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  • I feel like I must be missing something very obvious. I cant find the answer anywhere so I am posting and hoping one of you can help me. I have written a post and I am trying to insert images. When asked for the URL of hte image, I have entered the URL of the image as it appears in my yahoo photo site. Yet the image is not appearing. What am I doing wrong and how do I get these photos to appear?


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  • okay, well by entering the URL (for the yahoo photo) – you’re not actually uploading the image. and yahoo >may< have a bandwidth-theft protection script…

    your best bet would be to save the image back down to your hard drive, and actually use the image uploading tool to upload the image properly.

    pardon me but what image uploading tool? when i click to insert images, it asks me for a URL … so what would be the point of putting it on my hard drive. wouldn’t i have to put in on a website so that it would have a URL?

    under your text area, there’s a light blue box that has three fields… the first of which is a field with a button that says “browse” – clicking on that button will open up a folder on your own machine, where you’d then browse for your image.

    after choosing the image, you go to the next box, that says “title” – of course, this is optional, but here is where you’d put the title of the image, example: “Three Apples” (minus the quotation marks).

    The final box is the description box, also optional, but befitting for a full sentence of what the picture is of.

    Then you’d click on the button that says “upload”

    After it’s uploaded, you’ll see a thumbnail of the image in that same area.

    You click the image, and 5 options pop up.

    The first one allows you to choose from full size or thumbnail size (click on it to change the option)

    The second allows you to choose whether or not the image links to anything (again, click to go through and select and option)

    The third says “Send to editor” – when you click this, it will automagically place the image, with your settings back up in the text box wherever you last had your cursor.

    Then you hit “save” or “publish” and you’re done.

    So yes, you would have to put it on your machine, as I’m thinking that hotlinking to yahoo is disabled (by yahoo).

    Did that clear it up enough?

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