How to use SVGs in WordPress
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is an XML-based vector image format. SVG has several potential benefits over other graphics formats like JPG or PNG.
Firstly there's a clue in the name - SVGs are scalable - they can be resized when viewed with no loss in quality or pixelation, like you might get with a JPG or PNG.
Further you'll often find that for logos and simple graphics SVG images can be smaller in file size too - which means your website will load quicker - double win!
WordPress doesn't support SVG format images out of the box. But fortunately there's a third party plugin Safe-SVG (external link opens in a new window) that can help us out.
You'll need to be logged in to WordPress as an Administrator, or have sufficient privileges to be able to install a plugin.
- From the WordPress dashboard, select Plugins > Add New or from the Plugins screen click the Add New button.
- Start typing safe svg into the search box and the correct plugin should show up in the results.Click the Install Now button.
- Once the plugin has installed click the Activate button.
- No further configuration is required - you'll now be able to upload and work with SVG files through the WordPress Media Library.