can't post photos only hyperlinks

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  • #986548

    ncprism
    Member

    I cannot import photos to my blogs. This is a recent problem. Is it not possible to post photos (from computer or android phone) without purchasing upgrade? I hadn’t noticed this change, although there have been too many to keep up with lately. These are jpegs. I want the image to appear, not a hyperlink to somewhere else. ncsundog.wordpress.com .
    Thanks for any help.
    Blog url: http://ncprism.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is ncprism.wordpress.com.

    #986632

    What steps are you trying?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/

    #986638

    timethief
    Member

    Will you please post a link to an example of this so we can examine what’s going on?

    Are the images in question hosted on third party sites or have you uploaded them into your Media Library ie. are they on wordpress.com servers?

    Have you tried the troubleshooting images tips found here? > http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/troubleshooting-images/

    #986639

    ncprism
    Member

    I’ve tried all steps under the add media button, including each variant (multi browser, drag and drop, browse). Nothing takes the picture, only a hyperlink appears in the draft. I don’t post items until I can get them right. I do have other images taken the same way that were simply inserted using copy and paste. That doesn’t work either. The blog I am trying to post to today is ncsundog.wordpress.com . I have the same problem with other blogs, too, today…I just tried one to check this.

    #986641

    ncprism
    Member

    These are jpegs.

    #986642

    ncprism
    Member

    Oh, they don’t go into the media library as images, just links.

    #986644

    timethief
    Member

    The images have to be hosted somewhere online in order to be displayed. Where are the images hosted?

    #986651

    ncprism
    Member

    Having them on the computer no longer works? What constitutes an acceptable online host? Why would I want to host them online rather than on my computer? Most online hosts want the copyright to your images, and I cannot do that as I am an artist.

    #986652

    timethief
    Member

    Your computer is not a server. You need to upload the images you have on your computer into your blog so they are in your Media Library. Then and only then when a visitor’s browser calls for them to be displayed they will display because the will be on wordpress.com servers and available online.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/

    #986654

    ncprism
    Member

    Ummm….I cannot get them to upload. That was my original question. (See above.) There is no way to upload an image. All that shows is the link, including in the preview. I don’t want to publish this until I know the image is there. These forums always seem to devolve into doom-loop questions, don’t they?

    #986667

    timethief
    Member

    This isn’t an issue that has to do with upgrades at all.

    Which browser and version of it are you using please?
    What happens when you try to upload them?
    What size are the images?
    See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/troubleshooting-images/

    #986675

    ncprism
    Member

    In the preview, a link shows. Not a picture. I don’t want a link showing instead of the picture when someone views the blog. I do not want people to have to click a link to see the picture. In the media library, what shows is a picture of a blank blog page. What shows in the screen when I try to upload is information on the link, but nothing showing the actual image, so I cannot even check to see if the right image uploaded. There seems to be an app for video uploads (which I had hoped to do but not if I cannot get even still photos up…where did they go, by the way, if this is not an upgrade issue? This wasn’t a problem until recently.) I’m signing off now. Wasted two and a half hours on this already. What an inconvenient system.

    #986682

    timethief
    Member

    Which browser and version of it are you using please?

    #986787

    Can you give us an actual link that appears instead of the image? That might help the troubleshooting.

    #986914

    ncprism
    Member

    Just posted (for no more than 5 minutes…I don’t like leaving crap up for long). an interview with: Jeff Carlson. the words shrike and jeff are all that actually appears.
    Why and when did WordPress change how photos are posted? This started less than a month ago and it really is annoying enough to make me consider switching to another platform. If I’m going to have to pay, I might as well pick something easier to use.

    #986917

    ncprism
    Member

    From a recent post from WordPress, there was some sort of change to posting photos.
    Have posted many pictures successfully in past, until a couple of weeks ago.
    Am unable to get an image to upload to the media library from computer.
    Keep getting told the image must be hosted on the web with another site (presumably tumblr or flickr etc) or another website (why would I want to create a website somewhere else just to be able to host the images so I could transfer them to WP???). I have not changed browsers or anything else in the last two weeks. But now pictures won’t upload.
    WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO AN ACTUAL WORDPRESS EMPLOYEE.

    #986918

    timethief
    Member

    Note that I flagged this thread for Staff attention.

    #986919

    ncprism
    Member

    @timethief. If you would read before you respond, you wouldn’t annoy people so much. In my response to your first inquiry, I made it clear that I cannot actually upload the image to the media library (with WordPress as the subsequent host). I am well aware that the computer is not a host server. It is, however, through the WP media library (which you recognized as a host in one of your comments and I had stated was where I was trying to upload my pictures to). If using that term loosely confused you so that you had to be rude in your response, perhaps it would be better if you and I don’t communicate any longer. I am afraid that you are a prime example of why I hate the use of forums instead of actual customer service.

    #986920

    pcrumm
    Member

    Hey there,

    You should be able to upload images in the post editor, or through the upload new media page in your blog’s dashboard.

    Looking at your blog, it appears as if you haven’t uploaded any media since early June. Did you delete the results of your failed upload attempts?

    This guide details the several different methods of adding images. Please take a look through it, and let me know at what step any problems appear.

    Best,
    P.

    #986921

    ncprism
    Member

    I also think WordPress would realize that relying on these forums leaves beginners unable to get courteous help in trying to learn. If they only want experts who already know how to program, they will severely limit the number of people using their product. Most people don’t want to be computer programmers, nor should they need to be. Plumbers fix plumbing. Carpenters build houses. Writers write stories. Computer geeks program. But the users of the end products don’t need to know how to maintain the product.

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