Blipfoto is an online daily photo journal. Each day you can upload one photo and add some words. It is also a very friendly community where people comment on and rate each other’s photos, choose favourite ‘blips’ (the informal name given to journal entries), follow journals, join groups and take part in discussions.
BlipPress lets you easily integrate your Blipfoto journal into your WordPress website. You can display single or multiple entries from your or other people’s journals in your posts and pages or in a widget, as well as posting to your journal directly from within WordPress.
You can see BlipPress in action, with various examples and detailed instructions at blippress.com.
Displaying Blipfoto journal entries
There are a number of shortcodes you can use. Just type these into any post or page.
[bliplatest] displays the most recent blip from your journal. You can also specify the user: `[bliplatest user=lumpysimon]` [blips] displays a gallery of your recent blips. By default it uses the settings for the number of blips (default 16) and size (default large). You can override these, and also the user: `[blips num=5 size=small user=lumpysimon]` [blip] displays a single blip by entry ID. For example: `[blip id=3317861]` [blipdate] displays a single blip from your journal for a particular date. The date should be in the format dd-mm-yyyy. For example: `[blipdate date=22-09-2013]`. You can also specify the user: `[blipdate date=03-08-2013 user=lumpysimon]` [blippostdate] displays a single blip from your journal corresponding to the date of the current post.
Posting to Blipfoto from WordPress
Add a new post, enter the title and content, then save a draft of the post. Now click “Choose an image” in the BlipPress box to select an existing image from your media library or to upload a new one. When you click “Blip it!”, an entry will be created in your Blipfoto journal, using the image, title and content from your post.
Please note that the journal entry date will be based on the date your photo was taken, not on the publication date of your post.
When you publish your post, the journal entry will automatically be displayed at the top of your post.
There are three BlipPress widgets:
- ‘Latest’ displays the latest entry from your or another user’s journal.
- ‘Multi’ displays thumbnails of your or another user’s latest journal entries. You can specify how many to display.
- ‘Single’ displays an blip by ID number.
This is a beta plugin!
This is a new plugin, so it is still under continuous development. I recommend that you always check your journal entry after posting from your WordPress website (a link to the entry is shown after you create it). Please report any problems via the support forum.
- Search for ‘blippress’ from the ‘Add new plugin’ page in your WordPress website.
- Activate the plugin.
- Go to the Authentication page to grant permission for BlipPress to access your Blipfoto account.
- (optional) Configure the settings.
- Add one of the shortcodes to a post or page, add a widget, or create a Blipfoto journal entry from the post editing screen.
- How do I get the ID number of a journal entry?
Look at the URL of the journal entry on blipfoto.com, it will look like blipfoto.com/entry/3475466 — the entry ID is the number at the end (3475466 in this case).
- Why is there sometimes a delay before I see my latest journal entry on my website?
When BlipPress retrieves journal entry details from blipfoto.com it caches them for 10 minutes. This is to avoid exceeding the API limits specified by Blipfoto and to make blips on your website load faster. This sometimes means that you may have to wait up to 10 minutes for your latest entry to update on your website. You can clear the cache by going to the BlipPress settings page and clicking ‘Save settings’.
- Do you have a Blipfoto journal?
Of course! You can find me at blipfoto.com/lumpysimon.
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Interested in development?
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(3rd February 2014)
* Fix admin menu icon for WordPress 3.8+
* Convert post_content HTML to BBCode when posting to Blipfoto
0.2.1 (6th November 2013)
- Fix header output bug that affects some hosts (see this support forum post)
0.2 (1st October 2013)
- blippress.com launched
- New setting to choose where to display blip in blipped posts (above, below, none)
- Show the blip shortcode after creating a blip
- Fix username bug in blipdate shortcode
- Handle untitled entries in blip thumbs
- Shorten transient names to minimise exceeding 64 character limit
0.1 (22nd September 2013)
- Initial beta release