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Implemented Images in a post

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by KVMG, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. KVMG

    KVMG Member

    It would be nice to be able to manage images within a post as following:
    1) Insert an image from a local file (not only from a web link)
    2) Be able to float the image to the right, or left, or center without needing to use BB code
    3) Be able to assign a target URL for the image to link to within the same initial dialog box
    4) Have a depository of images that can be re-used for inserting in subsequent posts.

    These are pretty standard features. WordPress handling of images could be a good feature-set to emulate.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1 and 2 are already possible.

    3 can be done with float bb code - I created a resource for that.

    You can reuse attachments and embed them in other posts.
    A suggestion has already been made for an attachment manager.
     
  3. KVMG

    KVMG Member

    1) Using the image icon in the editor provides only for a web link.
    2) Floating BB code looks ugly in the editor and does not apply to the post being viewed via email
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Use the [Upload a File] button to attach images.

    HTML is not supported in the editor so bb code is the only way to do it.
     
  5. KVMG

    KVMG Member

    This isn't about attaching images, it's about inserting an image to the post and having them link to a URL.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That is also already possible.
     
  7. KVMG

    KVMG Member

    Disappointing!
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As far as I'm understanding, the only thing you can't currently do is:
     
  9. KVMG

    KVMG Member

    No. I can't do any of the items I suggested, the way I suggested they should work:
    1) Insert an image (NOT an attachment) from a local file (not only from a web link)
    2) Be able to float the image to the right, or left, or center without needing to use BB code, in a way that will also get implemented in the email the system sends out
    3) Be able to assign a target URL for the image to link to within the same initial dialog box
    4) Have a depository of images that can be re-used for inserting in subsequent posts.

    All this functionality is offered right out of WordPress box.
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Wordpress also allows HTML. Wordpress uploads the local file to your server, which is the equivalent to an attachment. The only way to allow floating on XenForo is through BBCode, as it does not allow HTML. HTML on forums is an extremely bad idea, blogs are usually written and contributed to by 1 to a few trusted writers. They can be trusted with HTML, users can't. BBCode is converted in email messages.

    You cannot compare XenForo functionality to Wordpress functionality, they are different software packages that serve different functions.

    I have already addressed your last two points, so I won't repost the same comments.
     
  11. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    But this isn't WordPress....nor a blogging software. . . .
     
  12. KVMG

    KVMG Member

    I'm not comparing. I'm looking at a good set of functionality (on WP) and suggesting you emulate the functionality (not the technical implementation) on XF.

    Do you think it's a bad idea to have such functionality in XF?
     
  13. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's necessary. We can add images to posts very easily right now.
    upload-all-the-things.png

    See.. took me seconds :) And if I really wanted to - as has already been stated - I could use it again elsewhere.
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Personally, no, I don't think that I would use adding a link to the image as I upload the image often.

    The attachment gallery, it depends on the site really.
     

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