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[resolved] Can't upload photos (WP 2.0) (20 posts)

  1. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I NEED HELP!
    I can't upload photos ont my website.
    I figured out how to upload files, but when I try to do the same thing for pictures they do not work.
    can someone help please?????
    I think I have WP 2.0? It came with my netfirms account.

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello again,

    I think I have WP 2.0?

    You have 2.0.1, probably 2.0.11.
    Like yesterday, I don't know much about that version. Does it have the 'old' upload button? What happens when you try to upload a photo, nothing at all or do you get an error? You did resize the photo to a normal size, right? Not that you try to upload a 5 megapixel photo of a couple of Mbs or something.

  3. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    When I upload the picture, it just says the file name of the picture (it doesn't actually show it) and when I click on it I get a drop-down menu with things like "Using Thumbnail, Using Original, Not Linked, Linked to File, Send to editor" etc.
    but when I make it so that it shows original, and I don't want it linked because I just wanted it to show the picture, then when I send it to the editor all that comes up on my webpage and on the editor is the file name of the picture, not the actual picture.
    I had this sort of problem with uploading a file, but I went into my host control panal and loaded it into my wp-admin folder...I did the same for this picture but it didn't help.

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ah, in that case I think that you use the 'code editor' instead of the 'visual editor'. If I remember correctly you can end with clicking a button that puts the <img src code in the text editor and that's when you're done. Just click "save and continue editing" and "preview" the post and the photo will most likely be there.

  5. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    what's the difference between the "code editor" and the "visual editor"..I never saw those terms before.
    And what is the button that puts the <img src code in the text editor?
    :/ I'm sorry, but I just don't understand a lot of this stuff.

  6. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, the "visual editor" is (like the term says): visual, but I don't know if there already was a visual and a not-visual editor in 2.0. You said something like you can choose thumbnail or normal, the image linked or not, at the end it'll probably say "send to editor" and then in the part where you type the text of your post it will say <img src=etcetera and if that is the case, the image should be visible in the preview of the post (after saving of course).
    Like I said yesterday, since we're about 1,5 year and 5 WP versions ahead of you, it's hard to talk you through things.

  7. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    when i click "send to editor" it just puts the file name of the picture into the text box, not the actual picture, and when i type text after that nothing about <img src=etcetera comes up

  8. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    if i could get a better version of wordpress i would, but i'm not sure how since im using it from the netfirms control pannel.

  9. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    when i click "send to editor" it just puts the file name of the picture into the text box, not the actual picture

    That's fine, you just see the html of the post, apparently you don't have a visual editor. If you make sure not to type the text between <img src and the closing /> it should work.

    when i type text after that nothing about <img src=etcetera comes up

    I don't understand that phrase. When you click "save and continue editing" and then "preview post", do you still see the image-path and nothing of your text?

  10. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i didn't put any text in, i just want to get the picture working first.
    you said "If you make sure not to type the text between <img src and the closing /> it should work." and I don't know what that means. All that comes up on my preview and on my website is the file name of the picture, not the picture itself.

  11. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i'm trying to put it on a page, not a post...i don't know if that matters or not.

  12. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    there's nothing anywhere that has <img src" or anything like that.

  13. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ...do you suggest anything else for me? obviously i've been having a lot of problems with wordpress...it's not as easy as it says it is.

  14. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    you said "If you make sure not to type the text between <img src and the closing /> it should work." and I don't know what that means.

    There should be something like <img src="http://www.johnmorgan.ca/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/image.jpg /> which is the path to the image. If it is in your editor like that, you should see an image on preview if of course the image is uploaded, but I don't suppose you would think of that path yourself.
    What if you published the post you are trying to make so I can have a look?

  15. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ...do you suggest anything else for me? obviously i've been having a lot of problems with wordpress...it's not as easy as it says it is.

    How about a pre-set blog, such as WordPress.COM, blogger, blogspot or whatever they are called?

  16. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    on http://www.johnmorgan.ca
    i'm just trying to add a picture to the welcome page for now, there is no text ready yet to add to it.
    this is what i did so far:

    In manage page i'm in the welcome page, and in the upload box below the editor i uploaded the picture...and it just has the file name for the picture: JMHype.jpg
    When i click on that I get the drop down menu and I make sure that "Using original" and "not linked" is showing, because I don't want a link I just wnat the picture to show up on the page.
    When I lick send to editor a little tiny picture box shows up but it quickly changes to the name of the file: JMHype.jpg. and then on the website it comes up as that as well, just that file name.
    This is also at the bottom of the editor: Path: div » em » strong » img

    In my control pannal of netfirms I just added JMHype.jpg into the wp-admin folder, like I did for that file that I have on the Issues section of http://www.johnmorgan.ca
    but that hasn't helped my picture problem.

  17. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hm, can't tell what your upload folder doesn't do.
    It sounds like you used your control panel to upload. This is something you can use to (I prefer FTP software but still). You can use that to put the image on your server, preferably in a folder just for images (such as johnmorgan.ca/images). If you succeeded in doing that, you can type <img src="http://www.johnmorgan.ca/images/JMHype.jpg" /> in your text editor, save and look if it worked.

  18. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    how do i do that FTP thing you were talking about
    if it's easier i'll try it.

  19. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You have to get an FTP program and you need to have an FTP account from your server. Usually you have to access an url such as http://ftp.johnmorgan.ca and you have a username and password.
    "FTP" is nothing more than a "file transfer program", so the only thing you can do is to copy a file (such as an image) from your desktop to your server and then you still have to make the <img src path in your post, so I don't know if it would be that easy to arrange.

  20. sara1086
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I DID IT!!! :)
    I uploaded photos to the website using <img src="http://www.johnmorgan.ca/images/JMHype.jpg" /> and saving the picture in the correct folder on the netfirms control pannel
    Thanks so much for your help, it was greatly appreciated.

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