How to Fix Common Image Issues in WordPress
There is no doubt a good quality photo grabs attention and efficiently convey bloggers message.
That is why you should also start using images on your website.
It won’t only attract your visitors but also improves the overall quality of your website.
However, if you will not place the images in the correct way it will show the adverse effect on your website.
So, it is very important to place the images properly.
When I was new at blogging it was quite difficult for me to place those images in a proper way and I believe, if you are a beginner you might have found some difficulties in placing the images.
That is why I have made this blog post to short out your problem.
Hope you will like this post.
Having said that let’s get started.
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How To Upload Images To WordPress Website?
You can upload images in WordPress in two ways:
1. Through the Post or Page edit screen:
If you are writing a post and want to insert an image, you can directly click on the “Add Media” option to upload the images to your WordPress post.
2. You can directly upload images to “Media library” and use them later in your post or pages.
To do that simply click on “Media” followed by “Add new”.
There you have to click on “Select files” to choose images from your computer that you want to upload.
How To Align Images To Left, Right Or centre In WordPress?
You might have wanted to wrap text around the images.
This can be done by alignment features.
While uploading the image, you will get an option to align an image before inserting in your post or page.
Alternatively, you can use the align button using the image toolbar right inside the post editor.
To do that, click on the image, then on the top side you will get an alignment button, choose the desired place to adjust the alignment.
How To Add Captions And Alt Text To The Images?
The caption gives a brief idea to your visitors about the images you have used.
However, adding Alt Text will improve the SEO of the website. And it is recommended to use Alt Text for your images.
You can add those details while uploading the images on your WordPress website (for reference see the screenshot below).
You can also add Title, Captions, Alt Text and description to existing images by editing the image.
How To Make An Image Gallery?
Making an image gallery is a bit trickier than simply adding the images to your post.
If you have had added multiple images, you would have noticed that all those images will appear one after another.
It doesn’t look great, and your users will have to scroll a lot to view them all.
To overcome from this problem you need to create a gallery, which will display images in a grid layout with columns and rows.
For detailed instruction see our complete guide on How to create an image gallery with or without using plugins.
How To Add Header Images Or Background Images In WordPress?
Header Image or Background Images in WordPress website is completely depending on the theme features.
Many WordPress themes come with the support of the header/ background image.
However, some of them are not equipped with these features.
To upload your own custom header/ background image click on Appearance followed by Customize.
If you see the header/ background Image option click on them one by one and upload your desired images.
How To Add Features Image Or Post Thumbnail Image?
Showing Post Thumbnail is a great idea to attract your visitors.
If you are using high quality and relevant image then there is a good chance that your visitor will open that post.
You can add feature image directly from your post editor.
Click on Set feature Image and Upload the image you want to display as your post thumbnail.
If you will not find feature image meta box, then probably you need to enable it from the Screen Options button from the top right corner of the screen.
Once you click on the button, list of option will option, find Feature image option and check it.
How To Set Default Feature Image In WordPress?
If you have set up a theme that uses feature images and has no fallback option then you don’t want to leave the post without a featured image.
Creating a post without feature images will look ugly because it will show an empty box next to your post.
More importantly, sometimes you might forget to set the featured image to your post, in that scenario fallback image will take place to that empty box.
To set a default feature image you need to install and activate Default Featured Image plugins.
Once you activate the plugin, simply go to settings followed by Media and then upload the default image.
How To Find Free Images For Your WordPress website?
A picture says a lot.
A good quality photo grabs attention and efficiently convey bloggers message.
That is why all top blogger uses eye-catching images in their blog post.
So you can – but be careful.
You can’t just use copyrighted images on your blog post, it might land you in trouble.
Fortunately, there is some site which provided you with royalty-free images for your website.
You can use them as per your need even for commercial purpose.
Having said that we have made a list of the best sources for free public domain and CC0 licensed Images on the internet.
I hope this article will help you to fix some most common Image issue of WordPress.
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Frequently asked questions
A search engine like Google uses an advanced algorithm to rank the web pages for their searchers.
But those algorithms still need your help to understand and rank the content of your web page properly.
If your content is not optimized, then the search engine will fail to rank your website and it won’t appear in the search result…
…because of this, you will miss out all the traffic related to your webpage.
So it is really important to do SEO for your website.
Before coming to this question it’s really important for us to understand what search engine exactly do.
A search engine like Google consists of :
- A crawler
- An Index and
- An algorithm
A crawler follows the link on the web 24/7 and saves the HTML version of a page in the database, called index.
The index will get updated automatically if Google comes to your website and found a new or revised version of it.
After indexing, Google will start showing your website in the search result.
Google has a complex algorithm that decides which pages are shown in which order.
How this algorithm works is a bit secret but you can start optimizing your website as per the new trends which will definitely help you in improving your web ranking dramatically.
(How exactly the search engine operates we will see in Chapter-1).
Yes, you can hire an SEO agency if they fit in below points:
- If you have enough budget – A good SEO agency will charge $100k for 12 months of project
- If they fit in your business model
- If they won’t lock you in contract
- If you are looking for long term success
- If you don’t have time for SEO
Of course, you can do it by yourself.
Depending on your commitment, learning enthusiasm, your willingness to learn, and how serious you are, you can do SEO of your website by yourself.
Even a small amount of knowledge can make a big difference.
Start learning now and believe me you will become a master in Search engine optimization.
A plugin like Yoast SEO has made things easier.
If you really want to learn and improve search traffic to your website I recommend you to read this guide completely (From chapter 1 to chapter 5).
Each chapter consists of valuable information skipping any topic may ruin all your effort.
In the next chapter, we will see how exactly search engine operates.