How to Change/Add/Delete Pictures
The Goldilocks Size
– The larger the photo, the slower your site’s loading speed and the more impatient customers you lose. And eventually you’ll run out of space on the hosting company’s machine and have to buy more. So before you add a photo to your media library….
Size down photos to under 800 x 800 pixels. In some situations, a photo can serve you well at 314 x 238 pixels. Some at 160 x 100. Or smaller.
- Like Goldilocks, you have to search for the “just right” size — as small as possible yet still clear. Kind of like what the engineer says: “The optimal design weighs less, costs less, and is matched to its load.”
– When a post is in Edit mode, you can see the Add Media button just under the title, on the left. Clicking on Add Media takes you to the Media Library. The upper left corner of the library gives you a few choices.
a. Upload files (from your computer).
b. Media Library (grab a picture that’s already in the library.)
c. Create Gallery (put photos in clickable rows)
d. Set Featured Image (see why in How to Post)
e. Insert from URL – if you don’t want to store the photo in your own library.
– Open a file (post). Maybe you can try this now with the Impact Switch post, In the upper black bar click on Edit Post. Now everything in this post is editable, changeable. You can grab the boxes on the border and drag the photo into a new shape.
Align or Delete
– Click on the photo of the impact switch, and a menu comes up allowing you to delete the photo. Or you can align it Left, Center, Right or None. By all means experiment with these alignments. The None alignment allows you to stack photos on each other and on text. The menu also has an Edit choice.
– By clicking on Edit you go inside the photo and control its alignment from inside. Here you can also adjust the size, make it link or not link and say to where. Inside the Edit page is a button called Advanced.
– In here you can tell it to open the link in a new tab or new window or in the same spot its in now. (I prefer having links open in the same spot you’re in now, rather than forcing a visitor to open a bunch of tabs or windows against his/her will.) In here you can also give it a caption and alternative text. What alternative text to give is a topic Search Engine Optimization gurus will tell you about. It’s what search engines read instead of the caption. I suppose it would be wise SEO for an engineer to put terms that a prospective customer would use when Googling for your services.