Adding Images To Your Blog

Hold that pose!I like to use at least one image in every page and post. Needs to be relevant too, or in a vague or amusing way….

In this video tutorial I take you through the basics and let you watch over my shoulder as I add imagery to a post in our test blog ( with the release of WordPress 2.9 it’s meant to have got easier too). Today’s audio is about using imagery generally as in “Can I get sued?

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PS: Video below is longer than usual (about 24 minutes)

Useful Links

Best Cloud Storage for Photographers 2017

istockphoto Library
Works out at about a dollar or a Euro for a small sized image ( fine for most blogging needs) but be CAREFUL as the default is set to LARGE which will cost you 15 and not 1 euro or buck! Sneaky, and they should really stop doing that! – This is a way of searching the online photo library Flickr. You want to make sure that you only use photos that are set to ‘Attribution’ or ‘Share-a-like’ copyright settings. You can set your search settings to do that which saves time and potential legal issues.

GimpGimp (free image editing/manipulation program). This software is the next best thing to having Adobe Photoshop ( which costs a fortune!)

Or try editing your images online at which is pretty cool and free.

LATEST: The Good News is that, since the release of WordPress 2.9, you can do simple editing ( re-size and crop) in your WordPress Dashboard once you’ve uploaded an image.

Bad News is that the internal WordPress image editing widget doesn’t seem to be working so great ( as you see in the video). In the meantime use one of the photo editing options above.

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Clive McGonigal is a full time Web Developer, Marketer, WordPress Evangelist and all round Decent Chap. He lives between London and France ( on a tiny rowing boat with an internet connection) and spends his offline time wining, dining and conversing with his dogs. He loves WordPress ( themes, plugins and tweaks) and blogs about them whenever he can.

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  1. karlene says:

    Hello Clive

    I have the All in one seo installed, but I am having difficulty with keywords.

    Can you offer any advice.

    Kind regards


    • Clive says:

      Hi Karlene, what I do is decide what ‘search phrase’ I want my post to rank for and in the All In One Seo plugin make sure that this keyword phrase is included in my ‘Title’ ( make sure it’s 65 characters or less in total – including spaces). Ditto in the ‘Description’ box ( don’t exceed 150 characters). Use to help with that.

      Make sure your Keyword phrase is also mentioned in your first and last paragraphs ( preferably made bold/italic or underlined) and use H1/H2 tags as paragraph headers too. I am currently building a new DIY SEO site that will help with this but not finished yet.

  2. Hello Clive

    Love your site. Finding it very helpful and easy to follow as a novice.

    I have copied and pasted an image from a powerpoint slide. I imported the image directly from a programme called presentation pro and so do not have a dedicated file for it.

    I have been unable to edit it. I tried to resize but when I tried to select a new percentage, 70% it would not allow me to do so. It just did not acknowledge my request.

    What am I doing wrong?

    How can I edit this image

    Kind regards


  3. Clive says:

    Here’s a bucket load of free apps. regarding imagery, that you might want to check out:

    Do with them what you will :-)

  4. saeed hashi says:

    Is there another section that covers adding images? The video tutorial listed above appears to be a test video and not an actual tutorial?

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