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Imgur Links Still Embed as Gallery that Displays Nothing

Discussion in 'Admin Announcements and Site Help' started by jdto, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. jdto

    jdto Gold Member

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    Thanks, but I already know how to embed image links and isn't the issue here. I wanted to send a link to a gallery, rather than embedding a bunch of images one after another into a private message or post. For some reason, Xenforo parses the link into that weird gallery thing you see in my post.

    It looks like there's a post about it on Xenforo's support forum here: Fixed - New longer imgur album links do not display correctly. Code fix inside.

    Anyway, if the only solution is for me to do it one image at a time, then that's what I'll do. But the forum shouldn't do that with the gallery URL if it isn't going to work properly.

    Very good point. I just deleted that image from the post so it doesn't show up here. I can share it with Justin later, if needed. Thanks!
     
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  2. jdto

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    It's a software version issue, I think.

    On another forum I visit, their footer says this: Forum software by XenForo™ © 2010-2018 XenForo Ltd.

    While here it says this: Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd.

    On that forum, if you paste an Imgur Post link like this https : / /imgur.com /a /18HiocA (my spaces added) then you end up with the [ media = imgur ] tags with "a/18HiocA" in them. On this forum, it looks like this "id=a%2F18HiocA;type=album" and you get that weird blank gallery. It's probably a plugin update in the newer version of the software.
     
  3. greco

    greco Gold Member

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    Image is still showing in Post #14 in this thread.
     
  4. davetcan

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    Looks to be gone now. At least i don't see it.
     
  5. greco

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    Still showing for me.
     
  6. davetcan

    davetcan Staff Member

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    I don't have the ability to edit individual threads. Unfortunately, in this case.
     
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    It's probably from your cache.
    I see a message that says something like 'image does not exist'
     
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  9. jb welder

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  10. jdto

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    It’s deleted from the source. CTRL+Shift+R will refresh the page and it should be gone.
     
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  11. jb welder

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    @GCAdmin1 why does the link in post #22 not display on this page? It is a series of images.
    You can copy and paste into your address bar and it will show that it is a series of images on an https site. It should be able to display here.
     
  12. jdto

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    That is a link to a gallery of images, aka a “post” on Imgur, rather than a link directly to an image file (note that it doesn’t end in a file name with jpg/png/gif at the end). This link won’t embed an image using the IMG tag, but the forum tries to embed it as a gallery using the MEDIA tag. The issue it gives is, if you post the link, the forum software (which is out of date), tries to convert it into a viewable gallery. The latest version of Xenforo supports this automatic gallery embed, but the version running here doesn’t.
     
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  13. jb welder

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    Ok. So what I mentioned before, the link (without spaces) https:// imgur.com /a/J11Crw8/ embed
    should display here, but won't without the xenforo update?

     
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  14. jdto

    jdto Gold Member

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    Yup. Seems like Imgur changed something and then Xenforo did an update to accommodate the Imgur change in a newer version.
     
  15. GCAdmin1

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    We are still on an older version of Xen, there is an update coming just not tomorrow.
    -Philip
     
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