We’ve always had the ability to embed images (your marked-up charts, etc.) into your trades and journal notes; however, in the past, you’ve had to upload those images to a third-party site, and then embed them into your trades. It could be a tricky process at times.
So to make that easier, we’ve added the ability to upload images directly to Tradervue, and embed them into your trades, all in one step. All you have to do it drag and drop your image into the notes editor! Here’s a short (0:47) video demonstrating how to do it:
This also solves a number of problems related to controlling access to your images. An image you upload to Tradervue will remain private and be accessible only to you. If you have mentors in Tradervue, they will be able to see the image as well, as you would expect. And if you choose to share a trade with an embedded image, that image will then be made accessible to everyone for as long as the trade is shared.
It’s now possible to embed a particular trade onto your web site. When you’re viewing a shared trade, you’ll see a new “embed trade” link below the share buttons:
If you click that link, you’ll see a box appear with the text you need to copy into your site:
Here’s an example of an embedded trade in this blog post:
This isn’t just a screenshot – this is live, and if the trade changes, the changes will be reflected wherever the trade is embedded.
If you’re using WordPress (self-hosted), you should install the new plugin for Tradervue. The easiest way is from your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins, click Add New, and search for Tradervue to find it. Once you have the plugin installed, you can just enter the following into a post to embed a trade:
You can always find the ID of the trade by looking in the browser address bar when you’re viewing a trade. For example, for this trade:
The id would be 421249, and so you’d use [trade id=421249].
You can now embed YouTube videos in your trade notes. To do that, just paste in the link to the video, and Tradervue will do the rest!
We have also changed the way we embed images; when you add an image to one of your trades, we will display it to fit within the notes area of the trade. If the image is shown at smaller than its normal size, we will auto-link it to the regular full-size version.