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Are you new to blogging? Or have you made a new blog website for yourself?

But you don’t know what should be blog post image size? Don’t worry. Here in this post, you will learn everything about blog post image size and how you can make them?

An Idea blog image size is 1280 x 720, and the featured post image size is 300 x 200. The images size can also be reduced up to 800 x 400. You can make these images on programs like photoshop, illustrator, and canva.

If you use WordPress as your CMS, it has a default option to convert all the images into three possibilities.

  • Thumbnail size -(150 x 150 pixels)
  • Medium size -(maximum 300 x 300 pixels)
  • Large size -(maximum 1024 x 1024 pixels)

But I have turned them into zero because when you upload an image to WordPress with default image settings, it copies one image into three sizes given above.

So to save space, as I am using shared hosting, I turned them into zero. And whenever I upload any image to WordPress, only one image is uploaded.

Must read: Blog post image size.

Blog post image size in wordpress

You can read further to know more about blog post image sizes and how you can customize them on your own.

How to set blog post image size?

To customize a blog post image, you use any image or photo editing software. But to do things more conveniently, you can use online platforms such as canva.

Other than that, there’s an option on WordPress if you want to customize the image size.

To set the blog post image size, keep this rule in mind.

  • The width should always be kept higher, and the height should be lower for blog post images.
  • And if you are making an infographic image, you should do vice versa.

How many images should you use in one blog post?

There is no specific number of images on your blog or website. But for more information, you can read this documentation about images by google.

Usually, you can use 4-5 blog post images in your blog post but do not stuff the unnecessary pictures if there’s no need.

Rather than using lame stock photos, use real-life images or buy them using premium platforms to add value to your blog post.

Or else you can make graphic images by adding 4-5 ideas to make one single picture, just like I do in many of my blog posts.

Here’s the type of posts and, according to them, how many images you should use.

  • Staple post – 3-5 images.
  • List post – 8-15 images
  • Pillar posts -10-15 images.

Types of images used in the blog posts.

Blog post image size info

There are various types of blog post images, and you must know where you should use them in your post.

Image typeImage resolution (Size)
Blog post image1280 px X 720 px
Featured Image300 px X 200 px
Infographic image600 px X 1800 px
Statistics image1920 px X 1080 px
Type of blog post images and their size in pixels.

Type of image formats to use in a blog post.

There are generally four types of image formats used on any website. Let’s look at them and know where you should use them.

WebP(Web Picture)

WebP is the image format that google highly recommends using on your website. The quality remains the same, but the image size decreases up to 40% less compared to JPEG image size.

I use WebP images for my blog, and it helps me save quite a good space in my hosting plan.

As I design all of my blog post designs on canvas, that platform does not provide the option to convert or download images in WebP format.

To convert images into WebP format, I used online image converting software. But as of now, I am using the Litespeed cache plugin. It converts all the JPEG images to WebP images easily.

JPEG(Joint Photographic Experts Group)

JPEG image format is the most common image people use across the globe. The format gives excellent picture quality in very small image sizes.

Other than using this image format in blogging, the JPEG format is also used for storing images in various storage devices due to its less size.

PNG(Portable Network Graphic)

E-commerce websites and product-focused websites mostly use this image format.

As it supports lossless data compression, this is used in graphic designing as well. Logos, icons, and transparent images are primarily used in a PNG file type.

GIF(Graphics Interchange Format)

However, you should not use more than three GIF files in your blog post. But sometimes, when we want to use any animation or moving pictures in our posts and articles, the GIF file type is more convenient and smaller than video files.

Using GIF animation has an advantage over WebP animations. Because WebP animation takes more processing power, it can put stress on your server and make the website slower.

Does image size help in SEO?

There are various reasons why you should use images in your blog post.

  • Images give structure to your articles and blog post.
  • It makes your content look appealing.
  • Brings traffic if you have used infographics thru google images.
  • Good images which have information also help to get organic backlinks.

Learn more about images by watching this video on SEO of images.

Manish Pandey

Hi, I am Manish Pandey, this blog's author and content writer. I primarily focus on content related to Digital Marketing, Blogging, and SEO. I have been in the blogging field since 2017 and have over 5+ years of experience. Hope I will try to put some helpful content for you.

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