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How to upload & insert images to a WordPress blog?

How to Upload Images to WordPress

How to upload & insert images to a WordPress blog?

As easy and simple as it sounds, this topic might be unclear to many novice WordPress content creators. So we would like to shine some light on this interesting topic.

Blog Images uploads in WordPress are mostly handled by the Media uploader, but there are other ways to insert or upload images in WordPress that are useful to know. Read on rocker, to discover all the basics of uploading and inserting images in WordPress.

Options you have:

1. Insert blog images to a WordPress post or page. Use the ‘Add Media’ button in the post or page edit screen.

2. Insert as Featured Image into a post or page. Usually you have the option on the right column of your WordPress (depending on your configuration) to insert a Featured Image. The Featured Image is the main illustration, usually on the top of a blog post or page, to illustrate your content.

3. Upload images to the Media section using the Media Uploader. The media section in WordPress is where you manage images, videos and audio. You can also upload images directly in this section to use them later in a post or page.

Insert an Blog Image to a WordPress post or page

Do you want to insert a graph into a page or post? A photo to your WordPress post? The place to go is the Add Media button in the edit screen that you can find directly in your post or page. Just click on Add Media and select the source where you want to upload it from (it can be from your computer, a URL or directly from your Media section).

If you are using the PixelRockstar Photo Plugin you will also see the Add Stock Photo button next to the Add Media button to insert images in WordPress quick and easy without any image editing skills.

Add Stock Photo Button

To clarify, the path to this is via Add Post or Add Page below Posts or Pages in the left sidebar of your WordPress. And there you will see the Add Media button as part of the edit screen. Follow this path Posts » Add New post » Click Add Media button

Add Media - Screenshot

Insert an image as Featured Image into a post or page in WordPress

Want to insert an image as the main visual element of your page or post? You need to use the Featured Image function. The place to go is the page or post edit screen where you can click on Set Featured Image in the right column of your edit screen. Just click on Set Featured Image and select the source (could be your computer, a URL or your Media section).

If you are using the latest version of the PixelRockstar Photo Plugin you can also add images directly with PixelRockstar using the Featured image option.

To clarify, the path to this is via Add Post or Add Page below Posts or Pages and there you will see the Add Featured Image button as part of the edit screen. Follow this path Posts » Add New post » Click Set Featured Image button

Set Featured Image

Upload an image from the Media Library

If you do not want to directly add an image to a post or page you can always add a photo to your WordPress Media Library for later use. The Media Library has all the images you have in your WordPress and we will explain in a separate article how it is structured. To add an image to the Media Library you will need to follow this path Media » Click Add New button

Media Library Screenshot

Now you have learned all the important basics to add images to your WordPress blog posts & pages. So go ahead and try them out. Using the PixelRockstar plugin you can search (give it a try here) in a database of around 4 million images and add images to your posts and pages in seconds, saving your time for creating awesome content for your audience.

Alex Preukschat

A WordPress publisher since 2008, Alex loves the open source Internet. During his many years of publishing experience, he had been missing a tool to help online publishers to quickly add affordable images to WordPress, without having to worry about legal issues. This is why he decided to create PixelRockstar with Amos. Alex is interested in superheroes, monetary policy and Bitcoin.

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