Whenever you add an image to a page or post on your WordPress website it is stored inside a folder called the “Media Library”. In the library, you can find all the images that you’ve used, and you can even add images there that you might use someday so you always have something to choose from.
On this Sapling Website, we’ve installed a plugin called “Instant Images”. This gives you access to free stock images – so that you can search for the perfect image. For example, the various images of trees used as placeholders are all stock images sourced from Unsplash.com
Here are 3 important ways to use images on your website.
1. Setting a Featured Image
Choosing a featured image is an important step in publishing a blog post or page. This is what is shared along with the URL (if you post on social, and even in search results).
The featured image is set inside the WordPress editing area for that post or page.
Here’s a quick GIF that shows how to do it (using this post as an example.
2. Using Images with the Page Builder
When editing pages with the page builder, you can use the “Photo” module, and you can also click on existing modules that have images to open up the editing panel. From there, you’ll be able to add images directly from your media library (or upload new ones).
3. Using Images inside blog posts
When writing a blog post you’re most likely to be using the WordPress block editor – also known as Gutenberg. Here’s what it looks like to use the images block.
📌 TIP: You can also drag and drop images right onto the editing area.
Where to learn more about using images
As listed above, there are many ways to use images. Try searching support.buildwithmaple.com or exploring the Images tutorials inside your website video manual. You’ll learn all about the different modules you can play with.
The most important thing is to explore, poke around, and ask if you get stuck – and to understand the underlying logic of the media library as the folder where everything can be managed, named, edited, uploaded, downloaded, and connected to your content.
Have fun playing with images!