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WP 3.9 - What are you recommending as a plugin for image editing
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Carolin
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May 6, 2014 - 11:13 pm
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(Update - after posting blow I re-tried and tested it on a page and post ---- doing that the plugin I referenced below Advanced Image Styles DOES seem to work when putting an image in a regular post or page. But if trying to put an image in a widget and using what is now called Visual Editor (the old Black Studio Tiny MCE plugin that has now been renamed) there is still not any way to add margin, etc as the Advanced Image Styles does not work. So there is still the problem of styling images on a widget that I have not found any solution for?)

 

What are you recommending people do to handle images in WP 3.9?

Likely you have covered this in your recent WP 3.9 class, but I could not attend that session and the tapes are not yet up on site.

I am working on redoing an old Thesis 2.0 site and updating it to Thesis 2.1, so I went ahead and upgraded to WP 3.9.

I was shocked when I went to put an image in a widget and wanted to edit the image in the editor, like I always do — adding some margin to the image so it sits better on the widget —- the shock was this is no longer possible like it used to be!

I began to research on line for what people are suggesting as to how to handle this.

I ran across a lot of posts from people who are also trying to figure out how to deal with the issue.

One suggestion was to use this plugin — Advanced Image Styles — but I downloaded and tried it and it does not seem to do anything at all. No idea if the reason it won't do anything is because of a conflict with Thesis, or it simply does not work as advertised.

There are many times when there is a need to do custom image tweaks. These can't be set by some universal rule.

What are you suggesting we use for editing images on a one-off-basis in a post or widget?

 

Thanks much.

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If you really need to add margin on a case by case basis I recommend using an inline style (this is what the old editor did).

So in your image tag you would add something like

style="margin-bottom:36px;"

You can look at one of your older images to see exactly how the editor used to do it.

However, you wouldn't want to do this for changes you make all the time.  In that case you would simply add the rule to your custom css.

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Thanks -- yes, I am thinking of the one-off type need where you have an image on a side widget or the isolated extra image that you need at times in a blog post half way through the post --- not thinking of instances that are all the time.

 

One of the arguments that I read for why they had changed this was so that template makers would be forced to put their image sizes into the template -- which maybe sounds like a good plan -- except for the one-off images that you need at times.

 

Thanks -- I'll look at some of my old images to get the exact format that was used in the past and proceed to handle manually.

 

Thanks much.

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You code would follow typical html inline styles syntax.

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