Upload and Edit Media Seamlessly on WordPress.com
Uploading and editing media just got a whole lot better on WordPress.com. Check out our new Media Manager, designed to make it easier to upload images, audio, and video files to your site and edit their attributes on the fly. Let’s walk through how to add images to a new post on WordPress.com.
Within a new post, click on the Add Media button:
The Media Manager allows you to collect images to add to your post-in-progress. You can select a file you may have already uploaded to your Media Library, designate a URL from which to embed an image, drag and drop files into the browser window, or select files to upload from your computer:
Editing image attributes
Once you’ve uploaded the images, you can edit each image’s attributes from within the Media Manager, simply by selecting it. You can edit an image’s title, enter a caption and alt text, and/or edit display settings:
When you’ve got the details just right, click on the blue, Insert into post button on the bottom, right-hand side of the Media Manager to add your images to your post:
Creating a gallery is a snap
To create a gallery, select the images you wish to include:
Then, click on the Create a new gallery button in the bottom, right hand corner of the Media Manager:
On the following screen, you can edit descriptions. You can click and drag photos to re-order them as you see fit:
Here’s the new gallery in a published post:
For our self-hosted friends running WordPress.org, Media Manager improvements will be available in WordPress 3.5, which rolls out on December 5th, 2012.