As you probably know, images play a big part in how we interact with forms. Whether it’s your organization’s logo, product images, or just a nice picture of your favorite dinosaur—they’re important. We wanted to let you know about a change that is coming up from Google that may impact you and your forms in the near future.
For a long while, Google has allowed folks like you and me to upload our images in Google Drive, then connect to them and display them in locations outside Google, like Wufoo. This is particularly useful for displaying logos and images on your Wufoo forms, and has been a fantastic way to host your images for free.
Beginning August 31st, 2016, this feature will no longer be available from Google. When that change happens, any images that you have hosted on Google Drive will stop being displayed on your Wufoo forms.
But don’t fret
To help ease the transition, we have a few suggestions. Our favorite is to re-upload your logos and images over at Dropbox.com. They graciously allow people to link to images they have in their Dropbox account.
Replace the link to your image from Google with that new link, and you’ll be all set.
Another option for you is to host your own images. While this does take a bit more savvy—as well as bit more money—this is definitely the most future-proof method to make sure your images are always available exactly where you want them.
One key aspect of hosting your own images, is that you’ll need to have an SSL certificate installed. Because Wufoo forms use SSL encryption by default, your images need to be hosted somewhere with SSL encryption too. Talk to your web developer or your hosting company to see if they can help you get an SSL certificate installed if that’s the route you plan on going.
These methods will work anywhere in Wufoo, whether it’s your logo, an image within your form, or a background for your theme.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments and Cody can help!