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How To Fix Common Image Issues In WordPress

There is no doubt a good-quality photo grabs attention and efficiently conveys the blogger’s message.

That is why you should also start using images on your website.

It won’t only attract your visitors but also improve the overall quality of your website.

However, if you do not place the images in the correct way it will show an adverse effect on your website SEO.

So, it is very important to place the images properly.

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Having said that let’s get started.

How To Upload Images To WordPress Website?

You can upload images in WordPress in two ways:

1. Through the Post or Page edit screen:

To upload images in posts and pages, you simply need to add the image block to the editor by clicking on the ‘+’ sign followed by the image icon as shown below.

add images to post

WordPress then add the image block to the editor. Click on the ‘Upload’ button to select and upload the image from your computer.

insert image in wordpress

2. You can directly upload images to the ‘Media library’ and use them later in your posts 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

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.

Simply select the image by clicking on it, and then click on the alignment button from the block toolbar.

image alignment in wordpress

Alternatively, you can use the ‘Media & Text’ block instead of using the image block. This Gutenberg block is made specifically for adding images next to the text.

Media and Text block

You can use the block toolbar to change the image or text side. It will allow you to align images and text to the left, right, or centre.

How To Add Captions And Alt Text To The Images?

The caption gives a brief idea to your visitors about the images you have added to the post.

Also, adding Alt Text will improve the SEO of a website and it’s recommended to use Alt Text in your images.

You will get an option to add those details while uploading the images on your WordPress website (see the screenshot below) on the right side of the panel.

add alt text in wordpress images

Also, after you upload an image in the post, you’ll see the option to add a caption right below the image preview.

how to add captions to the images

Making an image gallery is a bit trickier than simply adding the images to your post.

If you have 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 this problem you need to create a gallery, which will display images in a grid layout with columns and rows.

photo pin

For detailed instructions see our complete guide on How to create an image gallery with or without using plugins.

How To Add Header Images And Background Images In WordPress?

The header Image and Background Image of a WordPress website completely depend on the theme features.

Many WordPress themes come with the support of the header/ background image like Astra.

However, some of them are not equipped with these features.

To upload your own custom header/ background image, go to the WordPress admin panel and click on Appearance followed by Customize.

On the left side, you will get an option for header/ background Images, click on them one by one and upload your desired images.

custom background image

Showing a Featured image is a great idea to attract your visitors.

If you are using high-quality and relevant images then there is a good chance that your visitor will open that post.

You can add featured images directly from your post editor.

Click on Set Featured Image and Upload the image you want to display as your post thumbnail.

set featured image in wordpress

If you do not find the featured image meta box, then you probably need to enable it from the Screen Options button in the top right corner of the screen.

Once you click on the button, a list of options will option, find the Featured image option and enable it.

how to set screen option

If you have set up a theme that uses featured images and has no fallback option then you don’t want to leave the post without a featured image.

Creating a post without featured 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 in that empty box.

To set a default featured 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.

default featured image

How To Find Free Images For Your WordPress Website?

A picture says a lot.

A good-quality photo grabs attention and efficiently conveys the blogger’s 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 that provides you with royalty-free images for your website.

You can use them as per your need even for commercial purposes.

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 issues of WordPress.

FAQs On Images

Images that are royalty-free aren’t always free. The majority of the time, you’ll need to pay a one-time fee to get the right to use the photo. After then, you are free to use it as often as you wish.

2 thoughts on “How To Fix Common Image Issue Of WordPress Website”

  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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