Adding Images to WordPress is not as intuitive as it could be. If you are struggling, maybe this will help!
When you are in a blog post, click on the little box in Upload, Insert
It will take you to a window for browsing and uploading images (which is pretty simple)
Then it takes you to this screen
Number one is put in the descriptive words that will show up when someone scrolls over the image. Key Words are great - look at what the image is, or make it something "cute."
Number 2 - make sure the image is not larger than 600 x something or it looks really funny in some browsers. Generally you want medium.
Number 3 - decide if you want the image to show on the left with words on the right, or in the middle with words above and below it (like this) or to the right with words to the left.
Number 4 Insert the image. In some WordPress Themes there is another "button" for use this as the thumbnail image - you can only pick one image in the post for the thumbnail on the front page.
Once the image appears in the post, then click on it and two boxes will show up. One box has a Cancel symbol and one has a picture . Click on the picture image and this screen below appears.
If the image is placed where you want it, and it is the right size then click on the Advanced Settings tab at the top. If you need to make changes, move it around on the page, etc. go ahead and do that here - but remember to UPDATE!
Once you click on Advanced Settings, it takes you to this screen:
Make certain the image is not more than 600 x something.
Pictures and words will be placed right up to the EDGE if you do not put some space between them. It is important to add 4 and 5 to Vertical Space (or another number if you want more space). If the image has a TON of white space around it you might not need to do this.
Then Update! You're done! Great Job!
If you have simple WordPress questions - let me know! Eleanor Thorne, 919-649-5057