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Using the Media Library

Inserting Video and Audio into your Pages

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Now that we've talked about how to add images to your WordPress website I want to talk briefly about how to add video and audio to your pages. With the advent of HTML5, it has become much easier for you to add video and audio to your site and generally does not require any kind of

Inserting Images into your Pages

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Now that you know how to optimize images for a professional services website, it’s time to show you how to insert images into your pages. Let’s go to Settings and Media. We have not set these media settings to match our website yet but it doesn't matter at the moment. We just need to upload

Adding Audio to your Pages

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The final media we are going to look at in this Adding Content to Your WordPress Site lesson is audio. You just saw how easy it is to add PDFs and preview them in WordPress 4.7 so now I’m going to show you how to add audio. Let’s go back to Pages and let's go

Adding PDFs to your Pages

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Next in this Adding Content to Your WordPress Site lesson we are going to talk about adding PDFs to your pages. Something that is brand-new in WordPress 4.7 is the ability to preview PDF files. Let’s take a look. You can see this pdf has images already in it. If I wanted to I could

Adding Videos to your Pages

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Now that you’ve got a good grasp of how to add images to your WordPress pages and how edit those images, the next thing I want to talk about is inserting videos into your pages. Once upon a time before html5 was fully supported and really before mobile devices were so huge, there were a

Using the Media Library to Edit Images

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Now that you have seen how the WordPress 4.7 media settings work and how to insert images into pages I want to show so how to use the editing tools. That way you can edit images to be just right for your site. Let’s start with the image we just worked with. You can come

Inserting Images into your Pages

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I want to start off the conversation about adding media to your WordPress 4.7 website by showing how to insert images into your pages. But before we get to that I’m going to briefly talk about WordPress media settings. WordPress automatically takes an image that you upload and makes a number of copies of it.

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 13 – Add Galleries and Playlist to a Widget Area

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We’re going to do one final thing in this WordPress 3.9 Media Library seminar to answer Tom’s question, "Can you do audio or video playlists in sidebar widgets?". That is a great question, Tom I love that question. Let's go to widgets and make sure that I've got Black Studio TinyMCE installed on the site

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 12 – Add Audio Playlist to a Page in WordPress

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Let’s continue working with audio files in WordPress 3.9. I’m going to upload some more so that we can create a playlist just like we did with the video playlist. I have a bunch of mp3s in my documents that are ready to go. We’re going to keep working on this same page that we

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 11 – Add Audios to a Page in WordPress

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The next thing we're going to do in this WordPress 3.9 Media Library seminar is add audio to a Page using the Media Library. Let's continue working on the same page. Click edit and we're going to come down here and add audio. Click on Add media and again we're going to upload files. I’ll

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 10 – Add Video Playlist to a Page in WordPress

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Now that you know how to add a video to a page in WordPress 3.9 using the Media Library, let’s actually create a video playlist because that's something else you can do. In this same page let’s add media and then choose Create a Video Playlist. We didn't see this choice before because there was

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 9 – Add Videos to a Page in WordPress

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Now that you know how to add image galleries to a Page in WordPress 3.9, we're going to add a video to a Page. We’ll begin by editing this same page we’ve been working on and instead of the gallery here we're going to add a video. Let’s add media and we're going to upload

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 8 – Add Image Galleries to a Page in WordPress

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The next thing we're going to talk about in this WordPress 3.9 Media Library seminar is how to add image galleries to a Page. Let’s start by creating a new page for this. So, Pages, Add New and this is going to be Gallery and then I'm going to add some text, "Photos from our

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 7 – Editing Images in the Media Library

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The next thing we're going to do in this WordPress 3.9 Media Library seminar is edit images in the media library. I’m here in the media library and I'm going to select edit here for this image. Now we’re in the image and by edit what I mean is click down here below the image

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 5 – Images and SEO in WordPress

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Something that we have not talked about in this WordPress 3.9 Media Library series is the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) aspects of images. I think this is absolutely critical to using images in your website. In past discussions about SEO and images, I’ve always included the title as part of it but for some reason

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 4 – Using Featured Images in WordPress

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We’ve covered the basics of WordPress 3.9 image sizing and now I'm going to talk about featured images. A featured image is an image that is not inserted into the post but is attached to the post or page. I’ll show you an example. Let’s edit this page and then come down and set our

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 3 – Creating Custom Image Sizes in WordPress

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Now that you understand WordPress I 3.9mage Sizes, the next thing we're going to do is to create a custom image size and then I’ll show you ways to use it. First, we'll go to our Plugins and Add New. The plugin we’re adding is called Simple Image Sizes. So search the plugins and it's

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 2 – Understanding Images Size in WordPress

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Now that we’ve seen how to insert an image into a WordPress 3.9 page, I want to talk about image sizes. Many people who have used WordPress do not know that WordPress automatically creates a bunch of images at different sizes for that same image. You’ll want to listen carefully right now so that you

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library – Part 1 – Adding Images to a Post or a Page in WordPress

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this special seminar entitled "Everything You Want to Know About the WordPress Media Library But Were Afraid to Ask". Today we're going to talk about the new WordPress 3.9 media library. WordPress 3.9 has introduced a whole bunch of new functions, improvements and changes to the media library and

Everything You Wanted to Know about the WordPress Media Library (but were afraid to ask)

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WordPress 3.9 introduced a number of changes in the Media Library. In this seminar you'll learn everything you need to know about how to use the Media Library effectively and you'll learn all about its new features as well. You will come away with an understanding of how to add and manipulate images, videos and audio for your WordPress website.