WordPress Tips

This website publishing tool that you will be using for this class, WordPress, is everywhere. As a matter of fact, it runs about 35% of the internet.  What that means for you, is that if you can’t figure something out, a simple Google search will yield tons of resources.  That said, we are here to help you if you need it.  Just reach out via email ([email protected]).

Some of the basics you will need for this project.

Any time you finish editing a page click the blue UPDATE button to saveupdate

WordPress will save all the revisions of your work, so it is pretty difficult to lose anything, and easy to go back.

Editing a Post in WordPress is very much like editing a page in Word. You will have lots of formatting options.

This is a POST that you will EDIT (via links above or below) for your project.

Edit Page

to CREATE a POST click +NEW —>  POST

Be sure to check the correct CATEGORY post in the right-hand side of the post before saving it by hitting the blue PUBLISH button


To add an image, when you are in the editing interface you ADD MEDIA and follow the steps to upload.

  • Before you upload, size your image to reasonably fit on the screen (and no more than 600 pixels tall @ 72dpi)
  • Name the image something LOGICAL i.e. big-polar-bear.jpg   NOT IMG_1234.JPG
  • Drag or upload
  • Insert it into the page
  • If you want the image to expand to fill the screen when a user clicks on it, be sure to “link to media file”

link to media file

How to Add Video

Click the ADD ENSEMBLE VIDEO button above (next to ADD MEDIA)

Add the “Content ID” form Ensemble

Simply add the URL to the page and hit the blue UPDATE button

How to Add Audio

  1. ADD MEDIA button
  2. UPLOAD your MP3You will get a player that looks like this (user will need to click the arrow to play)