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  • Resolved designextreme


    Please can there be a proper way in embed images in a post/reply in the WordPress Support Forums?

    Have a link to an external website to handle a screenshot or a direct link to the image is not suitable in some instances. I have also noticed that some of the screenshot hosting websites used by users are pretty dodgy – one returned a warning when attempting to load in Firefox.

    Personally, I would love to create a sticky post illustrating some of my plugin’s shortcode with their results visually.

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)


    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    We had it working for a while for some image hosting services, but…

    Anyhow, I use to post the image and, when adding to a post, use this format:

    <a href=""><img src="" target=_blank></a>

    It can be fixed, but it’s a matter of finding fitting it in to the outstanding “meta” tickets on trac.

    Thread Starter designextreme


    That works?

    Just giving it a go…

    Thread Starter designextreme


    Yes it does! 🙂

    I’ll use this service in my forum posts. I assume that it is only for and not generally?

    Thank you.

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)


    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    I use a screen cap tool (Flameshot) that has a built-in upload to imgur, so that’s what I use. You can use any image host and just modify your HTML accordingly.

    I also use the auto-text expander for Chrome to make it a lot easier to paste the HTML:

    See %clip%
    <a href="%clip%"><img src="%clip%" target=_blank></a>
    Thread Starter designextreme


    Pretty straight-forward. Thanks @sterndata!

    And, after the edit, I’ll be ok with the full 2x same text string… it’s just going to happen very occasionally.

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by designextreme. Reason: Second sentence


    hello dear all

    many many thanks for the thread: i still struggle with the described methods to post images here in this great forum.

    see my test:


    note: should i do a quote to get the photo that is hosted on imgur visible!? love to hear form you


    ps – keep up the great forum here – it is one of the best places on the whole net!

    Hello @say_hello, I think your image url was missing something, maybe the leading protocol (https://) because if I inspect it in the browser it resolves to a WordPress 404 vs Imgur.

    Giving it another shot, fingers crossed…


    see <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
    <a href=""><img src="" target="_blank"></a>
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