Preview of article with no images JoomlaAdding text and links is the first step in creating your Joomla website content. The next step is knowing how to insert images. The following steps will explain how to insert uploaded images that are on your server and how to "hotlink" images from an external source in Joomla.

Linking to an external image source in Joomla 3.1

  1. Log into your Joomla Dashboard.
  2. Go to Content > Article Manager. Edit the article you want to add an image to.
  3. Insert image icon JoomlaPlace your cursor where you want the image to show up.

    Click the Insert/Edit image icon in the WYSIWYG editor.

  4. Update image JoomlaPaste the image url in the Image URL box. Add an Image Description and change the alignment.

    Click Update.

Uploading and linking to an image on your server in Joomla 3.1

  1. Log into your Joomla Dashboard
  2. Go to Content > Article Manager. Edit the article you want to add an image to.
  3. Upload new image JoomlaPlace your cursor in the article text where you want the image to display.

    Click Image at the bottom of the editor.

  4. Start upload of image JoomlaBrowse your computer for the image you want to upload.
  5. Insert the image JoomlaYou will see your image in the list of images.

    Select the image and click Insert.

    Final view with images in article JoomlaVisit your article and look at the the images that were inserted into your website. You will se the top image is "hotlinked" and the bottom image is an image that was uploaded to your server.

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