from another account

To show a particular photo set from another user’s Flickr account, begin as directed and define the User ID with the attribute user_id.

Example:

[flickr_set id="72157632242471984" user_id="44511828@N03"]

 

How to find the Photo Set ID

  1. Go to flickr.com
  2. Mouse over You | select Sets.
  3. Click the set you want to embed.
  4. Look in the URL for the multi-digit number after the word ‘/sets/

Example:

A photo set located in the URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uwgreenbaynews/sets/72157632121280659/
Has a Photo Set ID: 72157632121280659

 

How to find the User ID

If unspecified in the shortcode, the User ID defaults to that of Flickr account defined in the plugin default settings.

  1. Copy the photostream URL from the account who’s photo set you’d like to share.
  2. Go to http://idgettr.com/
  3. Paste the URL into the field and click “find”
  4. Select and copy the resulting ID

Example:

44511828@N03 

 

UWGB User ID Reference Table

Account ID
UW-Green Bay News 90586385@N06
UWGB Alumni 106282613@N02
UWGB Marketing 99014225@N02
UWGB Admissions 28040238@N04
UWGB Student Life 44626607@N06
UWGB Residence Life 52318806@N02
UWGB International Education 52473720@N04
UWGB Cofrin Library 44511828@N03
Sheepshead Review (Group) 1194211@N24
UWGB Outreach 87888974@N03
UWGB Lawton Gallery 48773481@N08

Shortcode Quick Reference Table

Content Shortcode Example
Photo Set [flickr_set id=”72157632121280659″]
Another User’s Photo set [flickr_set id=”72157632242471984″ user_id=”44511828@N03″]
Photostream [flickr_photostream]
Gallery [flickr_gallery user_id=”67681714@N03″ gallery_id=”72157636382842016″]
Group pools [flickr_group id=”1194211@N24″]
Tags [flickr_tags user_id=”28040238@N04″ tags=”winter, fall, spring, summer”]

 

UWGB Flickr Accounts

Advancement Flickr Accounts:

Other UW-Green Bay Flickr Accounts:

See also:

Thanks to Kimberly Vlies for writing this great tutorial.

Using WordPress Statistics

To use WordPress statistics:

  1. Login to your site
  2. Click on the “Plugins” menu option (If you don’t see it you don’t have permissions, please contact Web Dev)
  3. Find  “WordPress Statistics” in the list
  4. Click the “Activate” link
  5. Once activated you’ll see a new menu option on the left at the very bottom called “Statistics”
  6. Click that link to view your sites statistics

This plugin starts collecting data as soon as it is activated.  So you won’t see anything right away but when you check back later it will contain the data collected since you turned it on.  There is a multitude of information that the plugin collects a full feature list is below.

Features:

  • User Online
  • Today visit/visitors
  • Yesterday visit/visitors
  • Week Visit/visitors
  • Month Visit/visitors
  • Years Visit/visitors
  • Total Visit/visitors
  • Search Engine reffered (Google, Yahoo, Bing)
  • Coefficient statistics for each user
  • Total Posts
  • Total Pages
  • Total Comments
  • Total Spams Need installed akismet plugin
  • Total Users
  • Last Post Date (English, Persian)
  • Average Posts
  • Average Comments
  • Average Users
  • Visitor Browser View as chart
  • View search words
  • View Recent Visitors (Country and provincial visitor)
  • Send scheduling statistics by email/SMS
  • Support functions and Widgets
  • The object-oriented programming
  • Standard functions for development
  • GeoIP location by Country Thanks Greg Ross

 

How to configure “The Really Simple Twitter Feed” widget

  1. Make Sure the plugin is “Activated”.  Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins and find The Really Simple Twitter Feed and click activate.
  2. Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag the Really Simple Twitter widget to your desired Widget Area
  3. Next is the fun part.  In order to get the feed to connect to you twitter account you need to create a new application.  Twitter Authentication
  4. Click the here link and log in to your twitter account.
  5. Click the Create a new application button.
  6. Fill out the required fields, agree to the terms and enter in the captcha.
    Applications Details
  7. Now grab the Consumer Key  and Consumer Secret and throw them into the appropriate fields in the widget.
  8. Back on the Twitter Developer Page click the Create my access token button at the bottom of the page.
  9. Click the OAuth tool tab near the top of the page.
  10. Now grad the Access Token and Access Token Secret and copy and paste them into their respective fields.
  11. Enter your Twitter username in the widget box and adjust the remain settings as desired.
  12. Click save and go to your page and you should see you’re twitter feed.
    Twitter Feed