images not aligning properly when saved

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    I created a post where all the images I inserted were aligned right, but then when I saved it they got all mish-moshed together in a random way, completely different from how I had set it up. I wish I could attach an image to this to show you, it’s very annoying to put a whole lot of work into something only for it not to save right. Can someone help please? What am I doing wrong?

    The blog I need help with is



    Why don’t my images align the way I want them to?
    The alignment icons in the WordPress editor are for aligning text; they are not for aligning images. 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).

    So if for example you want your images to be side by side on the same line start by setting the alignment of all three 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;" />




    Thanks for the tip, but it’s still not doing what I want it to. I don’t understand then why when I upload the image it gives me the option to align the image right for example, and then appears to be placed where I want it, until I save it. That’s really annoying for those who may not be aware of wordpress’ weird text-wrapping functions for images. I wrote almost an entire post with the images placed where I want only to have them get all jumbled upon saving. I will probably use a different blog engine soon enough.

    Thanks again for the explanation.


    Link to the post in question please: we can’t really tell you what to do unless you show us what you’ve done and what exactly you want to do.

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