How to upload an image in Word Press

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I have been asked many times by my clients “How do I upload an image in Word Press”? Instead of me telling everyone individually over and over again I thought why not post to my blog. So here is a very short and simple tutorial on how to upload an image to Word Press.

It is assumed you are logged in and at the “Write Post” or “Write Page” screen and that you already have the title and body text written.  Once you have the cursor where you want to insert an image you scroll down the page to the upload section:

Upload Tutorial Step 1

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Once you find the above section click the “Browse” button to find the image you want to upload and then fill in the Title and Description text boxes. You should have a screen similar to this:

Upload Tutorial Step 2

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Once you are happy with that click on upload and you will see a screen like this:

Upload Tutorial Step 3

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You can now either select a thumbnail (small size) or full size to send to the post. It is up to you which you select, I usually select the full size and then make it smaller in the post by clicking and dragging the corner of the image once in the post. The link to is important if you want your image to be clickable, if you shrink the image you can select file here and it will automatically show the bigger image if clicked, same goes for the thumbnail. If you select page it will allow you to enter a url to link to. If you select none it will just send the image to the post but not make it clickable.

Once the image is in the post, you can click and drag it around and you can also change its properties. If you click one time on the image in the post and then click the following button:

Upload Tutorial Step 4

You will get a selection of properties to choose from as follows:

Upload Tutorial Step 5

Here you can adjust the link, the description of the image the alignment, dimensions, border, and space.

This was a basic tutorial of how to upload an image to Word Press, if you have any questions feel free to ask away.


( If you are reading this anywhere but my blog, you can find the original post here. )

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