Any article is better when images and photo's are distributed throughout the article. Did you know you can wrap your text around an image? Did you also know there is more than one option for adding images to your article? First and foremost you should always add a featured image as the thumbnail just above and to the left of the adsense portion of a Wizzley article. Add related pictures to the body of your page in an effort to grab the reader directing them down the page creating better bounce rate, or length of stay.
Adding Images or Pictures to Your Wizz - Wizzley Articles
There are several options when it comes to adding images to your wizzes. Did you know you can wrap text around an image? Learn how to add pictures to articles.
The Thumbnail Article Image
Its vital to include a thumbnail image to your wizzes as the appeal of this image alone is the hook pulling readers to your article.
While the search engines don't display the article image you may feel it's just not that important. It is for many reasons. The article image fills your authors page with many stimulating images drawing the reader to your page as a professional site. Especially here at Wizzley you have the ability to make your authors page look very professional and like a site in it's own. This represents you, the knowledge you possess and your trademark. You want to keep up with the standards of this site including article images to all of your wizzes.
I'm sure by now you understand the value in adding the thumbnail image to your wizzes. Now let's get to the how to get it done.
Adding the Article Thumbnail Image
- Click on the image module or box just beside your wizz title to the left, the one in this article has a picture of me taking my own photo with my smart phone.
- This takes you to your pictures file, select the image you want to add
- Click on that image and then click the open box in the lower right hand corner
- You will be taken back to the wzz where you will notice the same image now in the thumbnail or box.
- If later you decide you want to change the image click on the existing image and repeat the process, this will replace the image.
The Image Module
The basic image module is a simple feature to add very attractive images to your wizz.
To use the Image module you simply select the module adding it to your wizz just as you would any other module. You can move this image module around as you can any other module.
Once in the edit mode you can select either of two options;
- chose file - this option takes you back to your picture file on the computer you're using
- enter url - this allows you to enter an image url
Once in the edit portion of the picture or image module there are many options such as adding titles, descriptions and the sort. If you don't want to include anything but the image itself simply click the boxes so that no check marks are displayed.
Wrapping Text Around Images
You also have the option to wrap your text around pictures in your wizz.
If you've been struggling with images you may find the addition of images in your text modules to be the easiest way. Did you know you could add images or pictures to your text modules?
I've included this image from my computers pictures files. You may also load them from the download file of your system as well. To grab a URL you can hover over any image you'd like to copy in your system or files left click on the image and drag down to copy URL, once copied you can add it by way of the url option.
The only place you cannot use the url option is in the thumbnail section of the article image.
Adding Pictures to Text Modules
You can both add pictures to text modules and wrap the text in a module around a picture.
How to Add Images to Your Text Module - Wrapping Text Around an Image
- While in the edit mode of your text module hover over the area to add the image
- Left click your mouse in this area adding the courser or I beam just in front of the first letter of the text area you want to add the image beside. The above example was added by clicking and adding the I beam just before the I in the first word if
- Next click and open the tree icon in the upper right hand corner of the tool bar
- This will open the window allowing you to add either of both the URL with the url button or a image from your computer files with the chose file button
- If using the add URL feature you will need to click the insert button after entering the url to complete the picture load to your text module
- If using the chose file button to upload from your files follow the process as outlined in image module section of this wizz, after which click the upload button then click insert to complete the process
- After you've added an image you can simply remove it by clicking on it to highlight it and then press delete on your computer keyboard
- While it's best to add the picture to the left of your text you can move the picture or image after it's been loaded into your text module where ever you like. I like the left alignment as we read from left to right.
- To move the image once its loaded into your text module do so by highlighting the picture or image click once inside the highlighted image and drag it around till you find the place you want it, drop it there by releasing your mouse
- Once you've done this if you don't like the placement simply click the undo button in the tool bar to move the image back to it's original placement
Adding Pictures For Beginners
Don't feel bad if you don't get it quickly.
As anything with computers or technology practice makes perfect which means you most likely won't do it perfect the first time. These are a lot of steps and many you may already know. If not I find it best to open Wizzley in more than one window going back and forth having this article open in one while you work on your wizz in another. This makes it easier for you to pop back and forth getting it quicker.
Most importantly take your time, walk away when or if you get frustrated and in no time you too will be teaching others how to wrap text around images.
I look forward to seeing many amazing images in your wizzes.