Here’s An Easy Tutorial On Resizing WordPress Images
If you’ve ever been to a blog that had huge images that took forever to download, you know the frustration. Here’s a really simply step-by-step walkthrough of how to resize an image for WordPress.
WordPress has some built in image adjustment features, but tools like Photoshop or GIMP will give you much more control over image compression.
Image Compression Made Easy
There are lots of great online software tools that can help you compress larger images into smaller sizes. To start, just do a search in Google for “jpeg compression online” or “compress png online” to find some of the tools available.
In this video we are going to show you how to resize an image and upload it to WordPress images are essential in digital communication and assist in conveying concepts faster than pure text or even voiceover make sure you’ve got permission to use any photos that you don’t have and always give a credit where necessary sites like dreamstime.com let you buy them cheap and pixabay lets you have them for free to get your image ready to upload open it in an image editing program like adobe photoshop or Pixelmator next resize your image the smaller the image size the shorter the load time and the smoother and nicer your blood will feel to readers fast loading sites are essential both for Google rankings and customer retention when you save your image use a file name based around a relevant keyword that will make sense when searching your archives and make sure you keep the file size low enough to reduce impact on load times but high enough to look great on high res screens now log into your WordPress blog to make sure your image files are optimized for the web and load quickly we recommend the WordPress plug-in smush image compression and optimization it will optimize any new image uploaded as well as your old images you’ve already uploaded for a quick guide to installing plugins check out our video how to install a wordpress plugin in 30 seconds to add a file to your media library mouse over the media tab and click add new then click select files or drag and drop your file onto this section once it’s uploaded click Edit here you can view the permanent link to the image the image itself an option to edit the file and areas to add a caption alt text and a description at the very least you should add alternate text probably closely resembling the image file name once you’ve added everything you want to add click update and there you have it your image is now available in your media library to insert into posts whenever you like thanks for watching if you like this video stay tuned for upcoming videos on how to change your wordpress theme how to install wordpress plugins and more