Avoiding the Poof… a few work arounds for the photo issues.

Reblogger Jeff Dowler
Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CalBRE License #01490977

Lots of us are finding problems uploading photos, especially the feature photos, among other glitches from time to time. While we understand these things are being worked on, it's nice to have some work-arounds to get you where you want to be.


Stop by Bob's helpful post to share your thoughts there, too! Hopefully you aren't seeing that nasty looking pooch!!

Original content by Bob Crane #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Avoiding the Poof…  a few work arounds for the photo issues.

“Okay so I was posting to my blog and like Poof… it disappeared”.  “Bummer”.

Okay so this issue has been around for a while, yet many are still having a tough time dealing with it, so tonight I will offer a few ways to deal with it.

A few are seeing the nasty dog, and a few are just getting an error message.

One thing to keep in mind is that Bob Stewart and the rest of the folks who work hard behind the curtain are working hard on this issue and will be getting it fixed soon.

But until then, these solutions should help with the issue.


Actually there seem to be 3 issues.

  1.        The Featured Listing Bug
  2.        The Featured Photo Bug
  3.        The New Photo Bug


1. The Featured Listing Bug.

Since the last big update, AR cleaned up the right side of your blog and got rid of the list of featured listings on the right side.

Unfortunately, when you are posting your blog, the box to feature the listing on the right side is still there and checking that box will cause your post to disappear.

Just don’t check this box and your post will work just fine.


2. The Featured Photo Bug  

Intermittently when we try to post a featured photo at the top of our blog post, it will cause it to crash.

The best way around this is to publish your post without the featured photo, then go back and add it later.

Just click that blue edit pencil at the top, insert your feature photo now and it may work.

Sometimes this will work, sometimes it will prompt an error message, but at least your post will still be intact.

Try this again in a few hours and it may post the feature photo then, or just live without the feature photo.

3. The New Photo Bug (btw, to view these diagrams in higher detail, right click and select "view image")

The third bug seems to be in trying to upload a New photo into the AR photo uploader (Responsive Filemanager), and a few work arounds that seem to help include.

Use an old photo that is already in your collection of uploaded photos.

Or, load a link rather than a photo.

To do this simply upload the photo somewhere else on the internet such as your webpage, facebook, pinterest, or just about anywhere else that you can upload a photo.

Right click on the photo, copy image location, then go to your post and upload a link rather than a photo.

Paste the link to the image location into the source box in the "insert/edit image" box.


Hopefully these work arounds will help until things get back to normal, and please feel free to give me a call if you have any problems.



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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Hannah Williams  - thanks!! Bob will appreciate it I'm sure.

Hi Kasey & John Boles  - yes, we should help spread the word. Too bad we even have to deal with these issues but it's the reality right now.


May 21, 2017 02:21 PM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Jeff, I've been MIA lately, but heard some rumblings about problems. I'm bookmarking this one. Hope you're having a great weekend. Thanks. D 

May 21, 2017 04:40 PM #4
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's been so frustrating lately getting pics up. I don't use the Featured Photo much but adding new photos has been a problem. For some reason I had no problem on Wednesday with my Wordless post. I guess I was lucky. Hopefully this week I will have the same luck!

May 21, 2017 05:02 PM #5
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  - it's been an interesting. Lots of family stuff, and not all good with an older aunt. Thanks for stopping in! Yes, plenty of frustrations.


May 21, 2017 06:08 PM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am happy to see people who know this tech stuff are happy to share

May 21, 2017 06:28 PM #7
Rebecca Gaujot
Perry Wellington Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I've really been frustrated tonight trying to add new photos to a post. Will try tomorrow.

May 21, 2017 07:12 PM #8
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Sharon Tara 

It HAS been frustrating and you just don't know when the issue will happen. Having some work-arounds is a good thing. Getting the problem fixed in the first place is far better! This has been an issue for some time it seems!


May 21, 2017 08:32 PM #9
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

William Feela  - that's certainly one of the pluses about being here.

I get that Rebecca Gaujot  - it's been an issue for us all!


May 21, 2017 08:34 PM #10
Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler - an appropriate re-blog to spread this trick from Bob Crane.

May 21, 2017 11:02 PM #11
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, this photo upload has been annoying.  Yesterday, took a very long time to upload, then it disappeared.

May 22, 2017 06:26 AM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jeff Dowler,   You pick a great reblog in Bob Crane post.  That dog picture is a nasty one to me.


May 22, 2017 07:13 AM #13
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Thanks, Praful Thakkar  - always glad to share something helpful!

No arguments here Joan Cox  It's been pretty frustrating for many of us

I haven't gotten the Nasty Dog photo in quite some time Will Hamm Glad you liked the reblog.


May 22, 2017 07:17 AM #14
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent

Jeff, thank you for sharing this - I had missed it. Very frustrating lately but, in the grand scheme of things not too serious. Just have to go with the flow ... that's what I tell myself at least =) Have a great week!

May 22, 2017 09:03 AM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I saw this from Bob and I am so glad you reblogged it. I am having to take and load up my blogs in wordpress and copy and paste the code to AR. 

May 22, 2017 03:04 PM #16
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


A great choice to re-post the  Bob Crane post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 22, 2017 07:29 PM #17
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Evening Jeff - I had the featured photo problem last night so I posted without it.  I did try to go back and it didn't work.  I will probably try it again.

May 22, 2017 08:23 PM #18
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905

Here I thought it was just me! Jeff, thanks for this wonderfully informative bug alert by Bob Crane. God bless you both for delivering some answers and work-arounds! Gotta bookmark.

May 23, 2017 08:34 AM #19
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for sharing this Jeff, hopefully it will help a few people to avoid these problems.

May 23, 2017 01:25 PM #20
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Jeff, I guess the good thing about going MIA in AR is that I miss these little glitches that make an appearance from time to time. 

May 23, 2017 03:00 PM #21
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I saw Bob's post a few days ago.  I've bookmarked it as an easy answer to these issues in the Q&A area.

May 24, 2017 04:44 AM #22
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