Within the core Drupal 7, only Articles have the ability to add images to the content by default. This can be enabled for Basic Pages also by configuring the proper setting in the admin dashboard. Below are the steps you will need to follow to turn on the ability to add images to Basic Pages in Drupal 7.

Enabling images for Basic Pages in Drupal 7

  1. Log into the Drupal 7 admin dashboard.
  2. Using the top menu bar, locate and click on the Structure option.
    structure
  3. From this next page, click on the Content Types link.
    content-types
  4. On the Content Types page, find the Basic Pages row and click on the Manage Fields link.
    manage-fields
  5. This brings you to the page where we will activate the ability to add an image. At the bottom of the screen, you will see Add Existing Field. Next to that are a few fields to fill in. In the Label field, give it a name. We named it 'image' here. Under the Machine Name dropdown, select Image: field_image (root) and with the Widget dropdown select Image.
    add-image
  6. After entering the information, click on the Save button at the bottom.
  7. Next you are taken to a screen to add optional settings.  You may simply scroll to the bottom and click on Save Configuration to keep these. Later articles will address these settings.
    You can now see by the before and after shots below that you can now add an image to a Basic Page when adding content.
    Before After
    add-image-before add-image-after
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