This is a quick one for Lightening. It is simple once you know how – and know a couple of important rules. The most important one is this –
WordPress DOES NOT resize your pictures the way Blogger used to.
You have two options. You can show a thumbnail and people can click for a larger image.
Or make sure your images are less wide than your content box. I generally try to stick to around 430 wide for my images.
Realistically, people don’t click on images to make them bigger unless they are really small, this much I can tell you from experience. So I personally think the options here are excellent.
Uploading An Image
Scroll down the write post page until you come to the upload images box. It is just below All In One SEO if you have that installed. Where does it put the images when you upload them? On your server space that comes with your blog, usually into your wp-content/images folder.
Click on browse.
The following box will popup. Find the image you want to upload which should be on your computer somewhere and click on open.
Once you have done this the popup box will go away. Now if you did not want a title or description for your photo, you could press upload now and it would upload the image. However putting a title on your photo means that when someone hovers their mouse over it they will see the title you put in, and it means the search bots will pick that title up. If you look at my song of the day photos you will see they always have a title that tells you what the photo is actually of. So it is worth putting a title in.
Once you have entered your title and a description if you want one, click on upload. This may take a few moments depending on the size of your image. Once it is done you will see this –
You can choose if you want a thumbnail or a full size image. Just be aware that if your full size image is huge, it may throw out your sidebars. So unless you have made the image smaller than your content area, always choose thumbnail.
I’m not sure what the link to options actually do. I am sure someone reading this does, and if they could explain it in the comments I’d appreciate it greatly. ;) I just stick to the one I know, which is file.
The comments section is open, so feel free to ask any questions you may have. Hopefully I have the answers! :)