WordPress is pretty easy to use on the whole but when it comes to positioning images within text content, this can often be a nightmare for first-time users.

We recommend that users position the cursor at the beginning of a paragraph or heading prior to clicking the Add Media button, regardless of how the image will eventually be aligned.

To help understand this concept we give out a hand out to show the different image alignment options and where the cursor should be placed to add the images correctly. Yes, even if the image is to be aligned right, the user is still best to position the cursor at the very beginning of the (adjacent) paragraph or or heading.

Here’s a copy of the PDF help sheet which we give out to new users to assist the understanding of this concept. Ideally, it’s a training aid rather than a stand-alone document, but I’m sure it could help many WordPress users:

Image positioning with WordPress