WP Flickr Background 1.1.1 released!

on April 5, 2011 in WordPress with 1 comment by

Version 1.1.1 of the WP Flickr Background plugin has been released today. This is a minor release to bring the plugin in line with the recent WordPress version 3.1.1 release, and corrects a bug.

The (x)HTML output has also been cleaned up to pass the W3C validation for XHTML 1.0 Transitional, in part due to the reported bug where the main configuration settings would not be saved in MSIE.


  • Updated plugin for WordPress 3.1.1 compatibility
  • Changed: Cleaned HTML to pass W3C validation / XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliance.
  • Bug fix: Main configurations are not saving in MSIE due to malformed DIV/FORM tags.

WP Flickr Background 1.1 released!

on March 20, 2011 in WordPress with no comments by

WP Flickr Background is maturing nicely and we’re now at version 1.1!

This version introduces the ability to use photos from the WordPress Media Library, which means you can upload your own photos or use those from websites other than Flickr. It gives the added advantage that photos can now be hosted locally (on your own server) or on a CDN. read more →

WP Flickr Background version 1.0.4 available!

on February 28, 2011 in WordPress with no comments by

Version 1.0.4 has been released! It is not a major release as some may have hoped, but I have had limited time to work on it in recent months – I apologize.

This version fixes some minor but annoying bugs, one of which that was introduced in the recent WordPress 3.1 release (which caused the plugin to display a background image on the admin login page). read more →

WP Flickr Background version 1.0.3 (Beta) available

on March 6, 2010 in WordPress with 2 comments by

Version 1.0.3 has been released, which fixes a few minor bugs and introduces a new option. It is still considered to be in a Beta stage, which most likely will change with the next release.


  • A new option has been introduced to hide the license and attribution information in the footer.
  • Bug fix: Config hash file was never initialized
  • Bug fix: Enabling “cacheable” option resulted in fatal PHP errors in some cases
  • Bug fix: Preview option did not work when “cacheable” option was enabled
  • Bug fix: “All Rights Reseved” licenses had no URLs

In addition, WP Flickr Background is no longer compatible with WordPress version 2.8 or older.

WP Flickr Background version 1.0.2 (Beta) available

on February 26, 2010 in WordPress with no comments by

Well, a little over a month ago I had put the final touches to the WP Flickr Background plugin and entered it into Alpha stage. Over the entire month and with a few thousand visitors, there were only two issues reported (one of which was unrelated).

Satisfied with this, I’ve now made version 1.0.2 available as a Beta product. That means you can now use it for your own purposes, however I do not recommend using this in a production environment just yet (although nothing is stopping you from doing so – use at your own risk!). read more →

WP Flickr Background

on February 26, 2010 in WordPress with 55 comments by

WP Flickr Background is a simple to use WordPress plugin that allows you to display a photo from Flickr and other sources as the theme background, without the need to modify any files.

All you need to do is create one or more galleries within the plugin’s settings, each containing a collection of photos that you have chosen, and WP Flickr Background will randomly select a photo from the active gallery to display as the theme background. read more →

WP Flickr Background in Alpha testing

on January 20, 2010 in WordPress with 8 comments by

If you’re new to this website, you probably haven’t noticed. But the background you’re seeing is actually something new. And random. And streamed from Flickr. It’s a new plugin that I am developing for WordPress called ‘WP Flickr Background’.

A little over two weeks ago I changed my theme to Motion by 85ideas, and was intrigued by its effective use of transparencies and the background. And since I quickly get bored looking at the same thing, I thought ‘Why not make this background random’? Flickr provides millions of photos, many of them under a Creative Commons Attribution License, and this would be an excellent source for those random backgrounds. So I started coding… read more →

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