Simple image upload for inserting pics in topics
Seeking a simple solution that allows logged in users to upload and include images in their posts.
All I’ve come up with is the Allow Images plugin, which adds a button to the editing form that helps paste an IMG tag so you can link to an external image.
I was told in another thread that it’s far from trivial to create a file attachments plugin for bbPress: “A major problem right now is lack of per-post metadata. Even if that were present, this would not be a trivial task.” I’m not sure of the terminology here, but if “attachment” means embedding an image in a post, that’s what I want to do.
ImageShack was suggested, a web service that lets people upload images which they serve for free. You can embed their upload form in your site, upload, then grab the preformatted image URL and paste it into your bbPress post. This kinda works, but it’s distracting because you get an ImageShack mini-ad, and have to go to their site to copy the link (cool service, though)…
I thought of trying a simple uploader script that would upload files completely outside of bbPress and present the URL for cutting and pasting into the post. Kinda like the ImageShack procedure minus…ImageShack. Dunno, this is probably beyond me, though I may try with a canned script…
I’m using 2.3.1 integrated with 0.8.3 via bbSync and WordPress integration. It works great!
(I noticed that Allow Images is the #1 most downloaded plugin, 7x more popular than #2, WordPress Integration, so I imagine the MASSES are craving simple image upload…
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