Images Guide

Inserting images/media

Images make websites more interesting and, fortunately, WordPress makes it very easy to add images, and other media. In order to upload media, click on the “Add Media” button above the toolbar.
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From here, you can upload your files located on your computer by dragging and dropping the files into the corresponding area.

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Note that you can upload multiple files at a time by dragging in multiple files at the same time. Media files accepted include image files, movie files, sound files, PDFs, document files, and excel files. After the files are uploaded, you will be presented with the “media gallery”.

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The file(s) you uploaded should already be selected. On the right-hand side, go into its properties and click “insert into post”, and the file will automatically be linked in the designated area on the page, or displayed if it is an image.

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Note: for more information on image properties, visit Image Properties.

Image Placement:

You should always place an image before the start of a paragraph. This improves how the image flows with the text of a post:

Frequency of Images:

Pictures are a great way to bring a post to life, but it is important to limit the amount of images in a post. A basic rule of thumb is have one image per paragraph if the paragraph is longer than the image.  You do not want images to be in too close of proximity, or the formatting will suffer and overlapping may occur:

an example of correct image placement vs. incorrect image placement.

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If you would like to display images side-by-side, in a gallery fashion, instructions on image galleries are provided in the image galleries page.