When you share your post or page to social media the Featured Image goes with it and shows up in the listing.
Additional Choice is to Upload an Image Through the Add Media Button
You can also simply upload an image to the text box and click to choose the size as medium, large, or extra large. Do not choose thumbnail as this will cut off part of the image. When you upload an image through the Add Media button in the upper left of the text box you can click to align it on the left, in the center or on the right. It has been my experience that these images also show up on social media when the page is shared.
The link to add the image is located on the right hand side of the Page screen.
WordPress Twenty Twelve Featured Image Size and Steps: There have been a lot of questions from visitors about this. The Featured Image size, like the header height, is flexible. The height and width can be created in the software by pixel size when you create the image. I created my featured image with the collage tool in PIcasa. It is the same way I created the headers. In the set image size area I chose to create a custom size and made it 300 pixels wide and 600 pixels long. This worked with the layout that appears on the left side of the page that includes text and a list of related posts. The bottom widgets came out just below and it all looked even. To create a narrower or shorter image just choose to type in a different smaller pixel size for width and length. Then upload to the site.
When you add a featured image to the Front Page Template it does not show up in the text box the way it would if you added it as an image through the Add Media button to your page or post. But it does show up on the front of your website.
You can also add Featured Images to a Page or Post that is not the Homepage. If the page or post is shared on social media [Read more…]