Am I visiting with family this morning. Or wrapping a present? No, I am fussing with the HTML code for pictures on one of my blogs. Yippee! Problem solved. So how do I add a [Resolved] to the thread heading so other folk know there is a solution here?
And, whew, the solution is fairly easy.
I thought that the problem meant that I had to have the pictures from the other web site be pre-sized for WordPress. Fixing all of those, and then re-attaching them to the blog would have been a nightmare. That is not necessary (it is probably best if the original image in flickr is a bit larger).
All I needed to do was re-size the image in the edit field of WordPress. There are 2 ways to accomplish this.
1. The easy way. Using the [Visual] version of the edit box, click the picture to select it. Simply resize it by sliding one of the corner-handles in toward the middle of the picture. With the K2 Lite theme, the width must be less than 500 px. Using the corner handles maintains the proportions of the image. After you have re-sized, look at the size in the [Code] version of the edit box. After you have done a couple you will be able to judge the size just by looking as you re-size. That's it!
2. Using the [Code] version for editing, in the src= tag for the image change the values for height="hhh" width="www". If you like the height you could leave that and just change the width to something less than 500. That will scrunch the width of the image and leave the height. This is what was happening automatically when a browser used Firefox and Safari.
This seems to work when I check this out with the Internet Explorer 5.2 for the Macintosh. That's the most recent version for the Mac, and the browser is no longer supported by Microsoft. I will still have to check this with some wintel versions. And probably Opera and iCab too. If you have these browsers, or use a wintel machine, perhaps you could check the top page of my blog (url above in this thread) and see if the sidebar appears at the top. Let me know, or post here. Thanks.