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WordPress Words: Featured Image

A featured image represent the contents, mood, or theme of a post or page. Posts and pages can have a single featured image, which many themes and tools can use to enhance the presentation of your site.

With custom header images, you can display your own photo on your blog’s page headers. Featured images allow for even greater customization, giving you the option to display unique custom header images for specific posts and pages or set thumbnails for special features of your theme.
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Example: A Featured Image is an image that is selected as the representative image for Post, Pages or Custom Posts.

About The Word

Featured images are used on some WordPress Themes to incorporate images into the site’s design. There are many ways this is done and the display and usage of featured images is set by the Theme. Read the Theme specifications and instructions for how to use it with your WordPress Theme.

Featured images are often displayed on the front page of the site above or next to the post title and post excerpt. Click the image or post title to access the image.

Some WordPress Themes use featured images along with a category called Featured or through the use of sticky posts to use featured images in sliders on the front page of the site. Others may use featured images to change the header image on a single post or Page pageview.

Social media sites, like Facebook, use images to highlight linked content. The usage of a featured image may be highlighted in social media posts depending upon how the WordPress Theme uses the featured images. If the featured image for the post is featured on the front page of the site and not the post itself, it will not appear in the social media stream. Only images on the post itself will appear. Check your Theme to see how this works.

To set the WordPress Featured Image feature on a WordPress site, edit a post. Look for Featured Image in the Post Edit Screen and click it to access the Media Manager to use an image already uploaded to the site or upload a new one.

This is a screen shot of the Media manager in the WP-Admin.

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Web Accessibility: Media Accessibility User Requirements

The WAI Media Accessibility User Requirements document covers a range of subjects relating to allowing people with disabilities to access media on the web in an alternate way. Continue reading Web Accessibility: Media Accessibility User Requirements

WordPress Words: Attachment

An attachment is an image or other file uploaded through the post editor’s upload utility. Attachments can be displayed on their own ‘page’ or template.”
Attachment – WordPress Codex

Why are Attachments Important

  1. Less Confusing for the User: Allowing the user to see an image more clearly, without navigating away from your site or clicking the back button to get back to your site.
  2. Direct Attachment to Posts and Pages: Simpler to change an image for a single post or page, or changing them all at once across your site, instead changing them individually.
  3. Branding: How you present yourself; is your site professional, establishing a personal confidence and trust in your product or service.

Types of Attachments

Attachments are images and files linked to the web page on WordPress.

There is a range of file types that can be uploaded into the Media Library they include image, video and audio files, but other file types such as document files or spreadsheet files can also be incorporated into your WordPress site. Continue reading WordPress Words: Attachment

WordPress Words: Media Library

Media consists of the images, video, recordings, and files that you upload and use in your blog. Media is typically uploaded and inserted into the content when writing a Post or writing a Page…

The Media Library Screen allows you to edit, view, and delete Media previously uploaded to your blog. Multiple Media objects can be selected for deletion. Search and filtering ability is also provided to allow you to find the desired Media.
Media Library – WordPress Codex

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WordPress Words: Media

According to The Business Dictionary, digital media “includes photos, video and music, distributed over the Internet, which are either non-copyrighted or copyrighted materials provided either freely or for a fee.”

How Does Media Effect Us?

Media plays a very important role in today’s society and greatly impacts how we communicate with one another. Almost any form of mass communication can be regarded as media, such as television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet. WordPress itself is a form of media, because it’s a means for people to communicate through a medium. Although media can exist in many different forms, we want to talk about media and its relation to WordPress. This means we want to talk about online media, or more specifically, digital media and how it can be used in WordPress. Continue reading WordPress Words: Media

How to Post a Picture and Video in a Comment on WordPress

This tutorial covers how to put an image or video into a comment on WordPress.

Images posted in the WordPress Comment box must be set in an HTML image tag.

<img src="http://example.com/image.jpg" alt="Description of Image" height="150" width="200" />

The HTML tag links to the image, stored off the site you are commenting on. The image may be on Flickr, Instagram, a public image on Facebook or Google+ or stored on a web server such as your own.

As long as the image is stored on a publicly accessible server, and access to the server continues, the image will remain linked in the comment box. If the server status or image is changed or moved, the link to the image from that site will break and not be visible, possibly reporting an error in the comments on that post, so do this with caution.
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