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Ever added an image to your blog post, right or left aligned it and then later discovered it crowded your text on phones or tablets?

That’s because it’s fixed at a certain width, so when you shrink your screen size the image takes up more and more space.

Lucky there’s a very quick and easy fix!

We can make the maximum width of a left or right aligned image a percentage of the page width. Here’s how with a video and written instructions underneath.

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Here’s the step by step.

Log into WordPress, head to your Theme Customizer (if you get lost, head to Appearance -> Customize).

Once it’s open, head down to ‘Additional CSS‘. Copy and Paste one of the following codes….

Option 1 – Fix the width of left or right aligned images

.wp-block-image .alignleft, .wp-block-image .alignright, .alignleft, .alignright {max-width: 45%;}

Option 2 – Fix the width of left or right aligned images AND make full width on phones

@media screen and (min-width: 500px) {
.wp-block-image .alignleft, .wp-block-image .alignright, .alignleft, .alignright {max-width: 45%;}
@media screen and (max-width: 499px) {
.wp-block-image .alignleft, .wp-block-image .alignright, .alignleft, .alignright {width: 100%;}

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