As much as I subscribe to Ricky Nelson’s theory on what to do if you can’t please everyone, this time, I’d appreciate your input. I’ll give you a tiny (I saw that eye-roll) bit of backstory.
Last Thursday, I composed a Doors post while using my iPad on a train. I used the Block Editor, a.k.a. Guttenberg, and I posted the photos large and in line with the text. It was easier than trying to deal with Guttenberg’s steadfast refusal to show captions/descriptions on Gallery Mosaic distributions of images. To my surprise, the post was very well received, and several people commented that they liked the large images better.
Sunday night, I decided to use that same layout option for a slightly-smaller-than-normal group of pictures. I uploaded the images, added captions, copied the captions into the ‘description’ field and added the images one-by -one. I have to say, it looked great in the editor. However, when I previewed the blog post, it looked like garbage. The descriptions wrapped within a one-inch margin on the left side of the block, despite the block format being centered.
I tried everything. Finally, I switched to the Classic Editor and tried again. It was no use. Something in the creation of the gallery images was now associated with those images and was not going away. I deleted all the captions/descriptions and wrote text between the pictures.
I have high hopes of figuring this mess out, but I anticipate that a theme change might be required (to one that better supports Guttenberg). I would like to know what your preferences are, in case I have to choose a theme that does one thing better than others. Given the simplex nature of the poll options available to me, I have included several short polls. I would appreciate your help with this. Note: since I know some people have problems following the dialog at the bar, I can’t imagine sticking photos in there, so there is a separate poll for SoCS posts.
Note 2: I have reused some images as examples below the polls (and Ricky Nelson’s “Garden Party” is below those, in case you’re still humming that tune.
Mosaic gallery – Guttenberg style (i.e. no hover captions).
2×2 Grid – I think this shows captions.
This is a separate text box caption above the photo of Maddie
Subway doors – caption as text below image