How to add images in WordPress | WordPress for beginners

How to add images in WordPress | WordPress for beginners

Now that you have seen
how to create posts, in this video, I will show you
how to add images to a post. First, I want to add an image below
the Hagia Sophia paragraph. To do that, I click Enter
below the paragraph to create a new block. And then I click on the
plus button here and choose the Image block. This is the Image block, where you can
add images in four different ways. You can upload an image, select it from the Media Library, insert an image from a URL, or drag and drop an image
into the box. Let’s try the Upload option first. I click on Upload, and a dialogue box will open, where you can choose an image
that is stored on your computer. I find the image I want to use, I select it and then click Open. And the image is now
added to the text. Below the image, there is the option to write
a caption. All you need to do
is type in the text. On the right side,
you see a sidebar, with more settings for
adjusting the image. The first thing you can do
is add Alternative Text. Alternative Text describes your image
to people who cannot see it. For example,
this can help visually impaired people, who may be using
screen readers to understand what
your text is about. Alternative Text also helps search engine
spiders find your relevant content and thus improve
the accessibility of your site. Next, in the sidebar,
you can change the image size by either choosing a
generic image size, or by choosing the exact
image dimensions. Yet another way to change the image
dimension is straight into the block. Click on the image and you will see
blue dots appear on the edges. Use the left mouse button
to click on a dot and simply drag it to a size
that you find suitable. Note that you will need to see
the cross arrow appear for this to work. Let’s go back to the sidebar
and its settings. Below the resizing settings
are the link settings. They allow you to make
your image clickable, and to choose what happens
when visitors click on it. You will see an example of that
when we add an image from URL. And back to the editor again. Right now, we have the image
below the paragraph. But, there are various alignment
manipulations that you can use. For example, you can move the image
between the paragraph and the heading. To do that, select the image, Hover the mouse over the
left side of the image, until you see
two arrows appear. Click on the upward pointing arrow. And you see that the image is now
between the title and the paragraph. There are also other options for
aligning the image with the text. I will click this one for example. And then by clicking, holding and moving
the image with the blue dots, I can change it to a size
that I desire. Ok, now we have the image
set in the text, but there are other options
to edit it even more. First, we can transform
the image, by clicking on the
transform button here. These are the options. You can turn an image
into a downloadable file, but that will make it go away
and in this case we don’t want that. We can add some more text
associated to the image, and even choose to add a heading,
a list, or a paragraph. This also does not seem suitable for this
kind of post. I think the most interesting here,
and most relevant, is the option to add a gallery. So I click on it. And now you see the new option here to upload another image within this block. I will upload one. And you see now that the settings
in the sidebar are changed. Currently, I have 2 columns, so 2 images
that I can add to the gallery. But I can also add more columns by
changing the number here. You can also choose to crop the
thumbnails, so they align, and choose to link to them. If you choose the option
Link to Media File, the images will be clickable
and they will open in another screen. I click Save Draft, and Preview to see what
the gallery looks like. You see it here, and I click on the image,
to open it. Going back to the editing screen, there is the option to transform
the image into a cover image. I will choose that option. And you see now that there is a
possibility to write text over the image. Let’s write “Turkey top destinations”. And let’s click on the arrow here
to move the image up. Note that now there are options in the
sidebar that are, again, different. Now, I can change
the background, the colors, and the brightness
of this cover image. So let me just
adjust a few things. Click Save Draft, and then Preview
to see what happened. Here it is. The image is now
displayed as a cover. I go back and you see here that in the menu,
there are three dots that offer even more options available
for manipulating this block. You can, for example,
duplicate this photo, choose to add another block
before, or after it. And you can also add it
to Reusable blocks. If you have an image
that you use often, click on the
Add to reusable blocks. Add a title. And click Save. You can now find
your Reusable block by clicking the plus icon, scroll through the bottom
of the dropdown menu, and click on the Reusable
block you created. Finally, if you want to
delete the block, choose the Remove Block option. As I mentioned previously, there are different
ways to add images with the block editor. We already uploaded one, and the image we
uploaded went straight to our Media Library. You can also directly upload files
in the Media Library, like this. Finally, there is also an option to edit the
image via the Media Library. Just below the image and its details, there
is the Edit Image link. Click on it and a new screen
in a new tab will open. Here we can crop, rotate and
flip the image around. We can also change
the dimensions, the name etc. If you make any changes here, do not forget
to click Update in order for them to work. Let’s go back to our post editor. If you want to insert an image from
an external site, or from a URL, without adding it to
the Media Library, you can do it with the
Insert from URL button. Go to the image page source. In this case I have found a page
with images from Turkey. Right-click on the desired image, and choose Copy Image URL. Go back to the post editor, simply paste the
link and click the enter button. The image is now set. Now, since we took this image from a different
site, we want to make it clickable, and enable visitors to
access the original image source. To do that,
we go to the link settings, then choose the
Link to Custom URL. And in the link URL box here
we paste the URL of the image source, like this. I will also choose to open the image in
a new tab, once it is clicked. Let’s now click Save, then Preview. And here we see that the image
is clickable, and if I click on it,
the source URL opens in a new tab Let’s go back, and see one more final option
to add an image, which is the drag and drop option. You drag and drop an image
from your computer. By first, locating the image
on the computer. Left-click on it
to select it. And simply drag it
and drop it here, like this. And there it is! Those are the basics of what you can do
to add and edit images.

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