Tutorial: How to add your link to an InLinkz Link Party

How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterOnce I started co-hosting the monthly Knitting Love Link Party with Jessie at Home, and now that the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long has started, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to add pictures to an inlinkz link party. I decided to share this photo tutorial to help people participate.

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Be aware that some details may be slightly different, depending on your browser and the way the link party host has it set up.

ILC October 2015 squareFirst, find the “Add your link” button

Most bloggers position this button towards the bottom of the post (right above the comments). Click on the button.

How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterDecide how you want to add a photo

Once you click “Add your link,” you will arrive at the inLinkz window. You have 4 options for adding a photo: Blog, Upload, Image URL, and Instagram. (The “Blog” option should really be called URL, because you can paste in a website address that isn’t from a blog, such as from your Ravelry project page.)

CraftsyHow to add a picture using “Blog”

Blog is the default setting in most cases, so you will not need to click anything additional once you arrive at the inlinkz window.

In another tab or window, open the website or blog that has the picture you’d like to share. Copy the website address.

How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterBack on the inlinkz page, paste that website address in the top line (“Link”). The next line (“Link title”) will fill in automatically based on the information from the website.

How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground Crafter

 How to add a picture using “Upload”

Choose the “Upload” option at the left if you’d like to upload an image from your computer. You can either choose “Click to upload a file” or drag the image file to the box labeled “…or drag file here.” In either case, you will need to click “Select” once you have the photo uploaded.

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How to add a picture using “Image URL”

In another tab or window, visit the website with the photo you plan to use. Right click on the photo until a drop down menu appears. Choose “Copy Image URL.”

Click on "Done" in the lower right corner once you have the picture selected. How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterCongratulations, you added your link! You can share the news by clicking one of the social media icons, or you can choose either of the buttons at the bottom ("Take me back to the linkup!" or "I want to add another link to the same linkup"). How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterBack on the inlinkz page, paste the Image URL address in “Direct URL of image.” Click the “Load” button.

Click on "Done" in the lower right corner once you have the picture selected. How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterCongratulations, you added your link! You can share the news by clicking one of the social media icons, or you can choose either of the buttons at the bottom ("Take me back to the linkup!" or "I want to add another link to the same linkup"). How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterAnd, as for Instagram…

I don’t have an Instagram account, so I can’t show you that option. But I would guess that you will be asked to login and choose a photo.

Finishing up

Type in your email address. This isn’t shown to the public, but the host of the inlinkz link party can contact you with it.

How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterChoose from the pictures that load on the page by clicking “Select.”

How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterClick on “Done” in the lower right corner once you have the picture selected.

How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterCongratulations, you added your link! You can share the news by clicking one of the social media icons, or you can choose either of the buttons at the bottom (“Take me back to the linkup!” or “I want to add another link to the same linkup”).

How to add your pictures and participate in an inLinkz Link Party. Photo #tutorial on Underground CrafterProblems?

Many times, you will be required to add a Link, even if you are choosing another method for uploading a picture. You can always link to one of your social media profiles if you don’t have a blog.

Many link parties allow you to delete your own links. If you can’t for some reason and need to, contact the host because they can delete your link on your behalf.

What Link Parties do you participate in?

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