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  • Did you have the chance to take a look at this tutorial?
    (it’s a very good idea to try to search the Codex before posting)

    I did look, I guess not good enough. Thanks you!

    Just for ease of use, keep this in mind: best way to search (considering the apparently permanently “broke” status of search here)

    In google, enter site: plus your search terms (after the space). Returns results for the support forum ONLY; and use site: plus your search terms (after the space). Returns results for the codex ONLY.

    Your should read the above tutorial. In the meantime, try adding something like margin: 40px 30px 20px 10px; as a style for the image. Keep in mind that the above numbers are probably not what you want, change them to suit. The order is “top right bottom left”.

    In the blix theme there’s this..
    /* images
    img.left {
    margin:0 12px 0 0;

    img.right {
    margin:0 0 0 12px;
    } {
    display: block;
    margin:0 auto;

    /* container

    If I add class=”img.left” in the path for an inserted image through the post editor, it doesn’t work the way it should. I’m not really sure why, I’m a begginer as far as css goes, I’m sure I’m doing something wrong. Is there somewhere else I’m supposed to be editing this stuff?

    Sorry for the noob post, I’m trying to learn..

    The four values are in this order: top right bottom left.

    Try this link for css. It should be a great help.


    According to your stylesheet, images defined as class="left" will have a right margin of 12px and images defined as class="right" will have a left margin of 12px, which looks ok to me. Where you’re perhaps going wrong is with your class="img.left", if that’s what you’re using. Instead, it should be something like this:

    <img src="someimage.jpg" alt="some image" class="left" />

    Thanks for the information and links. I’ve been reading as much as I can since I put my site up a few weeks ago. My specialty is hardware, I haven’t even thought about code in years.

    I think my main problems were with placement of tags and understanding how they should be laid out and relationships between them.

    Piz_din’s link example above is really what I was looking for. Basically a what goes where type of thing.

    Again, thanks for helping someone who really shouldn’t be asking these basic questions in the first place, appreciated.

    I have one more question. I’m only using the post editor. My code is right, but the text still doesn’t work right with the image. Even with my img.left class the text is still slammed up against the image. Could this be because of using the post editor or is there another way to edit the html?

    Thanks you

    I’ve had a look at the picture on your website home page and it looks ok to me. You have the image defined as margin: 0px 12px 0px 30px and that’s how it display for me. Are you sure you’re not viewing your browsers cache? Assuming you’re using exploder or firefox, refresh the page using Ctrl+F5.

    I was just going to post that I was able to get it to work by using style="margin: 0px 12px 0px 30px;"

    Still though, Using something like: <img src="testimg.gif" class="left" /> doesn’t do a damn thing in the post editor (refering to the class). The class is there in the stylesheet, I wish I could just insert it. Any idea why it’s not working?

    In your “layout.css” file you have

    img.left {float:left; margin:0 12px 0 0;}
    img.right {float:right; margin:0 0 0 12px;}

    Which is not the same margin as what you have with your inline style above.

    If you’re using the “functionality” (yeah, read sarcasm there) offered by the inbuilt rich text editor, you won’t be able to add stuff like that no matter that it exists within the stylesheet, because the inbuilt “functionality” strips the html out of your posts and edits.

    If you disable the RTE, you should be able to insert those tags where you want them.

    Edited* Glad ya got it now!


    Since it’s RESOLVED now, can ya maybe change the status of this post to “resolved” rather then unresolved!?

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