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Set Featured Image

Setting up a featured image for a post or page is quick and easy; to do so, locate the featured image box* on your editor page, and select Set Featured Image. When you’ve done so, it will bring up a page from where you will be able to drag-and-drop files, or select them straight off of your hard drive, to select the wanted image.
You can also choose from images that are in your media library, if you already have it added there. 

After you have selected the image, you will have options available to either edit the image or delete it if needed. Once you have finished selecting the right image and editing it to perfection, you can preview your changes or go ahead and publish the page/post with the image viewable to the public.

 

*If you are having difficulties locating this, it should be on the right hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down a bit to find it.

Adding Images to your Media Gallery

To create a gallery, go to Add Media in your post editor; on the side you will an option called Create Gallery – all of your previously uploaded images will be available here, just select the ones you would like to include and click Create a New Gallery.

You will then be brought to the Gallery editor, where you can give your pictures captions or change the order of appearance by dragging them around. By default, galleries are set to Attachment Page, which allows users to flip through your images. You can also set this to Media File, which will display the image at full resolution, but if you only want the gallery viewable from the post, you can set it to None.
You can also specify how many columns you would like your images to be in. Checking Random Order will display your images in a random order each time the page is opened. 

When you are finished, click Insert Gallery; you will be able to see a preview of your gallery right in your editor. If you ever need to edit your gallery, simply click it and select the edit icon.

How to Add Images from Media Library

If you already have in your media library that you would like to add to your post, simply click “add media” in your editor. WordPress gives you the option to add your own media, but if you click the next tab you will have access to all your previously uploaded content in your media library.

Just select the image you want, adjust the settings how you like, and click “insert into post”. Your image will automatically be added to wherever your cursor was in the post. You can then click preview to see how your post will look, or hit publish to make your post public.