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  • I’m on the tail end of converting my blog fr. Typepad to WP. The last major technical problem (which is much smaller than some others I faced in the past month) involves the differing way TP generates & stores thumbnails fr. the way WP does it.

    I used thumbnails often in TP. Now, after importing those images to WP I can only view the thumb, but not the full size image. Here’s the image display code used in my TP blog for a specific image:

    <a href="" onclick=", '_blank', 'width=640,height=430,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false"><img width="396" height="266" border="0" alt="Tilliesilverstein8kids_tp_1" title="Tillie Silverstein &amp; children" src="" area="105336" style="margin-right: 10px;" /></a>

    If you look at the 2 urls above, the first is for the full size image & the 2nd is for the thumb. I have created a WP file/folder structure that mirrors the 2nd url. But I didn’t realize until today that I didn’t take into acct. the folder/filepath for the thumbs & so I haven’t mirrored the first url’s folder structure.

    It looks like TP creates its thumbs with some sort of “shared” process by which the lg. size is placed in one set of folders & the thumb is placed in a separate set. Ea. uses different folders & filepaths.

    I’m wondering whether I can solve this problem by copying all of my existing images into a new set of folders I’d create with this filepath:… It’d be a little messy. But if it’d work, who cares?

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  • I solved this problem in the simplest & most ridiculously easy way. I merely removed …/shared/image.html?/… from the url filepath in the image display code. Now, all thumbs & all full size images are displaying properly.

    How did I think of this? Why does it work? I haven’t a clue. All I know is it does–& that’s good enough for me.

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