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How To Add An Image In WordPress (Beginner’s Guide)

Do you need to know how to add an image in WordPress or to your WordPress blog post?

Adding an image in WordPress is super simple. I’m going to show you exactly how to do it in 5 easy steps.

Let’s dive in!

How To Add An Image In WordPress


Step 1: Sign into your WordPress account.

Log into your WordPress account to access your user Dashboard.

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There are a couple of ways to log into your WordPress account, either directly by clicking here or through your WordPress hosting provider. For instance, I use SiteGround and sign into my WordPress website through them.

Step 2: Click on ‘Media’.

Step 3: Click on ‘Add New’.

After you click on ‘Media”, you are taken to your WordPress Media Library. This is where you add images.

Step 4: Add your image.

You have two options to add an image:

(1) Select Files. Select the saved image from your computer and upload it.

(2) Drop files to upload. Drag and drop the image from your computer to upload it.

I usually choose ‘Select Files’ to upload an image saved to my desktop.

Step 5: Upload the image to your Media Library.

In the example below, I saved an image to my desktop.

To upload the image, I chose ‘Select Files’ (you may also drag and drop the file here too) and selected the image to open it.

After you select the image and open it, it now appears in your Media Library.

Voila, that’s how easy it is to add an image in WordPress!

Next, let’s cover how to add an image to a blog post.

How To Add An Image To A WordPress Blog Post


You may do this in one of two ways using WordPress Gutenberg Editor or WordPress Classic Editor.

How do you know which WordPress editor you are using?

WordPress Gutenberg Editor

If you started your blog recently, you are most likely using the new interface design, WordPress Gutenberg Editor, which looks like this…

WordPress Classic Editor

If you started your blog a while ago or installed the Classic Editor plugin, you are most likely using the old interface design which looks like this…

No matter your circumstance, I’m going to who you how to add an image to your blog post using both of these interfaces in 3 easy steps.

How To Add An Image To Your Blog Post Using WordPress Gutenberg Editor

Step 1: Select the ‘+’ icon.

Step 2: Type ‘Image’ in the search bar to find the image button and select it.

Step 3: Upload your image.

You have three options to add an image:

(1) Upload. Select the file from your computer to upload it.

(2) Media Library. Access your image via the Media Library to upload it.

(3) Insert from URL. Insert the image URL to upload it.

Again, I usually upload the image directly from my desktop but use the option that works best for you!

Voila! That’s how simple it is to add an image to your blog post using the WordPress Gutenberg Editor interface.

How To Add An Image To Your Blog Post Using WordPress Classic Editor

Step 1: Click on ‘Add Media’.

Step 2: Upload the image.

You may upload your image in one of two ways:

(1) Select Files. Select the saved image from your computer and upload it.

(2) Drop files to upload. Drag and drop the image from your computer to upload it.

Step 3: Select the image (or drag and drop it) to add to your Media Library.

That’s it! Now you know how to add an image to your blog post using the WordPress Classic Editor.

4 Must-Know Tips When Adding Images To Your Blog Posts


For the best user experience, here are 4 tips to keep in mind when adding an image to your blog post.

First, make sure that the image you’re using is relevant to the content of your post.

Irrelevant images can be distracting and can make your post look unprofessional.

Second, make sure that the image you’re using is of good quality.

Blurry or low-quality images can be a turn-off and make your post look unprofessional.

Third, remember to use the search function in the media library to help you find the image you want quickly and easily!

Once you create A LOT of content with A LOT of images, the ‘search function’ becomes your new best friend.

You may also download a plugin to organize your WordPress media files into folders and categories. I highly recommend doing this from the get-go!

I use the free plugin called FileBird Lite to organize all my file images for this blog.

Finally, add alt text to your image.

Alt text is important to add to an image for these reasons:

  • Helps search engines understand what the image is about.
  • Improves your website’s SEO
  • Helps readers who can’t see the image to know what it is.

To Wrap It Up


Adding an image in WordPress is quite simple. It’s as easy as finding the picture you want and then clicking a couple of buttons to insert it!

Let’s summarize what we covered:

  • How to add an image to WordPress step-by-step.
  • How to add an image to a WordPress blog post using the Gutenberg Editor or Classic Editor.
  • 4 essential tips to follow when adding an image to your blog post; (1) make sure it’s relevant to your content (2) it’s of good quality (3) use the ‘search function’ or a plugin to easily find the image you want quickly (4) use alt-text to boost your SEO and search engine rankings.

I hope this post helped clarify how to add an image in WordPress with ease.

Until the next post, wishing you much blogging success!

xo

Lindsey

Thank You


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About The Author


Lindsey is a mom of two little miracles, MoMo twin girls, Lily Mae and Lua, plus one amazing older bro, Cody.

“Consider me a ‘blog super nerd’ at heart.  I love helping busy parents learn how to blog because it has personally been life-changing for me and my family.  Plus, sharing my experience to help otheron their twinhood journey is so rewarding!”

She is the founder of Twin Mom Blog Nerd, Content Creator/Co-Founder of the blog Intensive Therapy for Kids, and Co-Founder of The LENN Foundation 501(c)(3) charity that helps children with cerebral palsy (like her sweet nephew, Lenny) receive grants for intensive therapies to thrive. ♥

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