Author LynneHuy
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I hope you all enjoy this video tutorial that is focused only on featured images as there seems to be some confusion about what a featured image is and where to put it.

So Steve, this is for you. A featured image will show up on your blog roll along with the heading and a short description of your post.

It will brighten up your blog roll and make it more enticing to click on.

A post image is added on in the main section of that post. A featured image is added in by scrolling down the right hand side of your post, below your categories and tags section.

You can upload a new image or you can use one from your media library. Each theme has a different optimal size for the featured image so do a search for that, contact the theme creator or play around until you find the right size.

Here is some more training on how to add images correctly to Wordpress:

I hope you have found this useful, please let me know if you have any questions and I will happily help you!

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jschicanha Premium
Is it important to set featured images? What happens if your don't setup featured images? Doesn't affect google ranking? Is it healthy for a website to use featured images? Please kindly advise, because I'm planning to delete featured images on all my existing posts because I feel it doesn't help with site health.
LynneHuy Premium
I think it makes your blog roll look much better, I really wouldn't advise that you remove them. What exactly would be the point in removing your featured images?
it sounds like a lot of work to me.
I honestly haven't read much about how featured images help to rank posts but as I understand it they do play quite a major role.
NWTDennis Premium
Thanks Lynn ... I've been placing my images for the beginning of my blog role the old fashioned way. I've always placed them on the right because of something I read way back that infered this was the best position for readability. Placing them on the left is easier doing it the old fashioned way.

Not sure if you answered this question in the video, but do the "featured images" show up when the reader clicks to read the complete post?
LynneHuy Premium
Hey Dennis

It depends on the theme and how it is set up. Often when you go into a post the featured image doesn't show at all!
Sometimes it shows at the beginning of the post.
GinaGo Premium
I am catching up on training.:) Thanks Lynne! ~Gina
LynneHuy Premium
LOL yes Gina, I can see that :) I hope you are finding it helpful.

Let me know if there is anything you are struggling with!
Will1986 Premium
Thanks, I was trying to figure this out for such a long time. Turned out it was right in front of my nose
LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure! It is not always easy to figure things out on your own and then it turns out it is so simple. I know what you mean!

I am happy to help you figure it out. Let me know if there is anything else you are struggling with. If I know how to do it I will happily add some training for you!
AnneTaylor Premium
Thank you, very helpful.