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Adding Images in WordPress

Images can be a great way of adding visual interest to your content. WordPress makes it easy to add an image to your content within any WYSIWYG editor. There are many WYSIWYG editor fields in WordPress. In addition to the main content editing area on a Page, Event, Post, or Program Umbrella there are also WYSIWYG editor fields for each sub-page in a Program and within most Panels. They are marked by the editing toolbar and Add Media and Add Form buttons at the top of each. The processes below applies to any of them.

In addition to adding images in the editor as below, there are also Panels that include images as part of their design. While both methods involve uploading images to the WordPress Media Library, other parts of the process are different, as is the end result. Check out the Panel examples in the Style Guide for more information.


Remember: all images require a text alternative. Adding alt text (a short visual description of the content and meaning of the image) to every image as you upload it is one of the simplest and most important things that you as a web content contributor can do to make sure your content meets web accessibility standards.

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Note: There are plenty of high-quality images available for you to use on the BCIT flickr account. These images have the advantage of already having any needed releases signed.

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