I'm having difficulty getting images and file attachments in my journal entries to appear in my blog when I publish to my blog.
Question: I'm having difficulty getting images and file attachments in my journal entries to appear in my blog when I publish my entry to my blog. Sometimes I see a [?] in my blog entry where the pictures should appear. How do I get the images and file attachments
The Short Answer: In order for images and file attachments to be available on your published blog post, you must configure a Web Server to host those images and attachments. You can configure a web server by selecting Configure Server from the Publish menu and clicking on the Web Server tab.
The Long Answer: Answering this question thoroughly requires a brief explanation of how files and images on web sites are stored and displayed, which isn't necessarily obvious if you aren't already a web geek. In short, when you are looking at a web page, every image and attached file that you see on that page is stored on a computer hard drive somewhere in the world. Often, that file or image is stored on a server different than the server that is hosting the web page. If you open a browser, locate any web page with an image, right click on that image, then select Properties (or Copy Image Address if you are using Safari on a Macintosh), you will be able to see the address where that image file resides. That address is in the form of a path name, and specifies the address of the computer, as well as the specific folder or directory, in which the file is stored. Browsers are designed to find an image at the specified address, and display it in the correct location on a web page.
Due in large part to some inconsistent limitations of different blog services (many blog services simply don't provide storage space for attached images and files), and the file transfer protocols used to send data from WinJournal and other blogging clients to those blogs, WinJournal is not able to upload attached images and files directly to a blog server. Rather, WinJournal allows you to specify a location of your own to store these images and attachments, then sends the address of those images to the blog server along with your entry. If you have a web server properly configured, and you publish an entry with images and/or file attachments to your blog, then the images should display correctly on your blog, and the attached files should be accessible from your published entry.