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Add an Image from a URL in WordPress: Overview

            To add an image from a URL in WordPress to a post or page, click into the post or page where you want the image to appear. Next, click the “Add Media” button to open the “Insert Media” dialog box. On the left side of the dialog box, click the “Insert from URL” link.

Add an Image from a URL in WordPress - Tutorial: A picture of a user inserting an image into a page using the "Insert from URL" feature in WordPress.

Add an Image from a URL in WordPress – Tutorial: A picture of a user inserting an image into a page using the “Insert from URL” feature in WordPress.

            Input the URL address for the image into the top text box where the “http:” text is shown. Use the text boxes that then appear below the image to add a caption and alt text. Choose how to align the image, and to where the image links, by clicking the desired button choices. Click the “Insert into post” button in the lower-right corner of the “Insert from URL” dialog box. Note that images added from a URL cannot be set as a featured image.

Add an Image from a URL in WordPress: Instructions

  1. To add an image from a URL to a post or page in WordPress, click into the post or page where you would like the image to appear.
  2. Click the “Add Media” button to open the “Insert Media” dialog box.
  3. Click the “Insert from URL” link at the left side of the dialog box.
  4. Input the URL address for the image into the top text box where the “http:” text is shown.
  5. Use the text boxes that then appear below the image to add a caption and alt text.
  6. Choose how to align the image, and to where the image links, by clicking the desired button choices.
  7. Click the “Insert into post” button in the lower-right corner of the “Insert from URL” dialog box.

Add an Image from a URL in WordPress: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Adding Images from a URL,” shows you how to add an image from a URL in WordPress. This video lesson is from our complete WordPress training, titled “Mastering WordPress Made Easy v.4.0.”

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