How To Setup Post Images

In the blog post section you can use our post image system to upload an image which will appear next to each post on the main post listing and category pages, and to the right of your post content on the main post page.

These post images can increase responses to your posts and encourage a higher level of interaction with your blog, as well as giving it a more interesting feel.

How To Upload A Post Image

Uploading a post image is simple. Simply use the Post Image uploader which appears below the main post content. Click "browse" and find the image you want to upload from your computer. The image must be in JPEG, PNG or GIF format. Our system will dynamically resize and crop your image to give it a nice appearance on your blog posts.

Troubleshooting the Post Image

On some occassions the blog post images do not appear in your posts. There can be a number of reasons for this.

1) Firstly, check that the blog posts are enabled in the "Blog Options" panel. Go to the OptimizePress options page and scroll to the bottom to check the "hide post thumbnail" is not checked.

2) Change the permissions of your "wp-content" folder to 755 (you can do this in you FTP program or Cpanel - as your host if you're not sure)

3) Advise your host you are using the timthumb.php script and they need to whitelist mod_security on your hosting/domain - this particularly applies to hostgator

4) Speak to your host and check they have the latest version of PHP enabled, and that the GD Library is enabled/installed on your server/host

5) Ask your host if there is anything on their server which should stop the "timthumb.php" script from executing, as they may be familiar with this script

Let us know if you are still having problems via the helpdesk, but this is usually down to a hosting/server issue and is not something we have control over.