Use the Photo element to add individual photos or images to your pages. After adding a new Photo element, the first thing you will need to do is upload a file from your computer or add an image from your Dropbox.
Great images are one of the best ways to make your website stand out. There are a number of excellent websites that offer royalty-free images at no cost.
Image files should be in 72 dpi, no larger than 1280x800 pixels, and saved as either a .jpg, .png, or .gif. If you do not have an image editing software on your computer, we recommend using pixlr.com.
Photo Element Settings
After you've uploaded your image file, you can make several adjustments to it. Make sure to click Save in the bottom right corner after you make any changes. Read on for a list of all of the settings that are available for images.
Click the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to make your photo bigger or smaller. Click the expand button to make it as large as possible. You can also click and drag the corner of the photo to make it bigger or smaller.
You can't make an image larger than its original size.
Click one of the alignment buttons to align your photo to the left, right, or center.
If your photo is sideways, you can rotate it clockwise or counter clockwise using the circular arrow buttons.
Click to Enlarge
If you enable the Click to Enlarge option, your visitors will be able to click your photos and see them in their original size.
If you enable Click to Enlarge for an image, you will not be able to link that image to another page. (See below for information on linking images to other pages.)
Instead of placing a lot of large images on your page, show thumbnails of those images and enable Click to Enlarge so that your visitors can click on the images that they want to see full size. This will reduce the loading time for your pages.
You can display a caption below your photo by clicking the Caption and Alternative Text button (the white tag icon), entering a caption in the text field labeled Caption, and clicking Save.
You can link your photos by following these steps:
Click the Chain Link button.
- If the link is to another page on your site, select the page from the drop down menu below Internal Link.
- If the link is to one of your blog posts, select the post from the drop down menu below Blog Link.
- If the link is to a page on another website, enter the page's URL in the box below External Link or Email Address.
- If the link is to an email address, enter the full email address in the box below External Link or Email Address. (Example: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If the link is to a File Download element on your site, select the file from the drop down menu below File Download.
- If the link is to a store item on your site, select the item from the drop down menu below Store Item.
- Click the Set Link button next to the link type you've selected to set the link.
You can also create a link with text.
Alternative text is used by search engines and screen readers (for people with visual impairments). You should enter a short phrase that describes your photo. Entering alternative text is an important part of SEO. You can add alternative text to your photo by clicking the Caption and Alternative Text button (the white tag icon), entering the text in the field labeled Alternative Text, and clicking Save.
When the Pinterest feature is turned on for an image, your visitors will see a Pin It button in the top right corner of the image when they hover over it with their cursor. You can find more information about Pinterest on their website.