Before you upload an image:
How to add images
Insert image using the default editor or Tailor
- Go to the page or post where you’re adding the image. If editing in Tailor, use a Content element to insert the image.
- In the content editor, place your cursor where you want the image to appear.
- Click the Add Media button above the content editor.
Upload image file
Skip this step if inserting an image you already added to the Media Library.
- In the window that appears, click on the Upload Files tab in the top left corner, next to Media Library.
- Drag and drop the file from your computer onto the window, or click Select Files to browse your computer for the file.
Select an image
In the Media Library tab, select the image you wish to insert.
A blue checkmark in the top right corner of the image indicates that it is selected.
Check these properties on the right, in the Attachment Details section:
Displays when you mouse over an image in some browsers, including Firefox and Opera. WordPress uses the filename as the default title; editing it is optional. Avoid personal identifiers that violate HIPAA or FERPA.
Displays only for non-featured images. In addition to describing who or what the image shows, you can credit the photographer or illustrator; eg, Photo: Annie Leibovitz.
- Alt Text
Used in place of an image, such as by screenreaders or if an image is unable to load. Make it succinct and descriptive. Though critical for accessibility, the alt text may be redundant if the caption or other content provides a description. Leave blank if details would annoy rather than assist users. (The theme will insert an empty or null
altattribute if left blank.) Visit WebAIM to learn more about optimizing the alt attribute for accessibility.
Optional and typically unnecessary. The description is visible and searchable within your Media Library, but it is not publicly visible on your website.
At the bottom right of the window, set the alignment.
- Smaller images (thumbnail or medium):
Align left or right so text wraps cleanly around them.
- Larger images:
Select no alignment if you’d like the image to span the entire page width (if it’s large enough). Images with no alignment sit left, but text does not wrap.
Choose whether to link the image
In general, we recommend the default option: None.
The theme has several pre-set display sizes, which you can choose in the bottom right of the attachment details:
- Large: Spans full width of body content. Ideal for horizontal images.
- Medium: Sizes to about half-width. Ideal for vertical images.
- Thumbnail: 150 x 150. Use for headshots.
Insert the image (finally!)
In the bottom right corner of the image window, click the blue Insert into Post button.
To edit an image you’ve inserted, click on the image then click the Pencil icon in the popup toolbar.
Make your changes, then click the blue Update button in the bottom right corner.