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February 7, 2011

Uploading Images To Websites

There are some basics that any webmaster who wishes to be successful as an online entrepreneur must strive to know. This includes basic HTML, utilization of some tools – especially those for designing and amending or updating websites, uploading web pages from computer system to host server, and generally updating your website and blog.

The specific topic for this article is “Uploading Images To Website” which falls within the broad framework specified above. Reference here is to HTML websites.

Uploading Images To Website

This broadly speaking, can occur in two ways:

Uploading Images To Website, With Uploaded Images On Your Web Host Server.

Simply upload the image you want unto your server using an FTP Client such as FileZilla to have it displayed on a page on your website, from your server. This web page houses only the image. You then insert the image location (i.e. web page url) generated into the tool you use to design/amend or update your website e.g. Kompozer ( how to use will be explained in another article) and save unto any particular web page within your computer system. This web page could already contain text or other images if you so desire. This web page will then be uploaded via an FTP Client such as FileZilla or similar tool, to have the image – now on a desired web page of your website, displayed.

Detailed Procedure:

Right click and “save image as” onto your computer system, perhaps into “My pictures” folder. Better to start taking SEO into consideration from the outset by naming the picture/image with a targeted keyword.

Now use a tool for updating your website (linking your computer system to your server) such as FileZilla client (how to use will be explained in another article) to upload the image from your system unto a particular file of your website on your host’s server, in a suitably defined directory such as images.

Since an image is in most cases needed to be inserted in another web page, within text or other images and not solely for use on its own generated web page, take the generated image location url and insert into the space in “image insertion interface column 1″ of Kompozer. Also insert an appropriate keyword in the “alternate text” space.

Adjust the actual image dimension to your desired custom dimension in “image insertion interface column 2″ of Kompozer.

Adjust the appearance of the image within the web page as desired and insert a solid border if you so desire in the space in the “image insertion interface column 3″ of Kompozer.

Redirect the visitor to any particular web page of your choice when he clicks on the image, by inserting the url of your desired web page in the space in “image insertion interface column 4″ of Kompozer.

Save on the web page desired in your computer system and upload the web page onto your server/website using the FTP Client, FileZilla.

Voila! Your image is sitting pretty on your chosen web page with your host server.

Uploading Images To Website With Uploaded Images Not On Your Web Host Server.

Insert the image location (image web page url) for the desired image from any location on another server such as affiliates’ principal’s website into the tool you use for generating/amending or updating your website e.g. Kompozer, following steps 1 to 4 above and save this on your desired web page on your computer system.

Continue with the procedure indicated for “Uploading Images To Website, With Uploaded Images On Your Web Host Server” above, to upload the web page with an FTP client – FileZilla, unto your website at your host server.

The only difference in this case is that you did not generate the web page url the image is located at and your host server is not hosting the image web page, but rather linking to the web page it is currently hosted at. Your host server is however hosting the web page (including text and/or other images) in which you then insert the image.

In another article, I shall explain the pros and cons of using each method highlighted above.


Dele Ojewumi is the webmaster of => www.homebiz-supermarket.com.Why not visit his blog => www.homebiz-supermarket.com/profitable-business-ideas for a display of images further clarifying this abstract topic as well as a detailed explanation on how to use Komposer for designing and updating websites in addition to how to use FileZilla client to upload web pages from your computer system to your web host server.

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