07 December 2017

How To Fix Your Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting Issues

Today's post will be more for people like me who is constantly online using photo hosting websites to share our photos via embedded links etc. Until about half a year ago, Photobucket decides to shit at us without giving us any warning. *Note* no user were informed prior to them replacing all our images with what you're gonna see below.

Everyone who uses photobucket as their main photo hosting platform were furious. Lucky I had switched to Flickr at the early 2014. So only my photos embedded here before 26th Feb 2014 were affected. I had tried several method and researching solutions to it but only found disappointment. Until I came across this video on YouTube which was posted only about a month ago. I immediately went to try it *BOOM*! It really works. So now I am gonna show you guys the solution to making your pictures appear again.

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Do note that this trick only works on the Google Chrome browser, but I'm pretty sure most of us in this era uses Google Chrome as our main browser la, so no issues right?!?! Anyways, As shown from the image above, go to the "top right corner" of your browser and click, then go down to "More Tools", then go to "Extensions". After you've clicked on the "Extensions" tab. You will be directed to this page which you're about to see below.

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Go down to "Get More Extensions" and click on that. After which you'll come to this page where you have to search for the extension. Type "Fix Photobucket Hotlink" on the bar as shown in the image below. Then the extension will appear and just head over to the "+" sign at the right and click on it.

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Then the browser will pop up a message prompting you if you want to add the extension. Click the "Add Extension" and you're good to go. After that, just hover to the small "x" that you see in the image below and refresh your browser. And VOILA!!!! Everything is there and loaded again.

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Do note that this extension is only applicable for the user itself. For users that are browsing your photos on their devices they will have to add the "Fix Photobucket Hotlink" extension to their Google Chrome browser as well. So yeap. For those that want a more "visual" presentation, I'll put the video that I found below so you guys can give the user of that video a "thumbs up" because, it's really a life saver!!!