Up to now, you've learned about entering, editing, styling, and laying out text content. In this lesson, you begin the same process for media files, which primarily means images, but also includes video, audio, and documents. I start with the basics of uploading and inserting an image into a post and then take a brief look at how WordPress stores it along with other media files.
There are several points within the WordPress admin screen where you can upload images and other media files, as shown in Figure 11-1.
Typically, you'll be using the Upload/Insert menu when creating posts and pages, so I'll use it to illustrate the basics of uploading an image.
The title of this menu is important because it's a reminder that it fulfills two functions, both of which are completely separate:
You can upload media files and not insert them into the post, and you can insert media files that were previously uploaded.
Figure 11-2 shows a close-up of the menu.
The four icons represent four types ...