WP Plugin: Import your Flickr comments

I have had a plugin running on my photoblog In Photos for quite a while now that imports comments on my Flickr stream into my blog posts. It prefixed “Flickr:” to the username and linked back to the Flickr comment.

Due to overwhelming demand (two people asked!), I cleaned up the plugin a bit and put a configuration page on it and called it the Flickr Comment Importer. There are a few things to consider if you want to use this plugin but it’s straight forward to install and configure and it’s all documented on the plugin page.

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14 thoughts on “WP Plugin: Import your Flickr comments


  1. A nice idea. Need to set up my own photoblog and then I’ll have a chance to try this plugin.

    What is the process how you create new content on InPhotos? Do you post photos to Flickr and then send them to your blog? Are any more plugins involved in this process?


  2. great idea that, `specially if you’re able to accompany the comments with your thumbs also fed from flickr.

    However, when following the links above i get 404′d.


  3. Renee Bell: I have the same issues.. In experience, I’ve had troubles with RSS feeds with @’s in their address. Might be the issue here too?

    Hope anyone with a solution helps us out! :)


  4. yep, I resolved the problem with an invalid RSS address. The solution is, to edit plugin in a wordpress.

    You can find the line:
    <input id="url" name="flickrcommenturl" type="text" size="85" maxlength="300" value="” style=”font-family: ‘Courier New’, Courier, mono; font-size: 1.5em;” />

    and normally – the value of “maxlength” was set to 100, which is invalid for long flickr addresses. I changed it to 300, and works well.


  5. I just installed WordPress 2.8.6 today on my godaddy server. One of the reasons I’m making the switch from SquareSpace to WordPress is for this plugin. Unfortunately, I am getting the “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.” when trying to view the configuration page in my admin panel. I have been Googling for a few hours, but none of the suggestions seem to work.

    Is there any plan to update this plugin to work with WordPress 2.8.6+?

    Any help is much appreciated! Thank you.


      1. Yup. I tried my second account, also an admin type account to see if it works, but still get the same insufficient permissions error.

        I also used FireFTP (Firefox FTP plugin) to update the permissions of the /wp-content/plugins/flickr-comment-importer/flickr-comment-importer.php to 0666.

        I also tried updating the “add_action(‘admin_head’, ‘flickr_comment_importer’)” line to “add_action(‘admin_menu’, ‘flickr_comment_importer’)” like many postings recommended when I Googled for the error message.

        Any more suggestions? Even sleeping on it didn’t give me any more ideas of how to troubleshoot this.

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