Blogs upgraded to 2.6.2 & Adding images from a URL

Smith College blogs hosted on Sophia were upgraded to WPMu 2.6.2 this morning.

The update includes a number of stability fixes and a security patch, as well as one new feature: You can now easily add images to your posts or pages using a URL!

  1. Find an image online or upload your own to your Sophia web space.
  2. Right-click (or ctrl-click if you’re on a Mac) on the image and choose Copy Image Location. (The URL of the picture is now in your clipboard.)

    Right-click and choose "Copy Image Location"
    Right-click and choose "Copy Image Location"
  3. Login to your blog and begin writing a post (or edit an existing one).
  4. Click on the Add an Image button at the top of the Visual Editor.

    New "Add an Image" button
    New "Add an Image" button
  5. The Insert Media window will open. Paste the image URL into the Source field, give your image a Title and Caption, choose the Alignment, and a Link URL, then click Insert into Post. (Only Source and Image Title are required, but if you are using someone else’s image, it is good “netiquette” link back to the original source.)

    Example of inserting an image using a URL
    Example of inserting an image using a URL
  6. Voila!

    Zevi in the Grass by Alexander Kahn
    Zevi in the Grass by Alexander Kahn