How to post images on the website

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This guide covers posting images on forums of this website, modification pages, and plugin pages.

Posting the image

To post the image, click on the image icon in the editor toolbar.

Enter your image URL (more on this in the next section) and ALT text, which is text describing your image. A good description of the image will make your forum topic more likely to be found in website and external search so pay attention to this field too.

Click "Save" to add an image to the text.

Image URL

Most problems with images are due to wrong URLs being used.

Here are some examples of valid URLs to be pasted in the URL field:

Here are some examples of invalid URLs (if your URL looks similar to these, the image will not work):

  • https://c/Users/username/Desktop/image.png <- This is a local file on the user's computer and will not be visible to other users
  • C:/Users/username/Desktop/image.png <- This is a local file on the user's computer and will not be visible to other users
  • file://C:/Users/username/Desktop/image.png <- This is a local file on the user's computer and will not be visible to other users
  • https://drive.google.com/open?id=<ID> <- Google drive links in this format and images without permission to use from Drive will not work
  • https://drive.google.com/file/d/<ID>/view?usp=sharing <- Google drive links in this format and images without permission to use from Drive will not work
  • https://imgur.com/Pkqc0vR <- This is IMGUR image page, not URL to the actual image, proper URL would be https://i.imgur.com/Pkqc0vR.jpg
  • [url][img]https://imgbb.com/][img]https://i.ibb.co/C0EJf4V/sampleimage.png[/img][/url] <- do use BB-code snippets, this is not image URL
  • data:image/jpeg;base64, LzlqLzRBQ... <- This is BASE64 encoded inline image, not image URL. Do not use this at all!

Imgur links

Imgur links will work only if you link to the image and not to the image page.

Image page: https://imgur.com/Pkqc0vR - not OK

Image URL: https://i.imgur.com/Pkqc0vR.jpg - OK

ImgBB

Imgbb URLs need to have this format to work: https://i.ibb.co/<image id>/<image name>

BB-code snippets will not work.

Google drive

Google drive images will not work in most cases. They might work with URLs linking directly to the image (ending with eg. .jpg or .png), but not all users might be able to see them based on permission settings.



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