How to set a featured image for a page or post in WordPress

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Adding a featured image to a page or post in WordPress is really easy, and many themes require it to power the thumbnails on the home page and/or archive pages.

This video shows you how, but you can also follow these simple stpes:

1) Visit the edit screen for the page or post in question
2) Scroll down to find the featured image setting at the bottom of the right hand column
3) Click the “Set featured image” Link and follow the prompts to select an image from your media library or upload a new image.
4) Click the “Update” button to save your changes



  1. Hi +brinksl yes this does work on Pages too. Check the screen options at the top of the page edit screen and make sure the featured image option is checked so that the featured image option appears.

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