ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 9:41am, 2 January 2007
Hi there, I'm not getting the profile widget to work!!

[strange thing: as soon as I asked this question yesterday flickr guys killed my account/screen name! Do they want to muzzle me??!!]

If I'm seeing it right, the resulting code is a .jpg image framed by the necessary HTML code (anchor tag) for making it a link.
Thus it follows that scheme:

<a href="http://URLtomyflickrphotos"><img src="http://profilewidgetjpgpictureURL"></a>

But when I put that into my profile description ("Some HTML is OK") the img src-part is completely stripped off from the code! All that remains is

<a href="http://URLtomyflickrphotos"></a>

The next thing I've tried is to put in an unlinked img src-part to an other online image (from my webpage), i.e.

<img src="http://www.carabus.de/abb/carabus.gif">

but this didn't work too!!
Any idea why this happens! BTW, I've a free flickr account only, may this be the reason?
bsit Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bsit (member) 11 years ago
I've got exactly the same problem :(
Mr. Last Minute 11 years ago
No problems inserting images here. Do you have an ad blocker running in the background that strips out <img> tags?
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
No, there's no adblocker active!
And it gets even stranger: When I insert the code for my buddy icon image all works fine. But at the same time I'm referencing an external, non flickr.com image all img-code is stripped, even the former working buddy icon code!
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
For illustration:

This code does NOT work:

<img src="http://www.carabus.de/abb/carabus.gif">

but this one does:

<img src="https://www.flickr.com/images/buddyicon.jpg?30784040@N00">

as you can see here:
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
What I found one moment ago:

First using the code for the buddy icon and then inserting the code for an other image DOES work!:



MOD
Leo Reynolds PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Leo Reynolds (moderator) 11 years ago
At the moment, the Profile Widget seems to be working ok

ddahjthgfh dfe. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

bsit. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
okay, but you have a PRO account!!
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
I tried it again and solved the flickr bug or intention(?) by inserting a buddy icon with 1 pixel height and 0 pixel width just before the profile widget code.
If you are curious, have a look onto the code of my profile.
MOD
Leo Reynolds PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Leo Reynolds (moderator) 11 years ago
Pro Account status has nothing to do with how the Profile Widget works. I can see your Profile Widget in your Profile.
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ddahjthgfh dfe (member) 11 years ago
Yes you can see it, because the adding of the buddy icon code. If I omit that code, nothing remains (of all img-codes) in the profile description at all!! The same effect exists when changing the order.
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
Are there some non-pros out there who can approve or disprove my findings?
bsit Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bsit (member) 11 years ago
Doesn't work for me in flickr still even after I try adding your height and width edit into it ddahjthgfh...

I can see the widget working (I don't think the widget is broken) in the flickr toys page, but once I copy and paste the code into my profile, nothing happens after I hit SAVE IT... then i click edit again, and half the code dissapears and all that remains is"


I'm lost...
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ddahjthgfh dfe (member) 11 years ago
@bsit: put the following html into your profile description - 1st your buddy icon 1*0pixel in size, 2nd your profile widget code. You shoul be able to just copy and paste it from here:

<img src="https://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/buddyicons/95601866@N00.jpg?1167267414" height="1" width="0"><a href="https://flickr.com/photos/95601866@N00/"><img src="http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/profilewidget/recent/000000/ffffff/95601866@N00.jpg" alt="bsit. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr" title="bsit. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr"></a>

bsit. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr
bsit 11 years ago
Thanks so much!

For some reason, that's the only way I can get it to work... it's so weird...

I had to change the "recent" part to "randomint" though, but it still worked... few :)

Thanks for your help!
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
Great that it works for you, too. Guess, flickr needs some money and tries to urge us to upgrade. I hope I'm wrong with that!!!
bsit 11 years ago
I'm sure people out there on free accounts have got the widget to work though on their free accounts... can anyone confirm that?
MOD
Leo Reynolds PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Leo Reynolds (moderator) 11 years ago
The Profile Widget should work on free and pro accounts.

I have a free account and have just set up a Profile Widget in the Profile and it's working ok without the work round. There's no images shown because I don't have any images in the free account.

Free Account Profile

bsit: I can see your Profle Widget in your Profile. It's working ok.
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
And why doesn't it work for me and bsit? Any suggestions, huh?
BTW, the behaviour is the same here in forum/discussion!
Brenda Anderson PRO 11 years ago
the problem you are having is that the HTML is getting stripped out when you post it to your profile. This sort of problem was posted to the Flick Bug forum a few days ago (someone trying to post a .gif hosted elsewhere to a comment thread on Flickr). Turns out that they had a pop-up blocker that actually prevented them from posting a .gif file hosted elsewhere. Maybe that's your problem.
Brenda Anderson PRO 11 years ago
Here's the link to the bug topic I mentioned.
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ddahjthgfh dfe (member) 11 years ago
Hi Brenda,

it seems to be an other problem. Tried it with Internet Explorer 6.01 on a fresh Windows 2000-Installation, no software firewall, no antivirus, ...

... problem persists! - as expected, 'cause why should it matter for antivirus software etc. in which order the img-codes are submitted? And why should it strip off only img-references from other (than flickr.com) sites?
ddahjthgfh dfe [deleted] 11 years ago
Ready for another example? This code works:
<img src="https://farm1.static.flickr.com/33/buddyicons/54562841@N00.jpg?1167434975" width="48" height="48" />

but this code would completely be stripped off when saved or previewed (here in the discussion/forum):

<img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.de/33/buddyicons/54562841@N00.jpg?1167434975" width="48" height="48" />
Brenda Anderson PRO 11 years ago
And why should it strip off only img-references from other (than flickr.com) sites?

Well, that's what perplexed all of us replying to that Help forum query that I linked to. But then the person said they fixed it by disabling a pop-up blocker, so we can only go on what they said.

How about trying another browser?
computerprincess [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by computerprincess (member) 10 years ago
Thanks so much:)
girl of fall 10 years ago
ddahjthgfh dfe, thank you for your research. I had the same problem, and pasting buddy icon helped, how strange O_o
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