How To Fix Common Image Issue of WordPress Website

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 a 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 sort out your problem Hope you will like this post.

Having said that let's get started. So first thing first.

1. How to upload Images to WordPress website?

You can upload images in WordPress by two ways

i) Through Post or Page edit screen: If you are writing a post and want to insert an image, you can directly click on "Add Media" option to upload the images to your WordPress post.

how to upload images in post

ii) 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 upload images to media

2. How to Align Images to Left, Right or center 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.

align the images

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 alignment button, choose the desired place to adjust the alignment. 

align the images from post

3. How to add captions and Alt text to the images?

Adding caption will give 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 add captions to the images

4. 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.

photo pin

5. How to add Header Images or Background Images in WordPress?

Header Image or Background Images in WordPress website is completely depends on the theme features. Many WordPress themes comes with the support of 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.

custombackground

6. 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.

How to set feature image in wordpres

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 option 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 screen option

7. 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 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 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 default image.

default feature image

8. 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 a trouble.

Fortunately, there is some site which provided you 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.

You might want to see our guide on how to improve the visibility or ranking (SEO) of the website in search engine. 


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  1. You actually make it appear really easy along with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I
    think I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely
    broad for me. I’m having a look ahead in your next put up, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

    1. Hi Johny, I understand making a gallery is not that easy. However, could you let me know where you are facing the issue in creating image gallery? I will try to help you.

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