On the 2nd of April 2010, I published a post entitled, “It was pure torture reading through this…“. The said blog post was literally copied from an email sent to me by a friend and pasted unto my WordPress post editor for publishing. Unbeknown to me then, the image URLs for the said post were linked to Yahoo!—the email message on my account inbox. Because of this, the only way that a reader will be able to view the images on the post was if the following conditions were met:
- the reader has the source message in his/her email account inbox, and
- the reader is actively signed into his/her email account.
Failure to meet the two conditions would refrain the reader from viewing the images on the post.
I am so sorry if the images were not visible since the publication of the post. I know that images are necessary to appreciate the message and nature of the post. With that, I have reloaded the images of the email-message-turned-blog-post for your appreciation.
I have definitely learned that you can’t just copy-paste any article that has images and publish it outright on WordPress.com. You have to ensure that the image URLs on that article are valid for general viewing; otherwise, you will have to host the images on another hosting service (WordPress.com media library or other external image/media hosting services).