If your WordPress blog has a lot of images then you may be running out of the free quota that WordPress gives you by default. Rather than buying a premium account for the current rate of $99 a year, just link your images to an image in a public folder on your Google Drive account. This will require a smidge of HTML coding, but very little and anybody can do it so long as you follow the steps below.
Setup a Public Folder in Your Google Drive Folder
- Locate your Google Drive folder on your computer (if you haven’t installed it then please Google it) (e.g. C:\Users\MyName\Google Drive\)
- Add a subfolder called WordPress (anything will work actually)
- Right-click on the new folder -> Google Drive -> Share -> Advanced Settings
- Under Who has access? -> Change the option to Public
- Under Access -> Can View -> Anyone (no sign-in required)
- Now place whatever images you want into this folder
- Right-click on the image -> Google Drive -> View On Web
- When the image is showing online, right-click the image-> Copy Image Location.
- This image location will be used below.
Start using the images in WordPress
- Stop using WordPress t
- Click on the HTML Tab next to the Visual Tab
- Locate the position where the image should go and past the following
<img class=” src=”image_location_from_previous_step”/>
- Publish the post.
That’s it! You now have expanded your WordPress drive size by many gigs using free space from a Google Drive account.