I’ve begun trying to create a blog on wordpress having heard good things about it. Unfortunately, I’ve found the software EXTREMELY user unfriendly far more so than, say, Microsoft Publisher or Webplus 10. Where do I find clear walk-you-through instruction? I’ve picked a theme and looked everywhere for an undo button. As well, my edit page didn’t show images I uploaded, nor did some of them show up on my blog page. And images were impervious to any resizing attempt. How can I view the edit page so it represents the same layout as the blog page? I’ve wasted the entire day here and am very frustrated. There MUST be an easier way to do this.
The blog I need help with is heroesnpirates.wordpress.com.
Here are the basics:
And there’s no Undo on theme choice: you just pick a different theme, preview it, and if you like it, click Activate.
As for the image problems, do a forum search: there are several threads here on that issue right now. And the Edit page won’t show the same layout as the blog: that’s what the Preview button is for.
Change themes > Dashbord > Appearance > Themes and note what raincoaster said. Select the theme and click “preview” if you like it click “activate”.
As well, my edit page didn’t show images I uploaded, nor did some of them show up on my blog page.
re: the images you uploaded
If you are having problems uploading images then the most likely causes are:
The file size of the image is too large.
Your connection is slow.
There is a problem between your computer and the WordPress.com server. (You do not have a direct line here. Your connection will go through any number of hubs before it gets here and one problem along that line will cause you problems.)
(1) Were the images accepted file types with these extensions?
(2) Did you compress and pre-size the images to fit into the blogging space on your theme before you uploaded them?
maximum displayed image width by theme> http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/maximum-image-width/
sidebar width by theme > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/sidebar-width/
Relying on the cropping tool simply means loss of image quality.
The images can be displaying to others but you cannot see them in the browser and version of it you are using. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/
Please post links to the posts and/or pages you cannot see the images in.
I’ve been to that link to no avail. What I want to do is go back to the original NO theme that I had before. Is there a default no theme button?
Thanks for your considerable effort helping me. Actually the photos are small sized jpegs and uploaded fine. The problem is some of them refuse to show up on the edit page or the blog. They are in the gallery list but there’s no button to put them actually on the blog page. All this seems very counterintuitive to standard computer/photo/website manipulating softward.
By the way, my computer is brand new with Windows 7 and the lastest Internet Explorer and I’ve got a rapid cable connection.
There’s no “no theme” button. However, if you want to apply the default theme, go to Appearance > Themes and select Twenty Eleven. If your blog was created prior to June 6, 2011, the default theme was Twenty Ten.
Just saying … Internet Explorer can be problematic. That’s why I don’t even use mine I use Firefox 5.0.
Also no matter which browser you use clearing your browser cache and cookies is standard practice when you have these problems So please do what I pointed to.
Airodyssey & Timetheif,
You’re welcome. Hang in there because things get better as you go along. I think what leads to our frustration is holding onto a preconceived notion of how things ought to be. When we clear our minds and simply deal in a step-by-step way with what is then we are less inclined to become frustrated. That’s my take on things. :) I can recommend a comprehensive tutorial. The Learn WordPress.com tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series: http://learn.wordpress.com/
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