Media placement

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  • #1108358

    gpcox
    Member

    No matter where I click the cursor or set the alignment, all my pictures group together at the top of the post. This has been going on since the “New Post” location was moved. Am I the only one having this problem? I can’t imagine what I have Not tried to do to correct this.

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

    #1108485

    mindbodygolf
    Member

    Funny, all of my pictures end up at the BOTTOM of my posts! I use my ipad almost exclusively for posting to WordPress.com. Even when I insert the picture where I want it in the post….it just shows up under everything. Help!

    My blog is http://www.mindbodygolf.wordpress.com if yiu want to check it out.

    #1108506

    I am having the same issue. For instance, if I place three images together, Left, Center and Right they look ok on the draft but when I “preview” they are all over the page. I have re-loaded from the original location, re-sized them to be the same size and they still get thrown all over the preview.

    #1108507

    timethief
    Member

    That problem is specific to Firefox 16 and upgrading to Firefox 17 seems to solve the problem. http://browsehappy.com
    Another workaround is to insert images in Text mode, by clicking the Text tab next to the Visual Editor tab.

    #1108508

    timethief
    Member

    @puakostarrfish
    That’s a completely different issue from the one that gpcox and mindbodygolf have reported.

    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:
    <p style="clear:both;">TEXT HERE</p>

    #1108509

    gpcox
    Member

    I have upgraded and I have written and placed media in Text; still I get the same result.

    #1108510

    timethief
    Member

    That’s too bad. Which browser and version of it are you using please? Check here if necessary http://www.whatbrowser.org/ and note I tagged this thread for Staff help.

    #1108511

    gpcox
    Member

    They said 1E9 with the large lowercase e.

    #1108512

    timethief
    Member

    Note: If you are using an IE9 browser in compatibility mode that makes it render as IE7 and IE7 is not supported. To disable see > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1196-internet-explorer-compatibility-view-turn-off.html

    #1108513

    gpcox
    Member

    What does that do to my AOL page, etc?

    #1108514

    zandyring
    Staff

    gpcox,

    Most sites are made to work with the latest browsers, and AOL is no exception. You should be able to run the browser not in capability mode and still see everything you’d like to see!

    puakostarrfish,

    We have seen some reports of users not being able to see an accurate view in “preview” – how does the page look when you publish it?

    Cheers!

    #1108515

    gpcox
    Member

    I have to play a lot of games with the New Post to get it the way I want it. The old program was so much easier.

    #1108516

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi there gpcox,

    Where are you posting? Are you going to Dashboard > Posts > Add New, or using your WordPress.com homepage or another place?

    What sorts of things do you need to do in order to get the post looking right to you?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    #1108517

    gpcox
    Member

    I have tried them all, I believe, including the Quick Post. For example – my blog is about WWII, if I’m describing different planes I like the photo to be somewhere near the description – not all at the top.

    Lately I have added Media first, going left then right. Then I lower them to begin the article – finishing up with a photo centered (because I know it will wind up on top.

    It also makes it difficult to only see a print out of the photo instead of the actual picture as I am writing.

    #1108518

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi there,

    I made a test post on your blog (set to private so your users won’t see it – you can delete it):
    http://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/draft-post-to-test-images/

    I was able to add an image where my cursor was, after the first line of text.

    Could you make a post and take a screenshot of the issue? It will help me to troubleshoot more effectively if I can see what you see.

    Here’s a bit more information about how to take a screenshot:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

    You can save the screenshot to your media gallery, and I’ll be able to look at it there!

    Cheers!

    #1108519

    gpcox
    Member

    I went to ‘make a screen-shot’ but I have to admit it, I’m just not computer literate enough to understand. Thank you for trying to help.

    #1108520

    zandyring
    Staff

    I’d really like to help you if I can!

    Can you make a new post and just not publish it with some text and attempt to insert an image below the text?

    Just let me know when you’ve done that and I’ll take a look.

    Cheers!

    #1108521

    gpcox
    Member

    As you can see by my latest post – Fort McKinley/Manila – the pix on the bottom was entered first then I wrote above it. The two postcards were supposed to be at the top, but when I tried to add the “fighting” and “river” pix – you can see they went to the top instead of the middle.

    #1108522

    zandyring
    Staff

    Ok, yes I see how that is all weird.

    When you post, how do you insert your media?

    How did you compose this post? You added your first image (at the bottom), then added in text above it, and then added your other images to the middle? That’s what I want to know – how you went about adding those images (the ones that jumped).

    Cheers!

    #1108523

    gpcox
    Member

    You have everything right, except I TRIED to insert the photos in the middle, but everything went directly to the top. With the old program I could put the media wherever, whenever I wanted.

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