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Kunena 5.2.2 released (13 Jan 2021)
The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.2.2 [K 5.2.2] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.2 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.2.2
Question Image link not working
We don't allow image uploads (as attachments) on our forum because we don't have the space for them.
I have users who want to link an image on Google Drive, Flickr or Dropbox but the Image Link button doesn't seem to work - though it used to.
I have tried to link a picture from my own Google Drive with a shareable link (making sure it was publicly viewable) and all it does is wrap it in [img]...[/img] tags. Preview just shows the value of the link, and if I submit the post the result is the same - not even a clickable link.
Is this a Google Drive thing?
Are there any instructions anywhere for linking to images on external storage?
It may be a red herring, but if the link starts with https:// there seems to be a problem. It all works as expected if the link starts with https:// . I used a site that I wrote from scratch and uploaded a single image to both the http area and the https area - only the former worked in a test post.
Our forum is on a site that forces https across all pages, so I'm wondering if that causes a conflict.
This is what has me so puzzled - Google Drive provides a special shareable link which is what I used in my Kunena testing but it didn't work in a Kunena post.
The same 'special link' method is used in Photobucket but a lot of our members stopped using that when they started charging to share images.
Looks like I'll have to create a Flickr account and a Dropbox account and activate our Instagram account to test those as well to see if I can get any of them to work.
Onwards and upwards
I've managed to embed a Dropbox image.
You have to get the shareable link from Dropbox then edit it so that ?dl=0 reads ?raw=1 instead.
I found this after a lot of hunting on the web so thanks to the author of the original article and I hope it's of use to others.
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