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Adding Images: Normal Insert

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This short video explains the basics of how to add images to a forum posting using what shall call the Normal Insert method. Written instructions are included below.

The following instructions take you through the same process step by step. On first reading it will appear laborious and long-winded but we have tried to give as much information as possible to make it simpler.

We'll assume you are already in the editing panel to start a new topic or reply to an existing post. 

You can enter some text into the panel to start your post.

Click on the Image icon (it's mountains with the sun or moon above) in the row of icons just above the editing screen (below where it says Body (summary)).

The "Image Properties" dialogue box will appear.

Click on the "Browse Server" button. This will open another dialogue box. Towards the left of this dialogue box you will see a small navigation structure showing the memberuploads directory and, underneath, a directory with a name similar to userXXXX where XXXX is a unique number that corresponds to your personal account identity on the website. Click on that directory name.

If you have previously uploaded some files to the website you will see a list of those to the right hand side of the dialogue box. If you have not uploaded any images yet this area will be empty. 

Click on the Upload button towards the top left of the dialogue box.

This will open a small dialogue box. Click on the Choose File button.


Browse to the location on your PC, laptop, tablet etc where the image you want is located. 

Click on the Open button towards the bottom right of the dialogue box.

The name of the image will now appear next to the Choose File button (red line, below).

Click on the Upload button (blue line, below). This will upload the image to your userXXXX folder on the Club's website. This usually takes just a few seconds.

When it's done, a short message will display and the name of the file will then appear on the right hand side of the current dialogue box. If you click on the name a small preview will appear underneath.

Now click on the Insert File button (next to the green tick) at the top of the dialogue box. Alternatively, you can simply double click the name of the image you want. You can also double-click the preview image.

This will bring you back to the Image Properties box.

To insert the image into the post simply click the OK button at the bottom right of the dialogue. The image will now appear in your post.

Repeat the process to add further images.

To alter the size of the image before you click the OK button, change the Width or Height settings in the Image Properties dialogue box.

To alter the size of the image after you have clicked the OK button, right click on the image and then choose Image Properties from the pop-up box. This will open the Image Properties dialogue again.

You can also change other settings for the image in the Image Properties dialogue box but this is beyond the scope of this tutorial. Feel free to experiment.

Don't forget to save your post when you have finished. Your post and images will then be live on the Forum.