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Posting pictures to web forums

#1 Post by mjcalabrese » 2017-07-08 09:23

I am new to FileZilla and I'm trying to post a picture from my FTP site to a web forum. When I copy the picture file URL from filezilla and then use this url on the forum the picture will not open. I get an error that the URL is not found or I don't have permission to view picture. I have check the file permission and set it for the public to be able to read only but still no luck. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? :)

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Re: Posting pictures to web forums

#2 Post by botg » 2017-07-08 09:57

Browsers are horrible FTP clients. To access an image through a browser you should host it on an HTTPS server.

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Re: Posting pictures to web forums

#3 Post by mjcalabrese » 2017-07-08 10:14

Thanks Tim. I guess I have a lot to learn. I'm not even sure what you're talking about.

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Re: Posting pictures to web forums

#4 Post by boco » 2017-07-08 10:58

FileZilla gives you the FTP URL, only. That links to the file on the FTP server. To access it from the public, the FTP server would have to be specially configured, and it would only work without any encryption (since browsers do not understand FTPS).

In case you uploaded to web hosting of some sort, use the HTTP(S) URL (which you can derive from the FTP one in some cases).
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Re: Posting pictures to web forums

#5 Post by schroef » 2017-08-04 16:38

It would be great if we could enter a base URL and then also have the option to copy/paste the file URL without ftp path. I remember this function in Transmit, its very usefull. How many times dont you need to check a file. Now each time we need to alter the copied address.

What is the use for a ftp address?

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i just checked how it was done in Transmit. There we have a option to either copy url or copy path. Copy URL give the www address and copy path give the FTP address. Thats seems to make more logic i guess.

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#6 Post by patrickbaumann » 2017-11-21 10:47


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Re: Posting pictures to web forums

#7 Post by schroef » 2017-11-21 14:22

Seems like a dead thread

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