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  • When I position photos at the LEFT in blog posts, something goes awry in the margins and text to the right of the photos runs into the pictures. This is not a problem when photos are positioned right or center.

    How do I fix this?

    Please, kind helpers, remember that I am moronic and technophobic and require simple, step-by-step directions and no jargon, just simple, idiot-proof English.

    Thank you.

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  • The article in the WordPress Codex should help:

    If there is a problem with the Theme directly, then contact the Theme author for details on how to resolve the issue with that theme. Did you try changing Themes to see if the issue still happens?

    Without a link to the site in question, it’s hard for us to investigate this further.

    Sorry, Lorelle, that was dumb of me (refer to “moronic” above…)

    The site is

    Best. E.

    PS: I went to the article you suggested. I don’t understand a single word of it. I can follow directions for fixing something but I cannot decode computer-speak. It would be a HUGE help if there was a version of these articles and directions “for dummies.” The vocabulary is simple universes outside of my abilities.

    The article I linked to is designed for very beginners. It is part of our WordPress Lessons for novices. I know it might feel intimidating at first, but if you go through each paragraph slowly, it does make sense.

    When you add an image through WordPress, you have an option to set the image to the right, left, or center. When you do, a bit of code is added to the image’s code to tell it where to sit within the paragraph. If that is not correct, or the WordPress Theme is too old and doesn’t have the current alignment styles, it won’t “wrap” right.

    I checked the Theme and the padding and margins for the CSS class for “alignleft” is not sufficient to push the text over off the image. Contact the Theme author for an updated fix or consider using another WordPress Theme is fixing this may be beyond your abilities and is really not your responsibility.

    Sorry the Theme is doing this.

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