Any t'interweb gurus out there? I can't get this forum to display pictures in a post. I click on the "insert picture" icon, fill in the URL but all that gets displayed is the little square picture icon.
The pictures themselves are hosted on my own website and the URL does work, if I just insert the URL and then click on it the picture is displayed.
The web domain is mine and I intend to maintain it "forever" hence hosting the pictures there so they are not at the mercy of changes in company policy such as the Photobucket change a few years back.
I think the problem may be because my domain is not "secure" i.e., HTTP and not HTTPS an it maybe a case that it is the browser blocking "mixed content". I use Chrome. Is this the case? If so will obtaining an SSL certificate making my domain HTTPS solve the problem?
example: (the link works if you click on it, but the "picture" inserted with the same URL does not.
As suspected the issue was because the pictures were not hosted on a "secure" site. i.e. the web address did not start with "https://".
I have now sorted an SSL certificate for the domain and hey presto the pictures appear, so I can now get pics to appear in my postings without having to rely on either forum webspace or a third party picture hosting site that may impose charges in the future.
U.K. Marc think you right about enthusiasm, I visit the site everyday read the posts and if someone asks for help, try and help, this ends up with me asking for there email address and.sending photos,the problem with this is there is no continuity with the conversation and other peoples input,other forums I am on you can just add a photo with ease and they seem to be more active,I have found asking for help has a quicker response on the standard Facebook page,people talk about URLs and http s and its Chinese writing to me,just a thought to try and get the forum more active
Post by Eternal Optimist on Jun 27, 2020 15:34:55 GMT 1
Many forums are more quiet than they were in the past. This one has (regrettably) never been that active. Posting pictures isn’t too difficult once you’ve figured out how to use a photo hosting website and then copy the links across.
I don’t find Facebook any use whatsoever for logging a restoration over a period of time. Posts are generally ‘look at me’ pictures or a one off ‘how do I fix this’ question which then gets lost forever. I spent many hours photographing and writing up my VW restoration, and the pictures have helped others see how stuff goes together.
I have a look in here most days and it’s not unusual to see no new posts.
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