LMSC Please don’t use add an image, that presumes an upload capability to the host, which we don’t have. I can’t make the button go away otherwise I would. We don’t have server side storage, so everything that consumes a lot of space like images or video has to be linked to. This doesn’t matter as we are non-commercial, on the previous forum the owner was desperate to host the images in case the links broke and reduced the monetary value of the forum. I don’t care about that.
I have already loaded an extension which allows direct image linking and display. Plus another extension, media manager, which allows you to drag and drop, or upload images to your “media manager” and use them in posts. The button to the right of the post button in the editor.
When you add an image to media manager, the image is stored as an unlisted image on imgur, unless you have the link. media manager stores the links only to all the images you ever uploaded to imgur, they are not stored on the Flarum servers. When you select an image to place in the post, it simply places the direct image link into the forum.
You could join imgur for free, upload your images there, get a direct link and paste it in the forum…because I also uploaded an extension image links and another to do the same for youtube links. So when you paste them it appears as an image or a little video.
I will add a technical issues/thread/area when people are more familiar with the forum and how to use it….