I can't wait to do it but, unfortunately, it's going to be a few years. I work at a place that I have to fight to get one week off, they would never allow more than that. Some day.......
As for pictures there are two ways:
1. First part is from the Help Section of this site:
Albums and PicturesHow do I use albums?
As a member, you can create Albums of images that are linked to your public profile. Albums can be created by visiting the User Control Panel
, and clicking on the 'Pictures & Albums' link, and then clicking on 'Add Album'.
Each album can have a title ('Joe's Holiday to Nepal'), a description ('A bunch of photos from my recent adventure') and can be of three different types: Public, Private or Profile.
How do I upload pictures?
- Public albums can be viewed by anyone
- Private albums can only be viewed by site staff (moderators, administrators) and your Friends and Contacts (info)
- Profile albums are viewable only by you. However, you can use the images to customize your public profile (info)
Once you've created an album you can upload images to it. Simply view the album and click on 'Upload Pictures'.
You'll have the option to give each picture a caption, and to set one image as the Album cover, which will be displayed on the public profile. To delete an album or edit the title, description or album type, click on 'Edit Album'. To delete an image, or to edit a caption or change the album cover, click on 'Edit Pictures'.
All members who have access to your album images can comment on them, in a similar way to Profile Comments (more info
). You can delete any image comments from your albums, and report inappropriate messages to moderators.
When you have uploaded a picture, you can place it in your posts by using the BB code text that is displayed below the image when you view it at full size.
2. The other way is from off site, like Photobucket or Picasso. I use Photobucket.
Upload your photo to Photobucket (free BTW). After your picture is in Photobucket, hover your cursor over the photo. You will see several ways to link. Copy the one that says "DIRECT LINK".
Go back to your message and click on the insert image icon (looks like a mountain with a yellow background that is above your message you are typing a few icons over from the insert link.
Paste your link, that you copied from Photobucket there and click OK. Be aware that the Photobucket address begins with HTTP and you will see that already populated when you open the insert image icon. Just delete one of them.
If you have done it correctly, you will see your picture, if not, a red X.
Hope that this helps!