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Pictures in Posts: Add Them AFTER The Text!

A Revelation (otherwise known as a “duh” moment): First you write the text, and THEN you add the pictures.

Blindingly obvious stuff follows. Expert WordPressers may wish to ignore.

Full MoonI’ve been writing posts for this blog since 2010. Most of them, and especially the Garden ones, include photos or other images. When I wanted to get the effect of text wrapping lovingly around a couple of well-chosen shots, I tried the alignment feature — left, right or centre. But it never worked for me. The text would be awkwardly placed, or pictures would end up on top of each other. Aargh. Rather than stop to figure it out, I just centred all the pics with text above and below.

Last week I actually looked at some of the Help notes WordPress provides. Turns out the alignment refers to text, as in, “Do you want to insert the image to the left or right of the text?” Which suggests the text should be written before the images are added.Β  I’d been creating posts this way: Type the title in the “Title” space. Type text in the post text space. Insert a photo. Type some more text. Insert another photo. Type more text.Crescent Moon

No. Text first, pics later.

Like this. When I inserted the crescent moon picture, I selected “align right,” which put the picture to the right of this text. For the full moon picture above, I chose “align left.”

Okay, so I’m a slow learner. If there was a Clueless Blogger Award, my blog might be a contender (if it wasn’t Award Free, that is).

 

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Spanish Poppy (Papaver rupifragum)

Now that I’ve figured this out, I can have a bit more fun putting posts together.

Moon images courtesy of Pixabay

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22 comments

  1. Thanks Audrey. That’s a good piece of information.

    On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 8:08 PM, Audrey Driscoll’s Blog wrote:

    > Audrey Driscoll posted: “A Revelation (otherwise known as a “duh” moment): > First you write the text, and THEN you add the pictures. Blindingly obvious > stuff follows. Expert WordPressers may wish to ignore. I’ve been writing > posts for this blog since 2010. Most of them, and espe” >

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  2. Do you know what I like most about being a freelance contributor to various magazines and spoof newspapers, Audrey?
    I just send ’em the headline, the strapline (if there is one) and the body of the text.
    Then, if the editor concerned isn’t too hungover, I get an email complete with a link to the piece concerned in all its inky glory, pics and layout included. It’s absolutely great!!!!! πŸ˜€

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  3. Good advice, and I’d add that it’s also possible to adjust the size of images too. I see in so many blogs gigantic photos that destroy any sense of layout, plus take a long time to load.

    I usually write my posts in a word processor then copy and paste it into WP. That way all I need to do is stick photos in where I want them.

    Live and learn, eh? πŸ˜‰

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  4. I find it very similar to inserting pictures with Microsoft Word. Although WordPress does not have as many options. Don’t forget you can also adjust how the text flows by sizing the image you insert. Uploading high-resolution images makes it more difficult. Compress the image before uploading it.

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