I have to apologize to anyone who read my slices in March and were teased by the empty box where a picture was supposed to be. Some of the technical aspects of the blog have totally escaped me. Trial and error play an important role in creating, posting, and managing this blog. I look at other blogs and wonder how did they do that? (I am still trying to figure out fonts.) I read and reread the help section from WordPress and still can’t figure out what it is talking about. I think I need to get a blog tutor. In the meantime, I stumble through and make modifications as I learn. “When you know better, you do better,” says Maya Angelou. That is the philosophy I follow.
So, I couldn’t understand what was happening to the pictures I had uploaded into my posts. They were there, they looked great, they enhanced the post. Hit the Publish button, view the post, get the link. Come back later and no photos, just an empty box with a red x and a caption. What was going on?
Once I got back home I went to the Help section searching for key words to find the solution to my problem. Suddenly the lightbulb clicks on! Photos must remain in the Media Library to be seen in the post. (Here is where I hit my forehead with my palm.) I had been deleting the photos after I posted the slice of the day. My thinking was if the Media Library didn’t have a lot of pictures in it, it would load faster. That is true, it is faster, but then the photo disappears in the post.
I have spent the last several days pulling photos out of the Recycle bin and reinserting them into the slices. All pictures are restored. Now I know better, I will do better. And I will find that blog tutor . . . someday.