Adding an image can complement your WordPress blog post or page, the visual interest seems to hold a reader’s attention, generally. Solid blocks of text can get a bit much, including an image or two can break that up nicely and make it easier to read.
This post is a basic “how to add an image to your WordPress post or page”.
If your image is on your computer you need to upload it, and WordPress handles this very well.
When you are creating your post or page, you will see Upload/Insert above your content area.
and it’s here that you choose your image file. You can also see options that will enable you to insert an image from an URL – have a play with that if you know of an online image that you want to use (and are allowed to use, of course). Back to uploading your image file from your computer – click on Choose File and you will then be able to select the file you want to upload. When chosen, click the Upload button and this brings you to the following:
Now you can add some alt-text (for accessibility purposes), a caption if you want one, a description, and in the Link URL you can enter a link that clicking on the image will take you to, if useful. Select the alignment (left and right will allow text to the side of the image), and a size if you do not want to use the Full size of the image. And then you do need to remember to click Insert into Post (I forgot this several times when I started out with WordPress).
And your image then neatly appears in your post or page.
You can go back and edit any of the above – within your post/page edit mode, click once on the image and you will see two icons – one to edit and one to delete. Go into the Edit icon and you will have the option for some simple Edit Image options, or the Advanced Settings. Have a play to really get to grips with it all.
And add some visual interest to your blog posts and/or WordPress pages.