Now that you have mastered uploading photos in WordPress, we would like to show you one more important thing you can do to the photos. Adding tags, or keywords, to a photo increase the likelihood that your post will show up when someone searches one of the keywords you tag your photos with – also known as Search Engine Optimization (or SEO), but we’ll save that topic for another day!
Why does SEO matter? Because you want people to find your blog! In the midst of the sea of unkempt blogs and overloaded websites, you want to find a way to rise above the rest so you can increase readership and bring people to your site. Now let’s get started.
Once you upload a photo to WordPress, you can find these images in the Media Library, also called the Gallery. To find the Gallery in your post, click the “Add an Image” Icon in the post. When it opens the new window, choose the Gallery Tab from the top menu, it’s the third tab. In parentheses it will show how many pictures are in the Gallery for that specific post. It will also show a list of the photo(s) and their thumbnail previews, and to the right of each photo title/thumbnail, you will see a link that says “Show.” Choose the image you want to add tags (keywords) to and click “Show.”
Once you choose the photo you are adding tags to and have clicked “Show,” the photo details window will open. In this new window locate the section labeled “Description” and add the keywords here; you can separate the tags with commas.
After you have added all the applicable tags to your photo description box, scroll to the bottom of that window and click on “Save All Changes.”
Once you have saved the changes, just close the photo window (the grey “X” is in the top corner of that window) and you’ll be directed back to the body of the post so from there just save your post and then you are done!