WordPress Tutorial – How To Add Images To Your Posts And Pages

WelcomeToWordPress.com This video will go over the step-by-step process of adding images to your posts and pages. It covers uploading images from your computer, linking to images on the web and using images you’ve already uploaded in the past. Also demonstrates formatting the size and alignment of the images in your post. Visit http for other WordPress Tutorials including: -Installing WordPress on your domain -Customizing your blog’s title and selecting a theme -Writing Posts for your blog -Using and modify widgets on your blog -Finding and installing plug-ins -Reviews and tutorials on specific plug-ins you may want to use You can also find tutorials on other subjects, and sign up for a free weekly newsletter filled with updates, tips and resources.


  • Perfect, thanks! Just converted a group blog to word press and some of my bloggers have been getting totally stymied by this, you’re clip is a wonderful clear and detailed walk through, nice work! Will save me a lot of lengthy emails to explain stuff 🙂

  • @Mgorky Thanks! Glad to hear it was helpful 🙂

    There are more videos on the blog – and I’m happy to consider suggestions if there’s anything else you could use a tutorial on 🙂

  • @kilbara12 I’m not sure exactly what you’re referring to 🙂
    If you are asking if WordPress costs anything, the answer is no – WP is completely free. If you want to have self hosted blog though (HIGHLY recommended), you will need to pay for a domain name and hosting.

    I hope that helped! Let me know if there’s anything else you were curious about!

  • I have a question. I’m trying to upload pictures on my blog. I clicked “add an image” -> choose file -> choose file to upload. Then nothing is happening. It’s just nothing at all. How could that possible? I can’t even open any file to upload the pictures. I really appreciate any outputs. Thanks!

  • @sirapa28 Hi! My first suggestion would be to try the Browser Uploader (look for the link before you click the “Select Files” button.

    If that still doesn’t work, check for plugin confilcts. Deactivate all plugins and test the uploader. If it works, you know a plugin was the problem. Start reactivating them one at a time-when it breaks again, you’ll know which plugin was the culprit.

    If all else fails, Google “wordpress image upload not working” The first result is a forum thread that may help

  • As soon as I opened the window for uploading. For a split second I see the upload path and button next to it, but then that whole area turns into a bigger button which says “choose file to upload.”

    I had one plugin on Firefox, which I turned off, and I tried through IE as well. Same behavior. Does that the button “choose file to upload” works for you?

  • So you cant drag an image where you want then? and It didnt work for me When I uploaded the image it puts it at the top of the page even though I put it for further down.and selected left.

  • I did exactly what you sai and it puts the image at the top of the page on whatever side i choose not where i put the mouse.

  • When you select thebiggining of the paragraph it doesnt put the image where yo select because you have to unselect to click on the image box.

  • @alexdyer3 Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. When you are selecting the paragraph you want to place the picture in, are you highlighting the text? Or simple left clicking to place the cursor there?

    I ask because you mention having to de-select before adding an image, which you should not have to do. Simply click once on the beginning of the line, and then click the “add image” button, and you should be good to go!

  • HI great video, but I’m stuck. What format does the image need to be in? I’m trying to add a screen shot into my WP.org blog. I tried making it a ppt and a word doc. Neither worked. Thanks much!

  • @AwakenedMarketer Pretty much any image format will work: .jpg .png .gif are three of the most common ones.

    The file types you mentioned won’t work, as they aren’t technically image files. .doc is a word document, and .ppt is a powerpoint slideshow.

    I’d recommend pasting your screenshot into an image editor (microsoft paint should work) and select .jpg as the file type when saving.

    If you DO use Paint, you may lose some image quality: Paint compresses .jpg’s. If that happens, try .png instead

  • Help! I have the “structure” wordpress theme, and I can’t figure out how to add/replace the image on the home page. I was able to change the header/header image, no problem, but I can’t figure out what to do with this huge image in the middle of the page. Any ideas?

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