Would you like to add media to your artist blog posts? In this post, I will show you how to upload, edit and install media on WordPress.
Install Media on WordPress
It has been shown that images and videos increase the number of shares a blog post receives.
According to Jeff Bullas, articles with images get 94% more total views than articles without images.
You will be able to upload and edit images, videos and audio right from your Media Library in your WordPress Dashboard.
To access your Media Library, on the left-hand sidebar hover over Media then click on Library.
On this page, you will be able to view your images, videos or audio.
On the drop-down box on the top left, you can choose to see all uploads or pick from Images, Audio or Video.
The next drop-down box will allow you to choose uploads by date.
In the search bar on the top right, you can search for uploads by keywords.
The Add New link on the top right will allow you to upload your images, videos or audio.
How to Upload Videos, Images and Audio
To upload a video, image or audio, hover over Media on the left-hand sidebar and click on Add New. (You can also find the Add New link on the Library Page.)
Click Select files.
Locate the image, video or audio you would like to upload from your PC and double-click on the file.
You can edit the title, caption, alt text and description on the image, video or audio at any time by double clicking on the selected upload. You will also be able to edit more details (attachment display settings) or delete permanently by clicking on the links at the bottom.
How to Insert Media in WordPress Posts
Now that you have the media uploaded to your WordPress, you can insert the media in your posts.
To insert media click on Add Media on the top of your WordPress Post Editor.
Click on the media you would like to insert into your post.
Information will be displayed on the right of the screen. You can edit the media URL, title, caption, alt text, and description.
Click Insert button and the media will be inserted into the post.
How to edit Media on WordPress
You will have a list of all your media files located on your media library.
To access your media library hover over media on the left-hand side and click Library.
Here is a list of what you will be able to edit.
URL – a link to a site for when a person clicks on the image.
Title − Name of the media
Edit Image Button − Edit the image position, size, crop, and flip image vertically or horizontally.
Caption − Description of the media.
Alternate Text − Used to describe media for the visually impaired.
Description − A description of your media file.
Delete Permanently − Delete your media file.
After you have finished editing your media, click Save Changes.
Now that you know how easy it is to install media on WordPress, you can spend some time developing a strategic plan to build your following.
You might also be interested in:
- How to Add RSS Feed to a WordPress Blog
- WordPress Post Options – Artist Blog Tutorial
- WordPress Writing Settings – Art Blog Tutorial
- WordPress General Settings for Art Blogs
- WordPress SEO: Optimize Your Artist Website for Search Engines
Do you use images or videos in your blog posts? How are they working for you? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
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