WikiIndex:Adding Pictures – to add a picture, images (or other media file) to an article here on this WikiIndex wiki site, you must first upload the picture in any standard file format to this WikiIndex.org site, using the Upload file link in the 'tools' section on the left sidebar. Permitted file types currently include: png, jpg, jpeg, ogg, svg, mp3, pdf, gif. When on the 'Upload file' page, select 'Choose file', and a window will pop up, where you can select your desired picture. Select that, and you can add a short summary under the 'Summary' box. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Upload file' button. Once uploaded, you can then add the picture to any article by using [[File:Example.jpg]]. You can also select the button from the toolbar at the top edge of the edit box that corresponds to a picture (it's the fifth button from the left, 'Embedded file' will pop up when you hover your mouse pointer over the correct icon).
- More to keep in mind . . .
- Only people who are logged in can upload pictures.
- Rename the picture on your hard drive before uploading the picture, since it takes the name from your original filename.
- Upload the picture before making the article on your wiki site, that way you have the picture name in mind, and can use it in your article.
- The MediaWiki software will automatically replace spaces with underscores in the filename; this is no problem, but just make sure you use underscores when you reference the picture from the site (if using a conventional URL).
- Capitalization matters.
- You can make the text wrap around the picture by adding the 'left' or 'right' command as follows: [[File:Example.jpg|right]]. In this case, the picture will appear in the upper right hand side and text will wrap around it.
- It's nice to upload a larger picture to the site (not so large that people can't download it of course; say, a maximum of 1600 pixels wide). This way you can have a smaller version show up in your article and then if the user wants to see the larger version, they can simply click on the picture. Here's an example of how to limit the size of a picture in your article to 200 pixels: [[File:Example.jpg|right|200px]].