Any way to place pic

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  • #18115

    daod
    Member

    Was wondering if there was a way to place a “static” pic, to the side bar? pardon my novice ignorance…

    #18488

    sulz
    Member

    use a text widget. don’t worry, everyone was once a newbie.

    #18598

    daod
    Member

    Thx sulz, appreciated

    #18601

    daod
    Member

    Tried your suggestion re using a “Text Widget”, how do I actually get to upload an image from my C: drive, and size it correctly? derr? pardon my ignorance. When I insert widget to sidebar, then select “configure” It seems there is no way to insert a pic?

    #18602

    timethief
    Member

    First optimize (consult FAQ) and size the picture on your computer so it’s not so huge it’s going to create problems. Then create a post and use the “browse” button to locate the picture on your computer. Upload the picture into the post. Copy the code then paste it into a sidbar widget and save it.

    #18603

    drmike
    Member

    You can find a FAQ on uploading pictures here. Only difference would be that you don’t have to publish the post after you upload the picture. Just use the URL of the picture in your text widget.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #18607

    daod
    Member

    Thx for your help thus far… I followed the steps you’ve suggested, though the pic does not show in the side-bar widget (Text) wher I have posted the URL…. just the path is showing… please check and re-advice what’s not happening…

    #18608

    vivianpaige
    Member

    You need to put the link inside an image source tag:
    < img src = “http://daod.wordpress.com/files/2006/07/sm_saruman.jpg” >

    Remove the spaces in order for it to work.

    #18609

    drmike
    Member

    To make sure it’s XML correct, you have to add in a slash mark right before the last > mark.

    For example:

    < img src = “http://daod.wordpress.com/files/2006/07/sm_saruman.jpg” />

    Annoying, ain’t it? ;)

    #18610

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Ah – that I *didn’t* know. Thanks, drmike!

    #18611

    drmike
    Member

    Not a problem. I have to catch myself on that as well since I’m still not used to using it.

    <br /> marks as well while I’m thinking of it.

    #18612

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Um – I just went into my text widget and added that trailing slash and it lost the entire line, which meant the pic was gone. Was there supposed to be a space before the trailing slash?

    #18613

    timethief
    Member

    bump to drmike

    #18614

    drmike
    Member

    Yes, it whould be “ending quote-space-trailing slash-closing bracket”.

    <img src=”http://vivianpaige.wordpress.com/files/2006/06/me200.jpg” />

    For example

    Worked for the sidebar as well.

    #18615

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Got it. Now I’m XML correct (whatever the heck THAT means)

    #18616

    drmike
    Member

    Beats me but it’s important to some folks around here. :)

    #18617

    daod
    Member

    Yo drmike (and others input), Thx for the advice and the lessons, though, it took awhile to get a result, i.e. a pic into side-bar widget… but heh, much appreciated… now I’m sure most of the XML language stuff went over/pass me, but sounds as if you others got some learning from the query, so we all got what was needed… well done drmike…
    Now let me add a little, can the image be “centred” in the widget?

    #18618

    nosysnoop
    Member

    I’m not sure but try < center> IMAGE < / center>

    #18619

    drmike
    Member

    Agreed, either surround it with center tags or put in a align=”center” bit to the tag. (I think we can do aligns here)

    For example:

    <center><img src=”http://vivianpaige.wordpress.com/files/2006/06/me200.jpg”  /></center>

    -or-

    <img src=”http://vivianpaige.wordpress.com/files/2006/06/me200.jpg” align=”center” />

    #18620

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I certainly hope no one is using my picture on their blogs :)

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