WordPress Image Sizes

[S1:E33] WORDPRESS IMAGE SIZES: Managing your library of assets, so when you publish your pages and blog articles you can embed images small, but once clicked on the view in full size for ease of your audience.

WordPress Image Sizes VIDEO CHAPTERS

  • [00:00] Welcome Introduction
  • [01:29] Making your images viewable online
  • [02:00] How to manage images on your WordPress blog
  • [02:25] Sourcing images
  • [03:43] Sizes of images
  • [05:25] Putting images on your WordPress site
  • [08:00] Changing the size of your image
  • [09:33] Making your images clickable for your audience

The Problem

Understanding how the Media Library works, by which to manage your images properly and also to be able to view those images as larger files and not tiny thumbnails to improve the user experience.

The Solution

When you import an image into the media library, it will tell you the size of the file in both memory and pixels.

Now you have two choices.

If the image is very large, you might want to control that image asset in the media library, by changing the size that it is available to any page/post of your site that may want to use it.

However, if you want to do different things on different pages/posts with the file then you should leave it as is, and use the tools on the page/post to control how that image is display when on that specific page.

Finally, when you are in the media library, there will be a URL field that shows you the path, to where that file is stored on your hosting companies servers. If you copy this url.

When you import the image into your page/post, you could show it as a thumbnail within the copy, but turn it into a hyperlink, that links to the URL you just copied. So when the visitor clicks on the tiny thumbnail, the image opens in full. Allowing for a better visitor experience as they can then see in clarity what the image is all about.

The Benefits

Controlling your image files in both memory and pixels sizes, allows you to improve the speed of your pages/posts loading, how your visitor engage with your site and if they then choose to learn more information by wanting to view the image in detail, you’ve given them the tools to do so.

This is the kind of difference between annoying a visitor to the point that they leave as they don’t like your site, or they think it’s awesome and keep on surfing your pages.



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