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Can't freely-resize images in WYSIWYG editor

  1. Hi there, I'm having a bit of a problem with images in the editor. I'm using Twenty Ten as my theme if it means anything. When I upload an image into a post draft, I can't resize it. I click on the image and move the borders, but then it immediately springs back to its old size without changing. I can only resize it by going into the HTML editor and changing the height and width values. This has only happened recently. Before yesterday everything was working as it should.

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

  2. If you cannot click the images in the Visual editor and drag them by the corners to resize them then you could have a browser issue.

    1. Some issues that you encounter with your WordPress.com blog or account can be solved by changing your browser settings, refreshing the page, or clearing the browser cache and cookies. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/ The instructions for specific browsers are found here > http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050

    2. Some issues can be resolved by using another browser. If you haven’t tried another one then I suggest that you do and post again and let us know if using another browser worked for you.

    3. Some issues can be caused by not updating your Flash. You can use this link to see if your flash is up to date. http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ If it’s not then go to http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ and download and install the latest version of flash.

    If none of the troubleshooting techniques above do not work for you then please file a support ticket with Staff using this link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  3. Yeah, I'm gonna file a support ticket. Reinstalled Flash, tried it out in Safari, still no go.

  4. What I do is resize and optimize all my images before I upload them into my blogs. That way I don't experience any frustration with the editor and the image quality is not negatively effected.

  5. Sometimes I like to have a smaller version in the article, which readers can click for the fullsize version.

    And I've had the same issue in Firefox, IE, and Google Chrome since yesterday. I've been on Twenty Ten almost since it launched.

  6. Oh, and sometimes I can't fix it in the Visual Editor, but it will still come out in the post. Not always, however, and in a post I was writing last night one picture did that and the other didn't. Also, if I try to get back into the image menu to fix the picture, it will only work once and then I can't get into it again.

  7. I concur with timethief and I use alot more images embedded in both of my blogs compared to the 2 blogs that she currently manages/develops. I do make good use of the wordpress slideshow code.

    I resize and optimize off-line, then when the photos are ready, I upload them into my blog posts. Frankly I find the photo editing features within WordPress.com a little more limited. I also do not feel comfortable spending oodles of time with my blog wide open, while I fuss around with photo optimization online within WordPress.

    Already it takes time for me to embed, right/left justify images properly online within WordPress.

  8. I find that I can resize images in firefox but not in Google Chrome. This is on my Linux machine and Chrome Linux is in beta however.

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