To add an image to the post/page select the “Upload/Insert icon” found just above the WordPress Editor
You’ll be presented with a pop-up to add the media
You can close this window with the small X in the top-right corner, or by clicking outside of the box.
Generally you won’t upload images from a URL and will use the ‘Select Files’ button. Alternatively, you can drag files into the media uploader ‘drop area’ bounded by the dashes.
Once you have dragged a file over the drop area the boundary dashes will turn green to indicate that you can ‘drop’ the file.
You can upload one or many images. On most servers you’ll be limited to images of 2MB or less in size, so if you have a high-res digital camera you might need to resize the images before uploading.
To upload multiple images simply select the different images while holding CTRL.
Once done, you’ll see a list of the images you’ve just attached to the post.
This shows the thumbnails created. If something went wrong at this stage and no thumbnails were created, there may be a problem with your connection or with the server’s configuration
By clicking on “show” you’ll get a dialog expanding into place showing details of the image and you’ll be able to edit/add properties to the image.
Title – this is the title of the image.
Alternative Text- a brief description of the image.
Caption – the caption text for the image.
Description – the description. Not used by all themes, but handy to complete and may be used further in the future. It’s often just seen when you view an image as an attachment.
Link URL – this is the address of the original image you’ve uploaded, by default, but it also allows you to create a link to another website here – quickly and effectively. You can also press the three buttons – None, meaning the image has no link, File URL, the default, and Post URL which will show your image within the design of the site rather than as an image on its own.
Alignment – This allows you to set how the image is aligned. The small icons show the effect on the text-wrapping.
Size – you’ll want to choose how big the image is. If it’s not too massive, you can use the Full
Size image – just make sure it fits into the space available. Otherwise, a Thumbnail, by default is a 150x150px square, and Medium is cropped to fit in a 300x300px space.
Once you’ve selected your options, you press the Insert into Post button to add the image to where your cursor was when you chose to Add Images.
Once the image in the editor you may sometimes need to alter some parts of it or if your editting an existing page/post which has an image.
Hover over the image until you see the icon of the image appear, click the icon to begin editting.