Media – Add pictures and movies to your posts and pages
Media is the images, video, recordings, and files, you upload and use in your blog. Media is typically uploaded and inserted into the content when writing a Post or Page. Note that the Uploading Files section in the Settings Media Screen describes the location and structure of the upload directory.
The Media Library Screen allows you edit, delete or view Media previously uploaded to your blog. Multiple Media objects can be selected for deletion. Search and filtering ability is also provided to allow you to find the desired Media.
Add New Media
The Media Add New Screen allows you to upload new media to later use with posts and pages. A Flash Uploader is provided and the ability to use a Browser Uploader is supplied if the Flash Uploader does not work.
To insert images, video, audio, and related media, see the text “Upload/Insert” and the four small icons, located just above the text formatting bar.
(image of the icons will appear here when this page is finished)
If you hover your mouse over each icon, after a few seconds, a title will appear telling you what each icon represents (image, video, etc…)
- To insert an image, place your cursor beside the text where you want the image to appear (we will choose its alignment in a moment).
- Select the image icon and you’ll be prompted with a new window. This window has three tabs along the top: “From Computer”, “From URL” and “Media Library.” By default, the choice “From Computer” is selected and gives you the option to “Select Files.”
- Choose “Select Files” and you’ll get a prompt to choose an image from your computer. Browse to the image and select “Open”, “Upload” or whatever the dialog may be.
- Your image will begin to upload and you may see an animated progress bar representing its progress. If the image is too large, you will be notified. If you consistently find yourself unable to upload images, you may need to contact me.
- Upon successfully uploading an image, the first prompt window will slide down to display new information about the image. You may populate that information to your liking, such as selecting the alignment and size, but these are optional settings. Once you have adjusted these accordingly, you should select the “Insert Into Post” button. If you do not see this as an option, you may need to scroll down in the window.
At this point, the image inserts into your page where you had placed your cursor. (Of course, if you adjusted the alignment it may be in a different location approximate to where the cursor was.)
To insert videos, audio clips and other files (such as PDF’s) you may select the related icon and you’ll be given similar prompts.
Quick Tip: If the visual editor is too small, you can resize it by selecting the lower right corner of it and dragging it down and to the right.