Q: I want my site to have more than just text. I want to embed videos, show my Twitter feed, and add images – without having to call my webmaster. Can WordPress do that?
A: Yes! A WordPress website will allow you to make changes to the text of your site, but you can also easily link to a PDF newsletter, embed a YouTube video, stream a photo album from Flickr or Photobucket and much more! And it’s so easy, just go to the item you want to embed live online, click on the web address (URL) in your browser, and paste it in your WordPress post or page on a line by itself. You don’t even have to make it a live link! WordPress will automatically do the rest.
A complete list of embeddable sites include:
- YouTube (only public videos and playlists – “unlisted” and “private” videos will not embed)
- Flickr (both videos and images)
- WordPress.tv (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being)
- SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+)
- FunnyOrDie.com (WordPress 3.0+)
- Twitter (WordPress 3.4+)
Pictures added to a page or post are uploaded. You click the “add media” button and can choose to upload an image, PDF or other media – and some browsers will even let you simply drag and drop a file from your computer so you don’t have to find the folder on your computer. A list of file types you can upload is here.
All uploaded items are added into your site’s Media Library, where they can be used over and over again. You can add a caption, resize an image, make the image link to another web page when clicked, align the image so your text flows around it, or use the image gallery feature if you have multiple images in the same page/post.
WordPress offers more information on that here.
If you have a WordPress website and don’t know how to add images or videos, we can help! If your website doesn’t allow you to make your own changes and you want to consider switching to WordPress, please give us a call.