How to Post Photos, Use "Click Here" or Use Colored Text on CC Message Board
By Eleanor McCaffrey
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1. Posting photos, pictures or graphics on the message
board or in a guestbook is easy. The first thing you need to do is to open an
online photo album. I suggest using Photobucket.
Click Here where you can store your
photos in a free, personal, photo album. Photobucket will also give you
the HTML tag to copy and paste it into your CC post so you can share
pictures of your beautiful birds with our group. Signing up for an online photo
album account is the same as signing up for a free email account at Yahoo or
Google or signing up for Facebook. It's free, fast, easy and only takes a few
minutes to register.
2. Once you open an account with Photobucket and sign in, Click on
MY HOME, at the top of Photobucket's main page.
This will take you to your online photo album where you can see all of your
pictures after they are uploaded from your computer into your album. Uploading
is the process of getting information that is stored on your computer on to the
3. Uploading Photographs: Click on the big box blue
box that says Upload Photos and Videos. Another box
will pop up that will show you all of the files you have stored on your
computer. Find the folder on your computer that contains the photo you want to put on the message board.
Double Click on the
JPG, JPEG or Gif (the actual picture file stored on your computer)
or click on it once then click on the word OPEN
that's on the bottom of the box. When the picture has been uploaded by
Photobucket, you will be taken to another page that will say
Now Organize Your Uploads, Add Titles Etc.
You can scroll down past these features and click on the blue box at the bottom
that says, Save & Share! This will bring you to a
3rd page with even more features to choose from, (very annoying if you don't
want to use pictures for Facebook and Twitter). Click on the blue box at
the bottom that says Return to Album. Now you
can finally see your pictures and get the tags you need to post them on CC..
4. To get a picture from your photo album to show up on the message board,
move your cursor over the picture you want to post, and a box will pop up. The
box will have 4 different tags to choose from Double Click
on the 3rd box that says HTML and the tag will be highlighted and ready
for you to copy . Copy the 3rd box that says HTML.
and Paste this onto your CC post. That's all there is to it! You can now
show off your bird on Cockatiel Cottage's Message Board!
5. If you are keeping your pictures in a different online photo
album, other than Photobucket, and you are only given a web address and
not a complete HTML tag like Photobucket provides, you will have to write a simple HTML, image tag,
src="URL.jpg"> . Img src is just an abbreviation for image source.
A simple image tag is written like this. <img src="copy
the web address on the top of the page where your picture is located.jpg">
You would then copy and paste this tag into your post on the message board and
your picture will appear along with your post. Just don't forget to use
the quotations marks and the < > brackets as shown above.
6.Using a CLICK HERE on the message board for
posting direct links to other articles, web pages, photographs, other posts on
CC, is easy too. Copy the url (web address) that is on top of the
page you want to link to and paste it into a simple, HTML Anchor or Href Tag. Here is the html
to write in your message board post <A href="paste
the web address on the top of the page"> CLICK HERE
</A> When somebody clicks on the words "Click Here", they will be
taken directly to the page, article, photo, video, web cam etc. that you would
like to share. Once again, make sure you have those quotation marks and brackets in place.
Leaving just one of them out will cause a broken link.
How to Use Colored Text on Message Board
If you want your post to appear in colored text, an HTML font tag needs to be
written and placed right before your actual message. For your
message to appear in color write <font color=green, red, blue, purple etc>
or specify the color name or number from one of the dozens of colors listed on
this chart. CLICK HERE
Drac has one of the best sites for html tutorials on the web. For an EASY tut on
on writing a HTML font tag--so you can use other types of font tags colors.
Graphics Courtesy of Graphic Garden
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