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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Add Featured Images or Post Thumbnails in WordPress



Featured images are also called post thumbnails and are popular for WordPress themes. Most have built in support for featured images but if you don’t know where to add it, it can be confusing for a new user. In this video we will show you how to add a featured image to your posts in WordPress.

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Featured images can look different and require different dimensions but most themes should have the same method for adding them.

When editing a post, in the bottom right of your page there should be a section titled Featured image where you can click the link to add the featured image to your post.

Be sure to set the title and the alt text for you users who use screen readers.

If you do not see the featured image section, first check under the screen options in the top right that it is checked.

If you still do not have a featured image option you would want to reach out to your theme for if featured images are available on your site.

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18 Comments

  • Ian Mayman on November 27, 2017

    The words at the end imply that setting a featured image on one post enables all posts to then have featured images, you should have said that it need to be done for each post.

  • Michael Marcus on November 30, 2017

    what size are those featured images?

  • TheTeddio on April 1, 2018

    Thanks for an information
    your blog and tutorial helps me a lot!

  • Kiyana Thomas on October 5, 2018

    Thank you! Very helpful.

  • Candace Williams on March 18, 2019

    How do you correctly size a featured image? I've gone to edit image and changed the size but it is always too large and my post block cuts into it 🙁

  • M Mahim on March 30, 2019

    thanks

  • Siva Gorthi Hanumu on August 3, 2019

    Thanks a lot!! I know I am two years late but you really have a good voice to be an online instructor you should try uploading a course on Udemy or Skillshare or other such platforms. SOme feedback though the pace can be a little slower and you can highlight or preferably zoom the area you are discussing about!!

  • No Copyright Sounds -Most Popular of on September 13, 2019

    thank you so muchhhhhh

  • Shahzaib Asghar on December 3, 2019

    thanks

  • Hoss Ein on January 19, 2020

    amazing

  • Miquel A. on April 3, 2020

    So much help!

  • Mohd Zeeshan on June 10, 2020

    love you and your content thank alot

  • Yizzle Kizzle on November 11, 2020

    Hey, I'm doing that but it is still not showing up as a preview image. The image is showing up on the post, but not on the preview as a thumbnail. Help!!!

  • Lyric Magic on November 20, 2020

    Thankkssss a looottt. The tutorial I'm looking for

  • Paul Nielsen on March 10, 2021

    Hi,
    Is there also a way to get the featured image on the left or right side of the excerpt?
    Thanks in advance!

  • Drew on March 25, 2021

    Thank you!

  • Contess on November 11, 2021

    Thank you !

  • 2M on December 21, 2021

    Hello. Unfortunately when I share a link for wordpress articles on watsapp, it still does not show any thumbnail for some reason. It only shows the website logo even though I configured it according to the above video.

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