We Can Be Taught

September 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm 9 comments

Back in the day, the best teachers are those who interact with us in person. It still is today. But the internet can be a substitute when you’re really desperate for instruction. Most of the information that you need are just one click away. Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing can work wonders for you.

Just take my case.

I’m sure you’re familiar with the WordPress Photo Gallery function that you can use in your post. I don’t know if it’s me, but I have a problem of making it to work in a consistent manner. It seems like the images that I’d included in the gallery like to play hide and seek. Sometimes, when Ii click an image, I get a 404 error indicating that it couldn’t be found. At other times, I don’t have this problem. Since these images had been previously uploaded to WordPress, I couldn’t figure out what’s going on.

When faced with a problem, our manager used to say, we just couldn’t give up. He compares it to a wall that we should keep on hitting with our heads until it gives in or we lose our heads.

But this isn’t about work, so I suppose I have more leeway. Since I want to continue sharing pictures with my readers, I need to find some other ways to do it without the now dreaded gallery function.

After some googling, I discovered that it can be done using the HTML table tag. It’s not as good, but acceptable under the circumstances. For those of you who know this already, bear with me and roll your eyes.

Public Bulletin Board An Abandoned Boat Some Kind of Wheel

Below is the code that I used to display three pictures side by side as shown above.

<table border=”0″>
<td><a href=”https://plaridel.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/patrimoine-marais-bourges-01.jpg”&gt;
<img width=”147″ height=”83″ class=”left off stack aligncenter” src=”https://plaridel.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/patrimoine-marais-bourges-01.jpg&#8221; alt=”” />
<td><a href=”https://plaridel.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/patrimoine-marais-bourges-02.jpg”&gt;
<img width=”147″ height=”83″ class=”left off stack aligncenter” src=”https://plaridel.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/patrimoine-marais-bourges-02.jpg&#8221; alt=”” />
<td><a href=”https://plaridel.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/patrimoine-marais-bourges-03.jpg”&gt;
<img width=”147″ height=”83″ class=”left off stack aligncenter” src=”https://plaridel.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/patrimoine-marais-bourges-03.jpg&#8221; alt=”” />
<th align=”center” rowspan=”1″>Public Bulletin Board</th>
<th align=”center” colspan=”1″>An Abandoned Boat</th>
<th align=”center” rowspan=”2″>Some Kind of Wheel</th>

It looks daunting if you haven’t done any HTML coding before, but it gets easier with practice. Trust me. if I can do it, you can do it, too.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pinaynewyorker  |  September 23, 2013 at 4:47 am

    I have done this table html encoding before but can’t remember how you can stop the columns from “adjusting” when it opens at a specified browser width. Is it a “nosave” width command? or should you just specify column width and height?

    As for the picture error, what I do is save the picture to a flickr gallery I have, but I alter the codes to unlink it with Flickr because Flickr “doesn’t allow embedding in frames”. I haven’t used the photo gallery option here on WordPress much because it gets a little unwieldy when you want it to come out a certain way. Nakakalito…

    Always nice to bump into a kababayan in the pingbacks for the Daily Prompt.. =)

    • 2. plaridel  |  September 23, 2013 at 11:59 am


      always glad to meet a fellow filipino here at wordpress.

      i haven’t used the “nosave” attribute, but other people say it’s only for netscape, so it can be ignored.

      i guess it’s best to specify the width and height of the images. they can be in different sizes, too, as shown here:


      i use the freeware program called pixresizer to determine the size of each image in the table.

      by the way, i have noticed that themes in wordpress.com don’t handle images the same way. some are less forgiving than the others. i use blix which works well for me.

  • 3. seeker  |  September 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

    you are so techy…. thanks for the offer.

    • 4. plaridel  |  September 29, 2013 at 8:20 am


      you’re welcome.

  • 5. Amy  |  September 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

    • 6. plaridel  |  October 2, 2013 at 8:17 am


      you’re welcome.

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      thanks for the pingback! much appreciated.


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