Image Editing Tips For Yoga Teachers


Strategy
How to add images to pages and posts in WordPress

Purpose
You’ve heard of the saying: “An image is worth 1000 words”.  Well, that’s even more true in our fast paced lives.  Visitors to your WordPress site will want to see images throughout your pages and posts.   If you’ve just got a blank page of text, you’ll bore the pants of them.

Time
5 minutes

Difficulty
2/10

Video Tutorial 


Steps Mentioned In The Video…

Step 1

Log into your WordPress Admin by opening a browser and typing: www.nameofyourwebsite.com/wp-admin and then entering your username and password.

Step 2

Set up a yellow folder on your PC called “My Website Images”.   This will keep you wonderfully organised.   If you have lots of images consider creating sub categories (e.g. Feature Slider Images, Content Area Images, Homepage Images, Post Images, etc).

Step 3

Add images you want to include on your website to your “My Website Images” folder.

You can either…

  • Download free royalty free images from one or more of these sites.
  • Get a local photographer to take photos of you.
  • Purchase royalty free images.  I use and recommend Shutterstock.

Step 4

Edit the image in your favourite image editor (e.g. photoshop or paint).   Use the free RIOT software to reduce the size of each image.  This will help keep your pages and posts loading quickly.   I show how to use RIOT at 1:34 on the video above.

Step 5

Add the image to your page or post.  I show how to add an image to a page or post starting at 2:27 on the video above.

  • Go to the page or post
  • Add the mouse cursor where you want the image to go
  • Click “add media”
  • Click “upload files”
  • Upload the image (select or drag the image)
  • Copy the title text into the “Alt Text” box
  • Select the alignment (left, centre, right)
  • In the “Link To” box select none
  • Select the size you want in the Size box (thumbnail, medium, large)
  • Optional:  Add a caption
  • Click “update”
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