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 SEO.
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.
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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:
To upload images in posts and pages, you simply need to add the image block to the editor by clicking on “+” sign followed by the image icon as shown below.
WordPress then add the image block to the editor. Click on the ‘Upload’ button to select and upload the image from your computer.
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.
Simply select the image by clicking on it, and then click on the alignment button from the block toolbar.
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.
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 in 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 (for reference see the screenshot below) at the right side of the panel.
Also, after you upload an image in the post, you’ll see the option to add caption right below the image preview.
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 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 And Background Images In WordPress?
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 WordPress admin panel click on Appearance followed by Customize.
On the left side, you will get an option of header/ background Image click on them one by one and upload your desired images.
How To Add Featured Image/ Post Thumbnail Image?
Showing Featured image 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 featured image directly from your post editor.
Click on Set featured Image and Upload the image you want to display as your post thumbnail.
If you will not find featured 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 Featured image option and enable it.
How To Set Default Featured Image In WordPress?
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 to 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.
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.