How To Add An Image In The WordPress

How to add an image into the WordPressWhen I started as a Wealthy Affiliate member – student, I didn’t even know how to add an image in the WordPress even though it is a pretty simple process. Since I haven’t seen the WordPress dashboard until I signed up with the WA, everything was very complicated for me.

That’s why I want to share with you this, for me back then stressful process, and now easier than opening a wine bottle.

You can upload your image in 3 very simple steps:

1. Finding an image relevant to your content
2. Uploading it to the page
3. Editing an uploaded image

 

Finding an image relevant to your content


Pixabay.com
Pexels.com
Unsplash.com

Those are all free websites with tons of images royalty free for download. Just pick one, open it and save it to your computer.
You are allowed to use those images for anything you want. 

I like using screenshots as you can see on this and many other pages within my site.
That’s because I want to get you as closer as possible to
My experience with the Wealthy Affiliate.

 

Uploading an image in the post


Ok. Now when you chose and saved your images you want to upload them on your post. It is a very simple process.

How to add an image in the WordPressPlace your cursor where you want to add an image in the text

  • STEP 1: Click on ADD MEDIA in the upper left corner of the WordPress dashboard
  • STEP 2: Click on SELECT FILE
  • STEP 3: SELECT an image
  • STEP 4: Click on OPEN

The image will appear in a media menu. Now you need to get it ready for adding it to your post. Don’t worry if you forget to do this. You can always go back and edit it later.

 

Edit attachment details:


  • How to add an image in the WordPress Title: I always type a page title
  • Alt Text: Also here I type a page title
  • Alignment setting you will set according to a position of the image
  • Link to:
    NONE – the image is all by itself, not linked to anything
    CUSTOM URL – image is a link to some other source
    ATTACHMENT PAGE – if you want to get it ranked too
    MEDIA FILE

I use NONE and CUSTOM URL most of the time. Don’t forget that if you link it to an ATTACHMENT PAGE, if you ever delete it, Google will process it as 404 for a while.

In my very first posts, I used to add too many imageries and after I deleted a lot of them I had them as ”not found” mistakes in my Google Webmaster tools.

It can be annoying when you see on your Live traffic tool that people have found them in Google. You might lose some visitors like that.

You can prevent that by making sure that you will delete them in a Google webmaster tool as well once when you delete them from the actual page.

However, don’t stress much about it (like I did), since there is a very simple solution for everything. At the first place, you can always ask the Wealthy Affiliate community for assistance.

  • Insert into post

 

Finishing touch


Now when you added your image into the post, you just need to make some adjustments, and you are all set. How to add an image in the WordPress

  • Align the photo with your text
  • Adjust the size
  • Update your page

 

 

 

 

You are all set!


As I said, it is a very simple process, but at the same time, it can give you a hard time if you are a complete newbie like I was whenever I joined the Wealthy Affiliate.

I kept this post as simple as I could. I also created a short video training for you.

How to add an image in the WordPress

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
I would love to read about your experience with the 
WordPress, and I encourage you to leave your comments down below in the comment section.

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16 comments

  1. JT says:

    Hey Sunny,
    I must admit I’ve added so many pictures in WordPress by now, It has become as easy as breathing for me 🙂 I found your Webmaster tools tip very useful though – I just handled all of my “not found” errors.
    Thanks & Keep up the good work,
    JT

    • Sunny says:

      Hey JT, I am so glad my post was helpful for you 🙂
      Thanks for sharing!

      Best,
      Sunny

    • Simon says:

      Thanks for the tip on Google webmaster tools, I haven’t got to that part of the course yet but I will be deleting a few I can assure you of that.
      I also use Google when searching for free images.
      Search for what images you are after first and then at the top go into settings, then advanced search.
      Towards the bottom of the page is ‘not filtered by licence’ – Change this to ‘free to use or share, even commercially’ and there you have all the freebies.
      Great article as always,
      Simon.

      • Sunny says:

        Hey Simon, that’s a great tip you just gave me! Thanks 🙂

      • Michelle says:

        Great post, Sunny. I am still populating my website and you give me inspiration. I love images and sometimes they are hard to find based on the content I am writing about, so thanks for the extra suggestions. Also, the tip about Google Web Master. Every little bit helps. Much success to you.

        • Sunny says:

          I am so glad to hear you found it helpful Michelle. I am into sharing my experience as much as I can hoping that will help others to go faster through the tasks of the online marketing and creating a quality content.
          Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience 🙂
          Best,
          Sunny

        • Grace | Work Anywhere Now says:

          Thanks for the easy steps to follow to add an image to a WordPress post!

          The steps you detailed along with the photos are awesome for any new beginner to follow.

          Thanks so much for your detailed tutorial!
          Grace

          • Sunny says:

            You are welcome Grace. I hope it will be helpful to all the new people around 🙂
            Sunny

          • Igor says:

            Hi, Sunny!

            Nowadays, pictures are an important part of SEO, as well.

            Google bots are crawling over the images and are searching for alt tags. In a case they find any, this will add benefits in relation to ranking.

            Besides, a nice photo can attract people to the page and cause more interest for the content.

            Excellent topic, keep it up with the good work!

            Br,
            Igor

            • Sunny says:

              Thanks for taking a time to read and comment on my posts. I appreciate that 🙂
              The photos are very important, and I didn’t know that before. I found out recently how much one image can improve the page rank. Also, it can cause the trouble as well, as mentioned in the post.
              It’s funny how almost everything in the online marketing is very important and at the same time not worth stressing too much 🙂

              Thanks for your support!
              Best,
              Sunny

            • Sean Thomas says:

              Thanks for the step by step training Sunny.

              Images on pages are a really important part of the reader experience and it´s great to know how simple they are to add.

              Keep the tips coming 🙂

              Sean

              • Sunny says:

                Thanks Sean. I am very glad to hear this was helpful for you. Everything I know I learned at the Wealthy Affiliate
                As the Wealthy Affiliate member yourself, you will watch your knowledge grow fast and big, trust me! I can’t believe that this is me writing all of these 🙂

                Best,
                Sunny

              • MontaM says:

                Very easy to follow, great work! It wasn’t that hard for me at first but if it was, then your tutorial is perfect!
                One thing I didn’t know about, though, is the sites where you can get images. I always get them from google but I know there might be a problem with copyright. Oops. But will use these sites from now on. Thanks a million!
                Cheers
                Monta

                • Sunny says:

                  Thanks Monta 🙂

                  Yes, those sites are the good ones. Kyle from the Wealthy Affiliate refers to them. Good luck!

                  Sunny

                • James says:

                  In the beginning this is one of the first things any website creator wants to learn.

                  A website with no images is boring, and people don’t want to stay.

                  Images are a must have for all sites, in my opinion.

                  You’ve used images well here, Sunny!

                  • Sunny says:

                    Hey thanks James. It makes me happy to hear that you like my images here on my website. Adding image in the WordPress has never been easier now when I know how to do it 😉
                    Sunny

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