How To Insert WordPress Media

When you want to create an interactive and fun blog or WordPress website, you’ve got to know hot to insert WordPress media. One of the most powerful content management systems available today, WordPress accepts many forms of rich media. Images, videos and specialized media like podcasts or audio files integrates seamlessly.

WordPress features an uploader that allows you to upload from your computer, or from a remote URL. To begin learning how to insert WordPress media, simply click on the button that is labeled Add Media. When you click on this upload button, you’ll be able to insert any form of media you can imagine.

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Videos, audio files and images can be uploaded to your server and inserted into your posts or pages. This can also be done by dragging files or content from your computer into your WordPress media upload window. Once you have uploaded the image or media you want in your blog post or WordPress page, you can change a variety of details about the file.

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Here are just some of the details and information you can alter about the media you are inserting into WordPress.

  • Title – This is the title of the image or media, and you can change or rename. This is meant to help people identify your media, and search engines can also pick up on the media for identification.
  • Alt – This adds an “alt” description to your file in the event that your website browser cannot display the media. If the browser has an issue, it will display this alt title instead.
  • Caption – Here you can add content or a caption under the image or media file. This option varies for most themes.
  • Alignment – Change the alignment of your media to left, right or centered in your post or page.
  • Size – You can adjust or change the sizing of your media in this field. Some themes will have predetermined sizing set, but your image will always try to retain the proper aspect ratio in most cases.

 

Once you have set these details, you can click on the button labeled “Insert into Post” to put it into your post or page. Once you’ve uploaded your image or media, you are done! You now know how to insert WordPress media into your post or page!

Happy Blogging!

What is WordPress Hosting?

WordPress hosting is a service where a company provides you with a hosted server solution. This basically means you pay for a service and a server that will hold your WordPress files. In essence it’s where your WordPress website will live. There are many different kinds of hosts out there, including the services from WordPress directly.

As you can imagine these hosting companies all vary in speed, service and the features they can provide for you. They also all will provide you with their own pricing structure, and some of them are even as cheap as a dollar a month. As cheap as some of these WordPress hosting companies may be, it’s a good idea to remember that you always get what you pay for.

Wordpress Hosting

Most people starting out with WordPress can get confused with the term of WordPress hosting. If you are confused there’s an easy way to think about WordPress hosting. When you are working on any document on your computer and writing / creating a file, eventually you’ll need to save it. This is the same theme or idea behind WordPress hosting.

When you build a WordPress website and begin creating it, you’ll need a place to save it or host it. Your WordPress hosting company will be the place where your website files will stay, so that anyone on the Internet can come and see your installation.

Some people get into trouble especially when they decide to save a few pennies on their WordPress hosting. This can cause problems later on down the road, especially if you are working on a shared platform and need a dedicated one.

What is shared WordPress hosting?

Otherwise known as cloud computing, shared hosting means that you are sharing resources and hardware with possibly hundreds of over subscribers. This means that you’ve got a limit on bandwidth, memory and computing power. While shared hosting is cheap and affordable, it can be extremely slow when your website gets enough traffic and attention. If your website is slow, search engines will penalize you which is not what you want.

If you plan on your website getting enough traffic and having hundreds if not thousands of visitors a day, think about a dedicated host. This is a machine that’s dedicated to your website, where you won’t have to fight for resources and bandwidth.

Thinking about starting a website and not sure if WordPress is for you? Check out my services page if you are in need of a dedicated WordPress installation service.

 

Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org can be confusing, especially for a new webmaster or someone who is getting started in WordPress.  Although WordPress is my personal favorite content management system and used by millions of users all over the world, the difference between WordPress.com and .org can be puzzling.

If you are new to WordPress or wanting to start your own website, don’t let the difference confuse or deter you. The two different iterations of WordPress exist to provide several different services for their users. Here’s the differences laid out for you below.

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Difference Between WordPress .com and .org?

Let’s begin with WordPress.com which is a free hosted service, and very fast and simple to use. You can have a website up in seconds and you’ll be ready to go. While this is a completely free service and excellent for any beginning webmaster, the fact is you won’t have much access to anything. Because it’s hosted by WordPress, it’s extremely limited in what you can install or configure. This is done for the security of other users and the servers that run and host the service.

You won’t be able to modify much even when you pay for extra features or a pro account. You can’t upload your own theme or change any visual aspect to customize your website. Selling things through your website is not possible, nor can you serve ads through the service. This makes it a great idea for a simple blog meant for a small audience or a simple purpose.

WordPress.org is different in that it’s a self-hosted solution, meaning you can control and manage almost everything on your website. The .org side of WordPress is meant for a user who wants a powerful content management system with the features of any standalone hosting service. This service allows you to change, upload themes and sell products or services online.

This is the basic difference between WordPress.com and .org, although we’ll get more indepth later on. Want to learn about my own WordPress installation services or how to use WordPress? Subscribe to my blog today to get the latest in webmaster content and tutorials.

Why WordPress

When you are after a Content Management System (CMS) platform for your website, there’s quite a few options available to you. Webmasters that wonder “Why WordPress?” certainly have a valid question. Other CMS platforms like Drupal, Joomla, Adobe Business Catalyst or Plone are definitely good alternatives to WordPress. However WordPress is still one of the largest and most popular CMS platforms, and that simple fact makes it an easy choice if you are wondering “Why WordPress?”

If you have stumbled onto this page, there can be a few reasons for this. Either you’ve been instructed by your boss to find a low cost website solution, or you want to start a blog on a budget. You may be in a job where you want to venture out and start your own business because you think it’s time to try your own hand at an online company. Or you are just plain curious about what WordPress is, how it works and why it’s so popular.

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Whatever the reason, Wordpress is an excellent choice because it’s open source, which makes it free. WordPress is also extremely popular which means that free plugins and features are being developed daily, which makes it highly robust and flexible.

I’ve been involved with WordPress since my first install 7 years ago, when it was nowhere near the powerful machine it is today. I’ve seen it grow from the crude content system that resembled a word processor, to powering millions of websites online. Since then I have helped thousands of customers get their brick and mortar business online, and created new websites for entrepreneurs.

Want proof of why wordpress is so powerful and popular? The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom uses WordPress to power his own blog, showing just how powerful and secure the system truly is. If you are on the fence and want to know why WordPress is so powerful, check out some of the important points below.

Powerful

It may seem like a simple content management system, but in reality there’s over 2000 files involved in any one single WordPress installation. This number is overwhelming for the majority of WordPress webmasters who have never used or edited an HTML file or a CSS stylesheet.

Simple

Even though WordPress has a multitude of files that are used at any one time, the good news is it’s incredibly simple to manage. Even with over 2000 files in a WordPress website, the fact is you can manage and run a popular WordPress website without ever changing a single line of code. Even if you fancy yourself a decent HTML  or code ninja, you’ll only edit around 20 of those files ever.

Free to Use

Like all open source software, WordPress is free to use and try. In fact if you don’t have your own personal host or web hosting service, you can even sign up for a free WordPress website at WordPress.org.  This is a free hosting service provided by WordPress and a perfect way to get your feet wet if you are wondering why WordPress? Although it’s free, it’s also rather limited in what you can do and what you can customize.

WordPress.com is a dedicated hub where you can sign up for various WP services. Plugins like Jetpack and Askimet require your own WordPress.com account. Sometimes this can cause some confusion for people who don’t know the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

How To Use WordPress

When you want to learn the ropes, you can use the rest of my website to learn how to manage, install and build your WordPress website. Most of my guides are easy to read and straight to the point, just like WordPress. Want to learn more about WordPress or even need a WordPress installation service? Check out my services page, where you’ll see my pricing and various packages. Need a custom quote or something customized for your business needs? Contact me for more information.

See the difference my custom tailored services can provide for your WordPress website. Let me do the heavy lifting and join the thousands of highly satisfied customers in my testimonials section.

Knock Knock Movie Review – I’d Rather Watch this Movie than Eat Glass

Although eating glass would probably be infinitely more entertaining. Yes, I made the mistake of watching this movie on the premise that my wife actually like Keanu Reeves. After watching it however I can say with certain confidence that there’s really way to really describe how shitty this movie is in the English language. Like many thriller and horror movie wanna-be’s this movie wants you to think that it’s smarter than it really is, and fails miserably. This is my Knock Knock movie review and much like the movie, there’s not much to it.

Keanu Reeves plays a father left home alone whose family is out enjoying the weekend for Father’s Day. His weekend was planned around some sort of work project because he looks to be an architect and smoking a little marijuana when two “young” girls knock on his door and turn his world upside down. Like all movie reviews this one is spoiler filled, although I might be doing you a favor if you haven’t watched this movie already.

These two girls appear on his doorstep, seduce him and then proceed to torture him psychologically and mentally throughout the film. That’s it. There’s no motive, no underlying plot and it runs out of steam rather quickly. What constitutes a screenplay nowadays in Hollywood is really beyond me at this point. Everything about this movie fails miserably, and does it in spectacular fashion.

Keanu Reeves looks like he’s either high on something or dead inside, or a mixture of both throughout the film. It’s never a good sign when the protagonist acts out scenes that make you want to burst out laughing when it’s supposed to be an intense thriller. He’s never had much range and it shows in this trashy movie.

The plot revolves around two supposedly underage girls, who don’t look 15 whatsoever in this movie. I understand the are supposed to look hot and sexy, but when your antagonists clearly look older than 15 your entire premise is shattered. I actually thought the chemistry between the two girls ( Ana De Armas and Lorenza Izzo ) was the ONE thing in this movie that worked. However against the backdrop of this plot, a better choice would have been actors that looked like Ellen Page in Hard Candy.

The premise that two 15 year old girls that look 30 could somehow carry out this elaborate plot, with no clear objectives, and the father of two children somehow can’t tell they are clearly of consenting age is ridiculous. Further there’s no connection or purpose for the antagonists, and the movie ends with little to no resolution. Keanu Reeves is discovered buried neck deep in the ground and his house is trashed. There’s no moral, no resolution, the antagonists get away with… having sex, leaving their fingerprints all over the home and possibly going to jail? What was I supposed to get from this piece of trash movie?

I used to think that director Eli Roth had some interesting ability to portray humanity in the midst of horrific things happening, as in Hostel 1. Instead he’s uncovered himself as just a scam artist with a love for sleazy and cheap parlor tricks. If he’s not fulfilling some sort of twisted torture porn in the Hostel movies, he’s dancing along voyeuristic sexual undertones in this crap movie.

I kept expecting some sort of twist, or something to give the plot some depth. Maybe his wife hired the girls, maybe the girls are exacting revenge, but it wasn’t to be. Knock Knock is stupid, inane and incomprehensible for any true movie goer. It truly has no meaning and no depth, and doesn’t even try.

I wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone unless you are lonely and need a sleazy, depraved, and raw portrayal of two sluts who have nothing better to do during the weekend.