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  1. The image captions in all my posts have disappeared, but the captions remain in the appropriate windows in my media library. I searched the problem, but other peoples' posts hinted the problem had been resolved. Can anyone shed any light on this please?

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

  2. @pegsandtails

    Have you ever had the captions appear on your blog? And if you did, what did you do recently to your blog?

    Is there a particular image that is supposed to have a caption? If so, please provide a link starting with http://

    The images I looked at didn't have any caption code at all. An image at random looks like this:
    <a href="http://pegsandtails.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/ash_veneer_01b.jpg"><span style="font-family:Georgia;"><img class="size-full wp-image-1118" title="ash_veneer_01b" src="http://pegsandtails.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/ash_veneer_01b.jpg?w=500&h=375" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></span></a>

    Here is what it would look like with a caption:
    [caption id="attachment_1118" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="IMAGE_CAPTION_HERE"]<a href="http://pegsandtails.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/ash_veneer_01b.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-1118" title="ash_veneer_01b" src="http://pegsandtails.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/ash_veneer_01b.jpg?w=500&h=375" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></a>[/caption]

    Are you using Word or some similar program to write your blog? The reason I ask is your code is full of (often pointless) code like this:
    <span style="font-family:Georgia;">SOMETIMES.NO.CONTENT</span>

    If you want to use Georgia for your posts, then you should use a div at the beginning of the post to assign that font.

  3. I had captions under all my images until yesterday. Yesterday I used Windows Live Writer to change the font to Georgia. I obviously didn't notice the captions disappearing because they showed up in preview mode.

    The captions are all still present in my library when I click on the images. This image - http://pegsandtails.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/ash_veneer_01b.jpg - used to have the caption "The sawn Ash veneer." and still does in my library, but not in the blog.

    I don't know anything about HTML, so any hints on how to rectify the problem across the whole blog?

    Also, what is a div and where exactly should I insert it?

    Thank you.

  4. Did you change the theme you were using previously to this one I see now which is Misty Look?

  5. No, the theme has remained the same.

  6. @pegsandtails

    That's not good. Unfortunately, I don't have any experience with Windows LW: I'm on Macs so it won't work for me. Sorry.

    If you did something with WLW yesterday, and have now lost your captions, it sure sounds as if that is the culprit?

    Just a wild guess, because everyone seems to be happy with that software, but maybe it does odd things when you edit already published posts? Apparently it works a charm for new posts, but as I said, I have no experience with it.

    Your captions are not in your source code, and you have sloppy inserts of the Georgia font spans all over the posts I looked at randomly.

    With simple HTML coding, you should be able to assign the font (size, color, family, etc.), with a < div > at the start of each post and close it at the end (< / div > ).

    Odd that the captions would continue to appear in your media library, though.

    Maybe try with one picture to see what happens if you delete it from a post and then re-insert it to the post. Don't delete it from the media library: if you do, you will have to re-add it to the library and WordPress will add a '1' at the end of the name. Just delete one from a post and try re-inserting it.

    Hope someone with WLW experience knows more!

    best regards

  7. Thanks for the help.

    It's all very odd. My wife looked at the blog yesterday after I had edited the posts with WLW and all appeared OK.

    This morning, if I opened an image in my library, the caption was present in it's window, but nothing I did would make it appear in my blog. However, when I right clicked the image in post edit mode, the caption window was blank. So, I opened the picture from the actual blog which provided the original caption which I then copied and pasted into the caption window back in the picture editor. Wierd eh! I've now repeated the procedure for each image in my blog. Phew!

    Thanks for the tip regarding the div.

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