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Why do I need to upload the same image if I want to use it twice?! (7 posts)

  1. zoobadoo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm by no means a power user of wordpress, but I do use it here and there. I have installed it several times on several computers in my day. And what I see as the most annoying experience when using it is the need to have to upload images that already exist in the library every time I want to use the same one again. Is this a bug or am I just unlucky on every installation?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You don't need to upload a new image every time if you only want to to insert it into a Page or Post.

  3. Claverhouse
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your WordPress site will be more efficient if you ftp images and files to directories on the server external to the WP installation.

    Then you can use <img> to add the same image a thousand times.

    <center> is pretty nice too.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can add the same image to a thousand different Posts if you upload it to the Media Library.

  5. zoobadoo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right, that's what I thought. So I must be doing something wrong then. At the moment I'm building a store with woocommerce and when I try to build the same galleries (using the same images) I have to re-upload them or they won't appear. Hmmm..

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Then that would be something that is specific to your ecommerce plugin or theme. I'd guess the latter.

  7. Claverhouse
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Esmi

    >You can add the same image to a thousand different Posts if you upload it to the Media Library.<

    Perhaps; then again the links are stored in the database along with any meta data ( with the images in /includes ) swelling the database and giving more chance of Things That Go Wrong With Databases. Slimmer databases are happier databases.

    Should a WordPress go west, then obviously the post and links therein will be useless either way; yet reconstruction might be easier if the images were not stored in the install itself. And that they are handily already up there in their own little directory.

    The Old Ways are the safest.

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