A tutorial for uploading an image to a forum that uses Simple Machines Forum (SMF) software.
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The limits and upload settings described here are only relevant to AusCichlids.com.
The settings on other forums using SMF software, may be different.
There’s only four steps, so let’s begin from the New Post screen…
When in the “New Post” screen you can fill in the usual details like the Subject and Content, then scroll down to the bottom of the text input area and you will find the Additional Options button. Click this button to reveal the Attachment option…
Step 2 A:
Click on the Browse button to find the image that you would like to upload to the forum. This step is similar to uploading an image to Photobucket…
Step 2 B:
Once the file has been uploaded, click on the “Post” button.
NOTE: Images resized to 600px wide are ideal, to avoid sideways scrolling on small screens. Photos from digital cameras will definitely need resizing. See the resize tutorial here.
Larger images are allowed up to a maximum file size of 125Kb per image to a total of 500Kb (4 images in total).
Clicking the image thumbnail will display the image at full size.
A text link will display below the image for downloading to your computer.
That’s it! I hope this tutorial has been useful…
If you would like help with any other technical problems on the forum, then PM (Private Message) me there or you can leave a comment here 🙂