Image files are one of three types of media files that can be uploaded to your page. The other media files include audio files and video files.
The website supports png, gif, jpg, and jpeg files with a maximum file size of 150MB.
To add an image to your page, in the component tab toward the bottom of the page, select “Add Image”.
After you choose to add an image, you will have the option to “Add New Media” or “Add Existing Media”. “New Media” is a file you have on your computer or another location you will need to upload to the site. “Existing Media” is a file you have already saved to the website and can find with the media files on the site.
To add a file not yet saved to the website, select “Add New Media”
Once you select “Add New Media” you will have the option to give your image a name. Be sure to name your image a name you’ll remember or be able to search easily. Your file will be saved with all media files in the website, so you won’t have to upload your file again—you’ll just search the media file repository.
Once you have named your file, you’ll browse your computer for the image you’d like to upload. Select your file and click “Open”.
Next, you’ll need to give your image “Alternative text” or “Alt text”. Alt text is text that describes the image. Sometimes, web pages cannot load an image, or a visitor is using assistive technology (such as a screen reader) to read the website. Alt text is needed to describe the image in these cases and will show up instead of the photo. Alt text also helps search engines understand what an image is about.
Follow these tips when writing alt text:
- Be accurate and equivalent in presenting what the image is.
- Keep it brief and simple. Use the least amount of text needed to convey the image in an equivalent way.
- Avoid redundancy. There is no need to include “image of” or “a picture of” or “this graphic shows”- just get right to the point and spend your writing time carefully communicating the message.
After you enter alt text, you’ll upload the image to your page by selecting “Create Media” then “Save”.
To add a file already saved to the website, select “Add Existing Media”
Since you’ve uploaded your image to the website, it is saved with other uploaded media files.
After you select “Add Existing Media” a window will open displaying all the image files saved to the website. You can browse for your image, or, if you remember the name of your image, you can use the search option to find the file.
Once you locate your image, select the box next to it, then scroll to the bottom of the open window and select “Select images” then “Save”.
Be sure to select “Save” at the bottom of your page.
Once you have added your image to the page, it will look like this: