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How can I gain complete contol of image placement in a WP theme? (11 posts)

  1. ezBoomer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello All,

    I'd like to know if there is a way to insert images into the pages of WP themes, in exactly the position that I'd like to put them.

    Each time that I select the one column option and the try to insert an image where I want it, the image seems to be 'assigned" to one of the column positions (side to side) by default.

    Is there any way to disable this feature? I'd like to control the exact placement and layout of my page. Also, once an image is inserted, it begins to affect where I can place text as well. It's kind of like of like inserting the images sort of reinstates the 3 column defaults to some degree. Severely affects design options...frustrating!

    Can anyone help? (I guess I don't need to tell anyone that I'm pretty new at this)

    Thanks, GerryLee

    P.S. This has happened, so far, when using Twenty Ten and Weaver themes.

  2. Emphacy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you want to place it in between other things such as a sidebar or something then there's nothing really you can do other than apply a good set of CSS style parameters to it, such as margin, position, etc.

    If you just want to place it anywhere and you're not bothered about it fitting in places, then use a div tag within the 'body' of the form and assign a float attribute to the div, ofcourse you then need to apply align, position and other parameters to get it where you want it.

    There's no easy way of doing it without knowing some code.

  3. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What is your url?

  4. ezBoomer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Emphacy,

    Thanks for taking the time to reply. Next time how about coming up with some better news...OK? :) Seriously, thanks...I was afraid it would be something like that. So, in reality you can only count on the one column option, as it pertains to text...images don't count in that option...is that kinda the way it shakes out?

    Thanks,
    GerryR

    kmessinger,

    Thank you too, for replying.
    The URL, to the site in question this time, is:
    http://tommystailoring.com

    The biggest problem areas are on the Men's and Women's pages.

    Thanks again,
    GerryR

    P.S....Got another question (not quite related)for you guys. This same WP site shows as it should on Firefox and on Safari on several different machines.

    It shows as it should on IE9 until a friend helped me with installing a header containing a slide show. Some time later, several people, reported that the site looked weird...and on IE it surely is messed up, but still fine on the other browsers.

    I can't say for sure that this was caused by the something in the header work, but it sure is a big coincidence, timing-wise.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks again to you both!
    gr

  5. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The IE problem is caused by this error more than likely.

    Line 1, Column 71: Comments seen before doctype. Internet Explorer will go into the quirks mode.<!--tommys header.php [modified by mr.V 2vslider]....copy code below-->

    There are thousands of wp themes. You can search for a 2 or 3 column or one specifically for ecommerce.

  6. ezBoomer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    kmessinger,

    You may be right...but here's the thing. I had uploaded vSlider into the Weaver theme header (in the usual mannner) and everything, displayed the way it was supposed to in all of the browsers, including IE. All was well for a couple of days.

    In the meantime, I was trying to figure out how to load logo graphics into the other (open) side of the header...couldn't figure out how to load this WP slider plugin into the image editor that I use, so that I could put the entire header design together and then upload that to WP the way I usually do. (vSider support via Mr. Vibe sucks, by the way!)

    That's when I sought help from my boss's former developer. The decision was made for him to go ahead build the header and upload it to WP. Shortly after that is when the problem with IE showed up.

    Again, I don't know enough to state, with any authority, that this was caused by the new header upload. But if that's not the case,then it surely is a mighty odd coincidence.

    Anyhow, I'm just looking for a cure...that's my bottom line.

    Thanks,
    Gerry R

  7. ezBoomer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    kmessinger,

    I forgot to ask about the other half of you reply, where you suggested the 1000s of other themes.

    Many of these themes offer the option of choosing three, or two, or one column options. Are you saying that I would have to go with a theme that is designed only for one column, if I want to be able to place images exactly where I want them?

    That's kinda the conclusion that has been forming in my little pea brain anyway...But damn, if that is in fact the case, then what a huge limiting factor that is. Maybe WP isn't the platform for me after all.

    Any further thoughts?...or maybe I misunderstood your suggestion.

    Thanks again,
    GerryR

  8. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Anyhow, I'm just looking for a cure...that's my bottom line.

    Remove the first line in your code. It is just a reminder anyway.

    Quirks mode in any version of IE will also be triggered if anything precedes the DOCTYPE.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quirks_mode#Triggering_different_rendering_modes

    Are you saying that I would have to go with a theme that is designed only for one column, if I want to be able to place images exactly where I want them?

    Sorry, not what I meant. Basically regardless of the theme, you can put an image anywhere you want by using CSS. WP is set up for the most common placement, right or left or center but that can be changed with CSS. Using an image next to a bulleted list would most likely be affected by the bulleted list's CSS but again, that can all be changed by the use of CSS.

    Maybe WP isn't the platform for me after all.

    I suppose that depends on if you or the developer want to learn some basic css. Your site (at first glance) seems not to need to generate dynamic data (blog, pages that change often, comments, replies, etc.) so it could be done in html. Just one guy's opinion though.

  9. ezBoomer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    kmessinger,

    Thanks very much for all the explanations you've provided for my questions. It sounds like I definitely need to study-up on CSS if I'm to continue using WP, and if I'm going to continue to try to take on this extra responsibility at work.

    This has been on my "do list" anyway, but I just haven't made it that far down the list of "HOW TOs" yet.

    Anyway, thanks for shedding some light on some of the mystery.

    GerryR

  10. ezBoomer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    kmessinger,

    I should have gotten back sooner to thank you for "THE CURE"!!!

    You nailed the IE quirk mode problem. I removed that leftover line of code from the deleted plugin. (At least I thought it was completely deleted.)

    Once that was done, everything shifted back to normal.

    Excellent pick-up, Sir...thanks for your help in getting me out of that particular pickle!

    Best regards,
    GerryR

  11. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You are welcome!

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