Images make your content more interesting. This video explores the ways you can add images to your posts as well as create image galleries and slideshows from a collection of images. Image. Carrie shares tips for performing basic image optimization prior to upload. This is an important step in that will help achieve faster page loads for your site visitors.
- [Voiceover] Now that you know about the media library let's look at actually adding images and image galleries to your posts. I'll address images first. From my list of blog posts I'm gonna open up the post editor for the naughty dog post. I'll place my cursor where I'd like to place an image and click on the media icon in the editor toolbar. From here I can either select an existing image and click insert or I have the option to add a new image from my computer or bring in a photo from a URL. First I'll click add new, navigate to the folder where my image is, and click on that image.
As soon as I clicked open the image file is uploaded to my WordPress site. I'll deselect that image, 'cause I'm not interested in using it. I wanna make sure that my image is the only one selected and then before inserting it I'm gonna add a little extra information to it. I can do that by clicking the edit button. This file is named dog1.jpeg. The first thing we'll take a look at is this title up here, dog. I can change that to say whatever I'd like. In this case this is the naughty dog.
Next I'm gonna caption this photo, then I'm gonna add some alt text that describes the photo. I'm not using the description, so with that I can complete this process by clicking the insert button. I can see that the image was added to my post. This is a little bit though. What I can do is click on the photo to select it. I know it's selected because of this box around it with these resize tools in the corner. I also have some image options that pop up. From here I can click the minus icon to reduce the size of the image.
I could also click the plus icon to make it bigger. Also, I can click on this resize tool on any corner to size my photo down. WordPress will automatically keep your image size proportionate to the original, so you don't have to worry about accidentally stretching out your photo. Because I captioned this image I can see the caption beneath the photo. If you want you can turn off the caption by clicking this caption icon while the photo is selected. The other editing option is image alignment. I can not set any alignment, which is the default, or I can go left, center, or to the right.
If you'd like to wrap text around the image you can do that too. In fact you can even move images to a new spot in the post by clicking and dragging. One thing to note, if you've got captions turned on you won't be able to click and drag. If you could that could create a mess of the HTML markup pretty quickly. So I'm gonna turn captions off and then drag this image further down the page. Now if I'd like to wrap text around it I'd just need to click the left or right align to do the trick. I'll go ahead and go a right align and I'm gonna turn my captions back on.
- Creating a WordPress.com account
- Updating your profile
- Importing content
- Publishing posts
- Applying categories and tags to posts
- Inserting images, videos, and other media
- Creating a new page
- Customizing your site with themes and widgets
- Managing users, notifications, and comments
- Using WordPress.com apps
- The limits of WordPress.com and the benefits of self-hosting