OK, so images can get quite complicated as we have a few variables to work with! For example the image below has had a caption entered in the WordPress image upload dialog box, this creates a shortcode which then in turn wraps the whole
thing in a
div
with inline styling! Maybe one day they’ll be able to use the
figure
and
figcaption
elements for all this. Additionally, images can be wrapped in links which, if you’re using anything other than
color
or
text-decoration
to style your links can be problematic.

Your Alt Tag

This is the optional caption.

The next issue we face is image alignment, users get the option of
None,
Left,
Right
&
Center. On top of this, they also get the options of
Thumbnail,
Medium,
Large
&
Fullsize. You’ll probably want to add floats to style the image position so important to remember to clear these to stop images popping below the bottom of your articles.

Your Alt Title
Your Alt Title
Your Alt Title
Your Alt Title

Additionally, to add further confusion, images can be wrapped inside paragraph content, lets test some examples here.Your Alt Title
Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit amet non magna. Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur.Your Alt TitleVivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit amet non magna. Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur.Your Alt TitleAenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur. Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornare sem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum. Donec ullamcorper nulla non metus auctor fringilla. Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur.

And then… Finally, users can insert a WordPress

, which is kinda ugly and comes with some CSS stuck into the page to style it (which doesn’t actually validate, nor does the markup for the gallery). The amount of columns in the gallery
is also changable by the user, but the default is three so we’ll work with that for our example with an added fouth image to test verticle spacing.

Table Head Column One Table Head Column Two Table Head Column Three
Table Footer Column One Table Footer Column Two Table Footer Column Three
Table Row Column One Short Text Testing a table cell with a longer amount of text to see what happens, you’re not using tables for site layouts are you?
Table Row Column One Table Row Column Two Table Row Column Three
Table Row Column One Table Row Column Two Table Row Column Three
Table Row Column One Table Row Column Two Table Row Column Three
Table Row Column One Table Row Column Two Table Row Column Three
  1. Ordered list item one.
  2. Ordered list item two.
  3. Ordered list item three.
  4. Ordered list item four.
  5. By the way, WordPress does not let you create nested lists through the visual editor.
  • Unordered list item one.
  • Unordered list item two.
  • Unordered list item three.
  • Unordered list item four.
  • By the way, WordPress does not let you create nested lists through the visual editor.

Currently WordPress blockquotes are just wrapped in blockquote tags and have no clear way for the user to define a source. Maybe one day they’ll be more semantic (and easier to style).
– john smith

Level One Heading

Level Two Heading

Level Three Heading

Level Four Heading

This is a standard paragraph created using the WordPress TinyMCE text editor. It has a
strong tag, an
em tag
and a
strikethrough
which is actually just the del element. There are a few more inline elements which are not in the WordPress admin but we should check for incase your users get busy with the copy and paste. These include
citations,
abbr, bits of
code
and
variables,
inline quotations,
inserted text, text that is
no longer accurate
or something
so important
you might want to mark it. We can also style subscript and superscript characters like C02, here is our 2nd
example. If they are feeling non-semantic they might even use
bold,
italic,
big
or
small
elements too. Incidentally, these HTML4.01 tags have been given new life and semantic meaning in HTML5, you may be interested in reading this
article by Harry Roberts
which gives a nice excuse to test a link.  It is also worth noting in the “kitchen sink” view you can also add
underline styling and set
text color
with pesky inline CSS.

Additionally, WordPress also sets text alignment with inline styles, like this left aligned paragraph. Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornare sem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum.

This is a right aligned paragraph. Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornare sem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum.

This is a justified paragraph. Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornare sem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum.

Finally, you also have the option of an indented paragraph. Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornare sem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum.

And last, and by no means least, users can also apply the
Address
tag to text like this:

123 Example Street, Testville, West Madeupsburg, CSSland, 1234

…so there you have it, all our text elements