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How to make the page wider

  1. The column of writing on my blog is kind of skinny. I like to add photos but sometimes they're wider than the column. How do I make the column wider?

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

  2. You don't unless you have (1) CSS editing experience and (2) you have purchased a custom design upgrade which is renewed annually.

    Prior to uploading your images you size them to fit into your blogging space on posts and pages or into your sidebar where you place them in text widgets. Uploading large uncompressed images is not the best choice because when the cropper comes into play image quality is lost. See below for the sizes required for your theme:
    Maximum displayed image width see here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/maximum-image-width/
    Sidebar width see here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/sidebar-width/

    See here for free online images editors you can use to size the images >
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/11/28/ten-free-online-image-compression-and-optimzation-programs/

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