How to Add an Image From Your Hard Drive

Hi! Welcome to Today, I’m going to be showing you how to insert an image into your post from your hard drive. So, now there’s two things you could do to start. You can come over here to the navigation menu and click posts, which will bring you to posts that you have already written whether they are saved as a draft or published and you want to edit, or you can go to add new.

So, I’m going to click add new, which is going to bring me to this page which I have already filled in for the purpose of the video. You may recognize it from our add new post video that we created. What it is is a restaurant critique of a place that I have recently eaten at. What I want to do is insert a photo into that post. What I’m going to do is come over here to the upload and insert section. You will see four little icons, which is where you will insert images, video, music, etc into your post.

What I want to do is insert an image, so I click this first button here. As you can see the add an image box opens up, and it’s going to bring me to this box. I want to click “From Computer” since we’re doing it from our hard drive. We’re not doing it “From URL” today. I’m going to choose select files. I already have it saved, so I’m going to click on the file and open it. It takes about a second, but then your image appears.

There’s just a few boxes you need to enter some information in. We already have our title, “Union Park Café”, and then you can insert alternate text which allows search engines to find you and then list you in their directories. I may also just want to write “Union Park Café”, and then you have the option to insert a caption. I may just want to write “Great food!”, but you can write whatever you like. You also may want to add a description of your image as well.

Underneath where it says “Link URL”, I’m going to choose none, but what this is if you want to insert a link so that when your viewers click that image to that particular post, it will bring them to a link where that picture was found. I may want to link them to the website of this restaurant, so that when my viewers click it, their website will come up. But for now, I’m going to click none so nothing will appear when they click it.

Underneath you have alignment and size. You can choose to align your image to the left, center or right of your post, and you can also choose the size of your post. I’m going to do full size.

Then, when you’re done, you’re going to click insert into post. This is what is going to appear. I have the picture, and I have my post. Before I’m done, I may want to save it as a draft, which I have already spoken about in my last video, and I can come back to it and add more pictures. Or, I can go ahead and publish it. When I publish it, this is what it looks like, so you have my picture and my post.

That is how you insert a picture from your hard drive into your post. Thank you.


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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.