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Using images in WordPress app in iPad mini

  1. How/ can I edit size of images, align, and create image galleries in the WordPress app on my iPad mini? It's not obvious how to ATM and I can't sit up to use a laptop ATM due to dizziness

  2. Hi rossamor25,

    In the editor, once you've added an image to a post you can tap on the image to edit it. The edit screen will let you specify things like size and alignment of the image.

    Galleries are a bit tricky, and the app doesn't have great support for them (yet), so they take a bit of effort. You can add a gallery manually by typing a gallery shortcode, and listing the image IDs to include in the gallery. To get the image IDs, you'll need to save your post as a draft, then perform the following steps for each image you want to add to the gallery:
    - insert an image and let it upload to your blog,
    - tap to edit the image
    - on the image details screen, find the image's ID.
    - copy the id.
    - back in the editor, delete the image
    - add the image's ID into the gallery shortcode

    We want to make this *much* easier and intuitive in the future.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Thanks for your reply Eric

    I've tried what suggested for alignment and sizing images and it seems ok except when I preview my post, all the images still seem to be aligned to the left and the block-quoted text isn't displaying. Would be great if I could get used to the app to work as it's much easier than working on the website in safari!

    I mean the text doesn't appear to be in block-quotes though you can still see the text. Could this just be due to the preview function?

  4. Hi @rossamor25

    > when I preview my post, all the images still seem to be aligned to the left and the block-quoted text isn't displaying
    > text doesn't appear to be in block-quotes though you can still see the text. Could this just be due to the preview function

    Possibly. The preview feature in the app is a very simple and does not support all the styling that can exist in a blog's theme.

    A quick check shows that blockquotes are indenting for me, but when I try to align an image to the right, its still showing left aligned in the preview. That's a bug we need to fix so thanks for mentioning it!

    I'm not sure what to say about the blockquotes. Do you have a sample post I could look at?

    Cheers!

  5. I haven't posted the post I was working on as it was just a practice post, playing about with app. I'm hoping my posts will just appear ok when I publish them!

    Do you mean show you the draft? I'm not sure how I could show you a draft in my app without publishing it?

  6. Quick follow up...

    Fixing the alignment but in https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS/issues/6384

  7. I haven't posted the post I was working on as it was just a practice post, playing about with app

    No worries! Let's see how it appears when you publish it.

  8. Thanks for taking the time to address my issue with the preview function:). Am now working on a proper post, will post a link to it here when I've published it

  9. This is the post I wrote using the WordPress app http://ldifme.org/2017/01/16/new-year-new-opportunity-cards-4-invest-in-me/

    All the images seem fine, I didn't use any block-quotes

  10. Good deal. Thanks for letting us know!

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