How can I attach images to a post which have already been attached to other posts without having to upload them twice?

I don't want to insert the images into the post, I simply want to attach the same set of images to multiple posts.

  • See Codex how to insert image in posts. Is this what you're searching for? Asking because you tagged the question with plugins.
    – kaiser
    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:45
  • by mistake it is taged to plugin, i m looking for adding images to post once uploaded, rather upload again and again
    – Zeeshan
    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:49
  • Then see the link in my comment above. Also please read into the help center "On Topic" page to see what is on topic. Questions about wordpress.com hosted blogs are off topic.
    – kaiser
    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:49

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From selecting the 'Add Media' button you can select 'Media Library'. Do this instead of the 'Upload Files' option. This way you can reuse a already uploaded image.

Is this the answer you were searching for?

  • in this image is inserted, but when i click on "Uploaded to this post" drop down it is not showing that inserted image,it only shows uploaded images which is proper attached with post.?
    – Zeeshan
    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:52
  • this is not , what i want, i want how can i also insert image from add media gallery as we upload new in add media to the related post, that is inserted in posts table as attachment with the mime type.
    – Zeeshan
    Nov 13, 2013 at 5:11

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