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Author Steve Shaw
#1 | Posted: 23 Sep 2014 15:03 
Hi Paul,

Is there a way to use facebook images within MiniBB?
Often, when you right click on a Facebook image via Firefox and select 'Show Image' the URL is not a direct .jpg URL, but it still shows just the image.

Such as:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/q83/p417x417/10577149_10152684974334878_1509889681993764 131_n.jpg?oh=8419333668b6113c1611389b2f185743&oe=5483CC03&__gda__=1422109168_9f1e3d6abc92b0ed8b1aaf2d390518be

This is just the image, but the URL doesn't meet MiniBB's requirements.
Is it possible to change that so the image can be used?


Author Paul
Lead Developer
#2 | Posted: 23 Sep 2014 19:17 
You may change the rule in bb_codes.php, removing .(gif|jpg|jpeg|png) pattern for [imgs] and [img] parts, but then the codes insertion will become absolutely insecure. All normal images must end with their extensions; that rule was introduced because of security terms. Basically, I think, re-copying images like this is a bit out of website rules. In a timely term, they also could change this address and make it unavailable, it looks like a temporary cache or something like this.

There's another, more convenient way of storing such images: copy the image itself on the disk, then re-upload it on forum, using either File Bank either File Upload add-ons. Storing images locally is better in all terms.

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