Image Details

Once you selected the image you want to add to your page or post, you’ll see a checkbox next to the thumbnail confirming your selection, and see information about it displayed in the Attachment Details pane in the right sidebar of the media uploader.

Attachment Details for your Image

Image details - adding an image to your post or page.

The Attachment Details shows a small un-cropped thumbnail of the image, and important information like the filename, date uploaded, and image dimensions in pixels.

There is a link so you can edit the image, which takes you to the Edit Image page, or you can delete the image by clicking the Delete Permanently link.

You can also edit the following information about your image:

Title: The title of this media.
Caption: The caption for this image. The text you enter here will be displayed below the image.
Alternate Text: Enter the Alt text for the image, e.g. “The Mona Lisa” to describe the media. This alternate text is used by screen readers.
Description: A description of this image.
For more information on these media settings, see the Codex Edit Media page.

Attachment Display Settings for your Image

Image details display settings - adding an image to your page or post.The Attachment Display Settings (below the Attachment Details) controls how your image is displayed when seen on your site.

You can set the alignment (left, center, right or none) and what size image you would like to display on your page.

Left Alignment aligns the image on the left hand margin, and any text that is on the page wraps  around the image to the space on the right.
Right Alignment aligns the image on the right hand margin, and any text that is on the page wraps around the image to the available space on the left.
Center Alignment aligns the image to the center of the page, with no text displayed around the image.
None Alignment Setting inserts the image in to the page with no alignment

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.

ACT NOW —> Read the fine print!

Because there are bad guys out there trying to cause havoc, we need to be skeptical sometimes.  We need to be alert for them and be critical of email and snail mail that includes alerts and other warnings.  A couple of my clients recently received  this email:

Attention: Important Notice, DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE Domain Name:  YourDomain.org
ATT: Website Owner
YourDomain.org
Response Requested By
11- Sept. – 2016
PART I: REVIEW NOTICE
Attn: Website Owner
As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it’s time to send in your registration.
Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.
Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine registration includes domain name search engine submission. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.
This Notice for: yourdomain.org will expire at 11:59PM EST, 11 – Sept – 2016 Act now!

Act now for your domain registration search engine optimization.

__________________________________________

In conclusion, if you receive this email or paper notice and have questions.  Check with your web developer or domain name registrar before acting on this kind of alert.  Most likely it is spam and you can ignore it.  When in doubt, though, always check with your domain name registrar.  If you are not sure who that is, no need to fret.  Contact myself or another web developer and we can help you get that valuable information.

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.

HTTP Error and WordPress

Have you ever receive the incredibly unhelpful HTTP Error while trying to upload an image to your WordPress media library?  If you have and called tech support, was the issue easily solved?

I purchased a new compuHTTP Error and WordPress.ter and imported my browser settings into Chrome.  While working on a new WordPress website, I found the staging site I just created incredibly slow. Then I started getting HTTP Errors when uploading an image no matter the size, .jpg or .png.  Calls to tech support over several days did not resolve the issue, though support truly tried.

During this process I sent an email to my IT specialist at API Technology and he suggested I make the webhost’s website a Trusted Site with Chrome.  I did make this webhost a trusted site and the issue was resolved.  I thought I’d post the info here in case it is helpful to someone else.

Creating a Trusted Site in Chrome

If you need to create a Trusted Site in Chrome, here are the steps:

  1. Click the Chrome Menu icon on the far right of the Address bar (icon of three short horizontal lines).
  2. Click on Settings, scroll to the bottom and click the Show Advanced Settings link.
  3. Click on Change proxy settings (under Network)
  4. Click the Security tab > Trusted Sites icon, then click Sites.
  5. Enter the URL of your Trusted Site, then click Add.
  6. Click Close > OK.

I hope you never come across the HTTP error, but if you do, I hope this helps you out!