When I started as a Wealthy Affiliate member, I didn’t even know how to add an image in WordPress even though it is a pretty simple process. Since I haven’t seen the WordPress dashboard until I signed up with the WA, everything was very complicated for me.
That’s why I want to share with you this, me back then stressful process, and now easier than opening a wine bottle.
You can upload your image in 3 very simple steps:
- Finding an image relevant to your content
- Uploading it to the page
- Editing an uploaded image
Finding an image relevant to your content
These are all free websites with tons of images royalty-free for download. Just pick one, open it, and save it to your computer.
You are allowed to use those images for anything you want.
I like using screenshots as you can see on this and many other pages within my site.
That’s because I want to get you as close as possible to My experience with the Wealthy Affiliate.
Uploading an image in the post
Ok. Now when you chose and saved your images you want to upload them to your post. It is a very simple process.
Place your cursor where you want to add an image in the text
- STEP 1: Click on ADD MEDIA in the upper left corner of the WordPress dashboard
- STEP 2: Click on SELECT FILE
- STEP 3: SELECT an image
- STEP 4: Click on OPEN
The image will appear in a media menu. Now you need to get it ready for adding it to your post. Don’t worry if you forget to do this. You can always go back and edit it later.
Edit attachment details:
- Title: I always type a page title
- Alt-Text: Also here I type a page title
- Alignment setting you will set according to the position of the image
- Link to:
NONE – the image is all by itself, not linked to anything
CUSTOM URL – image is a link to some other source
ATTACHMENT PAGE – if you want to get it ranked too
I use NONE and CUSTOM URLs most of the time. Don’t forget that if you link it to an ATTACHMENT PAGE, if you ever delete it, Google will process it as 404 for a while.
In my very first posts, I used to add too many imageries and after I deleted a lot of them I had them as ”not found” mistakes in my Google Webmaster tools.
It can be annoying when you see on your Live traffic tool that people have found them on Google. You might lose some visitors like that.
You can prevent that by making sure that you will delete them in a Google webmaster tool as well once when you delete them from the actual page.
However, don’t stress much about it (like I did), since there is a very simple solution for everything. In the first place, you can always ask the Wealthy Affiliate community for assistance.
- Insert into post
Now when you added your image into the post, you just need to make some adjustments, and you are all set.
- Align the photo with your text
- Adjust the size
- Update your page
You are all set!
As I said, it is a very simple process, but at the same time, it can give you a hard time if you are a complete newbie like I was whenever I joined the Wealthy Affiliate. I kept this post as simple as I could.
I also created a short video training for you.
I will be more than happy to hear what you think and to read about your online experience. Should you have any questions or concerns or you need my assistance please let me know in the comment section below.