WordPress Website Doesn’t Have Thumbnails, Here’s How to Add Them
Most likely you’re reading this because you’re searching for a way to add thumbnails to your WordPress site. You want to add a few images to your posts to make them more appealing to your readers. Or maybe you’re even thinking about doing a little internetting and want to take advantage of the built-in thumbnail functionality.
If that’s the case, then let’s talk. You can certainly add thumbnails to your WordPress site by doing some manual labor, or you can use an automated tool to generate them for you. We’ll discuss both approaches.
The Manual Approach
Let’s start with one of the simplest and most popular options. You can add thumbnails to your WordPress site by simply clicking the Insert Image button on your WordPress toolbar. This will bring up a small menu with several image sizes and formats available to you. Choose the one you like best, and bam – you’ve got a thumbnail.
You can also drag and drop images from your computer to the WordPress window to quickly add them. Once you’ve got the thumbnail you want, simply click the Save button on your WordPress toolbar to save the image. You can use this method to add as many thumbnails as you want to your WordPress site.
Using an Automated Tool
If you’d rather avoid any manual labor and simply want to have some random images generated for you, then you can use an automated tool like Thumbnailator to quickly add thumbnails to your WordPress site. First, visit the Thumbnailator website and register for a free account. Then, navigate to your WordPress dashboard and click on the Upload button. Click the Browse button to choose an image from your computer and then click the Thumbnail button to have Thumbnailator generate a nice, uniform crop of the image.
You can find a variety of free images to use from the Thumbnailator website. Simply search for images you’d like to use and click the Download button to save them to your computer. You can use these images for your WordPress site without any restrictions. Of course, you can opt to pay a small fee for a Premium Plan, which provides you with more storage space, advanced image transformations, and advanced image SEO.
Which Method Should You Use?
Both of these options are perfectly good, and it depends on your personal preference which one you want to use. If you’re looking for something quick and easy to implement, then using an automated tool is almost certainly the better option. You can find a variety of free images to use from the Thumbnailator website, so there’s no reason not to try it out. But if you’d rather avoid any automated tools and simply want to have some manual control over the process, then using the WordPress Insert Image button is the way to go.
Of course, you can combine the two methods. For example, you can upload an image to your WordPress site using the Thumbnailator tool and then insert that image into a post or page using the WordPress Insert Image button. This way you can have some elements of automation with the rest of the process being done manually.
So there you go. Two very easy ways to add thumbnails to your WordPress site. Now, if you want more, follow the link below and I’ll show you some more cool things you can do with thumbnails.
Thanks for reading! I hope this article answered some of your questions about adding thumbnails to your WordPress site. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment below! Good luck out there.