How to Insert an Image Into a WordPress Post

Inserting an image into a WordPress blog post is a piece of cake. Let’s take a look at how it’s done.

add media

First, from your new post window, click on the ADD MEDIA button as seen above.

02 mine has stuffMy gallery has images uploaded already, so yours won’t look like this. The two buttons we’re concerned with are UPLOAD FILES and INSERT FROM URL. But first let’s click UPLOAD FILES.

drag and drop

You’ll be prompted by a screen that lets you drag and drop files (NOTE: on most browsers, that is) or you can select the files you want to upload from a directory. Select your files using either method and press INSERT INTO POST.

It might take a moment to upload the file but KABOOM! That should have done it. The image will now populate in your author window.

Easy, right?


Now let’s go back and take a look at inserting images via URL.

insert from url

When you click INSERT IMAGE FROM URL you should get a window like the one above.

copy url

Find an image you want to use online, right click on it and copy the image’s URL like I did.

Now paste the URL into the URL field starting with “http://” above. Make sure when you paste the link you don’t duplicate the “http://” portion of the link. If you see two sets of that, delete the entire line and try pasting again.

copied from URL

If you’ve done it right, you should get something like what you see above.

You can add a caption and put a two or three word description in the Alt Text field.

The ALIGN field allows you to align your picture to the left, right, or center of your blog and text will wrap around it, size permitting. Selecting NONE should put the image on its own line.

When you feel good, click INSERT INTO POST.

Boom. Isn’t WordPress just the best?

Have tips on how to insert an image into a WordPress entry? Leave them in the comments below!

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