How To Add Images To A WordPress Post


There are lots of good reasons to add photos to your blog and/or website.  The most obvious reason is that they make the content better.  After all, nobody wants to read through thousands of words of text without a few pictures to make it more entertaining–and many pictures can in fact enhance or explain the content that is being shown.  Another, equally compelling reason to add images, however? Content that features images does better in terms of SEO than content that relies entirely on text.  If you’re new to WordPress, the odds are you’re getting used to a whole lot of information all at once, so here’s some good news: adding photos and images to your WordPress posts is extremely easy!  Here’s how:

Adding Images to WordPress

The process of adding an image to a WordPress post is slightly different depending where you are getting the image from, so here are three different scenarios all with specific instructions.

Uploading an image from your computer.  Simply place your cursor where you want the image to appear, then drag the file from its folder directly over WordPress.

Uploading from your media library.  If you’d like to simply attach a photo that is already in your WordPress media library, all you need to do is place the cursor where you’d like the image to appear, then click on add media, which is located directly above your editor.  Select media library, then find the image you wish to use and select it.  You will be given the chance to edit its settings before uploading; you can use this if you’d like or just ignore it.

Using another photo from the web. Once again, begin by clicking on add media.  Then, select the insert from URL tab and provide the URL of the image you wish to use.  Please note, however, that with this method the image will still be hosted on the original website–meaning that, should the owner take the image down, it will no longer remain on your website either.

With these three methods for adding images to your WordPress posts, you’ll be on your way to creating great, SEO-friendly content in no time!

How to upload & insert images to a post or page

The past couple weeks i have been searching around the Interweb, and found many people have problems uploading and inserting images into their WordPress posts/pages.

So I have put together this quick guide on how to do just that!

There are 2 ways of doing this:

  1. In WordPress there is the “Media” Library that allows you to upload images to your blog, then use the link provided to add it to a page/post or anywhere else on your site.
  2. The second way is to upload/insert it directly from the post or page you are creating using the menu option shown on the page and post interface.

So here is the quick guide on each method on how to upload and insert images onto posts or pages of your blog

Post – Page Insert/Upload Menu Button:

Step 1: Make sure you are on the visual editor tab while creating your post/page.

Step 2: Find the “Upload/Insert” menu bar area on your post screen – http://screencast.com/t/oSygM2CD

Step 3: Press the “Add an image” Button, and select the image you want to upload/insert – http://screencast.com/t/s39Ns6sgqN1http://screencast.com/t/taz9ODn6ubuP

Step 4: Once you have selected your image, you can then adjust the settings for that image(title, caption, size,alignment options), then click “Insert into post” – http://screencast.com/t/rbdMcMsSpUe

Step 5: You have now clicked the “Insert into post” button, so should now have an image showing up in your post/page you are working on


Media Library image uploading/insert into post:

Step 1: Locate the “Media” left side menu option in your WordPress dashboard, then press “add new” – http://screencast.com/t/3femsFdgTbr

Step 2: Select the files (yes you can upload in bulk using this option) you want to upload, then upload them – http://screencast.com/t/Ni7czy4ZN

Step 3: Once uploaded you can now go to your post/page and insert them from the media library by following these easy steps:

  1. Click the upload/insert button – http://screencast.com/t/rJonpCy2q
  2. Then click the “Media Library” Tab – http://screencast.com/t/BEm598uYeqQ
  3. Once clicked, you will then see the images you have uploaded – http://screencast.com/t/XOfNXYNEkRw
  4. From that screen you can click the  “show” button next to the image you want to insert, make your changes to the image, then click the “insert into post” and that will add it to your current post/page you are working on.





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