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is there a plugin that drops an image into the corner of a text block? (23 posts)

  1. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I need to find a hack that drops an image into the corner of a block of text. I have done a search and found nothing though I hear there are hacks out there.

    Can someone help?

    cheers

    Frank

  2. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can you be a little more specific, maybe a visual reference or two?

    -d

  3. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi David,

    Sure..what I am thinking about is similar to what you might see in any newpaper or magazine article where there is picture accompanying a story, and the text wraps around the picture. Sometimes there is a caption below the image.

    Here is an example from BBC news:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4354839.stm

    Frank

  4. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You mean like: http://www.chait.net

    If so, you can do it with CSS. I do it with one of my plugins, CG-Inline, which lets me do something like:

    <!--imginline:some-picture.jpg-->

    The code outputs dynamically during processing (means you can revise the style of output and ALL posts using it will automatically get the adjustments...). It uses CSS to float the block whichever direction is specified.

    Because it's CSS-based, I can also just wrap 'anything' in the floating block class -- useful for taking things like associate-program site links and floating them. Could also be used for floating quotes, etc.

    I've been awaiting someone looking for 'more' out of this stuff -- I'd certainly be willing to take a crack at some further feature work...

    -d

  5. Marc
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Look thru this page, it covers wrapping text, quote pullouts, and images.

    http://www.mandarindesign.com/troops.html#opacityblack

  6. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I don't like that they do everything hardcoded, rather than as classes within CSS. That's just NOT a good idea for a growing site! ;)

    -d

  7. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    except guys....I don't know my butt from a hole in the ground when it comes to code, css or otherwise :<

  8. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hey Dave!

    Just saw your site and it is awsome! How in the 'sam hill' did you do all of that with WP??? Your site is darned inspriational for those of us just starting out!!

    If you could figure out how to make something for a non programmer non technical person, I am sure it would not just be me that would love you!

    thanks

    Frank

  9. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi Marc,

    That was one amazing reference page!! Holy smokes! I ahve bookmarked it for the day that I know enough about coding. many thanks!

    cheers

    Frank

  10. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    CSS is not rocket science, but it can be a steep learning curve initially. Check out http://www.w3schools.com/ and go through their free tutorials. Also check out http://positioniseverything.net as well as the many free CSS tutorials at http://communitymx.com for starters.

  11. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi Mr. Moose :>

    Thanks for the refrences, but I am thinking that what I need is some sort of add on to the blog submission form, that allows an image to be uploaded at the time of posting. I think CSS might be great for determining if images will be left or right or centered etc. but I can't imagine hard coding everytime I want to add a thumbnail. As well don't forget that I wanted a user to be able to click on the thumbnail and go to a larger version of the image.

    cheers

    Frank

  12. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    btw..what would be really cool is some sort of way of including some of those cool pull quotes into WP from the blog submission page.

    cheers

    Frank

  13. Marc
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    btw..what would be really cool is some sort of way of including some of those cool pull quotes into WP from the blog submission page.

    Whatever code used could probably be called up by a quicktag. Just choose the style desired, edit quicktags.js file to add the new button on the write post page.

  14. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi Marc,

    What is a 'quick tag'?

    cheers

    Frank

  15. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Let me be frank, Frank1. You are asking a question which seems to be beyond your current understanding of WordPress. It will be hard for folks to explain everything you need to know and understand. You need to work with WordPress for a while and get used to what you can and can't do with it. I don't say this to be mean, I'm just trying to be honest with you.

    Quicktags are a menu of JavaScript-based "tools" that appear just above the space in your Admin Panel where you actually type in your posts.

    Most of all, just be patient and be willing to explore and mess around with stuff. It's a good way to learn, although it's not for everyone.

    That said, there may be a plugin out there that does exactly what you are looking for. Be patient and keep searching. Don't forget that Google and Yahoo! are good search engines to use. People will help you as they can, but we can't help everyone through every step of the way. We'll do our best to help, but you can't expect people to just show up and "cut and paste" some code onto the forum for you to use. That does happen at times, but mostly one must be patient and keep slogging away at things.

    Most of all, don't forget to have fun!

  16. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi Again Mr. Moose!

    Thank you for taking the time to try to answer my question. I will definately try Google and try to learn the program..though I am interested in WP cause I am a writer. I wanted to use WP to publish scenes from scripts and get people to react to the scene and then maybe make suggestions....or vote on the scene. But I sure wish I had the brain for this stuff!

    cheers

    Frank

  17. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Here are some places you need to start with IMMEDIATELY:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Working_with_WordPress

    It takes time, and often people want to do MORE immediately instead of poking around and learning about how it all works, slowly. Growing with it. Take your time and don't go all crazy with all of the gizmos. Build content then toys.

    And enjoy the learning process.

  18. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Frank1,
    You'll get it in time. I don't know a plug nickel about programming. I've just been using WordPress for a long time, and I've learned a lot just by doing. Lorelle gave you some excellent links and advice. WP community member Shadow maintains that "Content is King" and he's hosting a competition for that purpose. Keep that in mind, too! :)

  19. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hey frank -

    thanks for the comments! CHAITGEAR has been a TON of work, but it's been worth it (would be more worth it if it made some real $$ though!).

    Actually, any time you see a thumbnail picture that goes to a larger picture, that's one-line in the post, but then manual processing on the pictures (hand-create the thumbnail, name the two versions 'properly', upload to a specially-named folder). As I wanted customized thumbnails in all cases, I've never taken the time to make the nicer 'auto-thumbnail' stuff most of the gallery-ish plugins have. Some day... ;)

    Best of luck getting up to speed!

    -d

  20. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi David,

    You mentioned you had a plug in called "CG-inline'? Is that available?

    cheers

    Frank

  21. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi Marc, or Mr. Moose....

    I am getting a bit more familiar with WP and I want to try to edit a quick tag in order to create a standard pull quote.....To edit a quictag, is that done from the admin control panel or do you have to go into the actual code pages?

    cheers

    Frank

  22. frank1
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Dear Mr. Moosie...

    uhhh...I just looked at the quicktag.js file and I think I need help! LOL!!!

    cheers

    Frank

  23. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, all of my plugins are currently 'bundled up' in the 'CG-PowerPack' at http://www.chait.net/index.php?p=238. CG-Inline is one of them. However, my stuff is not for the faint of heart! ;) Docs still need some work, to say the least, and use typically requires some manual stuff rather than completely automated (that's just due to my wanting the control...).

    -d

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