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Troubleshooting Image Placement In WordPress Visual Editor

This is part of the Beginner’s Guide To WordPress Series. WordPress provides a great Visual Editor so that you don’t have to know HTML in order to publish web pages and blog posts.

However, as with any What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWG) web page editor – it can be a bit finicky at times – especially with image placement.

Here’s how to troubleshoot to make sure your images show up pretty and exactly how you want them.

Troubleshooting Images In WordPress

Here’s a quick summary of points in the video:

1. Your image will be inserted relative to the block of text where you insert it – not where the blinking cursor is in the Visual Editor.

2. Use the align left, right, and center if you want to wrap your text around the image.

3. You can drag your image in the Visual Editor – but rarely leads to a good look.

4. If the formatting gets messed up:

  • click over to the Text tab at the top right, and scan the HTML code for something similar to  <img src="yourpicture.jpg" />
  • Copy and paste everything from and including the first < to the />
  • Paste it right before the block of text you want it to be near, then return to the Visual tab

6. Remember, you can also scale and edit images by clicking on the image, then clicking the Edit button.

Next Steps

Don’t be afraid of using images in your posts and on your pages – it’s definitely worth it, even if you do have to troubleshoot every now and again. Also, you can learn more about Working With Images here.

And the don’t forget to read the rest of the Beginner’s Guide below –

  1. How To Use The WordPress Dashboard + Initial Settings
  2. How To Use WordPress Posts + Pages
  3. Introduction To Categories And Tags
  4. How To Use The WordPress Visual Editor
  5. How To Work With The WordPress Media Library
  6. How To Work With Images in WordPress
  7. Troubleshooting Image Placement In WordPress Visual Editor
  8. How To Work With Menus In WordPress
  9. How To Work With Widgets In WordPress
  10. Introduction To WordPress Themes
  11. Introduction To WordPress Plugins
  12. How To Keep WordPress Updated Trouble-free
  13. Choosing & Installing Essential WordPress Plugins
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In July 2018, Larry successfully sold Investor Junkie for $6 million.

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