Adding and Inserting an Image from a URL

There are quite a number of images out there you can use on your website and some of them come from existing websites. This video will explain how you can use those images for your own content.

Upload an Image from URL in WordPress
Always Credit the Source of the Image

Editing an Existing Post or Page

After you have found an image to use from another website you will want to go to the edit post or page screen. Simply find the page or post you wish to edit, hover your cursor over the title, then select edit and you will be on the edit screen.

Add Image

To add the image to your page or post, click the add an image icon located next to the text, Upload/Insert, which is located above the format toolbar.

You will see a new window appear with the options of, add image from a computer, add image from another website or URL, or from an existing image in the media library.

URL Option

To use the URL option just click the, From URL tab at the top of the new window. Next, manually type or copy and paste the location of the image into the image URL field.

Edit Image

Next you have the option of adding or editing the image title, add or edit alternate text (for those users who cannot view images), and the option to add a caption that will appear under your image on your website.

Make sure the Link Image To, points to the URL address, so when your users click on the image they are directed to the full size image on the other website.

You will have the option to align your image to the left, right, center, or you can leave it unaligned.

Insert and Preview

Next, click on insert into post or page and click preview changes in the publish module on the upper, right-hand side bar.

Publish or Save

Once you are happy with the preview, click on update and publish the post or page to your website.

If you are not ready to publish the post or page at that time, click on save or you might lose all your images changes.

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