Featured images are important in many WordPress websites because developers can resize them to fit the theme.  This means that when you upload a featured image it will automatically resize to fit the space.

To add a featured image to a post:

  1. Click on the set featured image link at the bottom right hand side of the post editing screen.
    The set featured image link
  2. Upload your image (make sure your image is big enough to fit the largest space – usually a page header banner image).
    Upload image screen
  3. Once your image is uploaded, add your title and alt tags for the search engines. Then click on the blue button – set featured image.
    Adding your featured image
  4. You can now see your image at the bottom right hand side of the post editing screen.The featured image appears on the post editing screen
  5. Click update or publish your post as normal.

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