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Features / Usability


images not visible outside of admin mode

posts: 38 United Kingdom

Hello,

I'm having a bit of a problem with images... Nothing too demanding, I hope. Here it goes:

I'm logged in as admin. I have a wiki page I go to and edit it. There I'd like to have an image inserted so I click on this option on the toolbar: "Choose or upload images", then browse for the image I want to and upload it. It appears in the text editing window. I save it, clear caches, reload the page and I can see it there - see clip11.
But then I log out. Go to that very page like any other visitor would and, text is there but the image is not (clip12)...

Any ideas as to why would that be? Surely not a permission problem since a visitor wouldn't be able to see the entire page, not just the image...

posts: 4600 Japan

Does the anonymous group have the permission to download files? That's necessary for anonymous visitors to see images in wiki pages that are stored in file galleries.

-- Gary


posts: 38 United Kingdom

Hello,

... well, NO. Have a look at the attached clip13 - permissions for anonymous. I'm concerned though. I'll have it selected and applied and I'll see what happens but... what if I would like the general public to view but NOT download anything from publicly visible pages?

posts: 3623 United States

In order for an image to be visible on a visitors PC, they must be able to download it.

I don't think it is possible for a website to have an image visible to a visitor but not downloadable.

Please see the docs for details, specifically the note in the File Gallery section.

HTH,

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posts: 38 United Kingdom

Hello again,

I've applied the change you mentioned and SUCCESS!!! Thank you! Still worried about allowing people to download bits of my website... :-) Although, perhaps this should wait for when I get to applying all the levels of permissions to all of the groups and categories I am in the process of creating.

Thank you for you help this far... Really appreciate. Such a time saving system, this is!!!


posts: 4600 Japan

As Rick said, if people can see (or hear, etc. depending on the media) your content in their browser, they can save it; actually for people to see your content, their browser has to download it (transfer it to your computer or other device) first. Then one way or another they can save it if they want to. This just has to be accepted as how the web works.

-- Gary


posts: 38 United Kingdom

Hello,

Well... nothing's perfect, I guess. Good to know. I shall limit the content available to what I can afford to accept then :-)

Cool.

posts: 728 United States

se7vn, that is the case with virtually any website, not just tikiwiki software. If you can see it, you can save it. Go to any website you like, right click on anything on that site and you can download it. Specifically images and such.
If you don't mind me asking, what is your site being used for?


posts: 38 United Kingdom

Hello,

Understood. It's not a big issue. Knowing limitations, however, I sometimes find more important than knowing possibilities.

As to the site. It's not really "mine". I've been asked to create sort of a membership platform - clearly not chosen for my technical skills or know-how :-) I like to think my consultancy expertiese allows for a certain perspective being appreciated here a bit more :-)

Anyways, knowing the vulnerability of content, it becomes crucial to set correct protections using a leveled structure of access permissions. This will most likely be the focus of my next move but I'm awaiting some content to come through first. All in good time :-)

Thank you for your comments. Always appreciated!


posts: 2695 United States

Right-Click download can be disabled using JavaScript.
All it does is keep an honest person honest. (?) There are easy workarounds...
And it will make a few people mad.

I know I've ran into being unable to copy from a page, which I was going to link to in my Off site Links area, giving them free traffic. When I run into that, I say "your loss" and move on.

Here's the JavaScript if you really want to do it...
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/737022/how-do-i-disable-right-click-on-my-web-page


posts: 38 United Kingdom

Hello,

I shall keep this in mind and you're right, people would most likely find such thing annoying. Still good to know :-)

Thak you so much for the link and fair comment!!!

posts: 728 United States

Fair? Have we been any other way se7en!!!
lollollol


posts: 38 United Kingdom
Just acknowledging the obvious, John. Just acknowledging the obvious :-)

posts: 2695 United States
I find myself looking for a Like button (You know... like ugh Facebook ugh uses...) when reading some forums... haha