Posted by Doomshammer on Friday, August 28. 2009 at 20:54 in English only, Flickr, Photography, Privat, WebYes, it's true... I've redesigned my photoblog once again. Though I should have known it better, I used Wordpress as backend for the "old" photoblog. The template/theme was actually pretty fancy, but managing a photoblog with Wordpress is hell!
So I searched for a better solution. One requirement was the possibility to fetch photos from my flickr account. After some investigation I found a plugin for Pixelpost (which I used as photoblog already some time ago) which is able to import photos from flickr into it's local installation. So I gave it a try.
After some tweaking (the documentation of that plugin is horrible) I got it running and it actually worked pretty well. Anyways I was missing some stuff- e. g. the script did not import the exif information of my photos into the local database. Also geolocation data from flickr would be nice to display in the photoblog. So I sat down and added some functions to the addon, which "fixed" these issues. The script is now able to import and translate exif information from flickr, as well as it is able to grab geolocation data from flickr (if available).
As template I used "Pixelfy". I was very pleased with the basic layout. Some tweaks and adjustments to match my needs were done in very less time. I only had to do a couple of CSS changes, layout adjustments and also add the new parameters which I introduced with the flickr-import stuff.
To make the story short... my new photoblog is ready and I _really like it (I think I can stay with this at least a couple of month now ). Have a look at it and let me know if you like it or not: http://foto.grafie.net