Work-Around for Adding Photos to ActiveRain

Reblogger Marte Cliff
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Debe Maxwell wrote this post to explain how members can add graphics even when the Active Rain "upload" function isn't working.

I didn't get in on the upload problem a few days ago, but I do get annoyed when I want to use something I uploaded a year or two ago. It may be my computer and it may be AR, but I cannot view ALL of the photos I've uploaded.

When I "do over" the system reminds me that I already have that title uploaded and the new upload will over-write it.

Perhaps even more important: Deb reminds us that using the alternate method can enhance the SEO on our own websites - a good reason to do it that way all of the time!

Original content by Debe Maxwell, CRS 228209

Work-Around for Adding Photos to ActiveRain

For those of you who have been experiencing the issue of not being able to upload photos for your posts, just know that the ActiveRain techs were hard at work on this issue and thankfully, have it resolved!

If you need it in the future, there is an easy work-around...


We all post our photos all over the internet - social media sites and our own websites.  So, here's an easy-peasy way when you're unable to upload a photo, using the photo link from another site!

Here's how:

Fishing for the right words

As an example, I uploaded my Wordless Wednesday photo on my website today.  I clicked on the photo and opened in a new window (or you can go to the media section and grab the link directly from there).  Copy the link or URL (as highlighted in pink) for that photo.

  1. Click WRITE POST
  2. Add your title & text
  4. *Paste the URL you copied from your site or social media site (see below image)
  5. Write your description, size and tweak as you normally would
  6. Click OKAY
  7. VOILA! No uploading necessary - just a link to the photo, housed on one of your other sites and the photo is in your ActiveRain post!



Paste Link Here

No more heartache when we have this glitch...IF it happens again!


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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


A good choice for a re-post . . . . I can use help with working photo's on ActiveRain.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 15, 2017 07:26 PM #1
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Thanks Lou Ludwig - I thought it was darned good information.

Apr 15, 2017 08:38 PM #2
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Marte,

Some great information and Happy Easter ...

Apr 16, 2017 03:29 PM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Many of my websites don't have a photo library and require a photo to have an URL. I have several resources that work but it isn't near as convenient as being able to upload directly.

Apr 16, 2017 07:18 PM #4
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Marte Cliff - This is an excellent choice for a re-blog.  I knew about using a URL for a photo but didn't realize it was option in AR.  Thanks!

Apr 17, 2017 11:02 AM #5
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