Nov 052010
 

Yes You Can Put Images In Your Comments!

There have been at least a few times when I wanted to add an image to a comment in my WordPress blog but never took the time to investigate it thoroughly. I’m pretty sure I performed a cursory search, saw “it can’t be done!” and went back to whatever I was doing. It just wasn’t pressing enough for me to dig around … until today.

Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease

This issue faced by two bloggers I know, both of whom wanted to specifically insert an illustrative image in a comment they were writing. I first encountered a comment by wordsmith extraordinaire and creator of the popular community networking software, Blogmogrifier, Mitchell Allen. I wished I could help him. Less than 24 hours later, I thought I heard the very same desire from the exceptionally talented video tutorial creator, Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips. (Turns out, Ileane already knew how to add images to comments, but was just having an issue with resizing the graphic she wanted to add.)

Self-interest is a beautiful concept.

By that, I mean, I like to have the answers to computer-related, web-related, and desktop publishing-related questions! Dog-gone it … Since when don’t I know the answer to something as seemingly simple as adding an image to a comment? I marched off and came back with the answer, because the next time a blogger, a friend, a client asks me (not that they asked me!) how to add an image to a comment, I will know! (Or, at least I can refer both of us back to this post!)

Hey, if you prefer, you can Skip the anecdotal, rhetoric, etc. etc. and just jump to the code. Otherwise, read on …

Another Plugin? No Thank You!

There’s a plugin for that!

The first answers were, “It can’t be done!” The next answer, after someone determined it could be done, was: “Hey, there’s a plugin for that!” Not this time, buddy. See, I just spent major time, and burnt up a lot of brain cells trying to figure out why my websites kept throwing those blasted “500 Internal Server Error”s. I just tossed out errant plugins, memory hog plugins, useless, tasteless, and hanging-around plugins.

Another plugin was not the answer for me. But if you want to go that route, this fellow put together one that will put your images in your comments. I haven’t tested it. I haven’t used it. I haven’t seen it. I haven’t downloaded it … Get the picture? Use it at your own risk. It’s called Comment Image Embedder but the name in the WordPress plugin repository is Comment-Images. The author, Trevor Fitzgerald, says it is “a very simple plugin that, once installed, lets your visitors add an image to their comments.”1 If you don’t plan to allow your visitors to add images, this probably isn’t for you.

Still here? Here we go!

How To Add Images To Your Comments in WordPress

Add Images To Comments in WordPress via Media LibraryThese instructions apply ONLY if you are hosting the WordPress blogging software on your own webhosting space.

I’m not sure whether or not you can do this if your blog is hosted on WordPress.com. (I’ve got some there, too, but I didn’t take time to figure that out yet.) Likewise, I can’t say this works for Blogger (Blogspot) blogs. I’ll leave this for another day, or if you get the chance to try it, let us all know.

There Are 3 Steps

You probably already know how to get your images from your computer into the WordPress Media Library, but just in case …

Step 1

In Brief … Save image to desktop or folder, in your WordPress admin, go to MEDIA, then add the image

Using your Admin Dashboard

  • MEDIA > ADD NEW
  • Click the SELECT FILES button
  • Upload the image

Be sure to add a title, some alternate text, and a description to your image. Currently, this is one of the foremost recommended strategies for images by SEO and usability experts alike. Larissa Thomason of NetMechanics2 sheds a little more light on the matter:

Consider the benefits of good ALT and TITLE text:

  • Enhance the browsing experience of visitors with disabilities.
  • Increase your page’s keyword density score and relevancy for your targeted keywords. (Calculate your page’s keyword density . . . and find out if you’ve used your keywords too little – or too often.)
  • Provide valuable information to all your visitors with descriptive link titles and descriptive text about other page elements.

Add Title, Alternate Text, and Description To Images You Add to WordPress Comments

Step 2

Find the image you want to include in your comment.

  • MEDIA > LIBRARY
  • Locate the image you just uploaded
  • Copy the FILE URL

Get the File URL When Adding Images in WordPress Comments

Now you’re ready to insert the image in your comment.

Step 3

From within the WordPress Admin Dashboard . . .

  • Write your comment (or if you want to add an image to a comment that’s already been written, locate the comment)
  • Move to the place in the comment where you want the image to appear
  • Paste the FILE URL you just copied into the appropriate place (see below for the exact code you’ll need)

Save your comment. Of course, you should view the comment within the post to make sure everything went as planned. :)

The Image Code

Code is Poetry. – WordPress Developers

Code is not a nasty word. It is just a wee bit of text. (Well, okay, the WordPress code itself is a mountain of text. But we’re not creating a mountain!)

Highlight and copy the pieces of code below. Then use them when you need them. :)

Here’s how the code looks.

If you understand it, you can put it in by hand without even using the Media Library. An even better benefit is you can use images from anywhere as long as you know the URL or image address. Really, this is no different than adding an image in a post!

In its simplest form, this is the image code:

<img src="URL TO THE FILE">

If you want to do it right (for better accessibility and for SEO benefits), do it like this . . .

<img src="URL TO THE FILE" title="" alt="">

Just put whatever text you want between the quotes for both TITLE and ALT.

Linking To A Post From The Image

The simplest form of a hyperlinked image is this:

<a href="URL-TO-POST"><img src="URL TO THE FILE"></a>

You have two pieces of information to change. You’ve got the hang of URL TO THE FILE, which is the entire link to the image. Go find the post you want the image to link to. Copy the address from the browser bar. Drop that address in place of URL-TO-POST. All done!

Caveats aka Things To Watch Out For

Image Size – If you look at my comment section, you’ll see it spans about two-thirds of the page. I try to keep the image around 450px.

Don’t forget to describe your image.

Trying to hyperlink? First do the img src part. Then wrap the image in the hyperlink part.

Wrap Image Code in Hyperlink Code - Add images to comments in WordPress

Tools For Quick Image Manipulation

Snag-It Screen Capture & Image Editor
Free 30-day trial — http://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.asp

I use this every day. I mean it. Most of the screenshots in this document were captured with SnagIt, then modified in some way. – Vernessa

FastStone Image Viewer
Free — http://www.faststone.org

An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats …. features such as image viewing, management … resizing, cropping, color adjustments ….

Snipping Tool in Windows Vista / Windows 7
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/microsoft/ht/snippingtool.htm

With Windows Vista and later, Microsoft has included a utility called the Snipping Tool to make capturing screen shots easier.

Linux Users

  • 3 Ways to Capture / Take A Screenshot On A Linux Computer
    http://pcsplace.com/linux/3-ways-to-capture-take-a-screenshot-on-a-linux-computer/
  • 5 of the Best Free Linux Screen Capture Tools http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20100823043917405/ScreenCaptureTools.html

The Proof Is In The Pudding (aka The Image Is In The Comment)

The first comment below is a test of adding an image to a WordPress comment. It works!

Your Turn . . .

Please let me know whether (or not) the steps described in this tutorial work for you. Come on back by and let me know. If you’ve found another way of getting the same thing done, let us know about that, too.

Webmasters, Blog Owners, Ezine Editors: You Can Use My Articles!
Video Solutions – 4 Services Solve 5 Common Problems With Adding Video to Any Type of Website Find more at EzineArticles.com.


Other Sources

WordPress.com forums this year3 and last year4.





Footnotes

  1. Allow your visitors to add images to their comments by using the Comment Embedder plugin for WordPress by Trevor Fitzgerald.  [↩ go back]
  2. Larissa Thomason of NetMechanics discusses image attributes in HTML Tip: Using ALT And TITLE Attributes  [↩ go back]
  3. WordPress.com forum post, Images With Comments, July 19, 2010.  [↩ go back]
  4. WordPress.com forum post, How to insert a picture directly in a comment, April 6, 2009.  [↩ go back]

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  1. This is my test of adding an image to a WordPress comment. The image size is 433w x 244h which is a pretty good fit.

    Add Image To WordPress Comments - Miss Getting ... LOST: Characters Rose Henderson Nadler (L. Scott Caldwell), Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) on the beach 2

    This ends the test! :)

    Oh, and this is an image from the popular ABC TV show LOST, which was one of my all-time favorites. Pictured: Characters Rose Henderson Nadler (L. Scott Caldwell) and Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) on the beach I’m sure she’s imparting some timeless wisdom to him!

  2. Hey Vernessa, great tutorial! I love your writing style, it reminds me of when we’re chatting on Skype :)

    I have inserted images into comments before, but I use a Chrome extension called Scribefire and it normally works fine (although the method you’re demonstrating is much less work). Here’s the post I did about it in case you want to take a look at how it works http://basicblogtips.com/scribefire-comes-to-chrome.html

    The primary issue I had with the Wordle was simply getting the screenshot. :)

    Thanks for sharing all of those tools for making screenshots.

    • Hello, Ileane – I’m looking forward to another Skype talk with you.
      It was a great way to start the day!

      Thanks for the link to Scribefire tutorial. I’m a Chrome user too so it’s always good to get the low-down on an extension from someone knowlegeable.

      There are lots of things you can do with your Wordle. I created some and featured them on my Squidoo lens. I agree with you, it’s a very clever service.

      Always happy to see you in the house! And thanks for the Retweet! :)

  3. Hi Vernessa,

    Thanks for sharing your comment image tips :)
    I appreciate the link love, too.

    Cheers,

    Mitch

  4. The only thing I know about wordpress is the basic features of it. More than that, I am clueless of the other features. Just like your tutorial here. I can see this WP feature but don’t know how to create it. Nice to see that you’ve discussed it here. I hope you will discuss more features of wordpress like adding logos, adding banner, etc.

    • Hi Alexa – Sorry it took so long to reply. First, welcome to CoachNotes Blog and thanks for taking time to leave a comment. :)

      One of the most important things about learning a system like WordPress is to remember that it was created for YOU to share your content. Once you figure out how to create, save, and publish a post (or article), you’ve got “the basics”! Anything else you want to learn should be driven by what you think you’d like to do.

      For example, I learned how to add an image to a comment because adding an image to a comment is what I wanted to do. So I went searching for how to get that one task done.

      Does that make sense?

      In the same vein, when I was ready to add a video to a post, I searched around and learned mountains about how to add video to WordPress. If the topic is popular enough (or troublesome enough), I’ll write up a tutorial or a guide so others can have the benefit of my new-found knowledge.

      Looks like you’ve gotten the basics. :) and you’re using that great Thesis theme. Let me know if I can help you with anything you’re trying to do on your site.

      BTW – You’ll get some extra mileage out of CommentLuv if you become a free member of the ComLuv community. :)

  5. Really great tutorial!! Never even thought about adding images to a comment but know where to go should I run into issues with it. Thanks!

    • Hi Barbara, thanks for visiting CoachNotesBlog. Knowing how to drop an image into your comments is another one of those things that doesn’t rise to the top until you need it. I made myself a dummy post in the WP Admin area with the image code in it so I could find it easily the next time.

      Congrats on your upcoming relaunch. I love how you’re seeking input from the community. Give me a minute and I’ll see what ideas I can add to your pool!

      Hope to see you around here again. :)

  6. Hi Vernessa

    Wow you techies really are geniuses lol I got a techie friend to update my WordPress theme and sort out my back office yesterday. He offered, I was relieved and he did it so quickly!

    I would like to know how to get picture off a site like Flickr or one of them and upload to my blog. My Gen Y niece used to do it for me with her Mac & photoshop after she took photos for me but she got too much on now. Have you done a simple tutorial about that? Please can you email me if you have and thanks.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • I use Flickr almost exclusively, Patricia. I do things a bit differently than the bloggers that I know. Most of them use the media tool in WordPress, which I find to be cumbersome.

      I’ll bet that Vernessa will step up with some easy advice: mine would be all techie, involving FTP, Irfanview for resizing, and PhraseExpress for generating my Creative Commons attribution as a snippet of HTML.

      The only suggestion I have is to be sure you DO use the Creative Commons section of Flickr. This gives you permission to repost the images.

      Cheers,

      Mitch

      • Happy Wednesday, Mitch! Truth is, I end up using FTP on a regular basis and handcoding more often than not — just like you. (Tried IrfanView sometime in the past but don’t remember why its not in my toolbox.) Never heard of PhraseExpress but looks like my kind of utility!

        Well, I did come up with some Flickr-related instructions. Thanks for the vote of confidence. LOL I hope Patricia finds them simple and useful.

    • Hi Patricia! I haven’t written a tutorial specifically for adding images via Flickr. I mostly just do what Mitch says is cumbersome (and he is 100% correct!) or I do the FTP thing. LOL Sometimes I use PhotoBucket, but today, to answer your question, I’ve set up a Flickr account. :)

      Are you working in the WordPress Visual View? You have 2 Steps (with some baby steps within each one!)

      Step 1 : Working In Flickr

      1. Log into Flickr (create an account if you don’t have one)
      2. Search for “creative commons your-keyword”
      OR use menu Explore> Creative Commons
      3. Select an image you want to use (double check the License!)
      4. Favorite it (just out of courtesy)
      7. Click SHARE button
      8. Select appropriate size (button is under the code)
      9. Select the HTML code
      NO!! ==> “Grab the link”
      YES!! ==> “Grab the HTML/BB Code”

      Highlight ONLY the IMG SRC link that ends in the image name (JPG PNG GIF)

      For example:
      http: //farm5.static.flickr .com/4111/5055173208_eb6bbcf50f .jpg

      Step 2 :: Add Your Image via Image Button To Your WordPress Post

      1. Click image button on WordPress Post/Edit Menu
      2. Select “From URL”
      3. Paste the IMG SRC link you highlighted from Flickr
      4. Give it a keyword title
      5. Give it some alternate text
      6. Give it a caption (good place for author’s attribution)
      7. Position the image (left, center, right)
      8. Click “Insert into post” button

      Nice work! :)

      Let me know if this works for you (or if it doesn’t so we can see where to troubleshoot). Happy Image Dropping!

      (Image in background is In the Lavender Field courtesy of Vincent van der Pas on Flickr. Many thanks, Vincent!)

  7. Vernessa, this is great! I never even knew you could do all that with Flickr. Once I stopped using the media toolbar, everything was right-click save image as … until Flickr changed the way we access images.

    As for PhraseExpress, if you go to my blog and scroll down to the Keywords on the right, you’ll find that I have two posts about this wonderful software.

    Thanks again for sharing your expertise and helping out one of the coolest bloggers from “Down Under” (She’s popping up everywhere!)

    Cheers,

    Mitch

    • Hi Mitch,

      You didn’t know Flickr was that cool? (I didn’t know it, either!) LOL After that little write-up, I added some images to my Time4Linux blog using the URL method. That worked as intended, but I had to actually download the image to use as the featured image. Not a big deal.

      I took a look at your articles on PhraseExpress. Glad you didn’t lose all your hard work!

      • Nope, sure didn’t. Apparently, I suffer from (or enjoy the benefits) of tunnel vision. I see that “share” button every time, but I go straight to the action button. Both are relatively new additions to the Flickr site, so I had already been accustomed to right-clicking the image to save it.

        Can we see the Linux blog?

        Cheers,

        Mitch

  8. Hi Vernessa,

    This is just great. Now I can show the real meaning of my comments with an additional picture. Well, the tutorial took 15 minutes of my time. But its worth it. Thanks for sharing.

    Sathish

    • Hey Sathish! You’re welcome. I’m always flattered when the master bloggers find my tutorials useful. :)

      Since writing this, I’ve added images to another comment. One thing I should tell you (and everyone else) is to be mindful of whether your theme is fixed or flexible because that will determine whether the comment area will expand to accommodate images in nested comments. Sadly, this Traction theme is fixed and doesn’t handle nested comments too well.

      Time is so precious, I’m glad you said your 15 minutes was “well spent.” My clients like to have A-to-Z tutorials (with a little anecdotal info so they can see how I’ve experienced whatever I’m sharing). That makes these How-To’s a bit longer. :)

      On another note, I like the spin you put on selecting a PC or Mac. Ingenious! Stop by anytime, Sathish!

  9. Hey, Thanks for the tutorial …

    Thanks Agian :)

    • Hi Sharat, I’m glad you came by. Like Sathish says, adding images to comments is a great way to “show the real meaning” — really illustrating what you’re discussing.

      Have you had times when you wanted to spice up your comments with images?

  10. Indeed a very good read! Very informative post with pretty good insight on all aspects of the topic! Will keep visiting in future too!

    • Hey JMartine! Every now and again a comment gets lots in the fray for a minute … Thanks for reading and I’m glad you found the tutorial useful.

  11. Hi,

    An wonderful tutorial, I was wondering do we have to resize the images to any particular size or will it automatically resize the images according to the blog?

    Thanks
    James

    • Hi James – Yes, you will need to resize images based on the width of your comment area, which is specific to your theme. Note the very first comment above. The width of the image is 433px.

      But I discovered if you want to include an image in a nested comment, you will need to resize the image to an even smaller size because the commenting area gets smaller too.

      Your blog will not resize images for you. Near the end of the article, you’ll see some image editing tools. You can use your personal favorite or choose one of these for your resizing work.

      Thanks for leaving a comment. Let me know if you have additional questions.

  12. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1409/5170013552_6d762ebe75.jpg
    Hi Vernessa just seeing if this has worked? Or can you only add images to your own comments on your blog? Grant

    • Hi Grant! Thanks for coming by today.

      Yes, you are only able to add images via your WordPress Dashboard. Otherwise, WP just strips out the code automatically.

      If you want to allow your visitors to add an image to their comments, you could try this plugin, Comment Image Embedder (Comment-Images in the WordPress plugin repository). I haven’t tried it but saw comments elsewhere that it works.

      It would be great to hear about your experience if you decide to give the plugin a try.

      • Ah, I’m glad I made it down this far and read the comments instead of asking the question again. I was thinking we couldn’t just write code to add an image into a comment, and you confirmed it. My mind was seeing someone adding an image to a comment and throwing off its dimensions drastically because they might not know how to format it to a smaller size. Whew!

        • I’m with you, Mitch. I wouldn’t want people just arbitrarily dropping in images, either. WordPress almost made it too hard for the blog owner to put one in!

          • Actually, I didn’t even know one could add images through the program like that; I always wrote my own code. And I still add my own code to format things properly; it doesn’t work well unless I do.

          • Writing your own code can sure be the equalizer when dealing with finicky blogging software. I didn’t know that about you! It’s always nice to know who can roll up their sleeves and get under the hood. :D

          • Yup; add me & the other Mitch together and you’re looking at some serious trouble. ;-)

  13. I could see that when I made the post that the link was just sat in the comment box- will try it on my wordpress blog- Thanks Grant

  14. Very cool, Vernessa! This is everything a tutorial should be: easy to follow, useful, and easy to implement. Nicely done!

    Oh, and saw that you sport KeywordLuv here. I just added your site to KeywordLuv.com :)

    • Welcome Tristan, and many thanks for your kind words!

      It’s wonderful to be included in your KeywordLuv directory, too. You’ve been busy; gotta say I’m loving your new sites (and that footer rocks).

      Drop in any time. :)

  15. Hey Vernessa,
    I had no idea you can add images to your comments.
    I kinda like the option for images to be added just by the admin, cause knowing all the spammers we would end up with bunch of not related images and when more comments are flying in, it would be too hard to monitor all that.
    Thanks for the great tutorial :) I will have to try this

    • Hi Brankica! Glad you discovered this and like you, real happy there’s no way for spammers to get in on this action. :)

      One thing I did to save some time was copy the code over into a dummy comment that way it’s just a few clicks away when I need it. Let me know how it goes. (See the post for the version that works best for you.)

      Happy Holidays and see you soon.

  16. Great post Vernessa!
    I thought this would be another 5 sentence tutorial, with just a few lines of steps and that’s that. But you’ve inserted so much more info in there, and made the post really exciting.

    All I could say is, your writing style is really brilliant. Wish I could write like that one day :)

    • Danke, Amr! That’s a really nice compliment, coming from such a language master as yourself. :) What a lovely site you have! All the tools for reinforcement (like Word of the Day and Jokes) in German are top-notch. Are you planning to do any videos or audio?

      I wrote a guest post for a German blog earlier this year and the owner introduced me in German to his readers. Too bad I don’t speak German (or any other language besides English). Your site and Gunther’s intro make me want to stretch myself!

      Drop by anytime!

  17. You make this look so simple Vernessa. Actually, it is simple. :) Why didn’t I think of this before. I’m sure it would be easy to overuse this but that would just take away from the impact that it would have if you use it discretely. I can see a use for this when someone has asked for further input in a comment. Sometimes a quick screen shot will clarify an answer so quickly.

    • Happy Holidays, Sherryl! Hope you’re having a lovely one, not filled with too much work. :)

      You’re right, being able to drop a screenshot in as you reply to a question speaks volumes!

  18. Excellent tutorial, I will be giving this a go. It wasn’t something I though about before.

    • Happy New Year, Smithy! Glad you found the tutorial useful, thanks for saying so. :) Adding an image to a comment can be a wonderful way to quickly demonstrate a technique, or in your case, even a product feature.

      Stop by anytime!

  19. This topic is a wee unusual but fascinating. I have never really thought of adding image to comments but it looks like a beneficial practice. Let’s see how it’s going to be beneficial in the long run.

    • Hi Anne, with a coupon site I’m not sure how you might use images in your comments. But if you ever need to do it, it’s a really neat way to get a point across.

      Thanks for dropping in! :)

  20. Why have I never thought of that! It is so obvious. Always nice to visit new blogs to get new inspiration. Let me try to add a picture to this comment:

    • Hi Thomas – Welcome to CoachNotesBlog! You’ve probably already discovered that you won’t be able to add a picture to your comment here. This feature is for your use on your own blog using your WordPress Dashboard. Give it a try … Have a little fun with it!

  21. Before I really have a hard time adding images to my wordpress comments and until now I really don’t have any idea. Thank you for sharing this tips so I could start doing it and seeing images to my comment box.

  22. I’ve never actually thought of adding pictures to my comments, but I can see where it would come in handy, especially if you wanted to illustrate a point. At least if I ever want to do it I know it can be done and I have you to thank for that.

    • Welcome Sire! Yes, it’s one of those things that wouldn’t be used often. So far I’ve only used it a couple of times but was tickled that it could be done.

      Thanks for dropping in!

      • I wonder if there is a plugin that allows you to do it. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if there was, there are so many good plugins out there I’m sure someone had the same issues about placing an image in the comments that they developed a plugin to do it.

        • I came across one plugin that seems to work. I didn’t test it, but it was the answer several people agreed upon.

          It’s called Comment Image Embedder (or Comment-Images in the WP repository). This one lets your visitors add an image to their comments.

          It would be wonderful to give another little perk to our commenters, but unfortunately, the scammy element out there will force most of us to skip this one.

  23. Hi Vernessa,

    Seems to me that they have a plug-in for everything these days. I have not come across a comment that I needed to insert an image but this is really good to know. You explained this very well so will bookmark this post for future reference. Because I KNOW that there will be a time I will want to do just this.

    Thanks for this very helpful post.

    Adrienne

    • Hello Adrienne! Welcome to CoachNotes Blog.

      Your comment makes me smile because being a savvy blogger with good tips to share, you can see the day coming when you’ll want to explain something in pictorial detail. Mine came when Patricia (LavenderUses) asked me about Flickr.

      Lovely to have you drop by and hope to see more of you. :)

  24. I am using the plugin by Trevor Fitzgerald and it works perfectly. Gravatar-enabled comments are also nice.

    • Hello Raymund,

      You’re the first person I’ve met who can give a first-hand account of Trevor’s Comment Image Embedder plugin. I’m pleased to know it works well and I’m sure others will be, too.

      Which plugin do you like for Gravatar-enabled comments?

  25. Nice guide, Vernessa. I love wordpress platform; it’s very friendly.
    How come and the comluv post titles are not shown above every comment in this blog?
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    • Hi Steven!

      Welcome to CoachNotes Blog! Yes, WordPress is wonderfully easy to get into and fall in love with. :)

      I moved the site to a new host within past 10 days. Hmmm, it looks as if any CommentLuv links left before the move are not showing up. I’ll dig into that further to see if it can be fixed. Thanks for pointing that out.
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  26. Images are considered to be the best way to attract attention of blog users to comments or blog posts. So, it is expedient to insert images both for blog owners and for users leaving comments on posts.

  27. Nice share. Many people didn’t know about this. Even i didn’t knew this, two months before.

  28. Hi Eze,

    While this little gem isn’t something you’d use every day, it’s available when we need it. Let me know how you use it. Thanks for dropping in today!
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  29. Hello Shaina,

    Now you can drop the perfect image into your comments to illustrate a point (or just share a cool pic). Really appreciate your comment. :)
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  30. Just seeing if I can add an emoticon image with what you have taught


  31. I feel like such a clutz. Sorry. I got lost right after your third bullet in step 3
    Paste the FILE URL you just copied into the appropriate place (see below for the exact code you’ll need)

    so I pasted the URL into the comment box where I wanted to image to appear … then what do I do? I copied and pasted your code right after it but the image did not appear.

    I’m afraid your See spot run tutorial was over my head. Can you help me.

    • Hi Perk,

      What a lovely blog you have! As for the images in comments, I was NOT sure this would work on a WordPress.com blog — the tutorial is written for self-hosted blogs. In fact, I didn’t test this on any WP . com blogs, but according to a discussion thread on WP .com, you can add images to your comments there. (See Footnote #3, http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/images-with-comments )

      Sooo, did you paste your URL in the appropriate place? You should have substituted your URL for the placeholder text between the quotes.

      < img src = "URL TO THE FILE " >

      Drop me a note to let me know if you got it working or still need some help.
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  32. thanx for your comment image tips.
    I love this article.
    Thanx again.

  33. It is so detailed. Anyone can easily understands it. Thanks for sharing it.

  34. I never knew you could add images to the wordpress blog, thanks for writing up such a detailed article how you do this!

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