How to Set a Featured Image in WordPress

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Recently we covered how to write a new post in WordPress, and in this post we're going to show you how to set a featured image on your posts.

What is a featured image?

A featured image is an image that is often shown at the top of your post, and also as a thumbnail or similar on your blog/posts page, it can be anything you like, but ideally, it will be relevant to your post!

How do I set a featured image?

Once you've got your new (or existing) post open in your admin panel, take a look at the right hand menu. You'll need to click on "Document" just under the publish button at the top right:

Once there, scroll down and click on the "Set Featured Image" button

You'll then be asked to choose to upload an image, or choose one from your image library (images you've already uploaded)

Either select an image from your library or click on the upload files section and add a new image.

Once that has been done, click on the "Publish" button if it is a new post or page, or the "Update" button if it is an existing post or page.


Neil Skoglund
Avid WordPress fan and founder of WPOwl - home of the best managed WordPress hosting. Neil has 3 passions in life,  coding, guitars & family.

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