Step by Step Guide to Adding an Image

  • To add a new Image to your website, click on +Image link in the Artwork subheading of the Artwork & Content Section of your Control Panel.
  • Clicking on the Image link in your Control Panel takes you to an Add New Artwork page:

Title & Date Completed

  • In the Add New Artwork page you can Title your Image and select the Date Completed from a dropdown menu.
  • You can also select how you would like the Date of your Image to appear on your website from a dropdown menu titled Display Date As. You can opt to display the entire date of creation for your Image, to display the year only, or to display no date whatsoever.

Media, Dimensions & Price

  • In the text fields provided, you can enter the Media, Dimensions and Price for your Image.
  • As with all descriptive text fields in your Control Panel, the Media, Dimensions and Price text fields and boxes are optional.
  • Not adding text to any of the fields means the fields will simply not appear on your website.

Caption & Description

  • Next, you can add a Caption describing your Image.
  • The Caption text field does not appear on your website (it is not visible to viewers). It is used to help with site accessibility and search engine indexing. Your Caption should be a neutral description for an uninformed viewer. Describe your Image as if for an audience who can read about it but is unable to view it.
  • You may add an optional Description for your Image keeping in mind that Descriptions are great places to use content rich wording in order to stay appealing to search engines and to help with your search engine optimization.
  • You can add Special Formatting to your Description (and to any large text box in your Control Panel) by using a series of symbols to indicate the special text options available. You'll see a quick key of these options under the Description text box and other text boxes that allow special formatting.

Add To Folder, Upload, & Artwork Alignment

  • Under the dropdown menu labeled Add to Folder you may choose where your new Image will be located. You may select Home Page for the Image to be accessible directly from the first page of your website. You may also place your new Image inside a Folder you've already created.
  • Next, upload your Image by clicking on the Browse button to locate your image file on your computer. After you've located your image file, double click on it and it will automatically populate the Text Box to the left of the Browse button.
  • Under the dropdown menu labeled Artwork Alignment you may choose where your new Image will appear (Top, Center, or Bottom + Left, Center, or Right). You can also select Use Master Setting from the Artwork Alignment dropdown menu. You can set your Master Setting for Artwork Alignment under the Artwork Alignment link in the Artwork Settings subheading of the Site-Wide Settings section of your Control Panel.

For Sale & Update

  • If you'd like for your piece to appear For Sale on your website, check the Sell using PayPal box below the Artwork Alignment dropdown menu. If you opt to list your Image as For Sale, fill out the Sale Label text field with a unique label to identify this piece when sold. Then enter the email address for your PayPal account in the PayPal Account text field.
  • Then click the Update button. Uploading your image can take several minutes depending on the speed of your Internet connection. You will be directed to the Make a Thumbnail for this Piece page:

Thumbnail & Hide Image

  • Click and drag the red corners of the box below to change its size. Click inside the box to move it around. When you are happy with the Thumbnail click Save to use it, or click Cancel to keep the default.
  • After successfully uploading your Image with its Thumbnail, you may upload a custom Thumbnail by clicking Browse under Upload a custom 100×100 pixel thumbnail image to replace this one: and locating the Thumbnail on your computer that you wish to use.
  • Should you wish to hide your Image from your website you may do so by checking the Hide this piece at the bottom of the Add New Artwork page.

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help/cp/add-image-step-by-step.txt · Last modified: 2012/08/01 22:11 by debbie