Self-Hosted WordPress API Endpoint Problem In Flickr

my flickr logo, originally uploaded by swallowtail.

Blogging photos directly from Flickr is posibble and it also support self-hosted wordpress blog. It took some time to figure out “API Endpoint Problem” following the steps in the Help Section of Flickr. The Flickr forum post or topics about the API has expired. Here’s a step by step guide to get it done.

WordPress Blog
In your WordPress dashboard under Settings > Writing > Remote Publishing be sure to check both Atom Publishing Protocol and XML-RPC. Then, in your settings on Flickr for that blog, enter your WordPress API Endpoint; for example:

Flickr Account
In your Flickr Account> Sharing & Extending > Your Blogs and Edit. Then Add your Blog, choose WordPress Blog from the dropdown menu. Here’s the crucial part of the this setup. To get WordPress API Endpoint go to your wordpress blog and view the source of your homepage by right clicking and copy the whole link with xmlrpc.php extension . API Endpoint would differ if you have your blogs installed in a subdomain or sub directory. Enter your username and password this will confirm if you own that blog then hit next. Confirm your details and you can tick the check box if you want Flickr to store your password. I find it annoying everytime it ask me for my blog password.

That’s it! all done you can now choose your posting template. If you know a little bit of HTML/CSS you can customize it like borders or fonts of the caption. Now make a test post.

Try Gmail Priority Inbox Beta

Another new feature in Gmail is the priority inbox although they have the filters and labels. After watching the video I can say it is worth trying. It’s still in beta and will be rolled out next week so try it now.

Firefox Needs Your Help For Tagalog Localization

One of the efforts of Mozilla in their attempt to promote themselves in the market is to have a local version of Firefox in Tagalog. This was ideated when Gen Kanai and Seth Bindernagel came over here in the Philippines.  It’s been almost a year now since we had a meetup in Manila with other firefox users. We shared the same dream with Mozilla’s vision – to have a better internet experience. We had our people spreading firefox and other projects within our own local community, but with the limited number of our members, we are still in dire need of your little help with the Tagalog translation.

To start with it, you have to register here and you can already start translating Firefox. It’s not really that difficult to translate as we only need the vernaculars to offer easy understanding to the end users.. You can also help by telling your friends in your social networks about this. In one of our local meeting, it hit me to know that most of the translators are from other countries, and I’m hoping that all of them are pinoys.

So, if you’re a firefox user and you would like to give back to the community for having a wonderful internet browser for free, I encourage you to join or create your own local community in your school or company. Let’s start supporting the localization of Firefox, the Tagalog Firefox is for us, Para sa atin ‘to!

Orkut New Features For A New Social Network

Orkut is a product of Google so you don’t need to sign up if you’re using other Google products like Gmail. A new social network rival of facebook, I’ll give it a try. Meanwhile watch this video for some orkut features.

Entries for Terra Et Pax Photo Exhibit

I got a call from Geloy Aquino, he was asking if I would want to join a photo exhibit themed about environment and peace so I instantly replied with a yes. He also asked if I could recommend any more people to join the exhibit and with the inception of our photo club which we’ve been doing for quite a while during weekends, I recommended Dustin, Gelo, and Joell as I saw their photos are worth to be exhibited. So I told them about the exhibit, and they gave a positive response and enthusiastically worked their way to join.

We had a meeting with other photographers joining the exhibit for the details. They finally came with a theme of Terra et Pax, a latin word that means earth and peace. Some discussions on technical aspects like resolution, image format, and photo retouching of photograph entries were also discussed during the meeting. A catch about the exhibit is that we have to print it in an 8×10 photo paper, using a professional printer of course and we have to pay for the printing, and won’t be reimbursed after the exhibit. All of us agreed to join with the terms since it’s also our first time to join a photo exhibit.

A photo shoot was scheduled at Mt. Makiling to take some photos guided by the environmental theme on a Sunday but we were’nt able to make it for some other reasons like exams and assignments at school.  I myself don’t have the time to take photos so I searched my stock photos to provide 3 entries for the exhibit. I can’t even think of any titles for my entries and a quote to describe and make them suitable for the theme, so I’ve decided to leave that matter to Geloy. A four day exhibit that started August 9-12, 2010 and was held at the de las casas building extended lobby. So here are my entries for your eyes only, no post processing was done on all images.

Dampalit Falls
Dampalit Falls

Boracay Sunset

Pitcher Plant

Other entries can be found in Geloy’s blog  where he compiled everything and made a video presentation out of it. Indeed, a great experience to be part of the event, hoping I can launch my own photo exhibit or our club Photo-Walkers in the future.