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  1. Is there a process within WordPress standard, or a specific theme, that allows a post to be just photo and captions. Not general narrative. I've tried and the photos seem to end up all over the place, not under my control.

    I've tried this also with a page, and get better results but not without a fair amout of grief. Maybe it's just beginner bad luck, but I want to make sure that I'm not trying to do the prohibited.

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  3. This is your blog http://dhlytle.wordpress.com/
    This is where you can view and select another theme > http://theme.wordpress.com/ Every theme has a description and a live demo site. There are over 200 themes to choose form and there's a searchbox for feature filters.

    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. I didn't put an blog address, since I have a problem with deleted blog that didn't go away.

    The address is heritagechurchnewcastle.wordpress.com

    It has about 7 posts and three menu items. The "Fun Day" post is where I wanted pictures only.

  5. The instructions for image uploading http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/ troubleshooting images http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/#troubleshooting and image alignment http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-alignment/ are the same no matter which theme you choose.

  6. For "timethief"

    Thanks for a quick response.

    First, see post above for the live blog. The dhlytle.wordpress,com site is just for testing.

    I'm with you (by reading and experimenting) down to the last paragraph.
    Thanks for the html "fix".

    Narrowing my core question, can I put 3 pictures, of the right size, 3 across with equal spacing.

    Take a look at my "Photo Scrapbook" page for my attempts on a "page" not a "post".

    Many thanks.

  7. Narrowing my core question, can I put 3 pictures, of the right size, 3 across with equal spacing.

    It depends on what the maximum displayed image width of the theme in question is http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/maximum-image-width/ and what are the widths of the three images are?

  8. I've have read most of the references you have posted, but they don't get to the heart of the issue.

    The pictures I'm trying to post 3 across are in the "thumb nail" format, as defined by the media manager.

    If you see the "fun day" post, you will see the size of pictures I'd like 3 across.

    I set up the two pictures to be left positioned, but they come up one under the other. I gave up on posting others.

  9. Looking at your HTML code for that entry shows some very odd coding. You probably don't want to mess with trying to work with the code but If I were you I would delete the content of that whole post and start over. Have you considered creating a small gallery?

    I am not an expert in getting images to line up perfectly with the spacing I want but I know something got messed up in your previous attempt. Within the code below, you have divs surrounding each image and some odd coding for "dt class" - this post has nothing to do with the definition list.

    <div class="entry clear">
    						<div id="attachment_161" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 122px"><a href="http://heritagechurchnewcastle.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/fun-1.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-161" title="Fun-1" src="http://heritagechurchnewcastle.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/fun-1.jpg?w=112&h=150" alt="" width="112" height="150" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">It’s easier to identify the daughter …</p>
    <div class="mceTemp">
    <dl class="wp-caption alignleft">
    <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><a href="http://heritagechurchnewcastle.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/fun-2.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-162" title="Fun-2" src="http://heritagechurchnewcastle.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/fun-2.jpg?w=112&h=150" alt="" width="112" height="150" /></a></dt>
    <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Same here ..</p></div>
    </dd>
    </dl>
    </div>
  10. Well, that didn't paste as I hoped, but suffice it to say, code is too broken to mess with. Delete what is there and insert your images again either by using the gallery option, or by inserting them again as thumbnails,

  11. Thanks for the gallery suggestion. I'm looking into it.

  12. Thanks, the gallery worked very well and satisfies my present needs.
    I did have trouble managing the photos into the gallery. They got there, but only by adding them to the post and then deleting the image - which left the image in the gallery. There must be a more direct way.

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