Inserting a YouTube video on your blog

It is important to vary media in your blog.  One of the most common media aside from pictures is video.  In this article, we are going to learn how to insert a video on a blog post, a Youtube video in particular.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1.) Open the post or draft where you want to insert your video.

2.) In the toolbar of your draft window, click the Add Video button from the toolbar to display the Add Video dialog box.

3.) In the Add Video dialog box, select the From URL tab.

4.) Copy the Youtube URL (web address) of the video that you want to insert and paste it in the URL text box of the Add Video dialog box. Continue reading

What are Categories and Tags

Words, Words, Words

Words are very important on the internet. Websites are found by search engines using keywords and phrases. That is why we need to use appropriate keywords for our websites or blogs.

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Tags and categories are several of the things that use the “word technology” in classifying and identifying blogs. In this post, we are going to learn how to use categories and tags appropriately. Continue reading

Posting an article in your blog

In the previous post, we learned how to register a WordPress blog. (Here’s why WordPress is the preferred platform for your blog.) In this post, we are going to familiarize ourselves with the WordPress Dashboard. Although, the images used in this post were taken for a hosted WordPress blog (not a WordPress.com blog),  the Dashboard of both platforms are very similar. You can follow the tutorial below using either platform.

Moving on, it is important to be familiar with WordPress environment – the Dashboard (Figure 1) – something like the “command and control center” of your blog or website. The Right Now panel contains the number of Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, and Discussion (a snapshot of your blog’s Comments section). The QuickPress panel will enable us to publish short posts quickly. In the left-hand side of your Dashboard are the sections and their subsections.

The WordPress Dashboard

You could also see other “panels” in your Dashboard. They include Recent CommentsRecent DraftsSite Stats, etc. Do not be overwhelmed by these panels; we will use each of them as we go on. For now, we will concentrate on the basics. At this point, it’s important to be familiarized with the environment.

As a sample post, we will show the step-by-step posting of one of our partner blog’s articles (written by yours truly), which is about the recent doodle of Google (Figure 2). This article has an image and some hyperlinks to other articles in the web, so it’s a nice example because we can also show you here how to include an image in your post as well as add hyperlinks in your article. Continue reading

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