Image (photo) Won’t Display in Text Widget

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  • #158610

    Okay, I’ve gone over and over the instructions for the code for posting an image in a text widget and I still can’t get the image to display. I’ve resized it so I know it’s not too big. It shows up fine in a post but all I get in the sidebar widget is the “show picture” placeholder.

    I’m using “Misty Look” template. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    #159004

    timethief
    Member

    (1) Are you referring to a wordpress.com blog?
    (2) Please post the code between backticks like ths ` here on the forum. Do be aware that if it contains a form, iframe, javascript, flash or other embed the software here will strip the code out.

    #159007

    timethief
    Member

    (3) Perhaps this will help images, optimizing, pre-sizing, resizing

    #159019

    I’m not sure I understand the reply. I’m trying to post an image (photo) into one of the sidebar text widgets of my wordpress blog . . . I followed instructions for copying into the text widget the url of the uploaded image using the img tag, etc.

    I used this code:
    <img src=”http://gaymystic.wordpress.com/files/2007/11/lilblueshirt.jpg”/>

    But the image won’t display in the sidebar. I just keep getting one of those “show pictures” x boxes where the picture is supposed to be.

    #159021

    timethief
    Member

    This is the code to place in the widget
    <a href="http://gaymystic.wordpress.com/files/2007/11/lilblueshirt.jpg">http://gaymystic.wordpress.com/files/2007/11/lilblueshirt.jpg</a>

    #159022

    timethief
    Member

    Which browser and version of it are you using please?
    Have you reloaded your browser? http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/09/06/force-refresh/
    Have you tried this?
    The Cookie Dance
    step 1. log out
    step 2. clear your browser cookie
    step 3. clear your browser cache/temporary internet files
    step 4. close your browser
    step 5. go back and test

    P.S. What I meant by posting the code between backticks is illustrated in the post above this one.

    #159026

    timethief
    Member

    ARRRGGHHH! I made a mistake above> Please ignore the code posted up there and use this one instead
    `<img src=”http://gaymystic/files/2007/11/lilblueshirt.jpg” alt=”lilblueshirt.jpg” />

    #159027

    timethief
    Member

    <a href="http://islandtimethief.wordpress.com/files/2007/11/lilblueshirt.jpg" title="lilblueshirt.jpg"><img src="http://islandtimethief.wordpress.com/files/2007/11/lilblueshirt.jpg" alt="lilblueshirt.jpg" /></a>

    #159029

    timethief
    Member

    I humbly apologize for how stupid this answer has been.
    I’m visually imp[aired and I just screwed up again.
    We cannot edit so all that wrong crap is up there.

    I guarantee this code is the correct code to place in the widget. Please ignore EVERYTHING pertaining to code in the posts above. I uploaded it into my own blog to be sure it worked there.

    <a href="http://gaymystic.wordpress.com/files/2007/11/lilblueshirt.jpg" title="lilblueshirt.jpg"><img src="http://gaymystic.wordpress.com/files/2007/11/lilblueshirt.jpg" alt="lilblueshirt.jpg" /></a>

    #159030

    mark
    Staff

    I placed the image for you.
    The ” were wrong that’s all :)

    <p align="center">
    
    </p>

    around the image link to center it.

    #159070

    frankkdayle
    Member

    I am having the same problem. The html they specified in the faq is different than what I am seeing here. I now tried what you have said here and it is still not working. Please help:

    <img>
    src=”http://frankkdayle.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/soupoystercrackers.jpg”
    alt=”http://frankkdayle.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/soupoystercrackers.jpg”/>

    #159071

    ellaella
    Member

    @frankydayle – you have a stray carat at the beginning. It should be <img src=

    #159076

    frankkdayle
    Member

    thanks ella ella, I tried what you said and now it is showing up as a link. so it’s kind of working, but I just wanted the picture to show up. please help :)

    #159078

    ellaella
    Member

    frankkdayle – sorry for mangling your name last time. I saw the problem on your blog. You’re missing the <> altogether. This should do it (minus the backticks):

    ‘<img src=”http://thenameofyourfile.jpg”>’

    When you edit the widget, make sure to close the text box before clicking on Save Changes.

    HTH

    #159100

    This thread helped me, too. I couldn’get my blog button to show up. Thanks!

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