Below is a Flickr photo embedded by simply pasting its Flickr URL on a separate line in the post editing window. To see how it is embedded, log in and go to the editing screen for this page, and switch from the Visual to the Text tab at the top right of this editing area.
This is default WordPress functionality – no plugin needed. Downside is that when it’s clicked on the visitor will go away from your site and to Flickr.
Below are examples of galleries created with the SlickrFlickr plugin. You have control over the thumbnail size, what photos you want to pull in and several other settings, but the photos all appear together.
The plugin can also do slideshows.
This is obviously different from how you have been embedding your photos. They would all appear together, and while you could show the Flickr captions with the images, the photos couldn’t be interspersed with the blog post text.
The upside is that to embed your photos you only need to use a shortcode and specify the tag name you’ve given the photos you want to pull in. The galleries below pull in images tagged “quiltconblockchallenge.”
This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this:
Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my blog. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin’ caught in the rain.)
…or something like this:
The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, XYZ employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community.
As a new WordPress user, you should go to your dashboard to delete this page and create new pages for your content. Have fun!