Friday

Your Website Images - Be Careful What You Delete

If you're like me, you upload images as needed for your posts, like the one to the left here.

Once uploaded, those images sit in your Blogger Images Files. If you use WordPress, it's the same thing - you upload the images and they're saved in your Media File.

This is all great. You have the images saved on site to be used again if needed, as part of your online marketing strategy.

BUT . . .

Yesterday, I decided to tweak my Google+ account. I edited my work information, changed the header (more on that below) and I deleted some of the albums cluttering up the Photos File.

Would seem like a good thing, right?

Not so much. What happens is as you upload images to your Blogger site, they're saved in your Google+ account in Photos. Google creates a name for the album it creates of your site's images.

This is where haste makes waste comes a knockin' on the door. I knew some of the albums were connected to my Blogger sites, but it wasn't a thought in my head, as I deleted the album for this site.

SO . . .

The BAD thing that happens when you delete images or an entire album related to your Blogger site is those images are no longer available for your site. Where you added an image (that you just deleted) to a post a year ago or yesterday it's no longer there. It's GONE.

The images you thoughtfully added to your posts from your Blogger Images File are GONE. In their place are grey circles.

BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO DELETE YOUR IMAGES, BE SURE YOU HAVEN'T USED THEM IN YOUR POSTS!

Now, when you see a post with a grey circle in place of an image, you'll know why.

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4 comments:

widdershins said...

Oops!

Karen Cioffi said...

LOL. I said a bit more than Oops!

relief11 said...

This happened to me, Karen, and no one, not even my brilliant web master, could figure out why. NO ONE!

Over time, I sort of realized the missing images had something to do with posts I had deleted, but it's great to have an explanation.

Thanks a ton for the info!

Karen Cioffi said...

Relief11, I hear you. It's such a pain when something unexpected and unwanted happens to your website. Glad I could offer some insight!