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My images are not visible on my [wordpress] blog. They are visible on my friend’s computer but not on mine. How do I make them appear please?
Whenever we experience these kind of problems the first thing we suspect is a browser issue so we troubleshoot beginning with checking for browser issues.
- You could have a browser issue so try changing your browser settings, refreshing the page, or clearing the browser cache and cookies – instructions for specific browsers.
- Note that when you make adjustments to your browser settings — changing privacy settings, deleting cookies or increasing security — you will need to close your window and restart the browser before those new settings become effective.
- Which browser and version of it are you using? If it’s an older version then you could try upgrading your browser.
- You could try using another browser.
Where are the images hosted?
- There are various ways of linking to images and you will find the three permitted ways described in Images: The Three Link Options.
- Did you upload the images from your own computer? If so then be sure the images are accepted file types ie. check the image file type extensions.
- Did you link to images in your Media Library?
- Did you remove the images from your Media Library?
- Did you link to images in your account on an image hosting site? If you do not have unlimited bandwidth and have exceeded it and/or have not paid for additional bandwidth, then the image host can prevent the display of the images.
- Are you “hot-linking” to someone else’s images?
Bandwidth theft or “hotlinking” is direct linking to a web site’s files (images, video, etc.). An example would be using an image tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else’s web page so it will appear on your own site. Displaying an image or file that doesn’t belong to you could be a violation of copyright, making you open to litigation. Some sites have prevention measures in place so if you attempt to hotlink you can’t. Others have messages that replace the images with a message to the effect of stop stealing our bandwidth as they are paying for it and you aren’t by hotlinking you can cause them to exceed bandwidth limits and have to pay extra. — How do I know I am hotlinking?
There’s another reason not to hotlink images. As the inages are on the other party’s server they can change the image you are “hotlinking” to which results in you having an image you didn’t intend to display on your blog.
If you have tried the troubleshooting strategies above and you still cannot view the images on your blog then WordPress.com have provided additional troublehooting tips you can try. if those do not work for you then f none of those work for you contact Staff and provide them with all details about what you did and what happened.