Our team loves photography and we hope you do too. While taking countless photos in Quebec, we thought it would be an appropriate time to update the image templates for all of the WordPress.com themes.
If you are using galleries or inserting one image at a time into your posts, you can take advantage of the updated image templates. Make sure to click the Post URL button in the Link URL area when inserting your images or configuring a gallery. When you do this, the images will then link to the image attachment page.
When viewing an image attachment page:
- The image will automatically be displayed to fit the content width of the theme.
- If set, a caption and description will display beneath the image.
- Small thumbnails with links to the previous and next image are shown.
- If the image is part of a gallery, the title will provide a link back to the gallery permalink URL.
- Oct 18, 2009 @ 10:42 pm
Oct 18th at 11:32 pm
This only works for photos you uploaded from your computer right? What about photos you link to from other sites (like image shack, etc)
Oct 18th at 11:50 pm
Can’t wait to try it out…Thanks Word Press! Love E
Oct 19th at 12:16 am
Another good improvement.
greetings from Mexico
Oct 19th at 12:23 am
Oct 19th at 12:47 am
huh, that’s pretty cool! Keep up the good work.
Oct 19th at 12:47 am
Oct 19th at 12:49 am
Nice idea, primarily for fotoblogs or persons with little familiarity with traditional setting adjustments!
Thank you ; )
Oct 19th at 1:22 am
can’t wait to try it out , thank you WP photographer groups.
Oct 19th at 1:26 am
Nice. this will make it easier to change themes every so often.
Oct 19th at 1:44 am
i’m all about styling… NOT! But this is still great!
Oct 19th at 1:49 am
Great idea, hope to be seeing more great things released!
Oct 19th at 2:48 am
That’s nice! Congratulations!
Oct 19th at 3:07 am
haven’t tried this and my blog is heavy images. so do I need to go back and link url to every image? hmmmm? all my photos are uploaded from computer this could be huge for me
Oct 19th at 3:47 am
This really helps me
Oct 19th at 3:57 am
Cool, thank you.
Oct 19th at 4:10 am
Nice feature. Thanks!
Oct 19th at 4:23 am
More reasons to Love wordpress. Cheers.
Oct 19th at 4:24 am
Cool… keep it up!!
Oct 19th at 4:26 am
always the best
Oct 19th at 4:27 am
I’m gonna start taking some photos so that I can try this out. Nice feature.
Oct 19th at 5:05 am
I’m going to check this out!
Oct 19th at 5:12 am
Oh, so that’s what happened. I just noticed that my galleries started looking different. Thanks, great update!
Oct 19th at 6:22 am
haha , great!
Oct 19th at 7:16 am
Thanks fo the idea…
Oct 19th at 7:39 am
This applies only to new posts? Old will work the same way as before?
(Thank you for good job! Greetings from Russia:)
Oct 19th at 7:49 am
Thank’s I will check this out , always interested in photographic news..
Oct 19th at 7:57 am
This is great! I’ll try it out now.. thanks
Oct 19th at 8:16 am
Perfect for our huge array of game images we post on the site for reviews and articles, will save heaps of space, and offer readers more options and easy viewing . .thanks again WP, you always seem to out do yourself each time.
Oct 19th at 8:20 am
yes, you are right, i think many people love pictures and photos even more than posts themselves! that is why i think it is necessary to improve and make it easier to download different pics. thanks!
Oct 19th at 8:23 am
Haven’t had a chance to try this yet but so glad you’ve done it. Used to be really painstaking inserting multiple images and I never liked what ‘insert gallery’ did. So am looking forward to trying this later today.
Oct 19th at 8:51 am
Oct 19th at 9:04 am
Awesome!! And as usual, thanks for the great updates!
Oct 19th at 10:11 am
anything that automatically fits anywhere is a plus for me. LOL. thanks wp!!! love ya!!! can’t wait til you do a Detroit WordCamp!!
Oct 19th at 10:18 am
Thank you, thank you for the very welcome additional navigation features for photos. You guys rock (yes, you do)!
Oct 19th at 10:31 am
I look forward to being able to upload more that one pic at at time but have it be part of the post interwoven into the writing, not a separate gallery.
Oct 19th at 10:35 am
keep up the good work please. luv u WP team. let me try it out for this one
Oct 19th at 10:35 am
IS it a template?
Oct 19th at 10:39 am
Thank U… … !!!
Oct 19th at 10:50 am
Yet another useful innovation. Do you guys ever sleep?!
Oct 19th at 11:28 am
I think that’s little bit great. I said little bit because I don’t think that it’s a good idea to send my readers to another page (attachment) to view the image. I prefer to insert a width-wide image. But the problem is that I have to manually set the width size of my inserted image each time I publish a post. It was ok. But the problem occurs when I change my theme. Since all themes do not have a width of same size, my pictures get broken if the new theme is of narrower width.
Is there anything that I can do to auto-resize my image fit to the width of current theme while adding an image to post? It’s obviously impossible to resize all the pictures to fit with a new theme. So, I’m worried about future.
Oct 19th at 11:29 am
This is working for the theme INove for quite some time now (since it was published?) and I find it a great feature! It is good to hear that it is available for all themes now.
As usual, there always is room for improvement :-). I miss a feature, which allows to view the photo in unscaled/maximum size. The most natural way to achieve this would be if the the large photo (when in the three photo view with the two tumbnail photos for previous and next) would have a link underneath (i.e. would be clickable) which opened just the photo in a separate window.
Oct 19th at 11:32 am
Oct 19th at 12:12 pm
WordPress just keeps getting better and better. I hope my site lives up to the quality you guys strive to achieve. Thanks.
Oct 19th at 12:24 pm
Great stuff! Maybe we could get this kind of make over for the widgets page too……it’s totally cumbersome.
What’s next on the to do list guys???
I am loving it…….
Oct 19th at 12:33 pm
Can visitors leave comments for each photo?
Oct 19th at 12:39 pm
Great job. thanks you
Oct 19th at 2:15 pm
I wish that I could post photos on my iPhone app and dictate where the photo will be in the post rather than all appearing at the bottom of the post. Would look more professional in my opinion.
Oct 19th at 2:19 pm
Thanks! You guys are working hard
I’ll play with it this afternoon, hehe.
Oct 19th at 2:47 pm
Wait, are you saying you finally created a second Photoblog template?? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let this be so!!!!!
Oct 19th at 3:10 pm
This was very helpful
I didn’t know how to put pictures on my page before
but now thanks to this tutorial I think I’ve figured it out.
Oct 19th at 3:42 pm
Wimper… *please* could we get a second photoblog theme? The color-chaning thing ´for Monotone is not conducive for serious photography. Just let us set it to a nice neutral gray, that’s all we ask….
Oct 19th at 3:58 pm
Oct 19th at 4:06 pm
Oct 19th at 4:19 pm
very useful! I’m looking forward to seeing how it changes things on my blogs! thanks, WordPress!
Oct 19th at 4:36 pm
Nice, love WordPress.
Oct 19th at 4:45 pm
hmm…, this is a usefull thing to various my blog…
Oct 19th at 5:07 pm
Oct 19th at 5:07 pm
Support > Images > Gallery > Adding a Gallery > 1. Open a post or page for editing. 2. Click the “Add an Image” icon. 3. Select files to upload…
I followed these instructions, but didn’t find a list of image files from which to select. Such a list is clearly shown on the video. Did I miss a step?
Oct 19th at 5:48 pm
fantastic! I will find this handy! Thanks!
Oct 19th at 5:52 pm
Coolcool! Love WordPress.
Oct 19th at 5:56 pm
¿Has somebody an example for this feature? I want to try it but before this I want the results.
Oct 19th at 7:02 pm
Ah,, you guys should make a theme that just is a gallery and allows comments, I need this, I am having trouble creating my blog atm, It is being laggy.
Oct 19th at 7:34 pm
I’ve tried your new image template upgrade and it works like a Swiss Clock. I used to manually adjust the images to my current theme. I did it by “trial and error”. Now it’s a breeze. Never worked with galleries. Will play with them after reading your post.
Most grateful for your consistent improvements. I love WP.
Omar.- (From Panama in Central America)
Oct 19th at 7:54 pm
Something does not work for me. Has made a new post – http://1dom.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/gorodskoi-dom-s-sadom/ – and anything new, the picture both opened simply in a new window, and opens…
What do I do incorrectly?
Oct 19th at 8:08 pm
Oct 19th at 8:20 pm
@sajib: Use relative instead of absolute sizes, e.g. width=”100%” (drop the height attribute). With width=”100%” the image will always fill the available width irrespective of the absolute width the theme uses.
Oct 19th at 8:41 pm
Although I appreciate the continual improvement work that you guys do, I’m a little confused about the value of linking to a post compared to the linking to the file. Sometimes I post several images at a smaller size, each linked to the file which displays an enlarged image on a blank page. When people comment on the post (or the images) the comments are all in one place, connected to the post, so people can follow the thread of comments. If they can comment on individual photos the comments will be sprinkled all over the place, on any of the image pages, which makes it harder to find and follow the threads.
Also, without the words “NEXT” “BACK” or an arrow, I’m not sure people will get it that you click on the little thumbnail to go in one direction or the other.
Could you please explain the ways the link to post option will be helpful? Also, I too vote for another photo theme!
Oct 19th at 8:42 pm
This is most welcome. So can you do anything to improve the way in which Galleries are displayed within the post itself, without needing to go to the Gallery?
Oct 19th at 9:51 pm
i think you should consider more integration with flickr.
and definetely offer some more photoblogging templates.
Oct 19th at 11:58 pm
Very helpful, thank you! I’ll be checking back to see if you discuss audio players. I’m searching Support now.
Oct 20th at 12:04 am
This is cool! But bad i didn’t let my images with direct link….
Oct 20th at 2:44 am
This is cool Nick. Thanks
Oct 20th at 2:56 am
It’s a bit a hard to make the image’s URL as attachment page.
We need to manually edit the link URL, right? Or is there any other easier way to this? Thank you.
Oct 20th at 8:38 am
I don’t like that each image has an individual page with comments. I prefer Lightbox style popup, so that the visitor doesn’t have to leave the article he is reading.
Oct 20th at 8:38 am
Oct 20th at 9:47 am
let me try it bro’
Oct 20th at 10:14 am
Oct 20th at 11:43 am
thanks! thats work correctly… i’m using my cellphone and use a “post by email” feature, on my post (http://wp.me/p9aVi-hW) contain six photos. if you click one of these photos, thats automatically arrange to best position…
thanks a lot Nick!
Oct 20th at 1:41 pm
I’ve tried this and can’t figure out how to get my image into my blog post…i have DePo Masthead theme could there not be enough room?
Oct 20th at 1:41 pm
Oct 20th at 1:49 pm
I figured it out-sorry!! great stuff!
Oct 20th at 2:48 pm
Oct 20th at 4:00 pm
I’m still lost but will keep trying.
Oct 20th at 4:23 pm
interesting and fun!!! thanks
Oct 20th at 6:06 pm
@ nick – any way to connect it to : http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/picapp/ ?
Oct 20th at 6:33 pm
Thanks – I am trying to work on some photos for my blog – this will truly help.
Oct 20th at 7:15 pm
Don’t you just love when life is even just a bit easier? wait…should i tweet this?
Oct 20th at 8:05 pm
Great ,,for a new feature
Oct 20th at 8:50 pm
Can I get rid of the Small thumbnails with links to the previous and next image are shown?
Oct 20th at 9:24 pm
I wish I understood the change, but I’m totally lost. I hope that it will become clear to me eventually b/c (almost) everyone else thinks it’s a great improvement.
Oct 20th at 10:20 pm
Is there anyway to insert a slideshow into a post- i have a photography blog and this is ideally how id operate my site, many thanks
Oct 21st at 4:47 am
I already try it. It’s great. I wish this guide before I uploaded all of my daughter photos !
If we upload photos in the new post that taken from galery, is the upload space will reduced (twice)???
Oct 21st at 7:27 am
this is rad! and hold on: gallery? since when? I was totally not aware we could do galleries!! It’s not theme related is it?
Once again: this is rad!
Oct 21st at 1:57 pm
Oct 21st at 4:10 pm
Thanks for the info.Really helpful.
Oct 21st at 7:33 pm
Excellent, I want to try this on my photoblog.
Oct 21st at 7:41 pm
really nice! I’m just wondering why all people does not use WP.com ;-p
Oct 22nd at 1:04 pm
My site is picture-heavy so I’m really interested in any improvements, however, this may seem stupid, but I don’t understand what this new feature does. How is it different to before? Can you give me the URL of a site that uses it so I can view it and compare?