WordPress Training Two part two

Previous : The Text Editor – write a post

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. ┬áBut it’s not ready to be published yet. This is what we have so far ..

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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‘).

Add Media Button

Add Media Button

When I click on that Add Media button, a window opens up, the Insert Media page.

The Media Screen

The Media Screen

I have a choice there of Upload Files or Media Library.

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Choice of Upload or Media Library

I’ll upload.

Now I can select a file from my computer.

Select an Image

Select an Image

I choose my image file (no wider than 600p in width) and it uploads into my WordPress

The image uploads into WordPress

The image uploads into WordPress

Over to the right, I see that I have some choices

  • Title
  • Caption
  • Alt Text
  • Description
Options for Image

Options for Image

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.

Fill in these Fields

Fill in these 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.

Add placement and Alignment

Add placement and Alignment

Now press the INSERT button

And here’s the image on the post

The Published Post with Image

The Published Post with Image

But there’s something else!
Do you know the next step I have to take with this post?

Watch the Video