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    signature pictures

    I was messing around with my signature, and saw the option to upload a signature picture. I did this, and the picture displays correctly in the area for this, but when I try to insert it into my signature I just get the link text, rather than the actual picture. Any ideas what the problem is?

    When I click the "Insert Signature Picture" link, it places these tags (without spaces)

    [SIGPIC ][/SIGPIC ]

    and this text appears in the actual signature,

    image.php?u=19&type=sigpic&dateline=1157275752
    [SIGPIC]Engineer Simplicity[/SIGPIC]
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    Oh boy - a new toy. It actually works like that!!!

    You can drag around the code to relocate the picture too. Could take a bit of tweaking to get a neat format going, though. Probably best if you are putting in a logo.

    Here's my code for the signature below:

    PHP Code:
    Bad regulation is worse than no regulation.
    [
    SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    My blog: [URL="http://www.alcocks.co.za/soapbox.htm"]Dave's Soapbox[/URL]
    My business: [URL="http://www.alcocks.co.za/"][FONT="Arial Black"]Alcocks[/FONT][/URL] [URL="http://www.alcocks.co.za/electrical.htm"]Electrical[/URL] [URL="http://www.alcocks.co.za/pest.htm"]Entomological[/URL] [URL="http://www.alcocks.co.za/hygiene.htm"]Hygiene[/URL] 
    Last edited by Dave A; 03-Sep-06 at 05:01 PM.
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    I see the light!

    I figured out what my problem was...I had it set to not display images inline (in the Edit Options section), so neither my pic, nor yours displayed, just a link to the picture. Turned on the option to display pictures and viola!

    I also wrapped my logo in the [url] tag so that it is clickable
    [SIGPIC]Engineer Simplicity[/SIGPIC]
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    Duncan, could you post the code as an example for others?

    Just wrap it in the php code tags so that it isn't executed when the page is rendered.

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    code for sig

    Here it is,

    PHP Code:
    Duncan Drennan
    [url="http://www.engineersimplicity.com"][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/url]

    [
    url="http://www.engineersimplicity.com"]Start finding solutions and building better products now![/url] | [url="http://www.engineersimplicity.com/blog/"]Blog[/url
    [SIGPIC]Engineer Simplicity[/SIGPIC]
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    Just realised that I can add a tooltip to the image in my signature which will hopefully result in the search engines picking up my company name by doing this,

    PHP Code:
    Duncan Drennan
    [url=http://www.engineersimplicity.com][SIGPIC]Engineer Simplicity[/SIGPIC][/url]

    [url=http://www.engineersimplicity.com]Find solutions and build better products now![/url] | [url=http://blog.engineersimplicity.com]My blog[/url] 
    Note the "Engineer Simplicity" between the SIGPIC tags. Hovering your mouse over the image will bring up the tooltip "Engineer Simplicity". Hopefully the search engines will pick up on this.
    [SIGPIC]Engineer Simplicity[/SIGPIC]
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    I've just looked at the source code. It gives the image an ALT tag - a good move indeed!!

    /Starts playing with signatures again
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