How to upload files using media in WordPress?

upload files using media

Media is one of the option you will see in WordPress dashboard. Use and purpose of this option is to upload media files such as images, videos, pdf etc.

how to upload files using media?

  • Goto Dashboard.
  • Click on Media.
  • Click on add new.
  • Drag drop files from your computer.
  • Now you can upload it in any post or page.

Following page will open when you click on Media –>Add new. This page will also allows to upload multiple files.

upload files using media

After clicking on media you will also see sub menu named as Library.

What is Library?
Library contains collection of all files that inserted in your website. This page will look like this. Media library also shows all the details such as Author name, Uploaded path, comments, uploaded Date.

Media Library

You can also add media while creating post or page by using add new button. Following image shows location of add new button.

upload media using wordpress

After clicking on add new button new box will open which contains all uploaded files. You can select and insert into post or page. If you want to add new file simply drag drop that file in that box showed in following image.

insert media using wordpress

Above box has lot of features. you can create gallery, you can set feature image or you can also insert media from other website directly writing url of media file of other website.

See above image. When you click on any image you will see something at right side. Search engine can’t read images so you have to put some detail about image in textual language. alt text is useful for that.

Also  you will see attachment display settings such as Alignment, Link to and size.