Why do my pictures/captions disappear in preview?

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    I am using Chunk. I upload pictures from my computer, add a caption, and insert into my post. All looks well until I hit preview and then I get gobbly gook. My pictures disappear, my captions have code in them. They look like this:

    [odd rectangular box][citation] ” src=”http://climbinggreenwood.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/gen_ex-1880-census-greewood1.jpg?w=580″ width=”580″ height=”60″ /> [caption]

    — when I want them to show a picture, the caption, a space line “—-” and the citation.

    Sometimes, I don’t even get the gobble gook and I just get a small white box.

    I am too afraid to publish — i don’t wan’t the gobbly gook to represent my work — so this is all on my drafting pages.

    I have dumped a bunch of cookies.

    Is there an easy fix for this?
    Thanks for your time and help, Leslie

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



    I’m not at all sure you can include citation code in a caption. What happens when you try it without?


    the citation isn’t a code. It is just a description of the image. Ie. 1880 U.S. census. Adams, MA. Edward Greenwood household.

    In my earlier post I edited out all my words and summarized them inside brackets [ ]. If you would like, I can post it as it looks to me.

    Thanks for your help.


    Turns out the trouble was in my captions. Since I included a line break, WordPress interpreted that as code and my images broke.

    Thanks raincoaster, wish I knew enough about coding to understand your message the first time.

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