Set a featured image

Modified on Fri, 06 Jan 2023 at 09:16 AM

Set a featured image (written instructions)

Ensure that you are logged into your website. The black admin toolbar should be visible at the top of the screen.

The Home page of a GPsurgery.net website, with the admin toolbar visible at the top of the screen.

Go to the page to which you would like to add a featured image. For this example, we are using the Mother and Baby clinic page.

The Mother and Baby clinic page

Click Edit Page in the admin toolbar.

The admin toolbar with Edit Page selected

Scroll down the page to the Featured image box on the right-hand side. Click the Set featured image link.

The Featured image box, with the Set featured image link selected

Either pick an image already in the Media Library, or click Upload files to upload a new image.

The Featured image editor, with the Upload files link selected.

Drag and drop your image into the media library, and wait for it to upload.

The Featured image editor, with a new image uploading.

Click the image you wish to set as the featured image, and add alternative text into the Alt Text box. Make sure that your alternative text describes the purpose of the image, not what the image looks like.

The Featured image editor, with meaningful alternative text in the Alt text box.

Click the blue Set featured image button.

The Set featured image button

In the main page editor, click the blue Update button in the Publish box. This will save your changes to the page.

The Update button in the page editor.

The featured image will now appear at the top of your new page.

The Mother and Baby clinic page with the featured image.

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