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How to add pictures, tweets, instagram and videos to your posts

Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 01 2016, 11:14

First off, as the owner of this forum, I'd like to thank everyone who's contributing by sharing pictures, articles and videos about George Clooney to this fan site.  I couldn't do it without you.

Secondly, what I'm finding is that recently people are only posting the link to an article/picture/video.  While that's great, unfortunately what happens is that the majority of the people reading this site don't click on the link.  I do understand that when posting from a tablet or mobile device, it's difficult to post more than just a link in which case I kindly ask you if once you're online on a proper computer you can go back to your link and add the missing info, or make a deal with another poster on the forum to help you out with this.  I'll try to fill in as much missing information as I can, but I'm not always online.  

To make this a great forum for everyone, it would be great if everyone can band together and share whole articles, not just links.  If you see that someone else has only given a link, I'd really appreciate if you can click on the link and copy over all the info on the link and paste it here in the forum.

How to add photos and text to your post?  Here's how:

  1. Simply go to the webpage you want to share and select all of the text and pictures on that page [you do this by scrolling your mouse over all the text and pictures while holding down the left button at the same time]
  2. Then come back to this site and either click on the 'reply' button if you want to share this in an existing thread or click on 'new topic' button if you want to start a new thread. 
  3. Take a look at the tool bar that's just above the text box where you write your message.  The button on the very end looks like a sheet of paper and is called 'switch editor mode'.  Click on it to ensure it's NOT selected [if it's selected it has a white background around it and if it's not selected, it has the same background colour that all the other buttons have].
  4. Then simply paste your message in the text box [you do this by right-clicking your mouse and choosing 'paste']
  5. This system will automatically add the text and all the pictures from the website page that you copied.  You don't need to do anything clever.



Note: sometimes the formating is messy and also sometimes adverts and other bumf from the original website gets copied over.  If you feel like it, you can try to clean it up a little by deleting the unecessary stuff, or just leave it.


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Re: How to add pictures, tweets, instagram and videos to your posts

Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 01 2016, 11:19

To add videos, instagram and tweets:

The easiest way to add any media such as videos, tweets and instagram pictures is to look for the 'embed' code.  Usually this is indicated by a button with three dots on it and sometimes (particularly with videos) it can be a button with <> on it.  And sometimes there's just a button that says 'embed'.

Click on that button and copy the code it gives you.  Paste that code into your message.

And you're done.  Don't worry that the code is long and complete gibberish.  You don't need to do anything with this, other than ensure you've copied it.  This website will do the rest for you.

Note: sometimes tweets and instagrams have blocked the embedding feature.  Not much you can do about it.

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Re: How to add pictures, tweets, instagram and videos to your posts

Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 01 2016, 11:29

To add a YouTube video is even easier:

Copy the address of the video (the bit in the address bar that starts "www."

Come back to this site and either click on the 'reply' button if you want to post the video in an existing thread or click on 'new topic' button if you want to start a new thread.

In the toolbar that's just above the text box, you'll see a button called 'YouTube'. Click on that and paste the address of the video where it tells you to and click 'insert'.

And you're done! The website will convert that link to a video for you.

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Re: How to add pictures, tweets, instagram and videos to your posts

Post by melbert on Mon Feb 01 2016, 11:47

Katie, every time I try and copy an Instagram, all I get is a big square with a little icon in the center, but no picture.

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Re: How to add pictures, tweets, instagram and videos to your posts

Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 01 2016, 11:55

Yes, same here.  Have raised it with the techies to see if they can fix the issue.

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Re: How to add pictures, tweets, instagram and videos to your posts

Post by melbert on Mon Feb 01 2016, 11:58

The one you posted looks the same as the one I tried!  So, it's not just ME!  Yay!

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