How to set the Featured Image in the Gutenberg Editor

The Featured Image, which is also called the Post Thumbnail per the WordPress Codex, is the representative image of a post or page. This image will become the image used to represent the post when a specific theme may call for the featured image. For example, if a theme has a section to show multiple images representing posts, then the featured image is the image used for that request. Follow the tutorial below in order to learn how to set the featured image in the Gutenberg editor.

  1. Login to your WordPress Administrator Dashboard.
  2. Open or create a post/page so that you can set the image.
  3. In the right hand column you will see the option labeled Featured image. Click on it to open the dialog box (if it’s not already open).
  4. Click on the link labeled Set featured image.
  5. Select an image from the media library or upload an image. Click on the button labeled Select in order to select your image.
  6. Click on Publish in order to save your settings.

You can see the featured image when you look at theme using the featured image in its pages. You can also see it in the editor and on the home page when the article is displayed in the list.

Note that the Gutenberg editor has been integrated directly into the WordPress Administrator dashboard as of WordPress version 5.0. It is now the default WordPress editor.

Congratulations! You now know how to set the Featured Image in the Gutenberg Editor. For more information on using Gutenberg, check out our other Gutenberg articles in the Editing Pages category.




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