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  • # September 3, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Hey guys have a question, hopefully someone here can help. I have a CSS site I am modifying into a WordPress theme. I have created the pages and added in the markup through code view in dashboard. However the images are not appearing. I have tried using tags and the < ?php blog info "directory"> hook to replace the path of the img src. But no joy, any ideas?

    Thanks in advance

    # September 3, 2012 at 9:58 am

    That’s supposed to be code tags.. Sorry

    # September 3, 2012 at 10:19 am


    # September 3, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Yep that’s the exact php hook I’ve been using. But the image doesn’t appear. Just the border that goes around it.

    # September 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

    @nathan2012 Except you have a space between blog and info and you’re also using ‘directory’ which I don’t think is accurate. I forgot to echo that out also, so try this

    Edit: If you’re adding this inside the HTML editor in the backend, it’s not going to work as WordPress doesn’t support this.

    # September 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Okay yes sorry that was just me typing from memory on my iPhone. Yes I have been using the wordpress HTML editor. What is the method to add images then as I have different images for each page?


    # September 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    @nathan2012 I’m not sure how you constructed your page or what the images are for. I would need more information.

    # September 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    They are just images I have added to show a product. I want to add a lightbox type gallery plug in but that will come later. Just a basic img and a class to float it left at present. each page has at least two images which will be clicked on to make them larger. I just want to know how I go about showing images on each page when the images are different for each page so I can’t put them in my themes shared header. Hope that makes sense lol.

    Thanks again Christopher

    # September 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Not sure if it makes much difference but my images are stored in my theme directory

    # September 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    @nathan2012 How many products are we talking about? Wouldn’t it be easier to use Big Cartel or something using a plugin?

    # September 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Yeah it seems a bit more than what I’m looking for though. I have the site the way I want it and don’t want to get into too many plug ins and code of I can help it. Just thought there would be a way within WordPress to simply insert images. My design is pretty much finished and functional apart from the images :-/


    # September 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    @nathan2012 I think an attachments plugin would be perfect for this if you have an unlimited amount of products.

    Here is what I’m using that allows me to upload images and set them as attachments

    From there I just add a simple php loop in my theme that spits out the images.

    For me, I have a strict reason why I need that plugin. As for you, I don’t understand why you can’t just insert the images into the HTML editor?

    # September 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    When you say HTML editor do you mean within the dashboard or Dreamweaver/Coda? Some I have tried in the with no joy..



    # September 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Sorry about that meant to put line break in

    # September 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Perhaps do I need to add media in through the Media browser to be able to access the image files? Just seems like it cant find the files and I get a place-holder

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