How do you add pictures?

Travel Forums System Talk How do you add pictures?

1. Posted by Wings dancing (Budding Member 3 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I'm brand new to Travellerspoint and have started a blog. I've uploaded a couple of pictures from my phone, but I can't figure out how to add them to my blog. Can anyone help me out?

Bald Eagle

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5324 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Right above the large text area where you're writing a blog entry, there's a bar with icons. One of them (the 7th from the left) shows a blue rectangle with a white border. Inside the textarea, position the caret where you want to insert the photo, then click on that icon to open the photo selection window, from which you can select the photo to insert, at which size you want to insert it, and if it should include a caption or not.

All of that is probably easier to do on a desktop / laptop than on a tablet / phone, since the options are all relatively tiny, but the assumption is that people are mostly not writing blog entries on touch devices, so making this functionality more touch friendly is probably not anywhere near the top of Peter's todo list. :)

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Jan-2019, at 09:19 by Sander ]

3. Posted by Wings dancing (Budding Member 3 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

So I did as you said, clicked on the picture frame and picked out a picture to insert, but instead of the picture, I got verbage with the title and jpg. ? Now I'm really confused!

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5324 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

That's the code to make the picture show up in the actual blog post. Same as for formatting, for example [b]bold[/b]. You can use the preview button to see how the formatted blog post will look like.

5. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 835 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Yes, you won't see the photo unless you either preview or publish the blog entry.

If you haven't found them already there are some useful pointers on blog entries in the FAQs: https://www.travellerspoint.com/faq.cfm#Blogs

6. Posted by Wings dancing (Budding Member 3 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Thanks for all your help, I've got it figured out now!