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Adding Photos to Comments

geek-glassesTo add a comment to a post you have to use a little html, specifically, the image tag.

It should look like this:

<img src=”http://www.theurlofyourphoto/myimage.jpg&#8221; />

The photos must not be more than 480 pixels wide or they will bleed over into the right hand column where all the category links are. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use an image hosting service like Photobucket.com to host the image (you’ll need to create an account). If the image is somewhere on the intarwebs, save it to your computer then upload it to photobucket.  With photobucket you can upload an image and edit it, then save it.  Once you do that, when you go back to your “album” and mouseover your images, it will give you several “link options.” Copy the text from the box that is labeled “HTML Code” then paste it into your comment.

The code will look different than the code above.  It will look like this:

<a href=”http://s262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/my_bucket/?action=view&current=my_image.jpg&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/my_bucket/my_image.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket”></a>

This is OK.  It’s just an image with a link tag around it.

If your code disappears, that will be because you miscopied it, so recopy it, making sure you’ve gotten all of it and try again.  🙂

Have fun,


UPDATE: Hold that thought. Word Press is being uncooperative.  🙂


June 6, 2009 - Posted by | Geek Update | , ,


  1. Comment by WhoMee | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hmm… I have a scan of a certain note that I might just have to post… 😛

    Comment by SeaKat | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. It appears that the URL must be of the image file itself, rather than the output of a script. I’ve tried linking to a Facebook image and to a tribe image, and neither one worked.

    Comment by WhoMee | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  4. Nope, still doesn’t work when I post the image of the eyeglasses.

    Comment by WhoMee | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  5. Yeah, WP is stripping some things it should not be stripping. Grrr…

    Comment by Lily the Pink | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  6. why do our internet overlords hate us?

    Comment by Bob Loblaw | June 6, 2009 | Reply

  7. They’ve read Machiavelli’s The Prince. It’s more effective to demand compliance through fear than to try to entice it with love.

    Comment by SeaKat | June 7, 2009 | Reply

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