Using the Flickr widget

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Why can't I put my own pics in the Flickr widget?
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The Flickr widget we have in SynthaSite gives you a quick way to add some fun, fresh content to your site. You have control over the search term: for example, if you search for "cute animal pics" - you will see images of cute animals. You also have control over the number of search results. You can have 8 or 20 images for example. You do not, however, have control over the actual results that the Flickr search returns. So even though you could search your own Flickr account, you could not control which of your pictures are displayed.

If you would like a gallery of clickable thumbnails with your own pics, this is what I suggest:
1) Upload the thumbnails with the file manager (you will find it under the "site explorer")
2)Drop a text widget on your page and add the thumbnails by clicking on the "insert image" icon on the text editing toolbar.
3) You can also create pages where full size versions of the images are displayed.
4) To make the thumbnail a link to the full sized image, click on "choose a link" in the properties sidebar and link to the relevant page.
5)When you are done, remember to go to "Edit Menu" and drag all the pages with the full size images "out of the menu" so that they do not appear in the main menu of your site!

You will then have an attractive gallery of your own photographs.