Uploading and editing media just got a whole lot better on WordPress.com. Check out our new Media Manager , designed to make it easier to upload images, audio, and video files to your site and edit their attributes on the fly. Let’s walk through how to add images to a new post on WordPress.com. Within a new post, click on the Add Media button: The Media Manager allows you to collect images to add to your post-in-progress. You can select a file you may have already uploaded to your Media Library, designate a URL from which to embed an image, drag and drop files into the browser window, or select files to upload from your computer: Editing image attributes Once you’ve uploaded the images, you can edit each image’s attributes from within the Media Manager, simply by selecting it. You can edit an image’s title, enter a caption and alt text, and/or edit display settings: When you’ve got the details just right, click on the blue, Insert into post button on the bottom, right-hand side of the Media Manager to add your images to your post: Creating a gallery is a snap To create a gallery, select the images you wish to include: Then, click on the Create a new gallery button in the bottom, right hand corner of the Media Manager: On the following screen, you can edit descriptions. You can click and drag photos to re-order them as you see fit: Here’s the new gallery in a published post: Pretty nifty! For our self-hosted friends running WordPress.org, Media Manager improvements will be available in WordPress 3.5, which rolls out on December 5th, 2012.
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