August 18th, 2011
We’re excited to introduce new Ravelry features that we’re calling Ravelry Extras!
What Ravelry Extras?
Ravelry Extras are features that people have been requesting for some time, but that are too expensive for us to provide for free. Don’t worry, all of the standard features on Ravelry will remain free! We don’t have more Extras planned right now but we’ve had suggestions for things like storage of your own pattern PDFs and statistics (like this)
What’s the first Ravelry Extra?
The first Extra that we’ve added is the ability to add photos to your forum posts directly from your computer, iPhone or via email from any device that can send an image by email. To see how this works, we’ve put together a little video for you. [a few people have asked if you can upload to projects and stash too – you could already do that for free! here’s how]
How much does it cost?
This is $5 for one year.
If you are unable to watch the video or prefer to read instructions instead, you can find more information in the wiki. The wiki also lists the free alternatives to this Ravelry Extra, including the ability to add your project & stash photos to posts.
How do I add this Ravelry Extra to my account?
You can add Ravelry Extras to your account by visiting http://www.ravelry.com/extras. We will add more information to that site on additional Extras as they become available.
Oh? There’s a new free thing too – a nice way to insert project and stash images into forum posts. You might like that.
Also, you can still add images from Flickr, Photobucket, etc and we’ve made adding images from Flickr even easier. Just paste in the link to any photo page and you’re done.
If you have any questions or experience any difficulties using these features, feel free to contact us using the contact link at the bottom of the page. We hope this makes your Ravelry even better!
Also, there is a more detailed explanation of this and a discussion in the forums: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/for-the-love-of-ravelry/1761129/1-25