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Mouseover images, Lightbox style

If you have the Custom Design upgrade, you can create various mouseover effects. Here’s a solution I worked out for zooming from a thumbnail to a larger view of the image (centered overlay, rest of content blackened out). Continue reading

Zooming images

If you have the Custom Design upgrade, you can easily create thumbnails that zoom to full size when you hover over them. Continue reading

Rollover images

If you have the Custom Design upgrade, then it’s easy to create an image that changes into a different image (or a different version of the same image) when you hover over it. Continue reading

Table coding for users

Tables are used to display content in rows and columns; that is, to display content as a grid of cells, with or without visible borders. This article is a detailed and up-to-date tutorial, designed specifically for users. Continue reading

The customizer and other settings/options

What the tool does, what to do if it doesn’t work, and why you should do it anyway.

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Inserting Picasa slideshows

If you have a Google account and create albums in Picasaweb, you can insert them as slideshows in your blog, by turning the original embed code into the appropriate shortcode (for more on this, see The gigya shortcode: inserting Flash).

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Inserting Webshots slideshows

You can insert your own or other users’ Webshots slideshows, by turning the original embed code into the appropriate shortcode (for more on this, see The gigya shortcode – inserting Flash).

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Image captions with no dash in Twenty Eleven

Image captions in Twenty Eleven are adorned with a strange dash some users don’t like. Using the workarounds described in this post you can get rid of the dash and center the caption text. The same technique can be used to modify the styling of image captions in any theme.

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Gallery attachment pages: navigation links and image links

In almost all themes, gallery attachment pages feature previous/next navigation links; their style varies (thumbnails, text, or icons).
What happens when you click the image on a gallery attachment page also varies (link to real-size original, link to next attachment page, or no link at all). Continue reading

Changing the formatting of image captions

Users sometimes ask if and how you can change the formatting of the caption in a captioned image.
If you confine yourself to the initial result you’ll get in the Visual or the HTML editor, you cannot. But you can, if you replace the image shortcode with its actual sourcecode. Continue reading

Featured images “Featured images” are supported in a relatively small number of themes (see below). They are set as shown in the relevant Support doc. The function of a featured image is theme-dependent. Unfortunately the Support doc mentions emphasizes one of the possible functions only, and has misled many users. [See Update at end of post.] … Continue reading

The gigya shortcode 2 – inserting Flickr slideshows As explained in part 1 of this series of posts, the gigya shortcode allows you to use flash objects in a blog. “Flash objects” includes Flickr slideshows (but be careful with copyright issues). If you have enabled auto-embedding in Settings>Media, then you should be able to insert a Flickr slideshow simply by pasting … Continue reading


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