Adding inline images to HASTAC posts

Adding inline images to HASTAC posts

Adapted from a tutorial blog post by our very own Lisa Tagliaferri.


Images are a great way to draw attention to your work on the Internet and to keep readers engaged. Here we will walk you through the steps required to add inline images to the body of your HASTAC post.


Adding Images to the Body of a Post

To add an image from your computer to the body of your post requires just a few clicks. In the WYSIWYG editor window, within the Body text area of any post-content page, you should see an icon of a landscape picture in the toolbar. Click on this icon button and a pop-up will appear:

 

 

From that dialog box, you should click on the "Browse Server" button, which will bring up another pop-up window:

 

 

From that window, you should choose the "Upload" button in the upper-left hand corner, then select the "Choose File" button that appears. This will open a dialog to your computer's file browser, from which you can select an image to upload:

 

There, you will be able to select a file (shown here as demonstrated with a Mac OSX operating system by selecting "Open"), then you should select "Upload" back on the upper left-hand side of the page. You will receive confirmation that your upload was successful:

 

 

Once you receive that confirmation, you can then choose to "Insert file" (next to the green checkmark) on the upper left-hand corner of the page. (Note that you can also insert any newly-uploaded or previously used images by simply double-clicking their name in the media files list within the "Browse Server" dialog):

 

 

From there, another dialog box will appear that shows your image along with an "OK" button in bright green. There are also options to manipulate the size of your image, especially useful should you want it to display at a smaller size. Note that images larger than the page-width will be auto-scaled to fit. If your image becomes stretched out once you publish your blog post, you can simply click the image to bring that dialog box up again by double-clicking the image in the editor. From there just click on the lock icon so that the width and height are "locked" to maintain image ratio / proportions. 

 

 

Once you click OK, you should see the image in the Body text box of your post. You are now ready to continue writing or add other images.

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