» What is simplFlickrSlidr?
This plugin is a tool which writes the markup for a nivoSlider based on the contents of a Flickr photoset or gallery. All you supply is your Flickr API key and the ID of the photoset or gallery (and optionally choose which method you're using) and let the plugin take over.
A friend of mine needed to create a slider for a client's website which they could control without having to create an unnecessary CMS. He also couldn't find a decent plugin which wasn't bloated with silly features.
I love the nivoSlider, it's lightweight and has a handful of elegant features, it's also massively customisable. I figured, why re-invent the wheel but instead build something which generates the HTML based on a dynamic feed. Et Voila.
» How do I use it?
Include the source files into your head (remembering to include the nivoSlider plugin) then call the simplFlickrSlidr() method on the container object you want to turn into a beautiful slider.
<!-- Load CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="nivo-slider.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="nivo-default-theme.css" />
<!-- Load JS -->
<!-- Initialise simplFlickrSlidr -->
$( '#simplFlickrSlidr' ).simplFlickrSlidr();
» What options are available?
simplFlickrSlidr was built with simplicity in mind, hence you can't do very much. Below are the customisable options available to you, pass them in as an object in the first parameter:
|object_id||no default, required||The ID of the object (gallery or photoset) to look up.|
|api_key||no default, required||Your Flickr API key|
|src||https://api.flickr.com/services/rest/||The source of the Flickr API (in case they change it)|
|method||flickr.photosets.getPhotos||The Flickr API method to use, only two are supported (the other being flickr.galleries.getPhotos)|
You can also pass an object as the second parameter to set the settings of the nivoSlider.
» How do I get it?
» I want to extend it
Fork the project on GitHub and send me a pull request.