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!
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!
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.
- Click WRITE POST
- Add your title & text
- Click on INSERT/EDIT IMAGE
- *Paste the URL you copied from your site or social media site (see below image)
- Write your description, size and tweak as you normally would
- Click OKAY
- 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!
No more heartache when we have this glitch...IF it happens again!
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