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Building a B2B Business Blog – Step 5C: Adding Pictures To Your Post Via URL

URLThe final method for inserting images into your blog posts involves inserting the image from an URL.  You know how to upload an image, how to select from your media library and now we will learn how to insert a picture using a URL.

This method works well if you store your pictures on a separate site to save space on your site and increase speed for SEO purposes.  Or you want to use an image on another website that you own and the image is already published.

Insert an Image From a URL

Follow these steps to insert an image into a WordPress post from another Web page or storage site:

  1. Click the Add Media button.
  2. On the left sidebar of the popup box, click the “Insert from URL” link.
  3. Open a new tab in your browser and go to the URL where the image is located. Right-click on the image you want to publish in your blog post and select “Copy image URL.” Paste that URL in the top box.
  4. WordPress will pull the image in from that URL. Write a caption, if you want one, and an Alt Text.
  5. Align the image and select your link-to location.
  6. Click the “Insert into post” button.

Remember…

One important thing to remember is if the source URL has a change, this will affect the photo in your post.   An example of this….if you delete the picture from the original site, or replace with a different picture when you are updating, it will not appear in your post that was added with the URL.

Learn More

Learn more about creating blog posts and adding pictures in these posts:

Adding Pictures Via the Media Library

Adding Pictures to Your Post

Writing Your First Post