Adding images to a product

Images are vitally important to selling products on your website. Here’s how to make the most of them.

Main (featured) image

The next step is to set the main image that will display in the product listing and index pages.

To do this, simply click on the link on the lower right marked Featured Image. The images used in the gallery will come up as before. Select the best one and click Set Featured Image.

Then save and publish your product. It will look like this:

Adding images to a product

To the right hand side of the product description window you will see a link marked Add product gallery images. Click on this and a popup window will open inviting you to upload files.

Browse to the folder on your computer where you have the files for your product, then select all the files you intend to use and drag and drop them into the window.

You then need to select each image and add a title, caption, alt text and description. For the sake of simplicity it’s easiest to copy the same term into each field as in the image on the next page.

The system places a tick next to each newly uploaded image.

Below these fields make sure Alignment is set to None and Link to is also set to None.

Your image should be Full Size – usually about 640×480.

When you have finished, click on the blue Add to gallery button.

This will create the pop up lightbox gallery effect on the product page.

It’s a good idea to save your product at this stage.

See ‘Adding variable products‘ to continue.