Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Goodbye Photobucket

Howdy,

I don't know about you, but I don't recall receiving an email from Photobucket letting me know that the images on my blog that are hosted on a third-party site would be replaced with an ugly square dummy image that reads: Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting.  Apparently, this took place on June 30th without any notifications or warning at all!  Here is what the image looks like.


After doing a little research I discovered Photobucket wants to charge $399 a year for third-party hosted images.  Yes, you read that correctly $399 a year - yikes!  That is totally absurd!


Lucky for me the only images I had on a third-party site were my grab button, Pinterest image and my blinkie.  I never upload my photos to another site for security reasons.  To rectify this situation, I clicked over to Imgur to create an account.  In less than 10 minutes I had moved my images and re-linked them.  I did have to do a little tweaking with the HTML coding.  If your blog was created by a designer and she kept your original files then you may have some issues.

So here is a big wave goodbye to Photobucket.  I am so disgusted they would try to screw bloggers like us by charging an outrageous fee like this.  Don't allow them to make a quick buck from you or feel pressured to purchase their plan in order for your images to display correctly - there are alternatives.

Anyone who has my grab button on their blog should copy the new HTML code.  If you find it doesn't display correctly, please email me.

Thanks for listening to me rant!

3 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

I've seen this on a few blogs, WOW! that is an awful amount of money.
Faith
x

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I'm not in the position but that would infuriate me if I was. That's a lot of money to ask people to pay. I heard about this on some other blogs but didn't know the story. Thank goodness you are savvy enough to fix what you needed to.

Sok Sareth said...

Thank for good post!

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