Hi there, In this blog post we are going to learn great things about Featured Image in WordPress. Featured images are not just limited to WordPress. Featured Images have great importance in any type of Blog built on any platform either it is WordPress or any other. As I am WordPress user, so I am going to guide your about featured images keeping WordPress as a reference, although you can follow this guide for any other blogging platform as well.
This guide is for beginners, so let us get started from all start.
What is a Featured Image?
Featured means something special. Thus by the name, we can guess that it should be a special kind of image. Now the question that arises is how special?
According to my experience of blogging, I find Featured Image as the one special image that represents itself as the Title Image of a Blog Post or article of a Blog or Website. For example, in a book, there are some special cover page designs that represent the whole book, similarly, there is an image call as Featured Image, which represents the whole Blog Post.
Featured Image in WordPress
I got the idea of writing up a blog post about Featured Images in WordPress when I re-memorized the questions asked by my Blog readers.
One of the most popular Question that many of my Blog readers ask me is,
“How you create Featured Images for your Blog Posts?”
That is totally a different thing that How I make it and design it, and I assure you all that I will soon publish a detailed blog post guide about creating beautiful and eye catching Blog Post Images and Featured Images for your Blog Posts as well.
For now, let us learn about Featured Images in WordPress.
As we know we can insert as many Images in our Blog Post as much we like. But which Image will be displayed in the expert of our Blog Post on Homepage or somewhere else on the Web?
In WordPress, we can decide this thing. We can choose a particular image from the images already inserted in the Blog post or can also upload any other image and can use it as the featured image of our Blog Post.
If you are already a Blogger using WordPress Blog, you may be clear about this concept of Featured Image. But if not let me guide you quickly how you can set a Featured Image in WordPress for your individual Blog Posts.
How to Set a Featured Image in WordPress?
Here are the quick steps you’ll need to follow for setting up a featured image in WordPress:
- In the WordPress post-Editor, in the Right Sidebar, you will see a window of Featured Image as shown in the following screenshot.
- Click on the Set featured image link to select a featured image for the current blog post. When you click it, the Featured Image Selection window will be opened as shown in the following screenshot.
- You can choose an Image from your existing Media Library of WordPress or can upload a new image from you Pc as well by going to the Upload Files Tab of the Window, which is shown below in the screenshot.
- Thus after choosing an image, your Featured Image box of the right sidebar of the WordPress post editor will look like as the following screenshot.
So, this is how you can set featured image in WordPress.
Importance of Featured Image
Featured Image has an important role to play. It attracts the visitors to the reader to read up the blog post. Thus naturally, it is helpful to increase the page views. Further, may be, I need not explain how important is to increase the page views and how much beneficial it is.
Therefore, you should always set an eye-attracting featured images for your blog posts as well as I always do. I will surely publish a guide about creating beautiful featured images. Till then, stay updated and read other great content of mine. Also read this post: Indian flag images – whatstatushindi.in
Here below is how featured images have glorified the look of my Blog’s homepage.
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