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  • #104184 Resolve

    lenwilliamscarver
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    again with an image being there then gone this time it stayed for a week now gone again and still getting configure widget I AM NOT USING ILLEGAL images or putting them in wrong there is a problem with word press please fix this. It has been over 30 days of back and forth with this please just fix the darn thing! ty

    #125342

    philiparthurmoore
    Member

    Hi Len. Please post the Image URL that you are trying to use here. This is certainly frustrating and I’d like to get to the bottom of why this keeps happening. Thank you.

    #125343

    lenwilliamscarver
    Member

    the first one is under the countdown it was text that said :

    my addy grammielen@gmail.com

    my other blog http://thelordswitness.wordpress.blog

    but the blog addy didn’t work if you clicked it and that is what I wanted but at least it was there for them to copy I guess.

    The other two I don’t even remember just get rid of the boxes if you can and hey thanks I know I am being witchy, just tired and aggravated. Don’t mean to really take it out on you . God bless

    #125347

    philiparthurmoore
    Member

    Hi Len. Okay, these are the steps that I have taken:

    1. Go to http://myownheart.me/

    2. I see this underneath the Countdown text: http://p-am.net/grabs/countdown-20121105-145435.png (no image loaded)

    3. Go to Dashboard → Appearance → Widgets and this is what I see: http://p-am.net/grabs/image-20121105-145608.png (you are linking to an image that is not uploaded to your blog. It is an external image that doesn’t belong to your blog’s Media Library.)

    4. The URL to that image is http://www.sevenoaksart.co.uk/images/thankgivingtext.gif

    5. If you have permission to use this image, then you can save this image to your computer and upload it to your Media Library (Dashboard → Media → Add New)

    6. I have added this image into your library and the new URL of the image is: http://lensjourneydotme.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/thankgivingtext.gif

    7. I’ve replaced your Image widget so that it uses the correct URL: http://p-am.net/grabs/w-20121105-145958.png

    8. I’ve saved the widget and looked at your site: http://p-am.net/grabs/image-20121105-150051.png

    9. The widget now shows.

    You will need to do this for EVERY widget image that you plan to use on your site. You cannot link to other people’s images on outside websites unless you own those other websites and that content, or the content is available for public use.

    Please follow these steps for every image you’d like in your sidebar and don’t use external images. Cheers.

    #125355

    lenwilliamscarver
    Member

    AGAIN, my own personal text placed through the word press theme a simpler time, under appearance, widget and typed in from my personal computer and keyboard is not or should not be an invalid url from someone elses image!!!!!!

    And yes permission from the sevenoaksartco IS A VALID FREE website that is SPECIFICALLY made available through the owners, for bloggers, that is what they do. And yes after repeated times of being told how to place images in my media library and then use on the blog I do so , and yet I am being told it is my improper use well I am sorry but there is a problem here and it is not the user (me) it is a wp or this themes error for it to keep recurring. In September I believe it was I removed every widget on this theme and you yourself removed a couple yet they came back in the form of the blue box and it just keeps recurring so thank you but no thanks I will no longer be using wp I will try another method. thank you for the work done on behalf of this error.

    #125357

    philiparthurmoore
    Member

    Hi Len.

    I’m sorry for your frustrations and have tried my best to help you out. The main problem here is that the images aren’t hosted on your blog (this means that the actual file is stored somewhere else, and not uploaded to your Media Library), so things aren’t going as expected. If you follow steps 5 through 9 above (saving those external images to your own site) then I’m confident these issues will go away. If you ultimately decide that WordPress.com isn’t for you, let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you with the transition.

    Thanks and have a wonderful day.

    #125358

    lenwilliamscarver
    Member

    Is saving an image from say sevenoaks to my picture library the same as media library as this is how I usually add anything. It goes to picture library then when I want to use it I go to widgets open then back to picture library select right clicking to get url place in widget box and click save. So,etimes it loads and sometimes not. Also please explain why my own text won’t stay in ty

    #125452

    philiparthurmoore
    Member

    Hi Len.

    Is saving an image from say sevenoaks to my picture library the same as media library as this is how I usually add anything.

    When I say Media Library, I am referring to the area of your blog that’s found by going to Dashboard → Media → Add New. I am not referring to the picture library on your computer.

    Also please explain why my own text won’t stay in ty

    At this point I honestly don’t know, because I’m having a hard time understanding how you are entering the text into your blog. Would you like me to add that text widget into your site for you? I would be happy to.

    Cheers.

    #125454

    lenwilliamscarver
    Member

    Oh Phillip thanks for offering to put my text in that is quite nice of you after my being so mean. You have a good heart to put up with me:)

    as far as the media thing I FINALLY understand thank you for your patience, I thought photo area was media so that is where I have placed everything no wonder I was having so much trouble. I am such a doofus!

    Now ONE more thing PLEASE can you tell me on my other blog god’s glory that you so kindly linked for me from myownheart, if the header can be made smaller? I uploaded the photo I want to use but it came out quite large and I would like for it to have a more even smaller appearance. If you can help great if not then I thank you anyway for ALL of your patience, kindness and not just writing me off as a complete idiot, you are an extremely kind person and you shall be rewarded someday I am sure. Thank you!

    #125554

    philiparthurmoore
    Member

    Hi Len,

    Now ONE more thing PLEASE can you tell me on my other blog god’s glory that you so kindly linked for me from myownheart, if the header can be made smaller? I uploaded the photo I want to use but it came out quite large and I would like for it to have a more even smaller appearance.

    I’ve taken a look at your other website and indeed the header image was huge. We fixed this to allow flexible width and heights for your header image, and it should now show up as normal. Can you confirm with me? If you would like this image left instead of center aligned, please let me know.

    If you can help great if not then I thank you anyway for ALL of your patience, kindness and not just writing me off as a complete idiot, you are an extremely kind person and you shall be rewarded someday I am sure.

    Any time you need help with something, feel free to post to this forum. I understand some of this stuff can be frustrating so if there’s anything I can ever do to help you lessen your frustration, I’ll try my best. Have a wonderful day.

    #125598

    lenwilliamscarver
    Member

    Phillip thank you so much for fixing my header, it looks wonderful!

    I appreciate all that you have done for me wishing you a wonderfully Blessed day and week! thanks again:)

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