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How to Blog : How To Add Media

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Typing text into the text section is great !

But how do you spice up your WordPress blog post with videos and images ?

WordPress offers you two option to add media.

  1. Upload From File
  2. Insert From URL

Upload From File

To upload images from file click select files.

You will be redirected to your image folder where you can select the image you wish to upload.

Once select the image will appear in you Media Library, where you can reference it for later use if necessary.

The image will also be displayed on the right hand side for you to edit.

Before Posting the image you have a few options:

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  •  Title
  • Caption
  • Alternate Text
  • Description
  • Align
  • Link
  • Size

Title: The title is per-populated from what the image is named on your computer. You are more than capable of changing to title to you keywords if you wish.

Caption: The Caption is for readers who may have a slower computer or the image does not load. The caption should detail what the image is about

Alt Text: This is the meta description for the image that search engine spiders will read. Keywords can be put here

Description: This is also a meta description for the image and search engine spiders.

Align: You can align the image Right, Center, Left , No-Alignment . The images text wrap, so you do not have to worry about having a huge white space if align right or left.

Link: If you wish to link your image to another post or webpage you can do so in the link section. If you prefer not to , you can leave this section blank

 Size: If the image is to large you can change the size of the image to better fit your blog post.

Once you have completed all sections offered, or the ones you wish to complete, click insert into post and add your media.

Add Media From Url

To add media from URL is very simple.

After clicking add media , and you are redirected to the add media page click insert from URL .

The only thing you will need is the original URL for the image.

Copy &  Past the URL and then fill out the options available. They will be the same as if you inserted media from files.

You can also link this image to something else if you would like !

What if after you add media and you need to fix it ?

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  1. Click the image
  2. Once image is clicked, click the little landscape button
  3. edit image

* If you decide you want to remove the image you can simply click the image and press delete or click the image and click the stop image.

Add a YouTube Video

To insert a YouTube Video you will need to Copy & Paste the URL into the text section of WordPress.

You can also Copy & Paste the embed code into the text section as well if you would like to embed the video.

If you wish to delete the video, simple delete the URL from the text section of the post.

Adding Media is a great way to spice up the look of your page.

Have fun adding pictures and videos.
Try not to overload you page/blog post with images 2 -3 depending on the length of the article is just fine.
Have Fun  !

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