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Using the Flickr Block

The Flickr Block displays images from your Flickr account on your site. This is a great way to create a gallery of your Flickr photos without using Gallery Blocks or Gallery Pages.

Step 1 - Add the Flickr Block

  1. Open a page or post editor.
  2. Click an Insert Point or the +.
  3. Select Flickr from the menu.
  4. For more detailed steps, visit Adding blocks.

Step 2 - Connect your Flickr account

Under Connected Account, select your Flickr account from the drop-down menu or choose Add an account to connect a different Flickr account to Squarespace.

Select the number of images to display in the block using the Items slider. You can display up to 20 recent images.

Step 3 - Choose a design

Click the Design tab to see the four design options available for the Flickr block.

Slideshow

This option displays one image at a time.

Design options

Automatically Transition Between Slides Automatically switch to the next image after a set period of time. When checked, a slider appears for setting the transition time between one and 10 seconds.
Show Next and Previous Controls Adds arrows for navigating to the next and previous items. The controls appear in overlays to the left and right of the main image.
Automatically Crop Images Crops or resizes the images for the best design.
Show Thumbnails Adds a strip with thumbnails of all images in the gallery below the main image. When checked, sliders to set the height of the thumbnail strip and the distance between the thumbnails strip and the main image.
Show Title and Description Displays image titles and descriptions as set in each image's settings. When checked, more options appear to set the location of the titles and descriptions and to only display them on hover.

Slider

This option displays a full image with portions of the previous and next images on either side. The slider has the option for clickthrough URLs. You can also set the time between transitions.

Design options

Automatically Transition Between Slides Automatically switch to the next image after a set period of time. When checked, a slider appears for setting the transition time between one and 10 seconds.
Show Next and Previous Controls Adds arrows for navigating to the next and previous items. The controls appear in overlays to the left and right of the main image.
Active Alignment The slider focuses on an active image. This item will appear in full.

Grid

This option displays a grid of thumbnail images. With the Grid design, you can display titles and descriptions when the Lightbox is checked and enable clickthrough URLs only if Lightbox is unchecked.

Design Options

Aspect Ratio Controls the size in which your images display. When unchecked, the Aspect Ratio changes the dimensions of the image's container.
Crop Images Removes padding from images' containers and displays them at the size selected in the Aspect Ratio drop-down menu.
Thumbnails Per Row Customize the number of thumbnails in a row in the grid.
Padding Adjust the padding outside of the images' containers.
Lightbox When checked, clicking an image will display it with a black background.

Stacked

This option displays the images at full width, stacked below each other.

Step 4 - Save

Click Apply to save your changes.

Troubleshooting

Photos in the Flickr Block don't match my Flickr account.

If the Flickr Block is missing some images, you may need to adjust image size settings in your Flickr account:

  1. Open your Flickr profile and select Settings.
  2. Click the Privacy & Permissions tab.
  3. Under Global Settings, set Largest shared image size to Best display size or Large 2048.
  4. You may need to disconnect your Flickr account from Squarespace and reconnect it before the changes take effect.
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