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Featured Image in WordPress - Tutorial: A picture of a user adding a selected image as a featured image to a post in WordPress.

Featured Image in WordPress: Overview

            The Featured Image in WordPress is an option that lets you to add a picture to your post that will be used as a thumbnail for that post which will be displayed in index pages or other places on the site. There are also some widgets or themes that require a featured image in WordPress for posts in order to work correctly.

            To insert a featured image in WordPress into a post, click the “Set Featured Image” link in the “Featured Image” panel located in the bottom right hand corner of the post page. To upload a new image, click the “Upload Files” tab to upload a new image file. If the image is already uploaded into the Media Library, click the “Media Library” tab and select the image to set as the featured image. You cannot select multiple images. Only one image can be a featured image.

            Next, fill out the details in the “Attachment Details” pane if you have not done so already. If the image needs to be edited, click the “Edit Image” link at the top of the “Attachment Details” pane to open a new window where you can scale the image and also set thumbnail options. Once you have chosen an image, click the “Set Featured Image” button.

Featured Image in WordPress - Tutorial: A picture of a user adding a selected image as a featured image to a post in WordPress.

Featured Image in WordPress – Tutorial: A picture of a user adding a selected image as a featured image to a post in WordPress.

Featured Image in WordPress: Instructions

  1. To insert a featured image in WordPress into a post, click the “Set Featured Image” link in the “Featured Image” panel located in the bottom right hand corner of the post page.
  2. To upload a new image, click the “Upload Files” tab.
  3. You can then upload a new image file.
  4. To select an image already uploaded into the Media Library, click the “Media Library” tab and select the image to set as the featured image. You cannot select multiple images.
  5. Enter the image details in the “Attachment Details” pane if you have not done so already.
  6. If the image needs to be edited, click the “Edit Image” link at the top of the “Attachment Details” pane to open a new window where you can scale the image and also set thumbnail options.
  7. Once you have chosen an image, click the “Set Featured Image” button.

Featured Image in WordPress: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Using Featured Images,” shows you how to set a featured image in WordPress posts. This video lesson is from our complete WordPress tutorial, titled “Mastering WordPress Made Easy v.4.0.”

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