Author Topic: Is there a way to have images in-line?  (Read 854 times)

Offline 12oh2alarm

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Is there a way to have images in-line?
« on: August 23, 2015, 03:26:57 PM »
I know I can add images to a posting using the "img" tag. As far as I can tell, I must provide an http link to an external site. Since my computer does not have a static IP, I went to the trouble of uploading a picture to some free image hosting service.
That sucks^Wis more cumbersome than necessary.
Most forum SW I know allows to upload an image as an attachment and then reference it in-line with a tag such as [attach=1] to inline the first attachment.
Reading SM help and googling whether Simple Machines can do this was inconclusive.
So, is SM is still in the AGC class of computing or has it taken a giant leap to the third millennium?  ;D

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Re: Is there a way to have images in-line?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 09:39:54 PM »
Development of the forum software does seem to be progressing more slowly than in the past, but I don't think it has stopped completely. They still release security patches from time to time.

I actually prefer that you host your images elsewhere simply because I don't want to fill up my disk space or exceed my bandwidth limits. I would like to avoid the added expense of upgrading my hosting if at all possible. Also, the larger the forum becomes, the more difficult it is for me to manage as far as backups etc. are concerned. This forum is no where near as big as the old BAUT and JREF forums, but I know they became rather difficult to manage due to their size.
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