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How Do I Get My Banner into my Story?


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#1 Chella

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:22 PM

It seems like this question comes up time and time again, so if nobody minds, I thought I would just post a topic with instructions.

1. Save the banner on your computer, either in a file on your harddrive, or on a removable device
2. Go to a hosting site (photobucket.com or imageshack.com which require an account, or tinypic.com which does not require an account but on which the image must be rehosted every so often because the link will expire) and upload the banner
3. Copy the "Direct Link" URL
4. Go to your story summary and click the icon for inserting image (its a little mountain with a sun)
5. Paste the URL in the pop up window

Just always remember to credit, and you're golden.

Edited by katniss', 02 January 2012 - 08:43 AM.



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#2 Chhilt

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:33 PM

thanks chella.... smile.gif but could you please tell me how to pt a banner into my fictioncentral story? because i couldn't find an icon with a mountain on it there.... sad2.gif

#3 Astariel

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:03 PM

Chhilt you use HTML.

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<img src="IMAGE DIRECT LINK HERE">

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#4 Chhilt

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:13 PM

i am forever grateful to you.... smile.gif smile.gif

EDIT: One last question.... the banner shows up only in the story chapters... how do i make it show up with the story title..? like when you search for stories to read.... people have banners in that space... i can't edit mine to put it there.... how do i edit it?

Edited by Chhilt, 08 September 2008 - 08:18 PM.


#5 Astariel

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:42 PM

you should be able to edit the summary of your story. you place the code into the summary.

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#6 Chhilt

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 11:31 AM

hmmm..... i'll try that... thanks alex smile.gif

#7 LordMoldyShorts

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:09 PM

How do you host an animated banner? Do you follow the same steps or do you save it differently or anything? Sorry if it's a stupid question but I heard that you have to do it differently than a normal banner...

#8 Arzu

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:58 PM

no, I'm pretty sure it's the same thing, hosting-wise.

The different steps are for people who create animated banners, in which case they can't just be saved as a png, they have to be saved for the web (at least in photoshop) smile.gif

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#9 sunflower_x

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:40 AM

I feel kind of dumb for asking this, but where in the summary is the mountain icon? I don't see it.

#10 shalena

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:12 AM

when you edit your story summery to add the banner in, the mountain icon should be along the top of the window, above the part where you add the text in. wink.gif

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#11 Tegan92

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:51 AM

I have hosted my banner on imagexoom, and saved in on the hardrive. However, I can't find the picture of the mountain or get the banner on my story. I have a mac, not a PC does that make a difference. Please can someone help me, I'm new to the whole banner thing. Thank you so much anyone who can ehlp me

#12 stopjenny

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:55 AM

try using the code instead: copy the url to your banner and put it inside <img src="URL HERE">

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#13 Tegan92

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:37 AM

Thanks for helping me, you're a star.

Edited by stopjenny, 05 October 2008 - 07:40 AM.
no problem <3


#14 Tegan92

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:47 AM

It's me again, wilth more problems I'm afraid. My banners worked for a few days, then a small blue square with a question mark on them apeared. Also on my hosting site the banners turned to white boxes with red writing on them. I'm so confiused, can some one please help me. Here is the page with my problems:
http://www.harrypott...?showuid=123941

THank you to anyone that can fix them

#15 Abyssica

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:56 AM

i think there's a problem with the site you've hosted the banners on.
try going to tinypic.com, or photobucket.
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