Below are some instructions for bloggers at this site on how to add images to posts to make them work properly as thumbnails and in the new frontpage design. It’s pretty easy. It’s also 100% necessary for everyone to do – not optional, in other words, if we want this to work. If you absolutely don’t want any image attached to your post, okay. But it will not stand out as much as the others.
First off, if you are going to have your image “wrapped” with text (which is the default setting) please make sure to edit it to 300 pixels wide. If we keep this fairly uniform, everything will look lovely.
If you want to place it above the text, spanning the top of a post (which you will have to set manually) please makes sure the image is 650 – 660 pixels wide.
To add an image to a post – after you edit it to the proper dimensions which must be done before uploading:
1) Upload your image normally, but instead of inserting it into the post, find the link to the image in the upload screen (see below.) Copy that link.
2) Now scroll down and see where it says, just below the edit box “Post Image.” Simply paste the image link into that box. Do not paste anything into the thumbnail box. The thumbnail will auto-generate.
3) That’s all you have to do unless you are adding a larger post that you don’t want “wrapped.” If that’s the case you need to change the selection to “centered (no wrap).”
4) Hotlinking will not work. For whatever reason, if you hotlink the image will show up full size below, rather than as a thumbnail. Which will destroy the front page.
Adding “read more” tags.
In order for the new design to work properly, and in order to avoid using the auto-truncate feature which kills links, etc. we need to add the “more” tag after just a few lines. One or two paragraphs only. I assume everyone knows how to add the more tag already.
Any questions? Also, feel free to keep sounding off about the redesign in this thread as well.