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Insert image button

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by PaulStoffregen, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. PaulStoffregen

    PaulStoffregen New Member

    On my vb4 forum, the "Insert Image" button brings up a little window with 2 tabs: "From Computer" and "From URL". Over the last few years, my users have posted thousands of images this way.

    When I write a message here, the similar "Image" button only shows "Image URL". There's no upload from computer. But it seems the "Upload a File" button (located below the editor, not in the toolbar above) might do the same thing? Maybe? Is that really the same thing, just requiring a different button to click than I'm used to with vb4? There's also a "Media Gallery Embed" button in the editor toolbar, unlike anything I have in vb4. Does that come from the $60 XenForo Media Gallery? Is the "Upload a File" button part of the base XenForo package, or do I need to buy one or more of the add-ons to get that?

    My main pre-sale question is whether my vb4 forum's images will import correctly, how users can post images (from the "Upload a File" but not from the "Image" button?), and whether I need to buy the Media Gallery add-on? I really don't have any need for galleries, but it's critically important for every user to be able to put images into their messages, like they've been doing all along with vb4.
  2. PaulStoffregen

    PaulStoffregen New Member

    At this point, I'm almost certain we're going to migrate from vb4. I just need to figure out which add-ons are needed!
  3. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member


    They can simply drag and drop the image in the editor and it will be automatically uploaded.

    Its optional.
  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    The image button performs a different function than uploading - it provides the ability to link to the URL. To upload an image/file you use the "Upload a File" button.
    I made mine a little easier to understand/comprehend by editing the phrases. This is what the users see now. When they hover over the Image button they see the highlighted box pop up. The other highlighted reflects that it allows image or file uploads.

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  5. PaulStoffregen

    PaulStoffregen New Member

    Thanks! That really clears things up. I guess I'm just too used to vbulletin4.
  6. Carlo

    Carlo Member

    Hey Tracy, would you mind telling me how you did the hover and text change trick? I need to do the same to help my users understand inserting images better. Thanks.
  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    The hover text over the redactor editor button is default.
    The language change is via the ACP. Just go to ACP -> Appearance -> Phrases and change the upload_file phrase to what you want.

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