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I have written this little Mediawiki Extension to include Flickr thumbnails, this gets the x most interesting (yes, Flickr really sorts like "sort"=>"interestingness-desc", by the users rating) for the tag you specify. You can use this to put some related pictures on Wiki pages that dont have pictures yet very quickly.
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<flickr limit=5>Fnord</flickr>
 
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The <nowiki><flickr></nowiki>-tag surrounds a keyword/Flickr Tag and optionally you can use limit to change the amount of thumbnails being shown, the maximum for tag-length is 255 chars and the maximum for limit is 10. This is possible due to using a) the [http://www.flickr.com/services/api/ Flickr API],  [http://www.phpflickr.com/ phpFlickr] and a nice article in the latest [[iX]] (german) magazine, issue July 2006, p. 62 called "Bildergeflimmer". We could call this a [[Flickr]]->[[Mediawiki]] [http://www.programmableweb.com/matrix Mashup] (->same iX issue, p. 55). [[User:mutante|mutante]] 20:56, 18 June 2006 (CEST)
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The <nowiki><flickr></nowiki>-tag surrounds a keyword/Flickr Tag and optionally you can use limit to change the amount of thumbnails being shown, the maximum for tag-length is 255 chars and the maximum for limit is 10.
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This is possible due to using a) the [http://www.flickr.com/services/api/ Flickr API],  [http://www.phpflickr.com/ phpFlickr] and a nice article in the latest [[iX]] (german) magazine, issue July 2006, p. 62 called "Bildergeflimmer". We could call this a [[Flickr]]->[[Mediawiki]] [http://www.programmableweb.com/matrix Mashup] (->same iX issue, p. 55). [[User:mutante|mutante]] 20:56, 18 June 2006 (CEST)
  
 
[[Category:Mediawiki Extensions]]
 
[[Category:Mediawiki Extensions]]

Revision as of 18:59, 18 June 2006

I have written this little Mediawiki Extension to include Flickr thumbnails, this gets the x most interesting (yes, Flickr really sorts like "sort"=>"interestingness-desc", by the users rating) for the tag you specify. You can use this to put some related pictures on Wiki pages that dont have pictures yet very quickly.

What you type:

<flickr>Leary</flickr>


What you get:

<flickr>Leary</flickr>

What you type:

<flickr limit=5>Fnord</flickr>


What you get:

<flickr limit=5>Fnord</flickr>

The <flickr>-tag surrounds a keyword/Flickr Tag and optionally you can use limit to change the amount of thumbnails being shown, the maximum for tag-length is 255 chars and the maximum for limit is 10.

This is possible due to using a) the Flickr API, phpFlickr and a nice article in the latest iX (german) magazine, issue July 2006, p. 62 called "Bildergeflimmer". We could call this a Flickr->Mediawiki Mashup (->same iX issue, p. 55). mutante 20:56, 18 June 2006 (CEST)