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Posting photos to personal MFP blog LiLee2018 — Jan 17, 2019 05:34PM PST

How do you post photos to your personal blog here on MFP?
I tried the [img][/img] code and it didn't work.
I also tried the answer that I got when I asked this the first time

"<a href=“LINK HERE"><img src=“LINK HERE" alt="" title=“LINK TITLE" /></a>

With your link appearing where it says LINK HERE and then a title added where it says LINK TITLE.

For example, if you used the link, it would look like this:

<a href=""><img src="" alt="" title="Kitten" /></a>"

And that didn't work either. I even copied and pasted the example and it didn't work so it wasn't just me copying something incorrectly.

1 Community Answers

Best Answer Jan 18, 2019 02:19PM PST Logan

Hi there,

My apologies for the confusion. My original post left out an important step. I have the full steps posted below. I originally left out that you need to click the small HTML button on the right side of the toolbar when creating a new or editing an old post. You can then paste the code there for your photo.


To add a picture to your blog, first find the image you would like to use. Images can be on your computer or a web page.

If the picture is on your computer, then you’ll need to host it. Here are a few examples of sites you can use: Imgur, Flickr, or Photobucket

If the image is already being displayed online, then you’ll need to copy the URL at the top of your browser window. It will have .jpg, .gif, or .png at the end of the address. This URL will look something like this.

Example link:

If you need to host your image, you can choose one of these services (imgur, flickr, or photobucket), or one not listed here. Each site will have a set of instructions to follow that vary depending on the site. Once you’ve uploaded your photo to a hosting site, you’ll need the image URL. It’ll look similar to the example posted above.

To post your image to the blog, click open a new or existing blog post. Once it’s open, click the small “HTML” button on the right side of the toolbar. That will open a new window. You’ll need to put some HTML code around your link to make it work correctly. Here’s some text you can copy/paste into your browser (below). You’ll just need to paste your link where it says “LINK HERE.” Make sure .jpg, .png., or .gif is still a part of the link in both “LINK HERE” sections. Where it says “LINK TITLE” you can summarize what your link is in a few words.

Text to copy/paste into your browser:
<a href=“LINK HERE"><img src=“LINK HERE" alt="" title=“LINK TITLE" /></a>

Example of what it should look like:
<a href=""><img src="" alt="" title="Kitten" /></a>

Once you have the code in the HTML window, click Update. When you’re ready to save your blog post, the image will appear.

We hope these instructions are helpful. When posting photos on our site, please keep or photo guidelines in mind.

All images on the site, including all profile pictures and images posted in the forums, should be work-place friendly. While we reserve the right to remove any photo we feel is inappropriate, here are some partial guidelines as to what is not acceptable:

- no nudity
- no underwear, thongs, g-strings, or banana hammocks
- no pants or shorts worn mid-hip or below (no saggers)
- no photos in which hands or objects are the only bodily covering
- no excessive cleavage (if you would wear it to work, it’s probably OK)
- no close-up shots of cleavage, butt, breasts or crotch in any state of dress
- no hateful or violent imagery
- no images containing profanity or vulgarity

If you are photographing yourself to demonstrate successful weight loss, tight fitting spandex is a great way to show the change in your shape, while still abiding by these guidelines. Photos altered to present inaccurate weight-loss results are prohibited. Please keep the experience at MyFitnessPal encouraging by keeping your “success” photos authentic.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions or feedback.


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