In this tutorial I want to show how to add pictures, a gallery and a featured Image.

I will show you how and what to fill in before adding a picture.


You can use the library pictures, but when you are just beginning there are no pictures in your library yet

So you have to upload images by clicking on the Upload Files button and then on the Select Files button, that will bring you to the files which are saved on your computer.

We are now in my saved pictures files on my computer.

At first...give your picture a name before uploading, so it will enter on your website with an own url name.

I will call this picture "Sunset"



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CarmenAlfaro Premium
Thanks for sharing this post. It was really clear and easy to follow. :-)
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Loes Premium
You´re welcome, have you got the info that WP is going to change its interface? You can take a peek here
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BooBish Premium
Okay, so there's Title, Caption, Alt Text, and Description to fill out.

I know Caption is what shows up under an image on website accompanying picture.

I've heard that Alt Text is for people who are blind.

However, what is the Description for? I mean, who will see it? Or will it be invisible to people but visible only for search engines?
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Loes Premium
Alt text is for Google image search too, when people search with keywords for images.
The description and title will appear when you click on an image in Google search
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BooBish Premium
So you say "give your picture a name before uploading."

Actually, this is something I'm not clear about:
That is, do you HAVE TO give the image file the words you want it to have BEFORE you upload it to WordPress Dashboard, and does that mean changing the name AFTER uploading to WordPress won't work?
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Loes Premium
Yes, when you upload an image saved from your camera it gets the URL
http://yourwebsite.com/DMIC10006858473
when you name it in advance it gets the URL
http://yourwebsite.com/dove-and-sparrow

Looks nicer, and URL's get read by readers for visually impaired persons
Take a look here
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SylviaH1 Premium
That was a bit of work. Naming the pictures I have been saving took an hour and a half.Whew! Next...
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Loes Premium
Great you´ve done that! Success
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CJDodaro Premium
Straightforward and right on point,. Thanks for the great training.
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Loes Premium
Thank you, Chris, my pleasure sharing:)
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JEpstein Premium
Suppose I don't have any files to upload. Then what?
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ericcantu Premium
Then find some to save :) go to a spot like pixabay or something similar where you can download royalty free pics and you're all set.
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Loes Premium
Try https://pixabay.com/

You can use pictures for free there
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ericcantu Premium
Good call, Loes :)
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Loes Premium
2 souls 1 call :))
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JEpstein Premium
Thank you for help!
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JEpstein Premium
Thank you for your help!
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PrBaker Premium
Thank you, Loes.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Preston:)
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Megastar Premium
Hi Loes thank you or the guidance in this tutorial on the use of images.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Leo, I hope you have learned from it:)
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NormaS1 Premium
This is wonderful!!! thanks for the thorough tutorial, much appreciated
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Loes Premium
You´re welcome, my pleasure Norma
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Bryced19 Premium
This is excellent. More that I asked for but great stuff for me to keep going back to. Thank you.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome, my pleasure:)
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Bryced19 Premium
This is excellent. More that I asked for but great stuff for me to keep going back to. Thank you.
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PSchafer Premium
Thank you Loes!
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Patty
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Jhalonen Premium
Thanks for this,i add this to my bookmarks too.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome:)
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BarryJ Premium
This is something I have to bookmark, too. Thanks, Loes.
B....
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Barry
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Tirolith Premium
Great, Thanks it is time to have a go.
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Loes Premium
Success Tom
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Je88 Premium
Amazing!Amazing!Amazing!why I give up on my last online biz was due to maneuvering images.its such s pain in **s!Loes why I didn't know you earlier?or I should say why I didn't join WA 1year ago?Sigh.
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Loes Premium
That's my problem too Jeff;) why didn't I....
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Je88 Premium
To complete your question.it should b"persevere"yes I admit I gave up easily. but the reason I joinef WA is also I feel I need to finish what I started.That's why I am here now.For a whole year my guilty conscious haunted me.I tell myself Jeff finish what you have started.be it I Make money or not.I just want to start from A FiNish at Z.got this sstubbornness in me.lol
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Loes Premium
Love to see you around the next year Jeff:)
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Tirolith Premium
If only, me too.
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MavicOsea Premium
Thank you Loes! This tutorial helps me a lot, I just applied it in my page, the one you've suggested to change. All the best Loes!
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Loes Premium
Glad to be of help Mavic:)
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Christene9 Premium
Great tutorial Loes!
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Loes Premium
Thanks Christene
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TashaF Premium
Does it matter if it's from my iPhone from my pictures?
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upsgirl Premium
No. Just make sure they're your pictures.
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TashaF Premium
I took pictures at a store. They gave me permission to use them
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upsgirl Premium
Ok...so they're yours...yes!
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Pennifer1 Premium
Wonderful tutorial! Thank you Loes!
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Loes Premium
Thanks! You're welcome Penny:)
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Kenester Premium
Thank you very much. That was very helpful.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Kenester
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kathygui Premium
thanks loes was wondering where to get pics. very helpful.
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Loes Premium
Hi Kathy, I don't want to overwelm you but when you are ready for checking out more free images sites here is a list I made from all suggetions of WA members Images, photo's, cliparts
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kathygui Premium
Thanks again, but Ihave a bigger problem, I just realized i messed up the spelling in my domain name do I have to trash my site.
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Loes Premium
It is a siterubix I presume, you can trash it and start over again with the correct name you want, provided that it is free:)
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kathygui Premium
yes i joined premium today, thanks
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Loes Premium
Congrats:) hope you will enjoy it here as much as I do:)
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anandjyoti Premium
great tutorial for beginners of wordpress
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Loes Premium
Thanks Anandjyoti
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larica Premium
Hello again Loes,
how can streach the picture to be more width (let say from one side of the page to the other) but to keep the height? I need to change it before i guess, right?
Thank
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SandJ Premium
Larica.

Irfanview is a free download that allows you to re-size any image how you want. Just untick the keep aspect ratio to do what you ask.

All the best.

Stephen & Jennifer.
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Loes Premium
Yes, when you want to keep it into proportion, you have to choose a picture which is suitable, and then you can cut it out in the right proportion, I use xpaint for it, that's a program for linux
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LondonLeigh Premium
Thank you Loes for this useful refresher.
All the best,
Brandon
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Loes Premium
Hello Brandon, best wishes back
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AllynBeekman Premium
Very nice, Loes. I haven't used the Gallery feature yet. Guess I'd better look at how it might help me organize better because my gallery is getting larger. Thanks.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Allyn, success!
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Kingfisher Premium
You're welcome!
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Kingfisher Premium
Very clearly explained Loes, thank you for this useful tutorial.
Live long and prosper!
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Loes Premium
Hi Ian Thanks:)
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pmenke Premium
Great lesson, Loes. Keep up the good work, thanks! Peggy
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Loes Premium
Thanks Peggy
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JewelCarol Premium
Thank you very much Loes for a great job although I knew already, I think it is good for people who are knew. It is quite funny though .. that you and Kim are giving the same tutorials but both of you are doing a fantastic job, :)
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Loes Premium
We placed the tutorial the same time:) Just couldnot stop laughing:)
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JewelCarol Premium
lol, great minds think the same. :)
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johnwnewman Premium
Great tutorial!
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Loes Premium
Thank you John
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necopam Premium
You are just too good to us lol
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Loes Premium
Hi Neil hope to be of some help, remembering what gave me so much trubbles
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SoupGypsy Premium
Very good. Thank you.
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Loes Premium
Hi Donna, thanks
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Thank you very easy to follow :)
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Loes Premium
Thank you April
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Nice tutorial Loes, very helpful.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Phil
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AlejandraB Premium
Great tutorial, thanks Loes, takes time to get to know all you need to do to make a good post, photos are so important, as some people are visuals, it is important to get good photos according to your site!.
Have a good day!!
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Loes Premium
Hi Alejandra, quality is better than quantity, take your time, better to make a good post, then a lot of bad posts
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GWaldron Premium
My theme supports static but I think I have to change the theme. I went into WordPress but it was alien language to me.
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Loes Premium
Sorry Gregory, now you've lost me, I really don't know what you are talking about
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yessan55 Premium
Hahaha... neither do we... I think I'm having the same issue he is... and it may be the theme... can themes be changed or are there parts of it you cant?
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GWaldron Premium
I also named each picture.
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Loes Premium
What is your site address
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GWaldron Premium
Wealthy Affiliate Affiliate U2
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Loes Premium
I have tried to access that via your profile but it says it is offline
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GWaldron Premium
. Thank you
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GWaldron Premium
I googled it Loes after you told me it is offline. I got it.
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GWaldron Premium
I can upload to all my pages but not get any pictures to upload to my front page. The page you see when my link is clicked. What am I missing here?
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Loes Premium
I tried to access your website to see your frontpage, but it is not available, do you have a blog or a static frontpage.
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GWaldron Premium
Not that I know of. I will check and remove it if I do.
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Misspressy Premium
Good lesson Loes, thank you for the complete tutorial on adding pictures into Wordpress posts/pages, very helpful for me. God bless.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Presentacion, I really hope to help a lot of people with this lesson, because I have struggeled so much with it myself:)
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yessan55 Premium
I sooooooooooooo needed this!!!!! Now patience.... This is awesome Loes... LOL... Ask and You Shall Receive seems to be this week's theme for me...
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Loes Premium
Great Yes, thank you!
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kholmes Premium
Your too funny Loes, what snippet tool are you using. I am using the one that is available on my Windows 7...it doesn't have the text option, just the free writing instrument. :))
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Loes Premium
I have Xpaint - an ubuntu variant - works on linux
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kholmes Premium
Very cool. Thanks. :))
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armann2u Premium
great lesson loes... thank you..
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Loes Premium
Thanks, you're welcome Armann
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