Adding photos to your page/post

Adding images to your page or post will make the page/post more engaging.  When creating or editing a page or post, you can add images using the Media Uploader tool. Here’s how:

1. Put your cursor where you want your image

Before you add an image to your page or post, first insert your cursor in the place within the text where you want the image to appear.  By placing the cursor (and then the image) within your text, you can later set the alignment of the image so that the text will wrap around the image.

Place your cursor on the left margin of your text, even if you want the image to appear on the right. There is an Alignment setting that lets you control the alignment image to appear on the right or the left side of the text.

If you want the image to be on a line without text, place your cursor on a blank line.

Adding images to your page or post.

2.  Click the Add Media button

Once your cursor is where you want your image to appear, click the Add Media button.  This will launch the media uploader.

Adding images to your page or post.

Click on Upload Files to upload new image or images.

Adding images using the Media Uplaoder.

This is the screen for the image uploader:

Adding images - uploading to the Media Uploader.

When the image is uploaded,  choose the image  from your media library by selecting that image.  Click Insert into Post in  the lower right corner to add the photo to your page.

Adding images - using the Media Uploader.

Editing a Page or Post

You’ve created your first page or post and you’d like to do more than have a bunch of text on your page.  Here is an intro to the WordPress editing bar. When you look at the tool bar, you may have one line of tools or two.

The Editing Bar

If you only see one line of tools there is a quick way to open the second row toolbar. Click the Toggle Toolbar button:

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You can click this toggle button to close the second row of the toolbar, too.

The Top Row

Also in the first row tool bar are the Bold, Italic, Strikethough, Unordered (Bulleted) and Ordered (Numbered) Lists, Text Alignment for Left, Center and Right Alignment, adding a Link or Breaking a Link and Spell Check.

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The Second Row

In the second row you’ll find Paragraphs (and Headings inside the dropdown menu), Underline, Justify, Text Color, Paste as Text, Clear Formatting, Special Characters, Indent (Decrease and Increase), Undo/Redo and Keyboard Shortcuts.

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If you are just starting out with WordPress and discovered this post, I hope you’ll find it helpful.