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Images »Image Settings

You can customize a variety of settings for each and every image uploaded to your WordPress.com blog’s media library. There are a few ways in which you can access the settings for your images, so we’ll outline all of them for you here.

From Media Library

You can modify a few settings for your images directly from your media library, which can be accessed from within your dashboard via Media -> Library.

Once in your blog’s Media Library, you can hover your pointer over any of the images and choose the Edit option that appears (you can also simply click on the image’s title).

Media Library

You can edit some of the image’s settings, as shown below.

Image Settings

  • Title – Image title to be displayed when the image attachment page is viewed or when the image is viewed as part of a gallery or carousel.
  • Alternative Text – Displayed when images don’t load. Useful for visually impaired users viewing the site through a screen reader, or for those using a mobile device who have images turned off.
  • Caption – Displayed when using captions.
  • Attachment page content – Full image description or other information to accompany the image on its attachment page. In an image carousel, the Description is used in place of a Caption alongside the image.

These settings cannot be changed:

  • Permalink – Address of the image’s attachment page.
  • Uploaded on – Date and time the image was uploaded.
  • File URL – Location of your image on the server.
  • File name – Name of your image file. You can change the file name on your computer before you upload it.
  • File type – Automatically displayed based on your image’s file type. Common image file types are JPEG, GIF, and PNG.
  • Dimensions – Width and height of the original image.

After you modify any of the settings, make sure to click the Update button at the top right to save your changes.

The “Edit Image” button will allow you to modify the image itself, such as cropping it. Learn more about editing images.

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As well as being able to set the size of an image from the image settings you can also edit the image directly from the visual editor. To do this click on an image in the visual editor and select the configure button:

A window will appear:

You have the same options as above, plus some advanced settings:

advanced-settings

  • Link To – Where to go when a reader clicks on your image.
  • Image Title Attribute – Image title to be displayed as a tooltip.
  • Image CSS Class – CSS classes to be added to the image given the current settings.
  • Image Border – Add or remove the border from your images.
  • Image Margins – Add or remove white space around your image.
  • Open link in a new window/tab – Open a new window/tab for the link.
  • Link Rel – The link’s rel attribute, for adding nofollow amongst other things.
  • Link CSS Class – CSS classes to be added to the link given the current settings.

Under the preview of the image is the Edit Original button which, when clicked, will display this:

This will allow you to modify the image itself, such as cropping it. Learn more about editing images.

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