Uploading media to a website is a basic skill that anyone in charge of maintaining it will use often. Clients ask me how to do this all the time,  so I thought I would write a post with simple instructions. These instructions can apply to uploading audio and video files as well. You may want to think about hosting your videos on a YouTube account and then embedding them on your site instead of uploading them, but that’s a post for another time.

From the Dashboard/Posts screen place your cursor where you want to insert the media item, then click the “Add Media” button, which is outlined in red in the picture below. (Click on any picture in this blog post to enlarge them it).

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Another screen will open. Click the  “Upload files” link on the top left hand side (highlighted in red below). Click the big “Upload Files” button in the middle of the page and select the file you want to upload from a file selection box, or locate it (on your desktop perhaps?) and just drag it somewhere onto the screen .

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When it’s finished uploading, click the blue “Insert into post” button at the bottom of the screen.

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Once  the graphic is inserted into the post, you might want to edit it. You can do this by clicking on the picture that you want to edit and selecting the little picture in the upper left corner of the selection,  or by going to the media gallery and selecting the picture there.

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Once a picture has been selected, you can edit the size, alignment, enter a title and/or caption and change link URL settings or click the “Advanced Settings” tab for even more options.