[wp-hackers] Fwd: how do I insert a photo into a blog entry from my hard drive?

Hacker Scot shacker at birdhouse.org
Sun Mar 30 18:00:31 GMT 2008

A bit of good WP 2.5 UI feedback from a very tech-unsavvy user.

Begin forwarded message:
> The old system walked me through a browse routine that allowed me to  
> upload a JPEG from my hard drive that I had sized to fit using  
> EasyThumbnails (a freeware). I need to perform that same function  
> but the new insert image insert icon above the text box asks me for  
> a URL. Where and how do I specify a filespec from MyPictures?

Looks like he's (quite intuitively) clicking on the image icon in the  
main tinymce toolbar, which doesn't provide a Browse function, but  
expects a URL. To browse to an image (surely this is the majority use  
case) you have to click the first Add Media square.  I can see why  
he's confused.

I'd suggest removing the image icon from the toolbar altogether -- the  
Add Media dialog already has a "From URL" field. The Add Image button  
on the main toolbar only serves to confuse.


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