How To Upload and Format Images Using the WordPress Media Manager

How To Upload and Format Images Using the WordPress Media Manager

How To Upload and Format Images Using the WordPress Media Manager

In this specific video, you’re going to learn how to upload and format images using the WordPress Media Manager. So what you need to do now is simply login to your WordPress Dashboard, and click on Media, and you’re going to see the Media Library. Now, this is going to list all the files and images that you upload specifically to the web.

Click on Add New, and you can do it several ways. You can either drag and drop the files here, or select the files and find the files, and upload them here. Now in this case, I’m going to be using an image that looks like this. So I’m going to do this, drag and drop here. Now some of you will get this error that says “this image has failed to upload to the site.”How To Upload and Format Images Using the WordPress Media Manager

If you get this error, and good thing that I have this error, you need to go and use FileZilla, an FTP program, and login to your site and locate the wp-content folder, make a new folder. So right click Create Directory, create a folder called Uploads. We’re going to change the file permissions to 777, click on Okay. Now we’re going to do the same thing, drag and drop it over here, and it should work.

Okay good! So it works here, and you can do some basic stuff if you click on Edit Image. Let’s say for example that I want to Crop, so I’m going to select around this image, click on Crop, and there we go. I can rotate it, rotate it again; I can flip it vertically; flip it horizontally; you can increase the size; decrease the size, and so forth.

Now to keep everything organized, what I would recommend you do, you can say “WordPress-256-icon” and Caption; Alternative text – just so you know what the image is later on down the road. Click on Update, and there we go.

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