WordPress Basics

Easily Add Video to a WordPress Post or Page

for WordPress Version 3.1 or later.     The easiest way to add video to a WordPress post or page is to do it via YouTube.     YouTube takes care of hosting the video files and managing file formats – whatever format your video is in, YouTube will convert it so that it can be viewed over the […]

Controlling Your WordPress Website Front Page

Here’s a question from one of my WordPress clients:- How do I control which is the front page of my website? WordPress basically has two options for that front (or home) page:- it can be a specific page that you select it can be the front page of your blog, containing the most recent posts (you can choose […]

How to Easily Add Video to a WordPress Post or Page

The easiest way to add video to a WordPress post or page is to do it via YouTube. YouTube takes care of hosting the video files and managing file formats – whatever format your video is in, YouTube will convert it so that it can be viewed over the internet without concern about different video […]

Help for Including Images in WordPress

Upload an image by clicking on the WordPress Upload/Insert icon just above the text entry box. Then browse to the location of the file(s) on your computer and upload. In the Add Media box:   Give your image a meaningful title. Remove the Link URL (by clicking on None) unless you want to be able to click […]

Help for Adding or Editing a Blog Post

Log in to WordPress and click on Posts. To write a new post, click on Add New…, to edit an existing one, click on its title in the list. Using the WordPress editor is quite similar to writing an email and most of the buttons will seem quite familiar.  If you need a little extra help, […]

Including Pictures in a Post

There are 4 key steps for including a picture in a post: Save the photo in the right size and format for the web (max 400px wide, 72dpi, 50-100KB). Upload the photo using the File Upload area of the Write/Edit Post page. Send to Editor window. Position your photo correctly in the Editor window and […]

More about Writing

There are a few other things which are handy to know when writing items. Copy and Paste  If you have already composed the article in another format, a Word document perhaps, it is possible to copy and paste into the Write Post input box.  Copy from the source document, then click in the input box and use […]

Writing an Item

Some simple instructions for writing a new item in WordPress. Log in to the admin function, located at http://domain/directory/wp-admin.  You can probably just use the login link at the bottom of the WordPress home page. You’ll have to enter your username and password.  Then you’ll be taken to the WordPress Dashboard. Select Write from the […]