This article is a part of the WordPress tutorials for beginners. If you have been reading the tutorials consistently, then you already know how to create a new post on your blog. In this article we will show you how to add an image to the post.
I am sure you must have heard the proverb “A picture is worth a thousand words”. If you are writing a new post on your blog, adding a relevant image to it will surely add a lot of value to it. An image can be used to draw the attention of your readers. If you are publishing a tutorial, uploading some screenshots can really make it simpler for the reader to follow the steps.
If you add an image to blog post, it gets SEO benefits as well. Search engines will find the image associated with the post and your post will get some “extra marks” for it. Just be sure that you add “alt” tags when you insert images.
How to Add Images to Blog Post
So how do you add an image to your blog post? Once you have logged in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Posts -> “Add New” – that is, follow the usual way you add new post. On that screen, you will find some icons between title text area and body text area. One of these icons is Upload/Insert. When you hover mouse over this, it will show a text tip “Add Media”. Click on this icon.
Once you have clicked the icon, a new dialog box will pop up with three tabs: From Computer, From URL and Media Library. Using the tab “From Computer”, you can browse the image that you already have saved on your computer and add it to the post. While adding the image, you find different options such as specifying alt tags, size, alignment etc.
The “From URL” can be used if you want to add an image to the post that is located somewhere on the internet. “Media library” tab shows the images that you may already have uploaded and attached to that blog post.
Using images in your blog post has several benefits. However, if you download an image from Internet to use it on your blog, please be informed that images may be subject to copyright. I am sure you don’t want to end up in a legal trouble!
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