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How To Add Images and How To Upload Images to WordPress Posts and Pages

By incorporating images into your WordPress posts and pages, you can enhance your website's visual appeal, accessibility, and SEO. This article will show you how to add images using Block Editor and WordPress Media Library.

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Adding an Image on the Post or Page

Add images at any time to any part of your posts or pages on your WordPress site.

Note: All common file types are accepted, such as JPG, PNG, and GIF.

  1. To add an image, go to the page or post where you want to insert an image or picture.
  2. Place your cursor on the section of the page where you would like the image to go. Next, click the plus sign + icon.
  3. Under Blocks selection, scroll down to Media, then select Image.
  4. There are a few different ways you can add an image.
    • You can use an image you have already uploaded to your media library already, making it easier and faster to locate.

    • Or, you can upload a new image from your computer anytime.

    • You can also link an image using a URL.
  5. Once you have chosen your image (s), you can add the attachment details if you want to add a caption, which is recommended depending on the needs of your website.
  6. Feel free to customize and use the display settings. This includes alignment features, size of the image features, and so much more.

    Take a look at this quick video guide below showing how to add an image to a WordPress website sample page.

Uploading an Image on Media Library

You can add and upload multiple images all at once so they are readily available to use on a blog post or website. This shows how to upload multiple images to wordpress media library.

  1. To begin, click Media on the left-hand navigation menu bar in your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Select Add New.
  3. Once you click Add New button, it will allow you to drag and drop the files to upload or click on Select Files.

    Note: Maximum upload of single file size is 512 MB.

  4. After uploading the files, click on Library to view the uploaded images.

Pro Tip! For WordPress Images troubleshooting, please see this article, Troubleshooting: Images not Displaying on Website.


Adding images to your website gives your visitors great visuals and greater visibility, which may improve your search engine ranking when implemented with other methods. You can add an image to a WordPress post or page. The process involves many different ways to easily upload an image to your website. This guide focuses on Adding an Image on the Post or Page and Uploading an Image on Media Library.

For more tips and information, you can check our blog How to add pages and images in WordPress.


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