Your WordPress Media Library Questions Answered

Struggling to add images to your WordPress posts and pages? Read Your WordPress Media Library Questions Answered!

In this article, I discuss what the WordPress Media Library is and how to use it.  You’ll learn how to upload images and upload files so that you can use them in your WordPress posts and WordPress pages.

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What is the WordPress Media Library?

The WordPress Media Library is the place where all your images and files are stored in the WordPress Admin.  Here you can view your media in a list or grid format.

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How do I use the WordPress Media Library?

To use the WordPress Media Library go to the WordPress Admin Panel and click on the “Media” menu item.

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The Media Library page will be displayed.  All the images and files that have been uploaded will be displayed.

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To view the media library in the grid format, select the grid icon above the media.  The grid format is the default view of the WordPress Media library.

If you prefer, you can change the view to show the images in a list.  Select the list icon above the images and files.  The media library is now displayed in a list.

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In the WordPress Media Library list view, the files in the media library are listed by date order.  Click the column headers to sort the list by a different file attribute.

In the list, a thumbnail of the image (or a thumbnail image of a document) and the file name for the image or file is displayed.  The username of the person who uploaded the file along with the date and the comment count is displayed.

In addition, there is an “Uploaded to” column.  The “Uploaded to” column shows whether or not a media library item is attached to a WordPress post or page.

A media library item is automatically attached to a page or post when the file is uploaded to the Media Library while editing a page or post.  See below, on how to add images to WordPress for more information.

To attach an item to existing content, click the “Attach” link in the “Uploaded to” column.  The “Attach to existing content” dialog box will be displayed.

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Select a page or post and then click the “Select” button.  The name of the file is now shown in the “Uploaded to” column.  Select the “Detach” link below the page or post title to detach.

How do I add images to WordPress?

How to add images in the WordPress Media Library

You can add images to the WordPress Media Library by selecting “Library” menu item or “Add New” menu item under the “Media” menu item on the WordPress Admin menu.

From the grid view on the Media Library page, click the “Add New” button.  The page will expand to show an upload area.

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You can either drag-and-drop an image from your computer or you can click the “Select Files” button.  Select one or more images or files to upload them to your WordPress Media Library.

How to add images in a WordPress Post or WordPress Page

You can add images to the WordPress Media Library when you are creating a WordPress post or creating a WordPress Page.  Place your cursor in the text editor where you want the image to appear.

Above the editor, click the “Add Media” button.

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The “Add Media” dialog box will be displayed.  Select the “Upload Files” tab.

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Upload the image either by drag-and-drop or clicking the “Select Files” button.  Then click the “Insert into post” button.

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The image is now inserted into the post.

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How do I add files to my WordPress Media Library?

Adding files to the WordPress Media Library is the same as adding an image to the WordPress Media library.   However, instead of displaying an image in the list or grid, a document icon with the name of the file is displayed.

WordPress Media Library Grid View:

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WordPress Media Library List View:

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How do I create a download link in a WordPress Post?

To create a download link in a WordPress post or page, place your cursor in the post where you want the link.  And then click the “Add Media” button.

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Upload or select the file and click the “Insert into post” button.  The link with the title of the file is inserted into the WordPress editor.

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