I am not new to WordPress. I have made numerous websites based on WordPress and most of them included a decent amount of custom code etc. But this latest problem has me baffled.
Here's the thing. I have a specific image. Nothing special. An image of a watch ( http://tijdvoorpolitiek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pechtold_DSC8582-HD.jpg ).
It uploads just fine to the media library and everything seems okay. However, when I make a new post and try to insert it into the page, the awkwardness begins.
When I try to insert it as a medium sized thumbnail (which I use the most), the image just vanishes. When viewing the generated code, I see this:
<a href="http://tijdvoorpolitiek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pechtold_DSC8582-HD2.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-379 bxzjfhjdzedpoeyoatep bxzjfhjdzedpoeyoatep" title="pechtold_DSC8582-HD2" src="http://tijdvoorpolitiek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pechtold_DSC8582-HD2-300x250.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="250" /></a>
Notice the bxzjfhjdzedpoeyoatep bxzjfhjdzedpoeyoatep class that WordPress has added automatically? What the hell?
When I try to insert the image as a small 150x150 thumbnail it works fine. Likewise fot the full-size image. Alignment settings don't seem to matter.
Removing the classes manually through the code editor doesn't seem to work. Naturally, I made sure that the medium-sized thumbnail has been generated correctly... and it has ( http://tijdvoorpolitiek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pechtold_DSC8582-HD2-300x250.jpg ).
I haven't got a clue what makes WordPress act like this but I tried a few things:
- Other images work fine (all sizes)
- Reuploading the image doesn't work
- Even editing the image in Photoshop (resizing it or whatever), then uploading it again doesn't work
What the f*ck is up with this image? Am I missing something? The image can hardly be corrupt becaue photoshop throws no errors and opens/edits/saves it without problems.
I am at a loss, all help would be appreciated.