How to Add Text Over an Image in WordPress

It’s true that an image speaks for itself, but sometimes, your audience might need some extra information on what your image means. Adding text over an image, in short, a text overlay could be an amazing trick if you want to provide some extra information about an image. 

It is a very useful trick when creating banners, headers, or online advertisements. Besides, you can add a simple text over your image to create a watermark that can protect your image from copyright theft.

You don’t really need to know any advanced Photoshop skills to create a text overlay. You can add text over images in WordPress very easily, and very quickly. Now if you are thinking how to do that, this tutorial will show you just that. 

And the best thing is you don’t need any plugins for adding text over an image. So without any further ado, let’s just jump right into it.

How to Add Text Over an Image in WordPress

Go to the WordPress editor, once you have added the image, select it and click on the ‘Add text over image’ icon from the toolbar. This will turn the Image block into the Cover block.

Now you will see an option to add text over your image. Simply add the text there. 

You can change the color of the text from the Styles tab on the right-hand side options panel.

And the same goes for the text size. You can customize your text size from there as well.

Well, the customization options don’t stop here. To make the image look better, you can change the focal point from the Settings tab on the right-hand side panel. This also lets you choose between fixed or repeated background options.

Lastly, you can change the opacity and overlay color of your image from the Styles tab.

And that’s it. You are done.


So this was all you need to know about adding text over an image in WordPress. Now go on and select the perfect image, customize the text, and apply some cool effects. You know how easy it is.

Hope this helped, thanks. 

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