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Adding photos to a WordPress Site.

Step by Step Guide to Adding photos to a WordPress Site.


  • Enter Domain name then/wp-admin in the URL box in your browser
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Go to the “dashboard” and select either posts or pages.
  • Hovering over the article title will give you an additional menu that contains
  • Edit, Quick edit , Trash and View, click “edit” and then click and “media”.
  • To add photos click “upload files” or you can drag pictures and drop them.
  • You can do more than one at a time. The picture will appear in the Library.
  • Media library
    Adding photos

    Select the photos you want, it will appear on the media library time with a tick on the right hand side.

  • Enter something about the photos in the ALT text box, this is important for your SEO
  • Click the cross in the top right hand corner of the library this will take you back to the post.
  • Check you are under the visual tab and place the cursor at the beginning of the sentence where you want to insert the photos.
  • Now go back to media and click the photos you want to insert.
  • On the right hand side you have attachment display settings.
  • Choose alignment, it can be left, centre, right or none.
  • Then select size from the menu and finally click insert into post.
  • Check to see you are happy with the results.
  • This is the important bit ! On the right hand side coloured blue is an ”update” button or “save draft/publish” if you do not click either “update or save draft/publish” you will lose any changes


By Paul Taylor

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