Flickr plugin that will display photos from multiple group pools?

Does anyone know of a WordPress plugin that will pull in photos from multiple flickr group pools, and display random thumbnails in the sidebar?

There are a ton of flickr plugins, and I just can’t seem to find one that’ll support multiple group pools.
Something that will accept multiple rss feeds and display pictures from all of them would also be acceptable.

Thanks!

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Flickr Gallery is WordPress plugin that goes beyond the basics and allows several options for searching and displaying Flickr photos. I couldn’t tell from your question, but if you want to display each group separately (i.e., a set of thumbnails from Group 1 next to a set of thumbnails from Group 2), then this will do the trick.

On the other hand, if you want to combine the thumbnails from two or more groups into a common list, it is very unlikely that you will find a plugin to do this out of the box, and the reason is this: The Flickr API does not provide for searching multiple groups simultaneously (neither the basic search nor the group-pool–specific search). The only way to make this happen is to aggregate the RSS feeds as Mike Lee described or use the API and combine the search results programmatically.

I know of no such plugin either. Other than creating your own (which I’m guessing you want to avoid), you could consider this hack:

  • Get the RSS feed for each Flickr group
  • Use Yahoo! Pipes to aggregate & randomize those RSS feeds
  • Plug the RSS output into any one of those Flickr plugins you’ve seen

Yahoo! Pipes takes a bit of playing around, but once you have it, it works wonderfully. Hope this helps.