Beginner Confused with Pasting Affiliate Banners - Help

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0, Business Logic Layer, Controls
Jun 17, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Hello All,

This is my first blog, and I feel like an idiot compared to some of the others posting on here. I am not very technical at all.

I have my blog set up, with all the pages. I avoided cut and paste up until now. I went into my firefox profile directory and made some changes so I could copy and paste. Does everyone have to do that?

Anyway, it worked, and now I can copy and paste text. But I can't paste images. I am specifically trying to paste affiliate banners. I save them, copy them and then pasted it.

Two things have happened. One when I just tried pasting a random image I have on my computer, nothing happens. At all.

And then I tried posting the flash banner, and its just a blue box with nothing inside but white. Little red dot in the upper left hand corner. I tried saving that hoping it would work, but then there is just a space there with no image.

Anyone help this beginner? Please.

Jun 19, 2009 at 7:36 AM

It sounds like you're trying to use the WYSIWYG editor?

Are you trying to add some advertising/images into the TextBox widget?  Did you modify your profile directory because you were having problems pasting in formatted text (like from Word) ?

If you're using the TextBox widget, since it doesn't appear there's an "add image" toolbar icon by default, it's probably going to be easiest to get an image in there by uploading an image to your website first (via FTP), and then in the TextBox widget, you can click the 'HTML' toolbar icon (far left) and manually insert an <img> tag.  The <img> tag will look something like:

<img src="" border="0" alt="" />