How to Add a Featured Image

Task Checklist

Information that you will need:

  1. Knowledge of where the image is located (local or a web link)


  1. Toggle the "Settings" sidebar
  2. Get to the dialog box
  3. Navigate to the location of the image
  4. Set featured image

Estimated time from start to completion:

Since there’s only one featured image per page, this task should not take you more than 10 minutes to accomplish.


It is assumed that you're already inside WordPress and inside the editor of the page that you're working on at this point since you're already adding a featured image.

Step 1: Toggle the "Settings" sidebar

First, you need to access the "Settings" sidebar on the right. If it's not showing, click on the cog icon in the upper right corner of the page. Once the sidebar is visible, click on the "Set featured image" box.


Step 2: Get to the dialog box

Next, go to "Upload Files" and then click on "Select Files" at the center of the page. Alternatively, you can also select from the "Media Library" if the image is already there.


Step 3: Navigate to the location of the image

Use the dialog box to navigate to the location of the image that you want to use for the featured image and then press "Open."


Step 4: Set featured image

On the "Featured Image" page, click on "Set featured image."


Additional Notes

Here are all the options available to add images.

a. With Upload, you need to select the media from your computer.
b. With Media Library, you're going to choose from media already uploaded into WordPress.
c. With Insert from URL, you just need to input the URL to the image or video.


That's it. Now, let's see you add a featured image.

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Verification Checklist

The documented task must meet the following criteria:

#1. The image used for the featured image is the correct image.