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Images »Uploading Images

Add images to your posts, pages, or Media Library.

  1. Click the Add Media button above the post editor.
  2. Drag files into the box that appears, update the settings, and click Insert into post.

Add images to a post or page

  1. Place your cursor where you’d like the image to appear and click the Add Media button above the post editor:New Post — WordPress.com

    Note: There is also the option to choose an uploaded image file from the Dropbox file-sharing service.

  2. The image uploader will pop up. Choose whether you’d like to upload a new image from your computer (Upload Files) or choose an already-uploaded image from your Media Library:New Post — WordPress.com-1
  3. To upload, drag and drop your image files into the provided box, or click Select Files to choose an image from your computer to upload.
  4. Whether you upload a new image, or choose one from your Media Library, you’ll see some options to the right of the image uploader; choose your settings and click Insert into post. New Post — WordPress.com-3

    Note: You can read more about the individual image settings here.

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Add images to a post or page from the classic dashboard

If you use the classic dashboard for creating or editing posts and pages, the process for adding images is very similar to the above.

  1. Go to Posts → Add New, Pages → Add New, or open an existing Post or Page in editing mode.
  2. Place your cursor where you would like the image to appear and click the Add Media button above the editor:
  3. The image uploader will pop up. Choose whether you’d like to upload a new image from your computer (Upload Files) or choose an already-uploaded image from your Media Library:New Post — WordPress.com-1
  4. To upload a new file, simply drag and drop your files into the image uploader, or click Select Files to choose a photo from your computer to upload.
  5. Whether you upload a new image, or choose one from your Media Library, you’ll see some options to the right of the image uploader; choose your settings and click Insert into post. New Post — WordPress.com-3

    Note: You can read more about the individual image settings here.

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Upload images to your Media Library

Sometimes you might wish to add files directly to your Media Library itself, rather than to a specific post or page.

  1. Go to Media → Add New.
  2. Simply drag and drop your files into the box that appears, or click Select Files to choose a photo from your computer to upload.Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 12.42.43 a

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.

Images uploaded to your Media Library will not be displayed anywhere on your site. To add images already in your media library to your posts, see the instructions above.

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Insert an image from the web

Sometimes you might prefer to insert an image that’s hosted on another website, rather than upload the image directly to your blog.

Be aware that if an image you insert in this way is deleted from the site you take it from, it will break on your site as well. Also note that files from certain sites, such as Blogger, will be automatically uploaded to your Media Library.

Finally, some sites do not appreciate having their images linked in this way, since you are essentially using their storage for your images. Be respectful of this, and check that it’s ok for you to share images from a given site.

  1. Place your cursor where you’d like the image to appear and click the Add Media button above the post editor:New Post — WordPress.com
  2. Click on Insert from URL
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  3. Paste the full image link into the top field, and add a Title for the image if you wish.
  4. You’ll see some options below the image; choose your settings and click Insert into post.New Post — WordPress.com-5

    Note: You can read more about the individual image settings here.

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Troubleshooting

If you’re having a problem uploading images, please check if your image file is properly formatted. You might 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.

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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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