Linking to Images Issue

Hi SUG members,
An interesting issue came up over the weekend.

A Sailwave user was linking to images on a website and the links all looked good. Checking the image info in Firefox showed an image preview but they were not showing in the main results.

When option in Firefox was used to view the image the following error message was received:

Error 1011 Ray ID: 63392c25f913ce8f • 2021-03-21 18:16:38 UTC
Access denied
What happened?

The owner of this website (domain.tld) does not allow hotlinking to that resource (/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/@@@@@@@@@.jpg).

So check that any image link you want to use will allow the image to be displayed on/in your page.

The website that gave the above message is a Wordpress site. I have replaced the actual domain with “domain.tld” and the file name with the string “@@@@@@@@@”.

Kind regards,