How to Show an Image on Plbg.com
"How do I include an image in my post or signature?"
For security reasons, we do not allow uploading of any files (including images) directly to our site. However, you can reference an external image on our plumbing forum simply by using any online photo posting sites such as postimage.io, imgur.com, imageshack.com, tinypic.com and others (which are all free).
To use postimage.io you do not need an account. To upload an image follow these general instructions:
- Go to postimage.io
- Select the image size and usage ie. 640x480 (for message boards )
- Click the button Choose images, and select one or more images to upload.
- Once uploaded you will be taken to a new page with links to use to share the image.
- In the bottom section of the page click on the blue 'copy' icon button to the right of the link labeled "Direct link" and paste that into your post between [img] and [/img] tags.
The results of the steps above should give you a link that looks similar to the following link:
The code above produces this image:
Please note: Images larger than 50k should be linked-to instead of showing the image directly in the post. The reason for linking to large images (50k or more), instead of showing them directly in posts is to help keep our forum loading fast - having several large images in a single thread can slow down the site, and we want the information to load fast for our users.
Linking a large image, is exactly the same as linking to another site, except instead of referencing other sites URL, you simply use the URL of the image.
To link to an image, all you need to do is use the following structure:
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