When creating or editing a WordPress page or blog post, you can easily add images at any time using the WordPress Media Uploader tool. Here’s how to add an image, step-by-step, using the media uploader:
Placing cursor where the image should appear
In order to add an image to your page or post, you must first insert your cursor in the place in the text where you want the image to appear. By placing your cursor within your text, you can add images inline with your content. You can also place your cursor on a blank line if you want the image to appear by itself instead.
Once you’ve placed your cursor on the line where you want your image to appear, click on the Add Media button to launch the media uploader interface, and then select the Insert Media option from the list of actions in the left side of the media uploader window.
“Add Media” button above editor
You can add or select the image you want to add to your page or post by choosing from either of the following options in the center of the media uploader window:
Once you have selected or uploaded the image you want to add, You will see a checkbox next to the thumbnail confirming your selection, and see information about it displayed in the Attachment Details pane on the right hand side of the media uploader interface.
The Attachment Details pane displays a small un-cropped thumbnail of the image, as well as important information such as the filename, date uploaded, and image dimensions in pixels.
There are also action links that allow you to Edit Image, which takes you to the page, or to Delete Permanently to remove the image from your site.
In addition, you can edit the following media information:
For more information on these media settings, see the Edit Media page.
Attachment display settings
The Attachment Display Settings pane controls how the image is displayed when viewed on the site.
You have options to set how you would like the image aligned on the page (in relation to the text and margins) and what the link behavior of the image will be, In addition you can set what size image you would like to display on your page.
The Alignment setting allows you to determine where you would like the image to appear in your content area and how it interacts with any text on the page. You have the following image alignment options to choose from:
Aligning images using editor controls
The Link To settings determine the URL/web address to which the image will be linked when clicked on by a visitor to your site. You can specify the following image link settings:
The Size settings determine the size of the image you are adding to your site. By default WordPress creates a range of four image size for you to choose from:
Different image sizes
You can visit the Settings>Media section of your WordPress dashboard to customize the above image sizes.
Edit image option
Once you have determined your image settings, click on the blue Insert into post or Insert into the page button, to add the image to your page or post. After the image uploader window closes, you will see the image in the text editor window, including a preview of the alignment of the image, if you have specified an image alignment.
At any time, you can edit the image settings by clicking on the Edit Image button in the upper left hand corner. You can remove the image from your page/post by clicking on the Remove Image button.
Last updated Jun 07, 2022
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