Featured images, also known as post thumbnails are a great tool for WordPress posts to have a wonderful display. These featured images are the primary image for a blog post that appears next to the heading on your homepage and social media. In this video, we’ll show you how to easily add featured images or post thumbnails in WordPress.


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To add a featured image, you would want to go into the post’s document options and when you scroll down there should be a section called featured image where you should be able to upload a new image or select an image that was already uploaded to your WordPress site. You would want to ensure your images are the same size to keep your images the same on the blog page.

If you are looking for images to add to your site, there are many different sites that you can get the images from. Below we have a few links of services we recommend with our referral links to ideally give you any active discounts for our recommendations:

Shutterstock: With their paid plan they offer access to tons of high-quality photos, illustrations, drawings, videos, and more. They are who we use for our WPBeginner site.


Unsplash: A popular resource for high-resolution images that you can use on your site and other projects.


Negative Space: A well-organized collection of copyright-free images


New Old Stock: An archive of vintage photographs from public archives


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