Uploading Images in Joomla Articles

Uploading Images

Uploading images into Content Articles in Joomla can be easy if you know what to do. Follow the image guided instructions below to perform this task. This instruction does not contain information on how to create folders for organizational purposes or placing images within content.

Go to the Joomla Control Panel by loggin in to the administrator section or by choosing Site->Control Panel from the administrator menu.

From the Joomla Control Panel choose Content->Article Manager

NOTE: If you are using a blog component on top of Joomla such as Lyften Bloggie, you will have to go through it&squo;s content management area through the Components menu.

When the Article Manager appears, you will have to select the article from the list by clicking on the blue link in the Article List or create a new article by clicking on the New icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

For our purposes I have chosen the Test article at the top of our list. Once the article is in edit/create mode, you will scroll need to scroll down to the bottom of the screen.

Once at the bottom of the screen look for the Image button and click on it. The image button is located usually to the bottom left of the article content area.

An image selection and upload window will appear after you click on the Image button ( Skip ahead if not uploading ). Select an image by clicking on it and choose Insert from the buttons at the top or click on Browse to choose a file to upload.

When you click browse, a file upload window is presented where you can select a local file to upload, then click Open.

Depending on the size of the image, you may have to wait a few seconds up to a minute or so. There usually is a file size limit ( not necessarily related to the actual width and height of the image ). You should see an Upload Complete message if the upload has been successful.

Once uploaded – click on the Image you want to insert into the content and choose the Insert button at the upper right hand corner of the window.

After clicking insert, the image should appear within the content as a picture of the image itself.

You may have to adjust positioning or set image properties for the image in order to control how it appears within the content which is outside the scope of this article.


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