Content and Media

Featured Images

A featured image represents the contents, mood, or theme of a post or page. Posts and pages can have a single featured image, which many themes and tools can use to enhance the presentation of your site.

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From your dashboard, click on Pages or Posts and edit the page or post. In the settings on the right, locate the Featured Image module. Click Set Featured Image:

You can then choose an image from your site’s Media Library, Google Photos, Pexels Free Photos, or Openverse. If you want to upload an image from your computer, choose Media Library and then click the Upload files tab.

After selecting your image, click the button Set Featured Image at the bottom right:

featured-image-library

Don’t forget to click Update on your post/page to save your changes. Your featured image is now set!

Certain themes use featured images in other ways that may require a specifically sized image to work properly. Please see the documentation for your theme for those exact dimensions.

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To remove a featured image, click the Remove featured image link.

The Remove Featured Image option is marked with an arrow.

You can also change the featured image by clicking the Replace Image button.

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Use the Cover block if you want the Cover block’s image to be the same as the featured image.

  1. In your post or page, add a featured image.
  2. Add a Cover block by clicking the + Inserter icon or typing /cover in a new line and press enter.
  3. In the Cover block’s toolbar, click the Use featured image icon:
Recording: how to set the featured image in the cover block.

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When a featured image is added to a page or post and it’s shared on social media, the feature image is often displayed on the social media post.

Screenshot: a post with blue cups as featured image
A post with blue cups as featured image

Sharing this post to social media, the blue cups featured image will be displayed:

Post on Facebook
Post on Twitter
Post on LinkedIn

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View all themes that support featured images with this link. Or, visit the showcase and click Feature, select Show All, and scroll the list until you can select Featured Images.

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