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Uploading images still works, sort of.......

September 20 2016 at 5:11 PM
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Ripper  (Premier Login ripperproductions)
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As we all know, the image button no longer works in a posting window, even in compatibility mode. It brings up an error page. We can get around it.

If you go to your admin page athttp://www.network54.com/My_Account/ then click on Realms, then pick one of your realms, then select files. There is an upload button there that works, sort of. The upload part works fine, it's the posting part that gets interesting.

Stick with me, it's complicated.....

Click on the image name on the left that you want to post. On the right side, a thumbnail will show up. Right click on it and select "Properties". Highlight the entire URL (everything from http to .jpg or .gif or .png) and hit CTRL-C (copy). Now, open a post or go back to it if you had it open, click in the text area and hit CTRL-V (paste).

I know it's not convenient, but it does work.

If a clickable link instead of the picture shows up, there's another way. Do everything up to and including CTRL-C. Instead of going directly to your post, paste the URL in the address bar at the top of the window. The small thumbnail you saw before should now open full size. Right-click on the picture and select "Copy". Now, open your post or go back to it if you had it open, click in the text area and hit CTRL-V.

I know it's a tad long, but if you don't have a Photobucket account, it works.....
"\"\\\"Ripper\\\\nwww.ripper1.com\\\"\""

 
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Tom
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More complication

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October 13 2016, 7:48 PM 

Hi, I created a new realm since I am a new user. When I went to the real I got this:

File not found

Expecting file named 'index.html'

What I was trying to do is enter HTML code for a linked-to banner image for the HEADER and FOOTER for the forum and the text and outline of the banner shows up, but the image itself does not. The image x.gif is available at my website, so why is it not showing up on N54 forum?

I thought your post could be what I need, but perhaps not?

What am I doing wrong that the banner image at both the header and the footer of my new forum does not show up?

More info:

I did not select advanced HTML4 or HTML5 instead I left it at simple HTML as default.

Here's the code (file and img files changed to xxx:

<center><a href="http://www.xxx.com/"><font size="3"><img src="x.gif" alt="Home Page - xxx.com" border="0"width="468" height="95"></font></a></center>

 
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Ripper
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Realm are only for images, not pages

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October 16 2016, 6:18 PM 

You used to be able to create HTML pages and store them in your realm, but that hasn't been available for a few years already. Also, many of the things that bring error messages actually accomplish the task. The error message is just from the response page after the task is completed.

Your source link is incorrect. You need to put in the entire URL of the image. just putting x.gif doesn't tell the HTML where to look for the image. If you have your image on a website, open it, then right click on it and select "properties". Put everything from http: to gif in your code in place of x.gif. Be sure your website allows hot-linking images. If it is hosted on one of those free website hosts, it most likely does not allow showing images elsewhere.
"\"\\\"Ripper\\\\nwww.ripper1.com\\\"\""

 
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Ripper
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Pages may work in the "new" admin area.

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October 23 2017, 9:35 AM 

There's a link for the new admin area on the index page
"\"\\\"Ripper\\\\nwww.ripper1.com\\\"\""

 
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Austin
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Re: Pages may work in the "new" admin area.

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November 15 2017, 8:02 PM 

It's not convenient, but it does work.

 
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Tom
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I am lost

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October 13 2016, 7:55 PM 

I forgot to mention that I lost you after "It's complicated".

It is unclear where to click on image name where on what left of what place or area etc. There's nothing like that.

On the right side of what (thumbnail will show), sorry?

And further there's complication as well. Could you please specify in more detail everything such as much more detailed specified step-by-step?

Thanks

 
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Ripper
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Try this

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October 16 2016, 6:31 PM 

When you are on the page that displays your files in a particular realm. You should see a list of your files on the left, if you have any files.
This is the page to access your realms:
http://www.network54.com/My_Account/Realms/

Once there, you MUST choose a realm to work in. When you choose a realm, that's where the list of files shows. On that page, if you have files in there, you should see their names on the left.

To select a file, click on its name on the left. A thumbnail should open on the right. Right-click on the image. a dialog box will open. At the very bottom of that dialog box, you should see "properties". That's what you need to post the image.

If you create a new realm:
Do NOT follow the link to see your new realm, it will only bring up an error page. Follow the link to add images to your realm.
"\"\\\"Ripper\\\\nwww.ripper1.com\\\"\""


    
This message has been edited by ripperproductions on Oct 16, 2016 6:32 PM


 
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Ripper
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Also

Average Score 3.0 (5 people)
October 16 2016, 6:34 PM 

Do not follow the "Goto" link to any realm. It will bring up the page not found error. Use the "Edit" link.
"\"\\\"Ripper\\\\nwww.ripper1.com\\\"\""

 
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Techwriter John
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Or ...

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March 3 2017, 12:42 PM 

This user had a specialized request for information regarding how to insert an image into a site banner or footer. For most of us, what we want is the answer to the question Ripper started (Thank you Ripper!) to answer. Namely, that question is:

How do I place an image inside a post?

An answer is, it's a little bit complicated, but not nearly as difficult as it might seem. What is going to be difficult here is to present to you the HTML text that is required without causing that material in this post to be read as the commands to do the conversion actions.

Here is a typical example of a post that contains an image that is not in Photobucket. For simplicity, I have used Ripper's somewhat odd clown image (Sorry, Ripper!), which is stored in a special folder at Network54 (and for which I thank Ripper for not "ripping me a new one"). What follows is a description based on using the most recent version of Firefox, so you may have to adjust your own efforts according to the abilities (or limitations) of your own Web browser.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 8 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

This is just some text to simulate what you might be typing for a typical post into your Network54 Web site. You would, of course, be using whatever material you desired instead. Then you want to put in an image to illustrate some point you are making. To do so, use the HTML "img" command, preceded by its appropriate 'less than" symbol and followed by its appropriate 'greater than' symbol. The result is as shown.

[linked image]

Then you can pick up the verbiage of your post as you usually would type the text, and your image will be presented where you wanted it when you click on the 'Respond!' link. Now there is more to it than just that. For those who are intimate with HTML commands and how to use them, go and do with my blessings. For those like me who are less familiar with HTML and need some prompting, in the next few paragraphs I will give you some more detailed instructions.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 8 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Caveat: These instructions are based upon doing the work using the latest version of the Firefox browser, so you may have to modify them a bit if you use a browser that has different capabilities (or limitations). Please forgive that I am a somewhat detail-minded person (which is how I became a senior tech writer) and that therefore these descriptions will be fairly detailed.

As you notice above, the image I selected for this demonstration is not one that belongs to me, nor is it in any repository I control. This in itself brings up an important point. For any image you post, if you want it to be permanently available it must reside in a place on the Web that you control. Personally, I do not consider Photobucket (or any other cloud-based repository) to qualify for that distinction. Companies come and go, site admins sometimes (deliberately or inadvertently) purge files, and there always is the rather awful prospect of some twerp breaking into a public site and wreaking havok upon any files (s)he can access. I prefer to have my stuff stored where I always can access it, even off line, and wheree I control both the access to the content and the backup of that content. I'm lucky that way, since I have my own business, and it has a Web node server that allows me to save whatever I want on my own server where I can access it even of the Web is down. You have to decide what you consider to be adequate security for the images you use, and put your images in that place.

Those images that you find already posted somewhere on the Web can be linked from their original places, but they are ephemeral in the sense that they may disappear if the original poster decides to make them disappear. This results in a 'broken link', and it can be very distressing and frustrating if you want to have a post up for a long time.

Let us assume you have an image you want to include in a post, and have answered the above issues to your satisfaction. In the case of Ripper's clown, I put my cursor on the image and right-clicked on it. From the drop-down dialog, I selected the 'Copy Image Location' task, which put a copy of the full URL for that image into the browser clipboard.

Then I put the cursor in the posting window and pasted that URL from the clipboard. Around that, I built the HTML commands I needed to get the resulting image, placed and sized as I wanted it. In the explanation that follows, I will use the brackets ( [] ) to substitute for the less-than and greater-than carats so you can see how I built the entire command. To use this, you could copy my material and then change the brackets to the appropriate carets.

- First, I wanted the image centered. For that I used the HTML [center] command.

- I followed that with the HTML 'img' command opener ( [img ) and a space.

- Now I put the image sourcing parameter src="the URL copied from Ripper's clown", which is http ://www.network54.com/PersonalPhotos/1373738114.JPG , and then added a space after the closing quote.

Here I must digress for a bit. If you just copy the URL for Ripper's clown and paste that into the command, you will see a very large image. This is because that URL is the one for the base image, not the thumbnail-sized one you see in Ripper's posts. I wanted to have the image appear in my example post about twice the size in both directions as he uses for his thumbnails. Therefore, I used the img 'width' and 'height' parameters to specify the size I wanted for it in my post.

- To specify the size of the image, I used width=200 height=200 , followed by a space.

- I closed the HTML img command with the command parameter alt="[linked image]"> . NOTE: The brackets in this part of the command are correct and should not be changed to the less/greater-than carats.

- Finally, I also closed the centering command with its appropriate closure, .

The assembled command set then looks like this:
[center] [img src="http://www.network54.com/PersonalPhotos/1373738114.JPG" width=200 height=200 alt="[linked image]"] [/center] ,

Again, note that the [] brackets around the term '[linked image]" are correct and should remain as such in the finished command.

Pretty much, that should do it, people. This allows a person to use any image, located anywhere, and pull it into a post.

One small additional note, though:

When using the centering command for text, like I did for the breaker line of tildes (~) and the numeral (8), for some reason the interpreter in Network54's site wants to insert a blank line under the material. Thus, if you do not want a double blank line, you have to put the succeeding material directly under the text. This also is true for images. If you want to have the image spaced only slightly away from the text before and after the image, you must enter an extra return above, and not enter one below.

Have fun with images!

Techwriter John

 
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October 22 2016, 10:08 PM 

That's really helpful!
Thanks a lot!

 
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thank you so much

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