Media

Images

Images are a great way to enhance your WordPress.com blog, and adding and managing them is easy.

You can upload the following image types to a post or page on your WordPress.com blog:

  • .jpg/.jpeg
  • .gif
  • .png

Upload Images from Your Computer

    1. Go to Posts -> Add New or Pages -> Add New, or open an existing post in editing mode.
    2. Place your cursor where you would like the image to appear, then click on the Add Media icon above your post/page editor:
    3. Simply drag and drop your files into the box that appears, or click Select Files to choose a photo from your computer to upload. Please keep in mind that the drag and drop uploader only works in browsers with HTML5 upload support such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Other browsers will still show the Select Files button or the basic browser uploader form.
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    4. Once the uploading/crunching process has completed, you will be given the option to edit some settings before inserting the image into the post/page.
      Image Settings

1. Title - The title displays on the image’s attachment page.

Note: The title added in this field does not display as a tooltip (when a mouse is hovered over the image). To add a tooltip title, edit the image after inserting it into the post, and add your tooltip wording to the Title field.

2. Caption - Image caption displayed directly underneath the image.

3. Alt Text - The text displayed when the image is not available. This is the text seen by search engines and screen readers.

4. Description - Full image description or other information to accompany the image on its attachment page.

5. Alignment - The position of the image within your post or page. See this page on image alignment for more information.

6. Link to - The URL/web address to which the image will be linked.There are three choices:

      • None will remove the link completely.
      • Media File will link the image to its original, full-size version.
      • Attachment Page will link the image to its attachment page.
      • Custom URL will link the image to a custom URL.

7. Size - The size of the image.

  • Click Insert into Post when you’re done adjusting the image’s settings.

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Insert an Image from the Web

The following process describes inserting an image which already exists on another web site or domain. Depending on the site you are linking from, this method will not upload the document/file to your blog’s Media Library. Files will be uploaded from specific sites like Blogger in order to provide a smoother, faster, and more reliable experience. If the image is uploaded to your Media Library, you will notice that your image links will change after you publish your post to reflect the image’s new location in your library. If, however, the file is hosted elsewhere, if the file is removed from its location, the image will no longer work on your blog.

    1. Go to Posts -> Add New or Pages -> Add New, or open an existing post in editing mode.
    2. Place your cursor where you would like the image to appear, and click on the Add Media icon found directly above your editor.
    3. Click on From URL.
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    4. You will be given the option to edit the settings defined above before inserting the image into the post/page.
    5. When finished choosing your image settings, click on the Insert into Post button.

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Insert an Image You Have Already Uploaded

The following process describes inserting an image which already exists in your blog’s Media Library.

    1. Go to Posts -> Add New or Pages -> Add New, or open an existing post in editing mode.
    2. Place your cursor where you would like the image to appear, and click on the Add Media icon found directly above your editor.
    3. Click on the Media Library tab.
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    4. Locate the image you wish to insert and select it.
    5. You will be able to edit the image’s settings in the same way as described above before inserting it into the post/page. These fields will already be populated if you previously added the information when you uploaded your image to the media library. See above for an explanation of these settings.
    6. When finished choosing your image settings, click Insert into Post at the bottom.

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Troubleshooting

If you’re having a problem uploading images, please check if your image file is properly formatted. You may also want to try some troubleshooting tips listed on the Browser Issues page.

Images should be saved in RGB mode, and you will see the best results if you use the sRGB color profile. Animated gifs will not display unless they are displayed at 100% full size. To only upload an image to your blog’s Media Library (and not attach it to a specific post/page), use Media -> Add New in your dashboard.

Want to schedule a lot of photos?

Consider using Postbot, our special photo scheduling app that lets you queue your photos and post them over a number of days.

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