Heyo @andyp2 @vincent
Thanks so much for posting and great questions. To clarify, this is not a bug but due to a recent update we made to rich text that changes how we handle pasted images.
Customers were having a few issues previously when pasting externally hosted images into rich text elements or rich text fields – some examples:
- If if the content was copied from a google doc and you later delete the google doc it deletes the hosted image which breaks the site you pasted it into
- If it’s from a google doc that is not publicly available, it’ll look to you in the Designer that the images pasted ok, but to everyone else it looks like a broken image
The update and expected behavior is that on paste, we are now prompted to manually upload these images to ensure they get uploaded to Webflow as a host rather than just referenced from another source.
The next step is to add support to auto-import all pasted images so they end up as part of the site and hosted on our infrastructure automatically. But until then we’ll need to manually upload images (although we don’t have an exact timeframe for this).
I hope this helps and let me know if you have questions.