A couple of months ago, I blogged about using images in my posts, but stopped using them after a few days as it felt too big a job to either find an image or take a photo myself. I thought about it again this week when my brother Robert quite rightly pointed out that my blogs would be more appealing with an image.
Now, Robert is a very creative person who takes excellent photos and posts some of them on a company blog he is responsible for. He also manages to find great images and videos from other sources. Over the last couple of days, I have taken his advice and have been using images in my blog posts. Surprisingly it has taken less time than I thought to select and add them, which means that I might go back and add images in previous posts.
The way I have been adding the images is through the WordPress media gallery which is in the ‘add new post’ or ‘edit post’ page (just above the ‘related articles’ section). You can view them easily and they appear to be related to key words in your post. It’s also possible to use the search box to type in other words which updates the images in the gallery.
By selecting the image in the media gallery it will appear in your post and if a reader was to click on the image they will automatically be directed to the source site. I’ve also noticed that the name of the site is displayed at the bottom of the image which is important in order to attribute the owner.
Note: It is always best to check where the image has come from, as well as licence information, just in case there is a fee or specific reason why this cannot be used elsewhere.
If anyone has any more information I would be grateful if you could leave me a comment as I am still a little nervous about using images belonging to someone else. Here is the post I wrote in November 2011 about adding Flickr images to your blogs and it also tells you a bit about attributions and creative common licences – Note 194 – Adding a free Flickr image to your blog post.
That’s all for today