Now that I’ve written my bare post, it’s time to smarten it up.
In the lesson just before this, we learned how to write a basic post. But it’s not ready to be published yet. This is what we have so far ..
I’m going to add an image with the ‘Add Media’ button. First, I place my mouse where I want the picture to be placed and click. (on my iPad I mark the spot with my finger). I want the image at the top of the post so I click right before the first word in the opening paragraph. (The first word is ‘Time‘).
When I click on that Add Media button, a window opens up, the Insert Media page.
I have a choice there of Upload Files or Media Library.
Now I can select a file from my computer.
I choose my image file (no wider than 600p in width) and it uploads into my WordPress
Over to the right, I see that I have some choices
- Alt Text
I’ll change that title to something meaningful, something about my tree dahlias, then I’ll write a Caption. The Caption shows up as a line of text under the image. The Alt Text is what the search engines see. In fact I could use “My Tree Dahlias in May 2014” in every one of those fields.
Scroll further down down to the placement of your images. I place this image in the centre. I link it to the attachment page and I choose full size.
Now press the INSERT button
And here’s the image on the post
Do you know the next step I have to take with this post?