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Beginner’s Guide on How to Add Photos in WordPress

Last updated on Oct 23, 2018 by Waseem Abbas

Did you just install WordPress and want to know how you add your photos to your blog? In this article, we will show you how to add photos in a WordPress blog as well as how you can create a photo gallery in WordPress. Here’s a few things you can do with the WordPress editor that we’ll show you:

  • Adding photos to WordPress
  • Editing images
  • Creating a gallery out of your images

Let’s first start with how to add photos to your blog posts and pages.

How to Add Photos to a WordPress Website

First thing you need to do is to go to posts and click on the Edit button to edit the post/page where you want to add the photo. Alternatively, you can create a new post / page as well.

Edit The Post

Next, click on the place where you want to add the photo and click on the Add Media button on the top left corner of your visual editor.

Add Media To Post

A window will pop up that will allow you to upload photos. You can either drag and drop the photo into this popup box, or use the upload button.

Once you have uploaded the photo, click on the Insert Into Post button located at the bottom right corner of the popup.

Insert Into Post

Your photo will then appear in the post. You can add multiple photos in a post by clicking on the line where you want to include the image.

Photo Appearing in the Post

You can use the same process to add photos to your pages in WordPress. See what’s the difference between post vs pages in WordPress.

How to Create a Photo Gallery in WordPress

Do you want to display multiple photos at once in one post or page? WordPress allows you to create a photo gallery with just a few clicks.

You can go to the post editor and click on Add Media. From there select Create a Gallery.

Select Create Gallery

Drag and drop all the pictures you want to add to the gallery. Next, click on Create A New Gallery at the bottom right corner of the popup.

Create Gallery

Another popup will appear to edit the settings of your gallery images. You can give a caption to all the photos individually, select the size, and more.

Once you’re finished editing, click on the Insert Gallery button.

Insert Gallery

This is how your gallery will appear on the post.

Gallery Appearing on Website

Now if you want to organize your photos in albums and group them by tags, check out our guide on how to group photos and organize them in WordPress. You may also want to see our step by step tutorial on how to create a photography website in WordPress.

We hope this article helped you learn how to add photos in WordPress. For more advanced photo gallery features, take a look at the features we offer at Envira Gallery.

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