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Can I upload images directly from my dropbox? If so, how?

  1. Can I upload pictures directly from a dropbox?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Hi there. You can upload a picture from the dropbox folder on your computer, but not directly from the dropbox website - you'll need to download the file to your device first.

    You should be able to hotlink to the image in dropbox, provided you've generated a share-link for that image in dropbox. Then you use the "Insert via URL" option when inserting the image into a post. However, keep in mind that if you delete the image from your dropbox, it will also remove the image from your post.

  3. You might be able to drag-and-drop the image file from the dropbox website into the Insert Picture window, but I've never tried it so don't know if it will work.

  4. Keep in mind that images hosted elsewhere cannot be used for Featured images or for images used in the Gallery feature. Those must be uploaded to your WPcom site. Image optimization is everything for getting the most use from your free 3GB.

  5. Hi, I created a file in Libre writer with several pictures. I just wanted to email it to some friends, but it was too big (17MB). So I heard about Drop Box. I put it there, but it is too cumbersome. So, I created my WordPress blog. (I don't know anything about this stuff). All I want to do is upload this file from my computer to my blog so I can email my friends the link. (I suppose this stuff is done all the time in Facebook but I refuse to use Facebook). Could someone please help me?

    Thank you!

    William Wansley

  6. @wrwansley
    With a free account you can only upload the following types of files:

    Documents: .pdf (Portable Document Format; Adobe Acrobat)
    .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
    .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
    .odt (OpenDocument Text Document)
    .xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel Document)

    Images: .jpg

    I don't know what format Libre writer saves in, but unless it's one of these, you won't be able to upload it.

    You can see here how to upload documents and insert them into a post or page:

    However, keep in mind that if you insert this file into a blog, ANYONE will be able to access it. You can set the blog to private, but then all your friends will need their own accounts to access it.

    Dropbox, Google Drive, or similar is really a better option for what you want to do, as you can create a sharing link in those services that will allow your friends to download the file without needing their own accounts on those services.

  7. Okay, I now

  8. Thank you! I have now uploaded the .odt doc but when it is published

  9. You have to add the document to a post or a page. Go to your blog's dashboard: Click on Posts ->Add New (or pages). In the post editor, click the Add Media button and select your document from the media library. The support doc I linked above explains in more detail

  10. I have tried everything. I can not figure out how to upload images.
    It want let me just Paste them.

    Okay, I am a neophyte when it comes to anything other than simple writing on a blog.

    Here it is:

    And when someone Does click, it brings up the Entire Libre file, even the editing dashboard. I have opened the Libre file and did "select all" with the intention of just pasting it in the blog. It only pasted the words and not the pics. I cannot "drag and drop". I cannot get these 3 files into my "Gallery" either. Why is this so amazingly complicated?

    People say "just upload from your library or gallery". Obviously I am too uneducated about this stuff.

    What I want to do is have the visitor immediately see these paintings as a continuous flow as one page.

    However, WordPress only allows for uploading of about 10MB per upload so I had to break it up into 3 uploads.

    But this is still not what I wanted. The visitor has to click on each hyperlink and then has to choose to "open" to view. I wanted the images to be ON my blog so the visitor sees them right away and does not have to click a link.

    It would be much appreciated if anyone hear has any suggestions. Thanks

  11. I created a file in Libre writer with several pictures... All I want to do is upload this file from my computer to my blog

    Your original request was how to upload LibreOffice documents. I gave you the correct instructions for that, and what you see at the link you provided is how it's supposed to look if you upload documents. Uploaded documents appear as only a link and clicking the link allows a reader to download the document.

    I have tried everything. I can not figure out how to upload images.
    It want let me just Paste them.

    Now you say you want to upload images. That was not your original question. Uploading images is a completely different process. If you want to upload images, you need to create a blog post or page, and upload the image to that post or page by clicking the Add Media button. You have to do this for every single image you wish to insert individually.

    If you want text to appear along with the images, you need to type/paste that text into the post editor at the same time that you're inserting the images, in other words, you'll have to do everything you did in LibreOffice all over again in the post editor.

    You can try embedding the .odt files instead of uploading them to your site, if that will work better for you. You can use Scribd, which I see does support .odt files ( or you can try Google Drive, though I don't know if it supports this file type (

  12. I have tried to add the images one by one by clicking on "add media". and then trying to paste (cant do). I realize I am supposed to "drag and drop" but I can't do that because I would have to somehow select it to drag it and it seems I am not skilled at this at all. I have tried and been unable to put a pic in the Gallery.

    So I will go to the link you provided and see if I can try Scribd.

    Thank you,


  13. Hi,

    You are right in that I started off with different requests (because I wasn't using the right terminology and I went from one approach to another trying to accomplish the same thing.

    Thank you for recommending Scribd. It looks like it may work. I was able to upload an entire 17MB file.

    Yet, what frustration:

    I uploaded an image from Librewriter and when it cam over it was jumbled in a few places. I need to edit the uploaded image, but Scribd only allows me to edit a thumbnail "default image". Even with the default it says "crop to edit" and as much as I have tried, it can't even do that.

    I went to a Scribd help forum and explained all that but the return email said that they will be available Monday thru Friday. I have googled my problem but can't find anything.

    Perhaps it is my Librewriter that is screwy.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thank you!


  14. I have tried to add the images one by one by clicking on "add media". and then trying to paste (cant do).

    Please understand you can't paste images into a post. A web editor like the WordPress editor works completely different from a word processor. When you click the Add Media button it will open your media library. Then you select Upload files. Then you either drag-and-drop your image into the window, or you click the Select Files button and select them from your hard drive.

    Don't select the LibreOffice document. You have to select the individual image files themselves.

    I uploaded an image from Librewriter and when it cam over it was jumbled in a few places. I need to edit the uploaded image, but Scribd only allows me to edit a thumbnail "default image"

    With Scribd again you don't upload the images, you upload the .odt document. What Scribd does is show your entire document on the blog, the way it would look if you opened the file, instead of just the link. You won't be able to edit the document or individual pictures in it - you have to do that before you upload it to Scribd. I'm afraid I can't give you more help in that regard, as I've never used Scribd myself.

  15. Thank you for all your help.
    It is obviously apparent that WordPress is astonishingly difficult and user unfriendly to the unskilled neophyte. I will endeavor to seek out a tech-savvy hire to take this over and do it right.

    Thank you again,


  16. Friend,

    This is quite astonishing.
    I have wasted the last hour or so trying to remove the WordPress toolbar. Every Google post and tutorial is out of date as it tells me where to go and I go there and the disable toolbar is not there.
    Could you tell me where it is currently hiding?
    Thank you,

  17. I'm sorry you feel that way. But I told you in my first reply to you that Dropbox, Google Drive or something similar would be better for what you want to do. is for creating content directly on the web, for the web, and if that's what you want to do it's ridiculously easy once you master the basics. is not for sharing document files that you already created in a word processor, which is what you want to do. It's like using a screwdriver to hammer in a nail - not the right tool for the job, so it's to be expected that it will be difficult.

  18. What WordPress toolbar? doesn't install any toolbars in your browser. The black admin bar at the top of the screen will appear any time you're on a site while logged into your username account. To make it go away, sign out. You can sign out from the account settings page.

  19. I kept logging out and it would still follow me another site. I finally signed out from the admn bar on THAT page even though I was logged out already. That page was a blog that must have been a WP blog although you couldn't tell. I clicked on the profile at the upper far right (of the blog that wasn't mine) and it said "sign out?". I did. It went away. Here are some things that said stuff about the WP toolbar:

  20. There are two versions of WordPress: and Both your sites, and are on

    Both those tutorials, and in fact most tutorials you'll find via Google, are for and won't work for your sites. Even though the names are the same, the two versions of WordPress are completely separate and different.

    As I said, you'll only see the admin bar if you're logged in and on another site. If you sign out and still see the admin bar, try clearing your browser's cache and cookies. That should make it go away.

  21. I wish there was a way to tell that there are two different WPs out there.
    Not for for the uninitiated.

    I am learning. I will try to study from the "master the basics" link you sent.

    Thank you,

  22. I wish there was a way to tell that there are two different WPs out there.

    Don't worry about it. My brother-in-law is an electronic engineer who writes software and builds web pages for his company, and he didn't know it until I told him a few weeks ago. Important thing is now you know.

    If you're on a site and want to know which version of WordPress it is, scroll to the very bottom. sites at the bottom will say "Create a new free blog with" and it will link to the site. That will always appear as users are not allowed to remove that. sites will say "Proudly powered by WordPress", linking to the site, or it won't say anything at all as users can remove that link.

    As I said, most online tutorials are for .org. There are a few blogs with tutorials for .com, but the best place to go for help is this support forum, and the official support documents, here:

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