Wordpress photo blog

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  1. Dagwood56

    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Anyone here have a photoblog on wordpress that might be able to help me? Does anyone know how I can put photos onto my blog from photo bucket? I have a dial up interent connection so uploading photos for me is a big and very slow pain in the A double S! I figured I could use the photos I already have on photobucket for my blog and inserted the IMG code into the wordpress post like we do here on the forum, but all I get on wordpress when I publish the post is a non working link. I also tried the direct link thats offered at photobucket and that also just comes up as code, not the photo. I did, quickly, look at the Wordpress "help" section, but it seemed to be about uploading video. If I actually have to upload photos directly from my PC to wordpress - forget it! Hoping someone here might be able to tell me how to do this using PB.

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    WHAT! WHAAAAAT! WHAT! Ok I think I got it all out. It's good to still have dial up, I have it also, along with high speed. I couldn't let go. Look at the bright side in the event of a tragedy we will be the only few who have service.

    I hope you find someone hun.:hug::
     
  3. Dagwood56

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    I suppose thats one way to look at it. :lol: It takes 45 minutes to an hour to upload one photo! I have a facebook page and luckily upoading photos to that is possible thru photo bucket. I really don't understand though why I can't get my images at photobucket into my wordpress blog. :confused: And was just hoping someone here might know what I need to do.
     
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  5. Overread

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    An hour to upload one image? Are you by chance uploading the whole image at fullsize - if so I would stop and resize in your computer before uploading. Photobucket will resize the image for you, but it has a very poor resizing code, which is not only slow, but will also degrade your image details.
    Flickr operates a similar setup, but does a far better (and quicker) job of resizing your images, though I can appreciate because of the account limitations, that for free photobucket is the easier, but a paid for (its not tooo expensive) flickr account is about the best you can get :) Its worth considering.

    As for the blog I can help you there :) However for best results it is going to mean a bit more work I am afraid (not to be a salesperson, bit it is less work if you go for flickr).

    Ok so first off you need to have 2 versions of your image to upload to the net. The first is the largest size that you want to display online (so lets say 1000pixels on the longest side). Next you idealy need a smaller sized image - a thumbnail - this is a smaller image which will appear in your blog directly, its smaller so that it won't conflict with the page format and will display fully on most machines (at the moment I use 240pixels on the longest side, a flickr default, but you can use any size you wish).

    Now you upload these 2 versions onto photobucket - its easier if you setup a root folder (say "My trip to the beach") and then inside that have 2 subfolders (1 for the smaller image and one for the larger) It helps keep your images ordered rather than getting mixed up with having them all in the same folder.

    Now to embedd the image into wordpress -

    1) First stage when your on the writing page for your blog post if you look at the text window it has a control bar along the top (with things like underline comands and such) and then just above that, on the righthand side is a pair of controls "Visual" and "HTML" click on the HTML one.
    Now the window will remain the same, but embedding the image will be easier this way (I find at least).

    2) Now you need to insert the text "<code>" on the line that you want the image to appear. Then go to photobucket and click on the image and aquire its HTML code (just above the IMG code). Paste this in after the <code> and then add directly after "</code>". Now since you have 2 versions of the shot I suggest you start with the smaller image first - so leave the larger one alone for now and put in the HTML code for the smaller image
    (all bits without the "" of course). You should get something that looks like this

    <code><a href="http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/overmind_2000/my%20works/Egham%20Wanderings%202/?action=view&current=tt.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/overmind_2000/my%20works/Egham%20Wanderings%202/tt.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a></code>

    Inside that text (marked in green) is the direct link text for the image that you just entered - the first link tells the computer which image that it is linking to, so that when you click the image in your blog that is the image it is to load for the viewer; the second link is the image that is to be displayed in your blog.
    You will see also that the first image link is slightly different, having the extra text marked in blue and this is telling the computer that when it opens this image link it is to open the photobucket page for this image, so you get all the photobuecket bits as if they had clicked on the image in your photobucket account.

    However we are going to lose that bit, so that the image opens on its own only, no photobucket stuff to be shown, we are also going to change it so that its linking to the larger version of your image rather than the tiny. To do this go to your larger version of your shot and copy the "direct link" text. With that done delete all the link text between the two "" for the first link and paste in the new direct link.

    Now when you click on the smaller image in your blog it will open up a new page (or tab for most modern browsers) with your larger version image displaying only.

    Hope that helps :)
    oh and by the way nothing says that the image you link to has to be the same as the one your showing in your blog, they can be totall different if you wish to trick your readers for any reason the computer won't care
     
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    Thanks for the info Overread. :) I actually just found the "insert from url" tab a few minutes ago; I don't know how I overlooked that yesterday, but until your post, I still wasn't sure which of the photobucket codes to use. As far as my upload times, I do usually let photobucket resize the image, but even if i try and upload a small image, [less than 1mb] it takes about 30 minutes, which is why i figured I'd save time and trouble by using the photos I already have on photobucket. I think I'm still going to run ito a problem though because I usually let PB resize for a 17" screen.... I'll have to check them against the numbers you suggested, but it would seem I will have my work cut out for me...oh well, nothing in life is easy. :lol: Thanks again, I appreciate it.

    Thanks for the info on flickr also, but I have no choice but to stay with the freebies right now. ;) In September my hubby's place of work is closing after 25 years...won't be easy for him to find something else.
     
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    Ahh that is bad news to hear! Hope that he can get into something else soon! :)


    As for the upload times - you could try copying the images to your camera memory card and then (using a memory card reader) go to the library and upload there. Many libraries have an internet connection point and it might make things go quicker (I say the library since they might not charge, unlike a cybercafe which certainly will)
     
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    Thanks. I might give that a try as we go into the library every week.
     

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