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How do you link to images with full url in posts...

Dec 16, 2009 at 10:24 PM


I am noticing that if I try to add a fully qualified url to an image in a blog post it makes the url relative.

What I want is this...

.. but as soon as i try to save it, it gets changed to this...


The problem is I am using feedburner to automatically email posts and all the images are broken cause they are relative and not absolute.

Anyone have a fix for this, or is there some setting I am missing?

Thanks in advance,


Dec 17, 2009 at 2:07 PM

Hi Lee,

I'm new to BlogEngine but I'd like to share with you how I make my image URLs absolute using the HTML source editor:

<img src="" alt="image" />

Hope this helps.








Dec 17, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Hi Eyre,

Thanks for the reply. I try to do that both in the image popup inside the Edit Post screen as well as adding it to the html source of that actual post. The problem is everytime I save the post it removes the "" and leaves me with a relative path "/image/image.gif".

Is this happening to anyone else?

Thanks in advance,


Dec 17, 2009 at 9:06 PM
Edited Dec 17, 2009 at 9:56 PM

Actually, the more I think about it, I'm not sure how that will work because images are displayed with the image.axd.

Dec 18, 2009 at 3:49 AM

Are you using a modified version of BE?  Are you using the tinyMce WYSIWYG editor that comes with BE?  Does this problem occur with other browsers too?

You might want to check the /admin folder in the tinyMCE.ascx file.  You should find this setting in there:

convert_urls: false

Here's some documentation on it.  You can see here that the latest build of BE has that setting in it's tinyMCE.ascx file.

Dec 18, 2009 at 3:57 AM

Out of curiosity, any consideration being given to going with CKedit? Given that it's heritage is .net, and the progress it's made lately, it looks like a great contender for

I do like TinyMCE, but have run into issues with it over the years. Been keeping an eye on CKedit.