Flickr Group Pool Photo Search By Tag
The tutorial shows you how to search group pool photos on Flickr using a tag. You may want to use this feature when you a running a Flickr Group and want to be fetch a selection of photos based on the tag.
For tagging to be manageable I would advise the group moderator to put together some guidelines for tagging so the tags are consistent. For example, it is not particularly useful if say you have photos of a local church and some people tag it variously as “St Leonards”, “Saint Leonards”, “St Leonards Church”, “Saint Leonards Church”, “Saint”, “Leornards” and “Church”. In this case we have 7 possible tags for the same subject. If the group moderator comes up with a sensible list of suggestions for tags then the problem is mitigated. In any case group members can add tags to other people’s photos so you can ensure that a photos will have the correct tag among the others but a good tagging strategy will reduce clutter and a proliferation of tags.
The command is straightforward
[code]slickr-flickr search="groups" id="the group id" tag="the tag"[/code]
You need to have fetched your Flickr API key and saved it in Slickr Flickr Admin settings.
You need to do this because Slickr Flickr uses the Flickr API to search by group photos by tag.
Please note that you can only specify a single tag: multiple tags are not supported by the Flickr API group photo search
You can only access Public Flickr groups: private groups are not accessible
Flickr Video Tutorial for Searching Group Photos by Tag
From Slickr Flickr version 1.22 onwards you can select group pool photos by tag.
Example of Searching for Cheese
Here I am searching the “Cheese” group for the latest photos
[code]slickr-flickr search="groups" id="[email protected]" flickr_link="on"[/code]
Example of Search For French Cheese
Here I am searching the “Cheese” group for recent photos tagged with France
[code]slickr-flickr search="groups" id="[email protected]" tag="france" flickr_link="on"[/code]