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Difference in writing and published appearance in posts.

  1. In reference to my blog - http://wheretogotraveluse.com: Why does the layout of my blog change every time I do an edit. The appearance in the writing mode has no relationship to how it will look once it is published. Then if you want to edit or make a spacing change you lose previous formatting. I previously used Live Writer to create my blogs because what you saw is what you got when you published. I've recently switched to a MacBook Pro and haven't found a product similar to Live Writer so have been using Word Press and spend hours trying to achieve an attractive layout. I use a lot of photos, is that part of the issue. I must be doing something wrong because I can't believe all the other bloggers are working as hard at it as I am for a presentable post. Help!
    Blog url: http://nyackel.wordpress.com/

  2. For a Mac you can use one of these offline blog editors Blogo, Ecto or MarsEdit. http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/

  3. This may be helpful > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/09/13/wordpress-formatting-and-spacing/

    The alignment icons in the WordPress editor are for aligning text; they are not for aligning images. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#alignment They are used to achieve wrapping text around images on either the right or left hand side, or to display an image that's centered without text on either side of it. If the text beside the images does not occupy the same amount of space that the image beside it does then the text wrapping will continue and the images and text that follow will have a staggered appearance.

    • Align-left means position left, with the rest of the content wrapping around the right side of the image.
    • Align-right means position right, with the rest of the content wrapping around the left side of the image.
    • Align-center means position center, with no wrap-around (= the rest of the content below the image).

    Every theme has a maximum displayed image width http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/maximum-image-width/ so it's important to keep that in mind when posting multiple images side-by-side. If you want two images to be side by side on the same line start by setting the alignment of both images to left. To prevent the staggered effect what you do is insert the following snippet of code into the HTML editor after each image/text pair:
    <br style="clear:both;" />

  4. The Write Post box is almost certainly a different width from your actual blog. Use the Preview function.

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