WordPress is an awesome CMS which allows you to manage and edit images easily. However, today we will cover the most common image issues in WordPress and how to fix them for some beginner who are not aware of these WordPress image editing features.

  1. Upload Images In WordPress

To insert an image in your post, just click on the “Add Media” button.

Uploading Images In WordPress

Or you can also directly upload images to ‘Media’ and use them later in a post or a page.
Go to Media » Add New page to upload your image(s). Just click on the “Select file” button to select the image you want to upload from your computer.

 directly upload images

2. How to Align Image in WordPress

Have you ever seen some popular blogs use images with text wrapped around them. This is done by using the align feature.
You can choose image alignment when you upload an image and before you insert it into your content.

How to Align Image in WordPress

You can also use the align buttons by clicking on the image, then click on the align buttons to adjust the alignment.

use the align buttons

3. Add Caption for Image

To add caption below images, then after uploading image, just add provide image title, description, and caption on the right side.

Add Caption for Image

4.  Display Photos in Columns and Rows

If you want to show your images neatly, you can group them and show them in columns and rows. To do that, you just create image galleries. In the media uploader select the images you want to show and click on the ‘Create Gallery’ link in the left column.

Display Photos in Columns and Rows

Then you click on the ‘Add new gallery’ button at the bottom right corner of the media uploader.

Add new gallery

You can choose how to link to an image, number of columns, size of gallery images, etc. Then you click on the ‘Insert Gallery’ button to finish.

5. Create Beautiful Responsive Image Galleries in WordPress

If you often upload images and photographs to your WordPress site, then you will need a proper WordPress photo gallery plugin.

You can use Envira Gallery. It allows you to easily create beautiful and fully mobile friendly image galleries on your WordPress site. It adds additional functionality like Albums, gallery templates, social sharing abilities, slideshows, watermarking, pagination, password protection, tagging, fullscreen view, and much more.

Create Beautiful Responsive Image Galleries in WordPress

6. Missing Post Thumbnails / Featured Image

By default, WordPress allows you to display a featured image for article. How to set a featured image in WordPress to avoid missing thumbnails.

Featured Image
If you do not see a featured image meta box in your post edit area, you click on the “Screen Options” button and check the featured image check box.

 Missing Post Thumbnails
You click on ‘Set Featured Image’ link to upload your post thumbnail. Don’t forget to click on the Set Featured Image button after uploading the image. This is the result:

 Missing Post Thumbnails

7. How to edit Image in WordPress

Sometimes, you want to edit the image like size, or scale, crop, flip and rotate images. To do that, after uploading image, it show an Edit link next to the uploaded image.
Click on the “Edit Image” button.

edit Image in WordPress
You will see buttons to perform some basic image editing tasks such as cropping, rotating, resizing, etc. You can edit your image according to your liking there.

How to edit Image in WordPress

8.  Remove the Default Image

To remove the default image link in WordPress, after uploading image, it show an Edit link next to the uploaded image. You select “None” at the “Link To” label.

Remove the Default Image

Hope this article useful will help you fix some of the most common image issues in WordPress! 😀

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