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Working with Images

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WordPress makes it easy to add images to your WordPress site. You can upload them from within WordPress using the built-in file uploading utility in the Posts screen. You can also use an FTP Client program to upload multiple images at once.

When you're using the inline file upload utility, your images will be placed in the /wp-content/uploads folder, unless you've specified another folder in the Miscellaneous admin panel.

WordPress can resize images and create thumbnails.

In Posts and Pages

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WordPress Theme featuring Image in Post

Images can be used in a variety of methods in your WordPress posts and Pages. They can be a major subject, or a referenced detail that enhances the information or story.

The first thing you should consider is the "look" of the images on your page. Not what the images are of, but the general look of how they flow and interact with the rest of the content on your page. Wrapping Text Around Images helps you to begin to understand how images interact with the text around them, changing the margins, padding and borders around the images within the content.

It will also help you understand how to create captions under your images.The next thing to consider is the size of the images. There are two ways of actually sizing an image. It is either the size that it is, or a thumbnail link which, when clicked, takes the user to a new page with an enlarged image of the graphic.

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In Theme Design

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Theme featuring Image in Header.

You can add images to your WordPress site through the use of template tags, Plugins, and in the stylesheet of your Theme as background images. It is really up to your imagination and web design skills on how you include images in WordPress.

Special Contents Using Images

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Gravatar in comments

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