If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a titled one worth?
This week while browsing some published author sites, I hovered over a picture on a particular site. The author was huddled with someone in an interesting setting, and I hoped to be enlightened as to the identity of both the other person and their intriguing background. But alas, DC536, or some such photo identity glared back at me. Can you believe I was actually disappointed? I had been on a scouting assignment (of my own mental making) and denied the information I sought.
I realized then, that what I stumbled upon earlier this year, I had assumed everyone else already knew and implemented:
You can label your photos on your blog or website with catchy or informational titles!
Since I discovered this, I’ve labeled my photos (unless they are abstract) so you can tell where I took them and who is with me. Not only that, but they can also be linked. For example, if I post a picture of my husband and I on our anniversary zip lining through the forest, I can label it and link it to Redwood Canopy Tours. Why don’t you check it out here.
You can label your photos in Word Press by:
- Clicking on Upload/Insert above the toolbar
- To add a picture from you computer click on Drop Files Here/Select Files
- When the photo loads, scroll down until you see Title – whatever your picture was saved as you’ll see here. You can change it if you like.
- Scroll down further to change the URL to link to a site
- Click on Insert into Post
- Click on photo – click on the icon on the left (edit). Click on advanced settings at the top. Scroll all the way to the bottom and check the box that says “open link in a new window.
- Click Update.
- In preview, test it to make sure the links have been saved correctly.
This may all seem very simplistic and technologically obvious (and probably is to many of you reading this), but perhaps you’re like me and are glad for every little bit of instruction. I’m happy to pass it on. If you already have been taking advantage of this, good for you! You probably have an easier/better way to do it! Either way, it seemed worth the mentioning as a way to further connect our readers by making it easier for them to pursue their search for information.
Happy Label/Linking!What little tips do you have to share that could make a big difference? Do you already label and link your photos? Have you seen a good result from doing so?