How to Add Featured Images or Post Thumbnails in WordPress

Do you want to add featured images to your posts on your WordPress theme? Well keep watching in this video I'll show you how you can set the future images for all of your posts on your website Featured images are set by the theme that you have on your site so yours might look a little bit different

For this website I'm using the WordPress 2017 theme and as you see as I'm scrolling through the featured image is set at the top of the post when I'm scrolling through and then when you click on the post and you actually go to the individual post you see that it's actually larger and each theme will set this up differently but this is how this theme is so you'll want to take a look at that To get this on your site go to your WordPress dashboard, head over to any of the posts that you have, open up one of the posts that you want to work with, and over on the right you'll see a featured image meta box Now if you don't see that go up to your screen options and click on that and make sure that featured image is checked Now if you still don't see that, that means your theme is not supporting featured images you'll want to do one of two things You either need to switch themes to one that does support featured images or you can look through our tutorial to add the code to your actual theme

If you do see this you simply want to click on the link to set the featured image You'll want to make sure you add the title and the alt text for your image, click set as featured image you'll see that come up under here and then you can scroll up and click update and now when you scroll through your site you see that the images are set as featured images for all of your posts Did you learn something from today's video? If so subscribe to our YouTube channel and we'll send more helpful tips to help you manage your WordPress website and thanks for watching

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