Featured Images - A MUST for the Feature Board

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Real Estate Agent with www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Featured Images - A MUST for the Feature Board

This week's ActiveRain ZOOM meeting was one of our best yet! We had our fearless leader, Ben Kinney, and one of the members of the development team as guests...or, were we Ben's guests?!

 

The new format was rolled out last month and Ben & Josiah were eager to hear the member's opinions of the changes. They also heard issues that some of the members are having and answered a lot of great questions for us. Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist wrote a wonderful summary post about the meeting. 

 

The reason for this post is to share that from here forward, our feature board will have a uniform 'look' and that includes the featured image beside every featured post. The 'feature fairies' will only be selecting posts for the feature board that contain a featured image.

 

How do you add a featured image?

Easy peasy! Simply click on the Featured Image "CHOOSE FILE" button, right below the Title of your post. A window will open for you to select a file from YOUR COMPUTER FILES. Locate and click on the file you wish to use and VOILA! Your featured image is already formatted exactly as AR wants it.

 

It's so much easier than adding images within your post! If you don't want to use another image within your post, you don't always need one - this one shows up at the top of your post. For short posts, this is ideal if you only have a few minutes to post something. It literally takes only seconds (unlike the main media uploader)!

Featured Image


Give it a whirl! We think you're going to love the featured image feature! Remember, the feature fairies will be looking for featured images in our posts.

Happy blogging!

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Featured Images - A MUST for the Feature Board

Comments (67)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Buzz Mackintosh! Indeed! I think it makes a world of difference. I cannot wait for all of the changes to be rolled out. I'm very impressed with the direction this platform is taking.

Feb 05, 2021 06:14 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You're so welcome and we missed you, Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI! It was a very informative meeting and I am very excited about Ben's plans.

Feb 05, 2021 06:15 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX! Yes, I am thrilled with the direction we're headed too - it's been a long time coming. 

And, yes, what I love about the featured image is that if we're doing a 'Speechless Sunday' or a short post, we'll be done in under 5 minutes. That uploader for the featured image is super fast! 

Feb 05, 2021 06:18 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You're so welcome, Scott Godzyk! Life is good when we're busy, for sure!

Feb 05, 2021 06:19 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Me too, Carol Williams! I cannot tell you how excited I am about it! I'm thrilled that Ben is not only putting his $$$ into this platform but, his heart and soul too. That means so much to me!

Thank you so much for the re-blog and for putting this in your Second Chance post this week. That is a great idea to help spread the word--and FAST!

Feb 05, 2021 06:21 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Lyn Sims, you're always ahead of the times! I tried it months ago but, wasn't crazy about how the photo laid out. I've been doing it for a few weeks on some posts and really do like it now. I think the ease of uploading that one photo will help bloggers post more blogs too - it makes a difference when you're in a hurry to get back to work!

Feb 05, 2021 06:23 AM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Hi Debe,

I'm so sorry that I missed that call, but many thanks to you for sharing!

Feb 05, 2021 06:39 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I tried it this morning Debe. I eliminated the photo I already had and then pressed the feature button. The feaure button worked, but my original photo did not delete so now I have the photo 2 times. Oh well, will try it again another day...

Feb 05, 2021 08:19 AM
Eileen Burns

me too Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Feb 11, 2021 10:42 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Thanks for the heads up, have used that before, but not always.

Feb 05, 2021 08:20 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Good to know. Looking forward to lots of new tips and tricks to make this site even better.

Feb 05, 2021 08:59 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Well there you have it ... we learn something new that we never knew was part of this site... thanks Guys!!

Feb 05, 2021 09:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this information.

I do not use the Featured Image option. 

Feb 05, 2021 09:52 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have made it a habit to post a daily reblog.

The featured image does not appear when you reblog the post. 

Feb 05, 2021 11:41 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Debe Maxwell, CRS  I do agree one of the best Zoom meetings and very informative. This post has been very informative also. I know I learned last year when speaking with  Bill Spear about maps how to use the featured- image feature. Bill showed me how it is fairly easy if you have the know-how. Great post you are the BEST 

Feb 05, 2021 03:33 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Thank you so much for the update about changes. Appreciate it.

Sam Shueh

Feb 08, 2021 07:56 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Buckhead - Midtown - Westside ... Love our City - Love our Clients! - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Debe Maxwell, CRS 
Thanks for the FEATURED PHOTO lesson.
All the best - Lynn

Feb 08, 2021 08:51 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I dont think i have ever posted anything without including a featured image 

 

Feb 09, 2021 08:47 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I try to be as future worthy as possible but sometimes it’s just about my enjoyment of the photo haha!

Feb 10, 2021 08:52 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes You might think this would be obvious to a lot of people but maybe it isn’t really at all.

Feb 10, 2021 08:53 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I meant to say that it was feature worthy and not future worthy. That’s a typo but I can’t fix it on my phone for some reason.

Feb 10, 2021 08:54 PM

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