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  1. booksandbarefeet
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    I've very new to wordpress and the way things are set up confuses me as a not-tech-savy user. Basically, I'm trying to have a bunch of pictures in a row, and then continue my blog text below them and it's not letting me do so. (I don't like the pics going down into paragraphs they aren't for). It wants all the text together on the page and the pics hugging down the side of it instead of separated like I want it.
    Blog url: http://booksandbarefeet.wordpress.com/

  2. 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).
    • If for example you want two images to be side by side on the same line start by setting the alignment of both images to left. http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-alignment/

      What's important is that you know the maximum displayed image width in your theme so the images you upload "fit". http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/maximum-image-width/

      To prevent the staggered effect what you do is insert the following snippet of code into the HTML editor after each image row
      <br style="clear:both;" />

  3. @ booksandbarefeet

    Do you mean you want a picture on the left and some text to the right of the photo,
    then a line break,
    followed by another picture on the left with text about that image to the right,
    then an empty line
    followed by a third (fourth, fifth, sixth etc) "picture with relevant text" pair with an empty line below each of the pair…
    ?

    Are you comfortable using the html editor at all? There are ways to accomplish this with only a quick switch to html editor if that is easier for you.

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