Uploading Images Into WordPress Media Library

Uploading images into WordPress
Uploading images to your WordPress Media Library

Even though WordPress allows you to insert images directly into new blog posts and website pages, we’re going to take a look at the process of uploading images into WordPress.

Step #1: Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.

Enter your login Username and Password for your WordPress account.

Log in to WordPress Dashboard

Step # 2: Accessing your WordPress Media Library

You have now arrived at your WordPress “Dashboard”, which is actually your control center or control panel for your WordPress blog or website. You simply select “Media” to access your image library.

WordPress Dashboard to select Media Library

Step #3: Adding the new image to your “Media Library”.

Your WordPress Media Library contains all the photos and graphic images you have uploaded. It is from here that you can choose images to use in your blog posts and website pages. To add a new image to your library, select “Add New”.

Instructions for uploading images into WordPress

Step #4: Uploading images into WordPress.

This page looks similar to the previous page, only now you can see an option to actually “Select Files” to upload your image. You will be directed to the folder on your computer where your photos are stored. If you store photos or images in more than one place, just make sure you are at the right place to upload the image you want uploaded.

Selecting computer files for uploading into WordPress

Step #5: Viewing the image you just uploaded.

Uploading images into WordPress shouldn’t take very long. Once the upload is complete, your image will appear in the top left corner of your Media Library. You obviously want to take a look at the image you just uploaded, so double-click on that image.

Viewing WordPress images

Step #6: Optimizing the image you just uploaded to WordPress.

Each image in your library has an individual page. This is a very important page because it allows you to actually optimize each image to not only make the image more effective, but also to improve search results. Remember, search engines, like Google, can’t read images, but they certainly can read “Alt Text“. An image without Alt Txt or a description is worthless for SEO purposes.

Optimizing images recently uploaded into WordPress

The Internet has become a visual environment. The proper use of images is important to the success of any blog or website. The images must be large enough, clear enough, and important enough to get the job done.

If you aren’t really sure how to use images or just don’t have the time, please check out my self-hosted WordPress blog design service.


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