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How to upload an original photo on your page?

You are creating an article on the Polyglotclub WIKI and you want to add a picture in it. How to do this ?

Create your own image (do not copy from the web)[edit | edit source]

First, be aware that it is not allowed to simply copy images on the web without modification because of Copyright and Duplicate Content reasons.

To create your own original image, you can use softwares like Picasa, Photoshop or Fireworks.

Upload the image on the article[edit | edit source]

Once your image is created, you can add it on your wiki page.

Edit tab[edit | edit source]

  1. Click on the Edit tab.
  2. Click the button INSERT > MEDIA and follow the steps

Edit source tab[edit | edit source]

  1. Click on the Edit source tab.
  2. Click the button (small green arrow)

small green arrow

  • Select the file from your computer
  • Click the Upload this file link

Upload this file

  • Add the image code in the page: click the Insert picture link

Insert picture

  • Format the code if needed

Formatting your image[edit | edit source]

For example, if you have just uploaded an image with the following name : My_pic.png

Then, use the following codes (edit your page with the Edit Source button) :

So your page can be viewed with any device, it is best to use a width of 300px. If you are using a desktop device, it's small but, so far, mediawiki do not provide responsive design which automatically adapt images to all devices mobile or desktops.

  • Image with a width of 300px:


  • Image with a caption "your text":

[[File:My_pic.png|your text]]

your text

  • Image with a link:



  • Image with a border:



  • Thumbnail image:



Learn more about the wiki code syntax for images


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