After reading through every single entry in the user guide and forums related to “including an image in weblog post”, I found the answer to “how to” in the last forum entry.
My purpose is simple - give the admin the ability to place a thumbnail image of determined dimensions in a specific place in a weblog post.
The simple (but very hard to find answer): Create a custom field (text) and then upload photo via the weblog edit page you create for the specific weblog entry. Then from the image browser select the “short name” tag to place image.
Couldn’t be more simple. Or, could it?
I spent hours trying to figure out how to accomplish this (because I am a designer), including messing around with the Gallery and “relationships”.
The procedure outlined above is not “simple” and is about as far from simple as it can be from a work-flow perspective.
Question: Why is it not possible to add a single photo from the EE Gallery via the relationship drop menu? I get the purpose of a “freestanding” gallery, but it seems to me to be a complete waste if it is not possible to integrate individual images in a simple manner.
The Gallery has some very nice features for clients - Batch Upload, image browsing, organization, etc.
Uploading images one at a time for each entry is a pain in the ass.
If utilizing the EE Gallery for the purpose of adding single pictures to weblog posts is not simple (or, impossible) to program, then what other options do I have to get the same functionality - image browsing, organization, batch upload, select single image from drop menu in weblog entry?.
I didn’t find any definitive answers to this question.
What solutions have other people come up with?