Insert Images in Forum Post

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There are several ways to insert an image into a forum post. Images may either be embedded into the post itself or added as an attachment to the post. If it's embedded into the post, this means that the image will appear on the page without people needing to click on a link.

The method shown in the image below demonstrates how to embed a photo in a post. It shows how to embed a photo located on the internet as well as a photo located on your device.

Approach 1: Embed an Image Using Web Addresses from the Internet

  1. Find a web address of an image you'd like to embed into a text entry in Isidore.
  2. Copy the web address.
  3. Begin your text entry in Isidore, then select the Image icon in the text editor. picture
  4. In the Image Properties popup, paste the web address in the URL field.
  5. Edit the image's size, alignment, and caption in the same popup.
  6. Press the OK button to add the image to your entry.
  7. Save or post the entry to see the image included in your text entry.

Approach 2: Embed an Image by Uploading an Image from your Computer

Images uploaded from your computer must first be stored in a location that is publicly accessible in Isidore so that others may view the image.

  1. On your Isidore homepage, click on the My Resources tool in the tool menu.
  2. Click on the Actions button adjacent to the "Home" link.
  3. From the dropdown menu, click on the Upload Files option.
  4. Click in the gray area to pull up your computer's file explorer and find the image you'd like to upload.
  5. Press the Continue button.
  6. When you are redirected to your Resources folder, locate the image you uploaded and select the Actions button in-line with it.
  7. Click on the Edit Details option from the dropdown menu.
  8. In the Additional Access section, click the checkbox next to the "This file is publicly viewable" option.
  9. Press Update to save that change.
  10. Then begin your text entry wherever you want to embed the image.
  11. Click on the Image icon in the text editor. picture
  12. In the Image Properties popup, click on the Browse Server button. This will bring up Isidore's file browser.
  13. Click on the Home site from the list of sites in the menu.
  14. Double click on the Resources folder.
  15. Find the image you want to embed, then select it and press OK.
  16. Edit the image's size, alignment, and caption in the same popup.
  17. Press the OK button to add the image to your entry.
  18. Save or post the entry to see the image included in your text entry.

Approach 3: Attaching an Image from your Computer

  1. Click on the Add attachments button under the post you are adding to the forums tool.
  2. On the Add Attachment popup, click on the Choose File button.
  3. Locate the image you'd like to attach to your post in the file explorer window and click Open.
  4. Press Continue.
  5. You will see the name of the file under the Attachments heading for your post.
  6. Click Post to post to the Forum.



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