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  1. reneegraywilburn
    Member

    I am so frustrated I'm ready to cry!!! I have jpegs of thumbnails that I'm trying to line up on one of my pages. Every time I get them just the way I want them, as soon as I hit "update" they get scrambled all over the page again. How can I fix them then keep them where I want them? I sent a request in to WP but no one has ever bothered to get back to me.

    The blog I need help with is awaywithwordswriting.wordpress.com.

  2. Is http://awaywithwordswriting.wordpress.com/published-and-projects/ the page you're talking about?

    Please described exactly the arrangement you'd like.

  3. reneegraywilburn
    Member

    I just tried to line them up again. If you take another look at the page, they're basically in the right order now, but they won't stay lined up to the left margin. I'm afraid to go back in and do anything else to them because they'll probably get completely re-arranged again! I must be doing something wrong, but I don't know how to do it correctly.

  4. If you want them all in one left-aligned column, you just set the alignment of all the images to None instead of Left (and delete the extra blank lines you've tried to add).
    But the page won't look nice that way. You could try inserting them in rows and columns instead. The easiest way to do that is the gallery feature. If you uploaded all these images via the Add Media button of that page, you can delete them all, switch the editor to HTML and write this:
    [gallery]
    If you do that, you might need to adjust the default thumbnail size in Settings > Media.

  5. reneegraywilburn
    Member

    OK, so if I set them to None and delete the spaces, will they all be on the left just with no spaces between them? I could probably live with that. I really don't want to have to delete them all and start over. I've already spent hours on this one page alone! thanks for your help.

  6. a) Align left means place left plus wrap around ( = start rest of content next to image). Align none means place left with no wrap-around (= start rest of content below image).

    b) I strongly suggest you try the gallery feature: it doesn't mean you'll have to start over, it will automatically turn your images into properly aligned rows of three.

    c) You spent hours because you aren't familiar with alignment and other options yet, and you're probably not aware of the fact that the visual editor does not display what you're actually going to get on the page. So, even if you find you don't like the gallery, starting over doesn't mean you'll have to spent hours: we can tell you how to do it more effectively.

  7. reneegraywilburn
    Member

    Gotcha! OK, I will give it a try. I don't know the first thing about HTML. That's one reason I opted for WP because I thought it'd be easier for me to use w/o having to learn HTML. Thanks for your help. I greatly appreciate it!

  8. @reneegraywilburn
    jutpi is giving you excellent advice. Please try the gallery feature as I'm sure you will be pleased with the result. An image gallery will display a set of thumbnail images attached to a particular post or page. When clicked, gallery images are displayed in a full-size carousel view.
    Reference links:
    Images ยป Gallery
    Not the Official WordPress.com Gallery FAQ
    Image alignment

  9. reneegraywilburn
    Member

    Thank you. I'll try anything at this point! Wish I understood all this a little better. Just haven't had time to learn.

  10. Proceed slowly step by step and if you need help then post again.

  11. And you don't really need any HTML to insert a regular gallery. If you're afraid of switching to the HTML editor, just delete everything below your two lines of text, click the Add Media button, click Gallery, click Insert Gallery, Update page. (Again, assuming you have uploaded the images via the Add Media button of that page.)

  12. reneegraywilburn
    Member

    Just wanted to follow up with those who helped me with my jpeg dilemma. I went through the gallery feature and it did put the images in nice rows. For some reason I lost all of my captions though, so I need to write those again when I have some time. Not sure why they got lost, even though I saved changes before leaving the galley. Also, I wanted to ask if there's a way to put borders around the images like I had before I used the galley so they stand out more. I didn't see that option like I had when I just used the "insert media" function.

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