Ask Marsha: How Do You Embed a Picture into Your Comments?

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I have struggled with inserting pictures before, and Ralph helped me, and it worked until two days ago.  Suddenly, my formula didn’t work.  Two days ago I had to contact the support desk.  Here are four simple steps which are a combination of what I already knew and the new steps she gave me.


  1. Upload your picture to your WP media file.
  2. Click to edit the picture.
  3. Click to copy the link in the box on the right hand side.
  4. Paste the link inside the into your comment box instead of the word link.  I have only had it work in the Edit mode of Comment tab, rather than in archives.

Here is a sample.

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And voilá!

Manny's Trip to Spain
Fanny excitedly checks out a box from the post office.

What is in that box?  Could it be Manny?  There will be an update on Manny’s travel’s to Spain on Thursday!

email fight

Next question:  Hi Marsha, I’m wondering if I missed a memo or did I do another stupid thing. I’m referring to why I’m not getting any emails when people post a like on my blog. I get notifications which  I don’t have a clue how to use. I do get emails from people who leave comments, but a lot of them leave comments in notifications and not on my email.

WP notifications

Dear Friend,  It’s good to use your notifications.  Most of my comments come there.


  1. I click the little orange button in the top right hand side of the top bar.  That brings down all the notifications.
  2. Then I click view archives.  That way when you reply, your reply doesn’t disappear as it does sometimes if you leave out that step.  I always reply from my notifications archives and not my email.
  3. You can also go to your dashboard and click on the comment icon.
  4. Press reply or edit, and you can reply without worrying that after you write a long note that you can’t hit the reply button, or you jiggle, and your comment disappears.  That has happened to me.  GRRRRR

I actually am getting comments from all over now – Facebook, Notifications, Discus, Email, Twitter.  I hope I’m not missing anyone!  I appreciate comments no matter how they come in.  🙂  Have a great week everyone!

Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

16 thoughts on “Ask Marsha: How Do You Embed a Picture into Your Comments?”

    1. Hi Amy,

      I don’t do edits often because I answer from my archives rather than from the comment tab in the dashboard. You can’t edit these little boxes on the Notifications site. 🙂


  1. Oh dear, I’m hopeless with anything new, but I’ve often wondered how people put pics in with comments. Thanks for the tips. I may be too blonde to follow them though. 😀


    1. You may try to be blond, but for you it is a total act! I was blond before I was blond. My best friend’s husband said to me when I had dark brown hair, “You sure don’t look blond, but you ARE!” At that point, I emptied my glass of cold water on his head. That was shocking to everyone for lots of reasons, two of which were that he was a deputy sheriff, and I was the pastor’s wife. 🙂


  2. For the second, when replying to comments on your wp blog, check the “Notify me of follow-up…” and you’ll get the emails showing new comments and what they are replying to.


    1. Yes, and you’ll have tons of emails, but that is a great way to go. I used to do that with some blogs, too, but when someone gets 100s of comments, your email box fills up so fast that GRRRRR. You know, it’s just overwhelming! 🙂 Good to see you Guap. 🙂


    1. Me too! Like even this one from my very good friend. Same special care as everyone else. 🙂 Emails, do sometimes get lost – especially if there’s a thread. 🙂


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