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Prevent your images from being reblogged

  1. A lot of people have expressed that they do not wish their images to be reblogged. Well, Netty Gritty has posted a tip on how to prevent this from happening.

    Just thought to pass this along in case someone was interested.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Here's an excerpt from my own post February 6, 2010 on the subject >

    … here’s a technique for you to make it just a bit harder for someone to get your images. Here, right-click on the image and click on Save Image As or Save Picture As to save it on your computer. Then see what you “saved”. — Cover Your Images

  3. Ok this is a very cool feature and one I really would like to learn. I visited the site recommended but I must admit I am still lost. I get that you are able to blank out the image by replacing it with coding to bring up a "blank" image but I am lost as to where to place the coding (in the picture attributes themselves, or here on WP somewhere) in order to mask them? Would it be possible for you to do a Step by Step explaination for me. I am one of those that learns best by having it broken down.

    Thanks in advance. I am looking forward to this a great deal.

  4. tfockler60,

    Are you talking about hte Cover Your Images article? or the one I'm linking to?

    The Cover Your Images post tells you how to do it... First you switch to the HTML editor, then add the code as explained. I hope this clarifies it more.


    Yes but Netty is just pointing out that by using that technique your pictures won't appear when someone reblogs your article.

  5. @devblog.

    Ok let me see if I have this right. I just need to copy and paste the code you provided in Cover Your Images and place it in the HTML of a blog?

    Does it need to go in a specific place or can it just be added to the end of the blog? And does it then cover ALL images in that blog? or did I miss something again and you have to place it in each individual image?

  6. No... users cannot add/edit the HTML (or in this case the PHP) files. I'll try to explain as best as I can.

    You know, when you add a photo to your post, you click the media button, upload the image to your blog (or link it from another URL) then you click the "insert into post", right?

    Well, after doing that, you would switch to the HTML Editor, like it's explained here:

    Then you will see the HTML code that's behind your post. After switching to the HTML editor, you would need to replace the existing HTML for the image that you just added with the code I provided; of course, you would need to make the necessary changes so that your image is displayed. Basically, the only things you would need to change in the inline CSS are the values of the "background" property as well as the "width" and "height" properties. Those would be the bits in capital letters:

    <img style="background: transparent url(YOUR-IMG-URL) 0 0 no-repeat; border: 0; height: IMG-HEIGHT; margin: 0 auto; padding: 0; width: IMG-WIDTH;" src="" alt="Helghan Soldier" title="Helghan Soldier" width="IMG-WIDTH" height="IMG-HEIGHT" />

    You would also have to upload the "nothing.gif" to your blog and point to it as shown in the example above (that's why I put YEAR and MONTH in caps because those will be different in your case).

    You'd have to repeat this process with every image you want to post (however, you won't have to upload "nothing.gif" everytime you want to do this because you can always point to the same image).

    The drawback is that it can be a laborious task if you have LOTS of images...

    I hope this clarified the process better?

  7. @devblog. THANKS! That is a perfect explaination. I got it! Sorry I can be a bit slow with learning this stuff but being out of the programming end of things for almost 12 years (even with my self inflicted determination to continue my studies on my own) has left me a bit behind the learning curve. So, yes thanks again. You made it very clear and I do appreciate it greatly!

    Oh may I have your permission to share this information with this explaination with others here on my blog? It would be a great service to them I am sure given the situation at hand with the "repost" this button. I will give you full credit of course.

  8. You're welcome.

    By all means, share away. I don't mind at all.

  9. @ Devblog and TimeThief. I have added the information you provided as a Mini Tutorial at the Newbie Skool. Thank you both again for sharing this. Since there seems to be a fairly small number of members who will see it here in the forums I believe that making it available via my blog will help many since that blog seems to be growing nicely. I have credited both of you as is proper to do. Here is a link to the Tutorial itself if you care to take a look.

    and if the mood strikes...comment away. LOL

  10. Thank you, tfockler60.

    I just left a comment on your blog making two small clarifications.

    Great post, btw.

  11. Three cheers for devblog!
    Covering your images in this way also means your images won't show up when someone "Wordpress Reblog"s it! I have tested it!

    See my experiment in this post:
    How to prevent the first image of your blog post from being “Reblog”-ed

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