Add a featured image to a post in WordPress 101 for beginners

Adding a featured image to your blog post will attract readers and display to users what the post is about. This is a step by step WordPress 101 guide to adding a featured image to a post for beginners

Watch the WordPress tutorial video or scroll down for step by step text to add a featured image to any WordPress blog post.

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  • Select the post you want to add a featured image to.

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  • You will now be in the post edit page.

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  • Scroll down and in the right hand side menu at the bottom you will see a link to “Set featured image”.

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  • Clicking on this link will bring up the media upload page. You can now either click on “Select Files” to upload a new image or select the media library tab as highlighted below to access your library images.

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  • Select an image from your featured image library.

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  • On the right hand side, fill in the title, alternative text and description for the image. This will save automatically.

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  • Click “Set featured image” as highlighted above.

  • You will now see the featured image has been added.

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  • Scroll up the page, staying on the right hand side you will see a button to update and publish your post.

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  • Click the “Update” button.

  • The post will update and you will see a link to view your page. Click on this link.

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Use your website menu to navigate to your home page.

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The featured image is now visible and inviting for users and visitors to your website.

Congratulations, you just added a featured image to your blog post on WordPress!

 

 

 

 

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