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Images for your website
All photos, images and PDFs will be stored in the ‘Media library’ of your website.
You can upload new images there, and then insert them into Pages and Posts.
You can insert individual images or sets of images in galleries.
What size images should I use? (a brief summary)
Pictures that are more crucial are:
- the ones that stretch across the whole width of the page, such as the “banner” at the top of each page
- or what’s often called a “hero” image, which perhaps takes the whole screen when you first arrive at a website
- also, those strips that run across the whole width of the page on some home pages
These ideally need to be a minimum of 1600 to 3000 px wide. Otherwise, they can look blurry and unprofessional.
And remember that if only a certain part of the image is to be used, then it’s that bit that needs to match these minimum measurements, and not the whole width or height.
Where should I store them and how should I name them?
- Consider keeping all the images for your website in one folder on your computer (and ideally backed up).
- If you have a particularly large website, with many images, you might benefit from using multiple sub folders.
- Name each original image to help you identify them easily later on (especially if you come back to them after a year or two).
- Important: keep the original image on your computer untouched. Make any changes (like cropping or compressing) to a copy of it.
- Name your files before you upload them to your website. Choose descriptive names that will contribute to your SEO score.
SEO is search engine optimisation = being found by search engines like Google.
You can improve your SEO in many ways. One of which is by having images with sensible ‘File Names’, ‘Titles’ and ‘Alt Text’ entries. These should include phrases that people might be searching for.
So, for example, I have help pages for people using Zoom. The name of one of my images is “Zoom Breakout Rooms Mobile closing notice cropped” – so it will contribute to being found by people searching for “Zoom Breakout Rooms” or “Breakout Rooms on a mobile”.
The “cropped” on the end simply helps me know its been cropped from the original.
More detailed information on using images
Fonts for your website
Ideally limit the number of fonts you use to 2 or maybe 3.
Too many will make your website look too busy, confusing and may even slow it down.
Fewer helps it look simple, clear and consistent.
How to Find Fonts to use in WordPress
Found a website with a font you like? … ways of identifying a font
Using the right ones together …
Add fonts to your WordPress website
Two useful sites …
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