Basically, it’s thanks to Lorelle. Those of you who read my earlier post will know that I have been experiencing tremendous frustration in trying to get images to post properly. For some reason, I could load an image and send it to the editor, but as soon as I used the WordPress.com image editor to set the alignment to “left”, the image would disappear.
After some highly technical sleuthing, which basically involved loading a post and image to my blog with Windows Live Writer, then comparing the code between the two, I found that whenever WordPress aligned the image, it also set its length and width to zero. This effectively made it disappear, and caused me no end of confusion and aggravation.
So now, based on Lorelle’s comments, after loading an image I am just adding an [align = “left”] tag between “img” and “src” in my code. For now, at least, it seems to be doing the trick. This is the first picture I’ve been able to load to my blog through the WordPress interface.
A huge thanks to Lorelle on this.
Update: In my previous post, I mentioned getting images from Flickr to use in my blog. Flickr uses the Creative Commons license, and there’s a great post by Skelliewag that explains what the different licenses mean and how to use images legally and properly.
Picture by Shayan.