How to add images to blog posts

  1. Click in the text editor box where you would like to insert your image. Then, click the Add Media button above the text editor box. You will be taken to the Insert Media box.
  2. Your WordPress site uses a media library to store all of your media files including images and videos. From this box, you can choose to either upload a new file or use an existing file in the media library. To upload an image, click the Select files button. Find the image you’d like to use and click open.
  3. When your image has been uploaded, you’ll see it in the media library. On the right side of this box, you’ll see the attachment details for this page. Here you can change the Title, Caption, Alt text and Description. You can also choose the alignment of the image (such as centre, left or right), where the inserted image should link to, the actual URL of the image and the size of the image.
  4. Make sure the image has a check box and click the Insert into post button. Now you’ll see your image has been added to your post.
  5. If you click on this image, you should see two boxes appear in the upper left hand corner of the image. The first is the image icon. If you click that icon, you’ll now see another box open for editing the details of the image. Here you can change the size of the image based on percentages (which can be a handy tool for resizing) or you can update the title, alternative text, the caption and link URL. You can also select this image to link nowhere, or to link to the actual image file. Aim to have small images as larger images can slow down page loading time.
  6. Drag or insert files you want to include in your post into the box that appears. Click Insert into post

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