WP Tutorial #4 – Adding Images

So one of the very first things you might want to do when messing around with your new website is to add images to the website.  Adding images is another simple task that WordPress makes even easier.  We have covered this slightly in what “featured images” are on posts/pages.  Those are essentially thumbnails that are a descriptive image of what the article or page is about.  Now let’s take a closer look as to how we get images onto the various parts of the website.  In order to get to your library of already uploaded images you need not look further than the left side of your dashboard.  Click “Media” and it will automatically take you to the library.  Here is what you should be looking for:

adding imagesOnce you are in the media library you will see small thumbnails of every image that you have uploaded through your website.  This will not include any images that you have included via your ftp server (unless they are in the library folder on your server).  If you are wanting to add a new image simply click the “Add New” button at the top and you will be given the option to upload a new image.

adding-imagesOnce you have clicked “Add New” you will see an area where you can actually drag/drop images from any of the folders on your computer.  This can come in handy if you are not being as organized as to where you pictures are coming from (or if they are in multiple locations).  See the below image to check out what we are actually talking about.  All you need to do is drag the image from the folder on your computer inside of the dotted lines in the browser and WordPress will do the rest.

 adding-images2 Another option you will be presented with is just by clicking “Add New” on the left side of the dashboard underneath where it says “Library” and you will be taken to the browser uploader which allows you to search your desktop for the image in order to upload it the old fashioned way.  For some this is easier but we prefer to use the drag and drop method. Check out the image below so you can see the differences in what we are talking about:

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You browse your computer, find the image and open it.  It essentially does the same thing that happens when you drag and drop the images.  Adding images to a post or page has never been easier. Feel free to contact us via email or our support website for further inquiries about adding images.