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WordPress & image upload

Posted by indigodream on 26 August, 2008

One of the joys of wordpress is that they keep changing things. The software behind wordpress is open source so there are hundreds of people round the world contributing to the software. We should be used to it as we use the excellent (but similarly constantly improved) Firefox & Thunderbird for our web browsing and email but sometimes you get caught out …. Granny: We will probably manage to slip this past you as you read 1278 blogs every day but just in case: Don’t let this put you off wordpress. I am sure I have read that you have gone over to the dark side and now use IE but open source is so much more fun.

So if you use wordpress here is a tip on image upload.

They have changed it so you no longer automatically get a click-able link on an image. This is our log so I actually want to be able to come back to a post in the future, click on the image and see it in full, you may have different views. To get the click-able image feature this is what I think you need to do:

  • Go to settings / media, find default media links and click on file then save changes
  • That does not help with any posts you have done since the change
  • For those click on each image, click on the edit button that appears in the top left corner. In the next screen click on link to image and you will see a pathname to the image appears. Scroll to the end of that text and delete everything after .jpg, eg I had to delete ?w=300
  • Click update

Then your images are clickable as before.

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