How to Add Media to WordPress?

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Now, let’s see how you can add media files to your WordPress media library.

Go to Media Library

Go to the media library page

click add new from the media library dashboard
Click Add New from the Media Library Dashboard

Click Add New Media

find and click on the Add New button you see on the top of the page.

Or, you can also click on Add New from the left sidebar.

click add new media from wordpress sidebar menu
Click Add New Media from WordPress sidebar menu

Select and Upload Media

Now, it offers you two different ways to add media from local storage –

1. Drag-and-drop upload – Drag the media files from local storage and drop them on the box.

2. Manual upload – Click on ‘Select Files’ and then choose the files from your PC drives.

click select files wordpress add media
Click select files

You can upload multiple images at once with both methods.

Remember that the upload limit depends on the server settings and the hosting provider’s server setup.

Enter Image Attachment Details

After adding images on WordPress, we recommend entering their details and descriptions of the image such as media titles and alternative texts. This will help your content’s SEO.

To enter media title and alt text, open the image from the media library by clicking on it. On the right sidebar, fill in the Alternative Text and Title for the image. You can also insert Caption (the caption text will appear on posts/pages if you use the image)

enter image title alt text and meta description wordpress add media
Enter Image Title, Alternative Text and Description

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