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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.

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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.

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