Over the weekend I received an interesting email from a client, “I can’t find the place to add spacing width around my pictures anymore in WordPress – did they move it with the last update?” Yes, the folks at WordPress removed the ability to add padding and borders around photos. Would you believe that it’s considered an improvement?
So many people have complained that there’s a plugin that adds back the functionality that the “improvement” took out. It’s the Advanced Image Styles plugin. And guess what? You’ve got more control with this plugin than you did with the old image interface. Just click on Advanced Options and you’ll see that you can control the margins on each side of the image separately. You can even do colored image borders with a border width of your choosing.