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By default, whenever you have added a new image using WordPress, the default option is to link to it.

This is necessary if the picture is large. WordPress creates a smaller version (thumbnail) to fit in your post.

However, if the picture is small or medium, be careful to always reset the linking to ‘none’.

Here is an illustration of this situation.

  • When you insert a new small picture to your post, you may find that the picture will have a default, Link to: ‘attachment page’ setting highlighted below:

By default, an image will be assigned the 'Link to Attachment Page' setting

  •  When readers click on the picture, they see a link and might expect a larger picture or even a new web page.

 

This is not supposed to lead to anything, yet a link appears when users hover over the picture

This is not supposed to lead to anything, yet a link appears when users hover over the picture

  • Instead, what they get when they click is a brand new page with  the same picture they clicked in your post
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Clicking on the picture causes a new blank post to open and will cost you usability points

This is frustrating to users and wastes a precious click.

So it is better to save readers this extra step by using the Link To: ‘None’ setting all the time for small or medium sized images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, so I am not the first one to say the phrase, there are millions of hits online with this heading.

What if every problem that you found online had a simple resolution by just Googling for it.

However, sometimes you will spend a fairly good amount of time searching and will only reach a conclusion through trial and error.

Here’s something that you could do next time you are faced with a challenge like that.

Think about the subject of the problem you are researching and give it a name.  For example, if you cannot find a good specialized search engine, you could think about the name ‘alternatesearches’. If you are looking for a good blog directory that provides statistics, you can think about the name ‘blogdirectoryhelp’.

Jot your ideas, links, and references until you resolve the problem.  One of the best places is an unposted blog entry.  You can even add screenshots of the places you visit, the workarounds, etc.

Once you have your resolution, you can decide if one of your existing blogs could be a place for it or if you would like to create a brand new blog.

Once you are ready, post your resolution. You will have achieved two objectives:

1) Creating an engaging, content-rich post that will be greatly favored by search engines.

2) Provide a reminder for you so that you can go back and redo the process you followed in order to resolve the problem. It is great to use when a friend has a similar problem and you just know the name of the blog you created by heart.

Here is an example of a blog in our network that turns problems into opportunities.