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Author: Patty J. Ayers

Video and Other Media

Video from sites such as YouTube and Vimeo can easily be embedded into a WordPress Post or Page. This is done using a protocol/format called oEmbed which avoids your having to copy-paste HTML from the site hosting the video you want to embed. Embedding a video is very...

Using Images, Part 2

In this lesson, we’ll go over the Media Library, get familiar with Featured Images, and go over creating a gallery of pictures using WordPress built-in Image Gallery feature. The term media includes graphic images, video, audio recordings, and other files such...

Using Images, Part 1

In this lesson, we’ll go over inserting an image into a WordPress page or post, and learn how to edit an image from within WordPress. The first step is to place the cursor into the spot in your page where you want the image to appear. Do this by clicking once in...

Social Media and WordPress

Social media can be a powerful tool for marketing a website and its products or services. This is a big topic which we can only address briefly in this course, looking at some basic steps which should be taken by someone managing and promoting a WordPress website....

WordPress SEO Basics

The acronym “SEO” stands for “search engine optimization”. The website Moz.com provides a good definition: SEO is the practice of improving and promoting a web site in order to increase the number of visitors the site receives from search...