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New upload feature - problem (79 posts)

  1. totalidea
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi there,

    with v2 of WordPress, a new upload feature has been included to the 'Write' page.

    When I upload an image with that feature and add the iamge to a post, WordPress always adds the picture as a small preview thumbnail - I was unable to find a way to insert the image in its original size.

    Maybe I am missing something, but even the functions of an uploaded image's context menu do not help - whatever settings I choose, WordPress always inserts thumbnails instead of the original image. Tried it with IE and FF - no difference.

    Also: it would be cool if the path of an uploaded image (or file) would be displayed in the new upload section.

    Thanks!

  2. citeewurkor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    After uploading the image using the tool, I right click on the thumbnail and copy the image location. then click the insert image button. Paste in the url and then remove the text "thumbnail" from the URL. The full image then appears.
    I'm sure there's an easier way to do this, but so far I haven't found one yet.

  3. totalidea
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    :) Cool - thanks. Yeah, will do it the same way now. The new tool is realy nice, but kind of unfinished in my eyes.

    Anyway - thanks for your help! Much appreciated.

  4. citeewurkor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey just figured something out. If you click the thumbnail, you're presented with some options in the form of a menu.
    One of those options is "Linked to..." if you click that until it says "Linked to image", then "close options," then the right click, copy image location will be the location of the original image.
    I haven't messed with the other options yet, but that might be a time saver of sorts.

  5. totalidea
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yep, tried that and it actually gives me the path to the image then. Thanks, that helps at least a bit ;).

    Actually I played around with those options before, but didn't figure out how to get what I was looking for.

    Steve

  6. Kahil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i don't get those options whatsoever...

    i agree that this feature isn't well put together yet... the old version was much better...

  7. totalidea
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ^^ That options menu was coded in JavaScript - so, you need Javascript to be enabled. Otherwise the options menu will not appear.

    ;)

    But yeah, that feature could be so nice ... ;)

    Steve

  8. CarolineG
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Having the same problem, whatever option I use, with the clicking on the image I got the options, but nothing made it show in real size on my blog, just the tiny thumbnail!

    Hopefully somebody knows the answer to this one?!!!

  9. mlanger
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've also had some disappointing results with this new feature. But one thing I noticed is that you can resize the image by dragging a corner. YOu can also edit the HTML to remove the size options, thus restoring the image to its uploaded size.

  10. ian2
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I agree with Kahil, this new way is very, what's the word, inefficient. The thing that I really hate about it is it defines the directory where to put the images, it creates a folder with the month and date and creates more confusion. Not to mention how confusing it is to upload the image and obtain the code and then press img and then enter it in.

  11. totalidea
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    True, ian2 ...

    With v1.5 of WP I was using the "Post Upload and Paste Plugin" (see: http://elrubendelmar.org/2005/11/wordpress-plugin-post-upload-and-paste.html), and that was really working as such a plugin should. Easy and fast to use. Unfortunately it does not work with v2 of WP.

    Maybe there will be an update of the plugin soon ...

  12. BudWiser
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was using a third party editor for all my blogs! On ver 2.0
    I can not upload images to wp-content folder like I could on
    version 1.5.

    How am I suppose to add images if I use my own editor? I've never
    used wp editor, and do not wish to as it is severly limited, even
    2.0!

    So how can i set up 2.0 so I'm able to upload images with my posts
    using a third party editor?

    If there is no way to do this, then 2.0 sucks! I manage many blogs
    from my third party editor.

    There must be a away to upload images with posts WITHOUT using the
    crappy 2.0 uploader?!

    Please help as I'm about to go back to ver 1.5

  13. CarolineG
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @mlanger

    Editing the html is not working for me as it only takes the width and not the height!
    So I'll have to use the dragging it to the right size option by the nodes...
    Very very timeconsuming!

  14. BudWiser
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    version 2.0 works about as good as this support forum!

  15. petit
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's excellent!
    Considering the price and the voulontary basis of support it's amazing.

  16. BudWiser: no need to be an ass. We're volunteers, here on our own time. Want paid support? Go elsewhere.

    Anyway guys, just click on "Using Thumbnail" and it'll switch to "Using Original". That will insert the full image.

    However, it still appears to be adding the width and height of the thumbnail rather than the fullsize or whatnot.

  17. BudWiser
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I still would like to know if it's possible to use a third party
    editor and remotely upload images with posts.

    On ver 1.5 there was a option to enable uploads to the
    wp/content directory

    which made it possible to remotely upolad using other editors.

    this option is now missing, and instead it seems we are forced to
    use the wp uploader!

    When I tried to set up a new v 2 wp blog as I have done with v 1.5
    and then try to make a post with an image from my favorite editor
    Rocket Post, wp will not accept the upload to wp-content even
    though permssions are set for 777.

    It seems to me that no thought went in to the possibilty that some
    people have more then just a couple of blogs and use third party
    editors to make posts and manage their blogs rather then login to
    each blog manually.

    I had wasted 4 hours on a 5 minute install trying out v 2. Found
    no help files, no explainations. I then had to switch back to ver
    1.5! So you'll excuse me if I'm a little supprised such a basic
    feature as uploading images which was covered so well in v 1.5
    was missing in v 2.

  18. CarolineG
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Viper007Bond, no it does not do that!
    When I click "use thumbnail" it does switch to "use original" but still
    the image appears on the page as a small one!

  19. tcal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    same result. can't get the upload feature to insert the original, and the various options don't seem to help.

  20. definingdavid
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was getting this same issue and finally I realized that when I switch to the original size, the HTML still puts a FIXED WIDTH on the image. When I deleted that, it took my image back to regular size.

  21. Kahil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK OK... I'm still getting nothing when I click on the image...no options, no choices, no features, nothing...

    I think that they should combine the old and the new... where everything is optional and configurable to suit each persons needs/desires...

  22. totalidea
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @Kahil: you've got JavaScript disabled? That's probably why you don't get any menu - the menu was coded in JavaScript.

    It's true that the original image is inserted when one chooses "click on "Using Thumbnail"" like viper007Bond said above, but height and width are not set in the HTML code to match the original size. So, this is pretty useless as long as that bug is in there. It's obviously a bug ...

    Strange that noone tried that with the beta and the RCs.

  23. YellowSwordfish
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When I asked on the testing list why using 'original' option still created a 'small' thumbnail sized image I was told that this was by design. I never did discover why and to me it still seems absurd. I believe this also breaks use of tools like ecto. It is the image handling and RTE that has convinced me to stay with 1.5.

  24. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the option to add fullsize image should be there, i mean, it's what most people would like to use.

  25. macgizmo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Regarding the uploading problems:

    First off, WP 2.0 apparently forces you to use a new upload directory. Unlike 1.5 that would allow you to house your images in any folder you wanted, 2.0 puts them automatically in a directory that is automatically created with each post, like so:
    /wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2005/12/filename.jpg

    The quick & dirty solution if you're using ecto seems to be to re-upload the old xmlrpc.php file from 1.5. I have not tried it, but someone at the ecto support forum has done it with success.

    I won't be upgrading until I'm satisfied that this whole mess has been fixed. The whole "thumbnail" vs "original" option is nice, but was obviously either overlooked or botched up. And forcing me to upload my images into these obscure directories is a HORRIBLE idea. What happens when we want to re-use a previously posted image? Is it going to force us to re-upload another copy?

  26. YellowSwordfish
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    David House wrote a quick plugin (http://xmouse.ithium.net/dmh-source/change-upload-location.phps) that will allow you to change the default folder - but WP is still going to create the sub folders for year and month.

    The argument over thumbnails/originals and changing the upload methods was all about helping those who wanted it easy. It is at the expense of those who know what they are doing and I for one have already argued that this is not the best way.

    But - thanks for the ecto tip. I hadn't thought of that.

    Of course - you can still re-use existing images in posts you just need to code the src manually. But with the new method you have to edit the html anyway to get the size you want and to style it with a class.

  27. totalidea
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, for all of you who are sick of the new upload feature of v2 of WP, I just found this plugin here, which does a brilliant job, even in WP2:

    http://fredfred.net/skriker/index.php/iimage-browser

    I am now using that plugin and it actually does exactly what an image upload function should do, plus some nice additional functions. Try it - you will like it, I think!

    Steve

  28. Stahn
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If anyone of you are in PHP Safe mode try PhotoPress, you won't be dissapointed: http://familypress.net/photopress/

    If not, use Iimage Browser because it's amazing.

  29. draaku
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I get this error when trying to upload an image
    Warning: stat(): Stat failed for ../wp-content (errno=2 - No such file or directory) in ../wp-includes/cache.php on line 270

  30. heyrsmith
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    2.0 seems to work as it was designed to work, but maybe not as well as many would like. I personally like the strategy that WP offers basic functionality out of the box and 3rd party plugins allow robust customization. So, I third the advice to use Iimage Browser. I have been using it for a while now in 1.5 and it works great: make your own thumbnails, make your own directories, add custom code/css to images on the fly, etc. It is really a nice plugin.

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