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Author: Patty J. Ayers

News Feeds Simplified

What’s a news feed, and what is RSS? A news feed is a data format which allows people to receive frequently updated content from specific sources they choose. Currently, the most-used type is RSS (“Rich Site Summary” or “Really Simple...

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....