WordPress AND Blogger Hack: Never Run Out of Photo Space Again!

*UPDATE* Due to some technical changes made by Google Drive, this tutorial will no longer work. Please ignore this post.   😦

Hello, everyone! 😀

AHHHHH!!!!

THE.

TUTORIAL.

IS.

FINALLY.

HERE.

I am SO sorry this took me so long! I know some of you were waiting on me because you’ve run out of space, and I’d like to thank you all for being so patient. 🙂

Well, let’s get on with it, shall we? 😉

Yep, you read that right, THIS TUTORIAL WILL ALSO WORK ON BLOGGER!! YAY!! Just follow the 10 easy steps below to have free, unlimited photo space on WordPress or Blogger. 😀

It’s very important to resize the images you’re using before beginning this tutorial. I recommend resizing the images to 800 x 600 pixels.

 

Do you have a Google account? If not, you will need to create one. It’s very easy! Just go HERE. 🙂

 

After you have created a Google account:

Go into Google Photos.

There will be a blank space that says “Drag photos and videos anywhere to upload”

Drag your images onto this space to upload them.

 
 Go to Google Drive.
Go into Settings under the gear in the upper right hand corner.
Select “Automatically put your Google Photos into a folder in My Drive.”
Click “Done”
This will create a folder with all your Google Photos in Google Drive. 😀
Now that you have created a Google Photos folder:
Double click the folder to open it
Select “Google Photos” in the upper left
Click on “Share”
This will open a settings box. Select “Advanced” in the lower right hand corner.
Click the blue words that say “Change…”
Select the circle next to “Public on the web”
Click “Save” and “Done”
This is an important step, because your pictures will not show up on your blog if you do not turn on this setting. 🙂
Now that you’ve finished setting up your settings: (Hehe! 😛 )
Type in the URL of your WordPress blog
Type “/wp-admin” after your blog address and click enter.
Now that you’re in the Admin, click “Posts”
Select the “Add New” button in the upper left hand corner.
Now, you’ve reached the “old way” to create posts on WordPress! The reason you must write your post here is because the “new posting experience” does not work for this tutorial.
 If you are using Blogger:
Now continue! 😉
Go into Google Drive and click on the Google Photos folder to open it.
Select the folder you need.
Scroll through to find the image you want.
Click on the image.
Select the link icon in the upper right hand corner
Google Drive will automatically copy the link for you.
Go to your WordPress post
Click “Add Media” in the upper left corner
Select “Insert from URL”
 Click on the URL box in your WordPress post, making sure “http://” is in the box.
Now, type “www.googledrive.com/host” into the box.
Paste in the image link you copied from Google Drive.
Delete the text I have highlighted
Now, your image should load and then show up as a preview.
Select “Insert into post”
Click the image icon at the top of your new post
Select “From a URL”
Now, create the link the same way I did for WordPress.
Click “Add Selected” to insert your image.
 
YAY! CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE DONE! 😀
Now, any time you want to insert an image, simply upload it to Google Photos, get the image link from Google Drive, and create the URL the way I showed you. It may seem a little tedious at first, but you’ll get faster! Trust me. 😉
I’d like to give a HUGE thanks to Megan, who helped me test this tutorial and fix a few mistakes. Thank you! 🙂

PLEASE do not hesitate to comment with any questions you might have! I’ll do my best to help you. 🙂

 It would make my day if you shared or re-blogged this post. I really want to spread the word and help as many bloggers as I can!

As always, thank you SO much for reading, dear readers! Have a lovely day. 🙂
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97 thoughts on “WordPress AND Blogger Hack: Never Run Out of Photo Space Again!

  1. This was actually helpful, Clara, even though I don’t have Google Drive(and probably will never get a Google account)! I figured out a way to embed photos with OneDrive. OneDrive is the Outlook equivalent of Google Drive, basically. Anyway, I tried to embed photos with it, and after a few failed attempts, I figured out how to do it! So, if I ever run out of space, I will have a back up plan. 😉
    ~Christian Homeschooler

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      1. YAY! OK, one question…I picked a picture to test out, but I can’t find it in the Google Photos in Google Drive. Where would it be or how do I find it? Thanks!

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        1. Okay! Hmm.. let’s see.. sometimes it takes a few minutes for the Google Photos to show up in the folder. 🙂 Try closing Google Drive, waiting for 30 seconds, and trying again. 😀

          -Clara ❤

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                    1. I’m thinking maybe the reason I couldn’t get it to work is because I couldn’t find the “Drag photos and videos anywhere to upload.” I had to click the cloud at the top with the upward arrow…then it showed up. It the “drag photos and videos anywhere to upload” that same thing or is it different?

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                    2. Hmm… I think that may be the issue! Try just dragging an image from your files onto the Google Photos page, and it should upload. Let’s see if that works! 🙂

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                    3. Well, I tried it, but it isn’t showing up. I’ll wait a few minutes and see.
                      A bunch of my other photos are there, just not this one. I’m not honestly sure how they got there, but they did, haha! 🙂

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                    4. Haha! WAIT! I just found something – I figured out how to get the link in Google Photos. Let’s see if that works!

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                    5. OK, OK, OK! The PHOTO SHOWED UP!!! It’s of a cute little baby chick born last Thursday. I tried several others, but it was the one I directly dragged into Google Photos, so that must be it. It took a little while, but YAY! Let me see if it works for others…

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                    6. YAY!!! I GOT IT!!! WOO HOO!!! THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL IT IS AWESOME AND THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                      (Talk about a lot of caps, haha! 😛 Thanks so much!)

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                    7. Okay, let’s see if I can explain this without sounding crazy… XD
                      Say you’re in Google Photos. Now, you open your files (pics, videos, etc), hold down the mouse on a photo, and drag the photo onto the google page.
                      Did that make sense? 😛

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  2. Thank you for this tutorial! I actually can’t use this method (my device won’t let me follow a crucial step :P), but I’d like to thank you for helping so many bloggers!
    I just delete my photos once in a while – I have them stored elsewhere on my device. 😉
    -Lily

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  3. Oh, thank you thank you thank you! I just ran out of free photo space and I have been very carefully been following your instructions. 😉 IT WORKED!!!! I’m so happy!

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    1. Hi!
      Yes, I do have a new way! Here’s what you do:
      Go to http://www.blogger.com and create a Blogger account.
      Create a new blog in Blogger. It can be very simple, since no one will be seeing it except you. You can even make it a private blog if you like!
      After you’ve created the Blogger blog, create a new post.
      Go to the “upload media” icon.
      Upload the pictures you will need for your WordPress post. If you re-size all your images to 800 x 600 ahead of time, they will upload much faster.
      Once the pictures are uploaded, click on each image and select “Extra Large.” This will ensure the pictures are nice and big.
      Now all that’s left to do is copy the images and paste them into your WordPress post! 😀

      I hope that helps you. 🙂 If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!!

      -Clara ❤

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