INSTRUCTIONS

 

Placing Photos in your Article

INDEX

  1. Overview
  2. Placing pictures in the article with PHOTO tags
  3. Aligning pictures differently (Right Side, Center, New Line)
 

 

Overview
Photos are first picked to be placed in your article by choosing them from the Photo Gallery. Click on the "Photos" link in the upper left menu to view the photo gallery. From there you can upload pictures, select them for your article, and give them captions.

Once Photos are selected from the Photo Gallery, without doing anything else, they will appear at the bottom of your article. In most cases, however, you will want to place these pictures in particular positions in the article.

You have the option of placing them wherever you like within the text. You can choose from the following ways to have the picture placed in the article. It is recommended that pictures be placed in the article using the last two options only sparingly for consistency:

  • To the left with the text of the article wrapping around it
  • To the right with the text of the article wrapping around it
  • In the center with your text above and below the picture
  • On the left with the text not wrapping around it
 

 

Placing pictures in your article with Photo Tags
To indicate where you would like your photo to appear you will be entering some special text in that spot. When the article is viewed the picture will appear there instead of the text. This text is referred to as our Photo tags.

Each picture you add to your article is given a number. The pictures and numbers are shown to the left side of the Edit Article screen. (When editing an article click on the "Article Body" link then scroll down. Your tags are shown below on the lower left hand side of the page.)

The recommended way of placing your pictures is to simply type in the text shown next to each picture at the desired position in your article.

For example:

If you have chosen the following photos and they appear listed for your article you would enter the following to place the pictures in your article:

This is the text of the article

#Photo2589My picture appears to the left of this text

In the example above the picture numbered 2589 will appear to the left of the text. NOTE that you do not need a space or new line after "#Photo2589"

 

 

Aligning pictures differently in your article (Right Side, Center, New Line)
In the example above the picture will be placed to the LEFT of the text of your article and the text would wrap around it. This is the default behavior and it is recommended that most pictures be placed this way.

However, if you want to place the picture to the right side of your article (thus having the text wrap around the picture on the left) instead of using "#Photo166" as shown above, you could type in "#PhotoR166". By adding the "R" the picture will be placed on the right side.

Here are the different tags you can use for different effects (replace the number 999 with the actual number of the photo you would like to use):

#Photo999 Places photo on left side of article with the article text wrapping around it.
#PhotoR999 Placed photo on the right side of article with the article text wrapping around it
#PhotoC999 Places photo in the center of the article with the article text continuing below the picture (not wrapping around it)
#PhotoX999 Places photo on the left side of the article with the article text not wrapping around it. The article text continues below the photo.
#PhotoNB999 Places photo on the left side of the article with no border around it. This is useful when you want to place logos in an article but don't want boxes around them. Captions will not appear under the image.
#PhotoNBC999 Places photo in the center of the article with no border around it. This is useful when you want to place logos in an article but don't want boxes around them. Captions will not appear under the image.
#PhotoC(1234,456,789) Places several photos centered left to right with the article text continuing after the row of images. This tag is helpful to place a row of logos in an article. In the example to the left the 3 images numbered 1234, 456, and 789 will be placed together in a row, centered on the page with no border around each image. This tag will also NOT put captions under the images.