Flickr Lightbox feature not pulling my photos

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Flickr lightbox is not pulling my photos onto my site. what am I doing wrong? I'm following the instructions on the tutorial.
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Michelle

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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi Michelle,

Could you check that your photos on flickr are publicly available, if there are privacy settings on your flickr photos the search will not be successful.

Let me know if that doesn't work - I've received your email in Support too and will wait for your answer here.
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Michelle

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Ah ha! That was it. Now it's working. Thank you for your fast reply!
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Glad to hear it's working!
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trmulligan

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where does flickr pull photos from? Photobucket?
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi trmulligan - flickr pulls photo's from www.flickr.com. You can use the default images that open on your page or add your own flickr account email by clicking on the Properties tab on the sidebar on the right.
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graphicsman

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Yes, I have this problem too. All of the photos are public and tagged with the word or words I use in the search box. The results are none or random from someone else. I'm very frustrated. The tutorial doesn't go far enough. I guess I,m thick headed.

Help
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Grace, Champion

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Check your input on your Email Box and on the Search Box. Probably you've entered a wrong tag words, meaning not match with the one in your set in your flickr account.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Could you post the URL of your site? Then we can check what the problem is with your Flickr Gallery.
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Happy Pineapple

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The other day mine was showing photos from a different flickr account. It was only for a few minutes, but you can only imagine my surprise when I saw some photos of Indian women in my jewelry page :-D

Happy Pineapple
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Does your site have to be published before your Flickr photos show from your account, and then are displayed on your website? I'm working on a new site now, all my photos are set for public display, and my email is right, but my own photos are not showing up. Just wondering if this is the case.
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi Karin,
Your site does not need to be published, it should show the pics in the Site Builder. Can you check the following (some of it is a repeat of the info above, but I just want to make sure):
- Check your privacy settings with Flickr - if the pictures you want are marked private, they will not show on your site.
- Make sure the tags you are using are accurate and match the ones on your photos.
- Make sure that you have used the email address associated with your Flickr account (if you have more than one email).
- the pictures in your Flickr account are classified as photo's.

Please come back to us if your pictures are still not showing.
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Karin

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Well, I figured half of it out! I can't have "hide from public searches" checked. But only one photo is showing up. I'll keep thinking. :)
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sonia

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I am having the same problem. Ok I have checked all my privacy setting double checked that I'm putting in the right tag to match exactly what's tagged on my photo's and lightbox isn't putting any of my pictures I want up. What else can I check or do? I'm going crazy, nothing is working!
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Hi Sonia

I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your Flickr Lightbox. Can you please post your URL so that we can take a look at what's going on? Thanks.
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Hello ladybugzrcute,
I just answered you on another thread regarding this topic: y does lightbox hate me. Can you take a look at my answer here and let me know if you are still having trouble.