easier way to post images to your entries? (6 posts)

  1. bubazoo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My wife and I are looking for an easier way to attach photos to individual posts. We're not looking for an image gallery, or nothing spectacular like that

    just a simple plugin where we can upload a single image to a single entry, where it puts a thumbnail of the image in for you, as a link to the full size image.

    basically, we have a full size image, but don't know how to create thumbnails, so we're looking for something that creates the thumbnail for you, and puts in the code for you. does that make any sense? also, an easier way of putting the image into the post alongside text, like I've seen some blogs do, without having to code it that way by hand and everything. the full size image can have that fancy lightbox effects thats fine.

    does such a plugin exist? We've looked over the wordpress 2.3 compatible plugins, but a particular one doesn't seem to stick out at me. Our problem, is there are 50 million such plugins like this, and we just don't understand which ones good to use, with the features we're looking for. There's so many that its confusing.


  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now, except the "fancy lightbox"... everything else is done in WP without any special plugin. Upload, making thumb, inserting in the post - it's all there.

  3. CptDondo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm using some scrtps I wrote to create thumbnails, 640x480 images, and rotate images and then upload them to the website using webdav.

    Once there I use a modified iimage plugin to insert them into the text.

    Alas, my modified iimage is broken as I upgraded to 2.3 and haven't had time to fix it....

    But I'm willing to share if there's interest.

  4. lonewolfonline
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use two different methods which may be of interest to you...

    First is simple and uses the WordPress standard upload and insert functionality with the WP Lightbox 2.0 plugin. (Demo: http://www.yourparanormal.co.uk/ancient-world/the-great-pyramid/)

    The second method requires a little more work, but I find more flexible. I use custom fields and some code in the theme to add thumbnails which link to full image. (demo: http://lonewolf-online.net/blog/2007/09/27/harvest-moon-rising/)

    If your interested in the second method I recently wrote a tutorial on how to use custom fields for just this!!
    (tutorial: http://lonewolf-online.net/computers/knowledgebase/wordpress-custom-fields/)

    Hope this helps a little.


  5. bubazoo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now, except the "fancy lightbox"... everything else is done in WP without any special plugin. Upload, making thumb, inserting in the post - it's all there.

    no it isn't, thats why I asked. making thumb and inserting code into post, is not automatic with the uploader, we've tried that. It should have been though, I know.

  6. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry, how comes it is there for everybody else, except you?

    As I said: uploading an image from the Write Post > upload - creates automatically the thumb version for the uploaded image.

    Then in the same Upload area you should see (ro after clicking on a pic)
    Full size
    Link to:

    ...all radio buttons

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