reblogging – images not showing

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  • #817161

    nancypriston
    Member

    Hi

    I have a query – when I reblog a post from another blog it shows the text but not the image from that post. Other people seem to get the images to show as well when they reblog. I’ve searched settings and help but can’t seem to work out how to make it show the images. Can anyone help?

    thanks
    Nancy :)

    The blog I need help with is pureandsimplebakes.com.

    #817260

    timethief
    Member

    This is what I found: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/reblogging-is-back/

    When a post is reblogged, it shows up with a link back to the blog it came from, the first image in the post, an excerpt of the post’s introduction (if it contains text), and thumbnails of any other images that the post contains. It also shows any comments left by the person who reblogged the post:

    Please be sure you are following the instructions carefully and also clear you browser cache and cookies just in case the image is there and you just can’t see it.

    If this feature is not working properly for you then you will have to contact Staff and provide them with a link to the posts in question.

    #817261

    nancypriston
    Member

    Thanks – I had also found that info. I’ll check again I’m doing it correctly. I’m able to reblog the post fine, it’s just the image I can’t see. I’ve asked others too and it’s not showing on their machines. I’ll try again though :)

    #817263

    timethief
    Member

    If you post a link to the reblogged post I’ll tell you what I see in my browsers when I view it.

    #817264

    nancypriston
    Member
    #817266

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t see an image either using FF10 and IE8 so you will have to contact Staff and provide that same link immediately above to them.

    #817267

    nancypriston
    Member

    thanks for your help :)

    #817268

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry we couldn’t resolve this. You’re welcome and best wishes.

    #817345

    raincoaster
    Member

    A lot of people are very angry about the reblogging feature and have taken various steps to prevent it, including inserting a tiny one pixel by one pixel image at the start of the post. Then, when you reblog it, you get that image instead of the one you wanted.

    #817347

    timethief
    Member

    That’s interesting. If I had a photoblog and all my posts contained single image of my own which is all rights reserved images and some text, thenI might be tempted to use every tactic I could to prevent reblogging. I would be wondering why would any visitor who gets to view my all rights reserved images in reblogged posts would bother to click into the original post.

    #817351

    raincoaster
    Member

    Tumblr has exactly this business model, but somehow there are lots of happy Tumblr users. What we’re seeing is a philosophical difference, made critical by the fact that WP.com is adapting itself to be more attractive to the Tumblr market.

    #817466

    nancypriston
    Member

    interesting. The thing is in this case I am a contributer on the other blog so I want to reblog the posts and images to my blog and I know that the owner of the other blog hasn’t done anything to make that difficult so it’s odd that it won’t copy over. Support have said the images are below the threshold for reblogging but that doesn’t seem to make sense as I’ve seen much longer posts reblogged and images are included so I’m not sure why it won’t work on my blog :)

    #817467

    raincoaster
    Member

    The images do have to be within the first 100 words or so, if I recall. Are they?

    #817468

    nancypriston
    Member

    Yes they’re right at the start

    #817469

    raincoaster
    Member

    What’s teh source blog URL? I’m wondering if there’s some weirdness with featured images causing this.

    #817470

    nancypriston
    Member

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