How do I post a photo with text beside it? (22 posts)

  1. RobertVienneau
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need a simple set up as shown at the link with text beside a photo in a blog post. Can anyone help? http://www.photographicmemories.ca/2005/web%20design.jpg

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. RobertVienneau
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes I have seen several of them. I do not want a wrap around. I want a formatted text window beside each image that will remain the same each time I post a new one. The text should even be link-able if possible.
    Follow this link to a sample http://www.photographicmemories.ca/2005/web%20design.jpg

    thanks again

  4. Bush
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you will align your image to left or right by default your theme should have feature of wrapping text. But in most themes by default there is no text wrap when you are aligning image in centre.

    You can edit such features in your theme's style.css.

    image you provided is also doing same. Its just that it have less text, bigger image, slimmer image, WIDE theme.......etc.

    If you want to have exactly same or similar look than here are some tips:

    remove margin/padding in you theme between (1)content and container, (2)posts. Change placement of post title and image (usually there is a dedicated coding in css if you have just one image in your post which will make it happen).

    If still having issues than reply (it would be better if you provide link to your website but may be you don't want to do that, which is fine or you can provide link to website whose image you snapped to know what exactly it did)

  5. RobertVienneau
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am new to this whole industry so your ideas will take me a while to attempt. Thanks for now and I will let you know how it worked out.

    I did not link to the actual site as it is not mine and I questioned the honesty of using their code. I just want a similar look and we will never compete as we are photographers 800 miles apart.

    here is the link if you want a look at beautiful site. http://www.mattramosphotography.com/category/featured/

    I am not even sure they used Word Press

  6. Bush
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As I mentioned above (similar to that) the website is using featured image.

    checkout: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wordpress+featured+image&oq=wordpress+fea&gs_l=youtube.3.1.0l7.973.9850.0.12069.

    Some themes support it and some don't. Even which support, display it in different styles.

    Currently I'm busy with my works but tomorrow or day after I will definitely try finding and tweaking a theme which is similar to your concept. I am also not a professional and have just a couple of month experience of playing with css. Whether I succeed or fail I will inform you.

    You can use coding and ideas from other's website. There is nothing wrong in that. You are not stealing and pirating there theme. WordPress and most of other popular CMS are open source. You can use and make changes in everything provided eg:- themes, plugins etc. [you cannot use other's premium theme which is not in wordpress directory and whose owner don't allow it by acquiring it from illegal source like piracy but can see and make exact looking copy(even by digging in there coding)]

    They must be using WordPress as WordPress fits perfectly for there purpose.

    It is good for you also to use wordpress as it is easy to use and you can do everything which is required for your purpose (making a guess).
    Other CMS's are for heavy database purpose websites and are complex to use (telling by my own experience).

    I will give a link to download and use theme if I succeed or else I will inform you (on this post) if I failed.

  7. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just to clarify, how much experience do you have with HTML and CSS?
    Can you link the webpage so we can see what you have so far?

  8. RobertVienneau
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I guess you like the layout too. They have done a great job with colours and layout throughout and it is clean and simple.

    I have almost nothing done in word press, as I did not even know of it two weeks ago. Here is a link to my current site. It is rich and beautiful as is. I only wish to change so that the weekly wedding uploads become easier and faster. Also my code might be getting a bit buggy and slowing viewing as I have been adding to it for 8 years. I do rank really well in goggle and always considered that a top priority.
    Have a look and maybe even enjoy some of the photography.
    Thanks for your concern. I look forward to your input.

    the full site http://photographicmemories.ca/
    the blog area http://photographicmemories.ca/myblog/
    Note I have not committed to any theme and have not added any content except tests.I am presently looking at Picture Perfect, Suffusion and AutoFocus . Thanks again.

  9. RobertVienneau
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi again

    I hope the work you were doing for yourself went well today. I have not really gotten any closer to my answer but I did see some reference to it in this video, yet still could not make it work.


    I thought I had the answer but was disappointed to find it did not work.

    In the meantime I did download the source code from the site I love and I kind of got it working but not with text beside photo. It must be an easy thing to do but I am stuck.

    Looking forward to working with you.

  10. Bush
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Where are you facing difficulties? I mean video is straight forward and easy to understand. You need to first install the plugin specified in video and than follow the steps. If you have installed plugin than tell at what step you are facing difficulties? However I found this plugin too complex.

    I tried finding a theme which have featured image beside text but did not found it. It will take a lot of time for me to find such theme. If anyone known than please give a link.

    However considering that you need a theme for high quality photography, I tried tweaking one for you. Here is the link to check it out: http://photographyparadise.cu.cc/
    Only the basic structure have been set for now and there need to do a lot of changes and additions. It can be best viewed for now in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and some other browser like Internet Explorer may not display it correctly.
    If you like it than please inform, I will continue working on it. You are absolutely free to use it or not to use it (no forcefully throwing it on you).

    Looking forward for your response.

  11. RobertVienneau
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for looking into it all. I am surprised how hard it seems to be to put text beside a photo. I did everything he suggested in the video and it did not come up correctly.

    I guess I will go with a purchased template I found. Have a look.

    For $45.00 they seem to have it all.


    I hope after purchasing it, I can make it all work.
    I will want to change the colors but that should be easy, I hope.

  12. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Make sure they provide the support you need as commercial themes aren't supported on these forums.

    Generally, what you want to do IS fairly simple - but it does require some knowledge of HTML/CSS.

  13. Bush
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Actually its super easy to put text beside a photo. Its just that I don't known coding for it.

    Theme you picked looks great to me. Its beautiful and responsive (cross platform).

    However you may want to check out wordpress's theme directory first.
    Checkout:http://wordpress.org/themes/tag-filter/ and select 'photoblogging' under 'subject'.
    and after it (if not found anything good) select 'fetured image' under 'fetures'.

    Here are some of themes from themes directory which I think suits your purpose:

    1. http://wordpress.org/themes/panels - It have image beside text.
    2. http://wordpress.org/themes/fanwood - it also have image beside text.
    3. http://wordpress.org/themes/photographic
    4. http://wordpress.org/themes/photologger

    Remember that forum would be able to help you with most of your issues.

    Good luck with your work.

  14. Bush
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey, if this is not to late than I have figured out a way of posting images beside text. Its little tricky depending on theme. If you want to known than notify here (with theme you are using else I recommend to use twenty twelve theme. You can easily and with endless possibilities customize it), I will write it down. Its a short procedure but have to write very long to explain it.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    All of the current themes in http://wordpress.org/themes/ support the option to allow you to align images to the left or right of text. See Inserting_Images_into_Posts_and_Pages.

  16. Bush
    Posted 3 years ago #

    He is not asking for it I guess as I have told him this before. He is asking for making 'featured-image' display on left or right.

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Again, that's normally controlled by the theme's CSS.

  18. Bush
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have figured it out. We have to limit featured post image to some percentage and make it float on one direction. Also we have to make other contents of post to float on other direction. We have to add some padding to. Its simple but varying with the theme we have to make some changes in .php files like content.php also.

  19. RobertVienneau
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am thrilled with all your concerns and I have been keeping an eye out for your answers. In the meantime I have found that I can get text to the right or left by using the float option when I actually insert the photograph and that gets me past that problem, reasonably well.

    I now am having trouble making mosaics on my site and several options are supposed to work like JetPack Tiled gallery,


    yet I can not find access to it from my wordpress dashboard.

    Any ideas?

  20. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I now am having trouble,

    If it's a different issue then you need to create a new thread. If it's to do with a particular plugin then you need to post on that plugin's sub-forum: http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/jetpack#postform

  21. Bush
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In the meantime I have found that I can get text to the right or left by using the float option when I actually insert the photograph and that gets me past that problem, reasonably well.

    Uuh... You are killing us. We have told you that you can easily set image to left or right and wrap text around it but you wanted to set image as in website you specified above which is 'featured-image' - a little tricky one.

    For Jetpack follow these steps (ignore which you have already done):

    1. go to wordpress.com and create an account.

    2. Install Jetoack

    3.Activate it from admin panel -> plugins

    4.Connect jetpack with wordpress.com's account.

    You are done. Now you can find jetpack in admin panel's navigation under 'dashboard'

  22. RobertVienneau
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I found it all thanks to a guy I emailed.Here are his instructions.

    1/ JetPack tiled galleries work with WordPress media galleries and there are a couple of settings in (unfortunately) different places.
    First you need to go to "Settings/Media" and put a check mark next to "Display all your gallery pictures in a cool mosaic."
    2/ When you add new media to your post you can combine them in a gallery by selecting the images and then clicking on "Create Gallery" on top left of the menu bar.
    3/ Then, you will see a button on the lower right corner "Create a new gallery". Click on that button.
    It will take you to the gallery containing the images you have selected.
    4/ There you will see the Gallery Settings on the right. The second drop-down menu is the tile presentation. Choose the one you like from Tiled Mosaic, Square Tiles, Circles.
    5/ When done, click on the "Insert Gallery" button on the lower right hand corner.

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