Adding Images Guide

If you have any other questions not answered here, feel free to comment below to ask.

Featured Image (option on Add Article page, in right column)

This is a very important image. It will show up in the sliders and categories of the website. This image MUST be  high quality of at least 750 pixels width. You also need to include a smaller version of this image somewhere in your article so readers can see the caption as that is also where the credit line will display.  When inserting a copy of the featured image into your article via the Add Media button (5),  there is an option to select the image size and you can simply select a smaller size.

Add Media (button on Add Article page, above text editor box)

This button opens up the Media Library for you to upload your images to. It is important you fill in all the fields. It is the button labelled 5. here.

Media Library (accessed via above options plus the Writer menu on the left in the backend)

The media library is where you go to edit data for all your images. Here is one example.

Image metadata showing fields filled in

This is what the above image data looks like in the article – see below.


Domestic violence free zone depicting physical violence.
Domestic violence material depicting physical violence. Credit: Ben Pollard | Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 2.0


This is filled by default. If you can, rename your images to something relevant before uploading them. It will be better for SEO.


Give your image a name or title, which will be visible on mouseover of the image eg. “Dog Passenger”.

*For better SEO, try and use words you use often in your article as a part of your image title*


This is text that will display with the image in your article. This is where you put your caption eg. “Travelling with dogs is easy!” and the attribution for the image using this format for images which have been licensed with certain restrictions:

Credit: Author | Data | <a href=”http://replacewithlink”>License</a>.

So for example, the full caption would look like this;  “Travelling with dogs is easy! Credit: Cosmos | Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 2.0.” If unsure, ask for help. It is very important to credit the image as the author has requested to be credited, and to provide a link to the license itself. Here is more on how to Properly Credit Photographs.

This is the code for a public domain/free image:

License:<a href=”″>Creative Commons CC0</a>.

*For better SEO, try and use words you use often in your article as a part of your caption*

Alt Text

Give your image a visual description eg. “Dog with head out car window”. It is best if you can link a description of the image with the content of the article you have written eg. “Travelling dog with head out car window”. The alt text is important so put effort into creating good image alt texts.

*For better SEO, try and use words you use often in your article as a part of visually describing the image in the alt text*


Any extra information here. A description would be good as this will show on image archive pages. For admin / editor verification of your images, please include the original link to the image if it is not your work, so we can easily locate originals and check attributions. A simple Source: link to image page will do – see screenshot above.

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