• Hi, Guest!
    Some images might be missing as we move away from using embedded images, sorry for the mess!
    From now on, you'll be required to use a third party to host images. You can learn how to add images here, and if your thread is missing images you can request them here.
    Do not use Discord to host any images you post, these links expire quickly!
How to post images on the forums

How to post images on the forums 2024-05-13

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With the introduction of the Eevee Expo forum, there are a lot of broken images as old attachments are not supported. Images can still be hosted on other sites and linked to, so this is a tutorial on adding images to your forum posts!

Note: If you do not have your attachments any longer, please submit a request in the Missing Images request form

There are plenty of image hosting websites to choose from, both paid and free. Some examples include:
ImageShack: Paid only ($4 a month)
ImgBB: Free (pro version is $13 a month)
imgbox: Free
Imgur: Free (ad-free is ~$2 a month)
Photobucket: Paid only ($5 a month)
Postimages: Free
Important to note that Discord is not an image hosting website and your Discord attachment links will expire very quickly if posted outside of Discord! 😠 Don't use Discord attachments in your posts!

I know a lot of people didn't grow up on forums like I did, and don't already do this... 👴 so this tutorial will walk you through my site of choice, Imgur. Most websites will perform similarly, so you should be able to follow along if you have a preference for another site.

I recommend you sign up for an Imgur account so you can access and manage your uploads in the future instead of blindly throwing your images onto Imgur, but I'm not your dad so do what you want.

On the Imgur website, just click the "New post" button anytime or you can just go to /upload to upload your images. Then either drag the image into the box from your computer or paste the image from your clipboard onto the webpage.
The imgur.com upload screen.

On Imgur specifically, there are two different kinds of posts: "Community posts" and "Hidden posts" that you can read up about here. Hidden posts are how you can host images on Imgur for the forum. Never mark an image you're using on Eevee Expo as a "Community post" because this is for Imgur the social media, not Imgur the image hosting site.

Hovering your mouse over an image you've uploaded on Imgur will look like this:
The copy link menu on imgur.com.
You can click on "Copy Link" for a link to the post on the Imgur website, but if you want to link the image itself on the forums you should click the "..." option instead and choose "Get share links" and then "BBCode (Forums)" for the code to copy.
Share options for an imgur.com post.

Note: You'll notice that links to posts on the imgur website are formatted as "imgur.com/x" while links to images are formatted as "i.imgur.com/x" (with an extra i) so you can make sure you're posting the image link only!

Your page might look a little different but "Direct link" (or right clicking on the image and copying the image address from there) will allow you to add the image with [img](your url here)[/img] BBCode that you add yourself.
Another screenshot of the share options for an imgur.com post.
(Also on Imgur specifically, make sure to wait for the "Upload Complete! ✅" toast message to appear before you get the link, as if you grab the link too quickly it won't work)

Then, just paste that code into your forum post! Click the "Preview" button in the top right of the text box to preview how the image embeds. If you see the Imgur logo embedded in your post, that means you copied the post link instead of the image link.

If you prefer to not use BBCode, you can still use the "Insert Image" button on the forums. Click on the picture of the landscape/click Ctrl+P on your keyboard and add the image link (not the imgur post link and not the BBCode) in this text box:
The insert image button on the Eevee Expo forum.

And that's it! Can't wait to see all of the images slowly return to the forum. Please click the "Join the discussion" button on the right if you have any questions or comments as it'll take you to the forum thread for discussion!
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