after intense reading for the last couple of hours and some testing, I now face the following problem:
The blog will be run by a complete NOOB after I hand it over to him. HTML knowledge is minimal, PHP is none, CSS is none and he just wants to blog (not learn for months how to).
Posting in general will be no problem. However image upload and positioning will be. He can size an image correctly (e.g. I can tell him to size left/right pictures at 200 px width and center ones at 450 px and he will be able to do *that*. He is used to posting to a forum (like SMF or PHPBB), so this is roughly as easy as things should be for him.
The current upload function (the new one for 2.0.x) is entirely nonintuitive (even I needed a while to discover just what is buggy where and how to circumvent this - NO way teaching a noob to do this!). Quite plainly, I'd rather he uploads manually, than use that one.
So now I'm looking for options:
- Is there a way to completely hide that upload function?
- Is there a way to re-instate the former type of upload?
- Is there a plugin (not the image-browser, as that one also has too many quirks) to do the trick?
- Is there a way I could serve him with quicktags for the basic editor like "center image", "left image" and "right image" which he could use to position images he uploaded?
If I can't do away with the current upload function, is there a way I can "kill" the thumbnailing function of it? I don't exactly mean the problem of being unable to place the correct size in the editor. I want to do completely away with that automatic thumbnailing, so at least he could simply drag a picture into the editor and then position it with a quicktag.