Friday, September 3, 2010

How to - add media in WordPress

mediaAs I was checking for comments from my blogs, I noticed a request on how to upload media in WordPress.If you don't know it yet, yes, you can upload media, either be images, documents, video or music.

WordPress allows a number of formats per
media category.

  • .jpg/jpeg
  • .gif
  • .png

  • .mp3
  • .m4a
  • .ogg
  • .wav

As much as I could remember, you would need to upgrade for some of the file types mentioned above.
Here's how you can upload any type of media files:

1. Login to your WordPress account and head to your Media pane, hit on the \/ to drop-down the selection>> Add New.

2. The main page will show on option where you could upload files. Click on the "Select Files" to allow you to browse the file you want to upload from your Local hard drive. Remember the maximum size of uploading media files is 65 mb.

3. Select the files you need to upload.

4. During the upload process, if you ever change your mind, you can still click on the "Cance Upload" button to do just that, cancel the upload.medup4

5. Once the file has been uploaded, you are given the option to add details to your uploaded media file.

Is the "name" of the image you've just uploaded.

Alternate text
This is an important matter which is a lot of website owners and bloggers ignore. Alternate text provides a textual alternative to non-text content in web pages. Alternate text serves several functions:
  • It is read by screen readers in place of images allowing the content and function of the image to be accessible to those with visual or certain cognitive disabilities.
  • It is displayed in place of the image when browsers don't support the display of images or when the user has chosen not to view images.
  • It provides a semantic meaning and description to images which can be read by search engines or be used to later determine the content of the image from page context alone.

File URL
Is the URL of your file's location. You can use this as a reference for other posts you make. It's like you have your own picassa or imageshack.

Once you're done in inputting the necessary details, just click on the "Update Media" button. And don't worry, if ever you forgot to make these changes, you can just head to your Media library, select the media, and click on "Edit".

And you're done! You can now use the upload media files for future use in your blogs and articles. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to post a comment.
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