WordPress has improved the Media Library screens.
Did you know that you can insert images, video, and audio housed elsewhere into your WordPress page?
The process is called embedding. WordPress can embed a wide variety of files from other providers, including:
- YouTube, Hulu, TED talk, and Vimeo videos
- Flickr images
- SlideShare.net slideshows
You can see the full list of providers on this webpage:
Images seem so simple in Word and PowerPoint.
You import or paste an image, drag to resize it, and you’re good to go.
Not so much. Word and PowerPoint hide a lot of complexity from you. That can bite you if you try to work the same way in WordPress with images that you did in Word.
Read our article on resizing images to learn how resolution works, and an easy way to resize images so they’ll fit well inside your WordPress page.
Sooner or later, we all want to add images to our WordPress websites.
This article at WPMU offers suggestions on where to find images.
Note: while I think there is solid information in the article, this does not mean that we are endorsing WPMU’s plugins.
Each weekday morning between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. we update our WordPress software. This usually takes 5-10 minutes; during this time if you try to access the websites you may receive a “site unavailable” notice. Once we complete the updates, the websites will be available.