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This is a hypothetical question regarding inserting an image from a folder on my harddrive into my WordPress Media and then inserting that chosen image into the text of a blog post. To understand my question, see the screenshot (I have always wondered about this). Is having that URL in that box necessary? Does it deter SEO? Since I'm insering it into the text of a blog post I don't want a title or caption under the image. Actually, is there an easier way to add images into blog posts? Do we always need to go through these tedious steps of uploading an image from a folder to the media files and then ultimately uploading it (again) to the chosen post? I realize Alt Text is important....what would you put there? Curious


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UGH...just noticed my image is TOO small....it's actually 1000 pixels widse already....well, you probably already understand my initial questions anyway, but is there a better way of pasting images DIRECTLY FROM a folder on our harddrive and into blog posts, as opposed to uploading to media, then from media to post?
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Remember that WordPress is a dynamic content management system (CMS) and your image really isn't "in" the page because the "page" doesn't really exist.

There are other (perhaps better -- I use them) ways to include the image with your page/post content, however the image does have to be uploaded somewhere -- that can be the media library on your site, or cloud hosting, or somewhere else on the 'net.

For image-heavy sites I use cloud hosting and add the image with HTML. Did you attend my presentation on HTML for Blogging on Wednesday? The replay is available in the classroom.

I'll cover this topic (images) in my presentation this week.
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Your image is too small at 1000 pixels????

WordPress creates 3 (or more) images automatically upon upload -- original, medium, and thumbnail. Are you selecting the right one?

How big do you want it to be?
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Oh Bill, I meant my screenshot HERE on this forum....it was configured in Photoshop at 1000 pixels wide so you could visibly see specific aspects but I now see your forum keeps images down to a certain size. Yes, I can resize images directly within my wp work area....thank you!
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yes, I need to back track to classroom and look up your presentation....been so busy working on pages and working on illustrations and assigned artwork
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Btw, my site is hosted by SynergyFlare who then have it hosed on VPS via Telehouse America (in Manhattan) which is cloud based
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Rev: I also study short tutorials on YouTube and want to run this short one past you: https://youtu.be/jqx_A7ESqHg and ask if he is on target?
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Btw, my URL is hosted by SynergyFlare based in Toronto who offer me VPS hosting through Telehouse America and I believe they must be a reseller of this secondary virtual private server cloud hosting. Initially, my developer works on his own but also works for SynergyFlare who host clients whose developers help build sites (for guys like me) as my developer is a PHP specialist and coder. I think Telehouse America's site is http://telehouse.com fyi
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@DansCartoons

That YT video is quite good, and generally good instruction. There are a couple errors -- or at least things said that may be true but not entirely or always true. This is typical in many amateur presentations.

I've been told that if you ask me the time I'll tell you how to build a watch -- which may be true -- but sometimes you have to begin at the beginning and include the correct detail in order to not leave people with false impressions.

That said, these guys at the WP Learning Lab are generally pretty good. Here's another take on the same process:

https://youtu.be/evDk3qZKD0k

My clients get 10 videos (out of a complete set of about 86) right in the dashboard that deal with images. I like them to have the training they need right at their finger tips.
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