Step 1: Find correct URL of image and copy
Note: URL must end in one of the following:
Step 2: Use the [ insert image ] icon in the WYSIWYG editor and paste the URL into the pop-up window. Alternatively, you can type the [img] and [/img] tags manually and then paste the URL directly between the [img] and [/img] tags without spaces.Finding the correct URL of image
For some websites, this is really easy...
In Chrome, right-click on image and select [ Copy image URL ]
In Firefox, right-click on image and select [ Copy Image Location ]
A quick way to check if the URL has a proper ending is to paste the URL into the address bar of the webpage you're currently browsing. Then you can take a quick glance at the URL to ensure that it ends with a proper extension.
However, some websites make it more difficult or impossible to find the correct URL. For instance, the following URLs would not work.
In the example above, the second URL looks like it might work but notice that it ends in [ .jpeg ] rather than [ .jpg ]Additional Notes
If the website is not providing you with the correct URL for the image upon right-click, Firefox offers an alternative method to finding the true URL of the image. This method works on most websites including some flash-based websites where images might be called upon from a folder on the server.
1. Using Firefox, navigate to the webpage where the photo is located.
2. Tools > Page Info > Media Tab > (click a URL and use down-arrow to find URL of image)
Alternatively, if you are using a website like photobucket to save your favorite images, you can upload your image and then copy the URL along with the [img] and [/img] tags at the same time. In this instance, you don't need to use the insert-image icon
in the WYSIWYG editor. You can paste the URL directly into post window because it already has the [img] and [/img] tags surrounding the URL.