Adding an image

If you have an image you’d like to include in a post or page on your blog, here’s how. On the new post or page screen, click the first Upload/Insert button, above the text editor box.

On the screen that appears, you can choose to upload images from your computer, link to the URL of an image on another website, or choose an image you have already uploaded to your blog’s media library.

From Computer

Click the Select Files button, browse your computer for the file you’d like to upload, and Upload.

You will see the upload progress, and once it is finished, the screen pictured below.

Most of the fields on this screen are optional – only Title is required.  Alternate text is the text that displays if the image does not, and is also indexed by search engines. Caption will add a caption displayed beneath the image. Alignment determines the way the text wraps around the image, and Size determines the size of the image in your post.

Play with the settings if you’d like, and when you’re ready, click Insert into Post (not Save all changes!).

The image will display like this:

From URL

The two required fields are image URL (be sure it is the URL for the actual image rather than the page on which the image is posted (for example, the URL should end in .jpg, .gif, or .png).  The other fields are optional.  Just be sure you have permission to use the image, and give attribution, if necessary.

Click Insert into Post when finished.

Media Library

If you’d like to reuse an image that you’ve already uploaded, click on the Media Library tab. From there, you’ll see all of the media that you’ve already uploaded into your qwriting.qc.cuny.edu blog, ready to be reused.

Click the Show link next to the image you want to use, and then fill out or change any of the information in the fields, and click Insert into Post.

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