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POST EXCERPTS

POST EXCERPTS

POST EXCERPTS

This video will introduce you to ‘Excerpt’ with this quality unbranded video tutorial.

This ‘Excerpt’ tutorial covers:

  • Switching to ‘Summary’ view
  • Enabling the ‘Excerpt’ module
  • Using the ‘Read More’ tag

By default your site will display the full content of your posts on the home page. This can mean lots of scrolling for your users to find and see the content on your site. WordPress provides two excellent options for cleaning up your blog, RSS feed and archive pages.

The ‘Excerpt’ module gives you the option to create or add exactly what you want your readers to see before clicking to read the full post. To activate ‘Excerpt’, first click ‘Reading’ under the ‘Settings’ tab in the WordPress dashboard. Find the option that reads ‘For each article in a feed, show’ and choose ‘Summary’.

Under the 'Reading' options select 'Summary'.
Under the ‘Reading’ options select ‘Summary’.

Next, navigate to either the ‘Add New Post’ or ‘Edit Post’ screen. If the ‘Excerpt’ module is not displaying, click the ‘Screen Options’ tab just near the top of the dashboard and under ‘Show On Screen’ tick the box next to ‘Excerpt’. The ‘Excerpt’ module should now be showing in the post content editor. Create or copy-and-paste text into the Excerpt text box that you would like to display in your feed and then click ‘Publish’ or ‘Update’.

Excerpts may only impact how content is viewed on your RSS feed. If your blog is still displaying the full post, another solution is the ‘Read More’ tag. This can be found in the tool bar of the ‘Visual Editor’. Place the cursor where you would like the content to break and click the ‘Read More’ tag. Everything above the tag will display in your blog feed followed by a link to read the full article.

Put the cursor where you want to break up the Post and click the 'Insert More' tag icon.
Put the cursor where you want to break up the Post and click the ‘Insert More’ tag icon.

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PLAYLISTS

PLAYLISTS

PLAYLISTS

This video will introduce you to adding images to create and manage video and audio playlists.

This ‘Playlists’ tutorial covers:

  • Locating the playlist option
  • Adding files to a playlist
  • Naming and ordering media files
  • Selecting ‘Playlist’ display options
  • Adding image thumbnails to your playlist

To create a video or audio playlist click the ‘Add Media’ button. If you have uploaded audio and video files to your ‘Media Library’ you will see options for creating an audio or video playlist in the menu of the ‘Insert Media’ screen.

Click 'Create Audio Playlist' and select files for your playlist.
Click ‘Create Audio Playlist’ and select files for your playlist.

Clicking on ‘Create Audio Playlist’ will take you to a screen that will show you all of the audio files listed in the ‘Media Library’. Select the files you want to display in your playlist and click ‘Create a New Playlist’. This will take you to the ‘Edit Audio Playlist’ screen where you can rename the selected clips and place them in any order you would like. You can also choose to hide or display the tracklist, artist name and an image thumbnail. When you are satisfied with your changes click ‘Insert Audio Playlist’ and the playlist will be added to your post.

You can add a custom thumbnail to each track in your ‘Playlist’ by going into the ‘Media Library’, selecting the tracks you want to add images to and setting a featured image for each track.

Give your audio or video files thumbnails by setting a featured image in the 'Media Library'.
Give your audio or video files thumbnails by setting a featured image in the ‘Media Library’.

The steps for creating a video playlist are the same, but instead of choosing ‘Create Audio Playlist’ select ‘Create Video Playlist’ from the ‘Insert Media’ screen.

Installing the Integrated Video Tutorial plugin and sharing the ‘Playlist’ tutorial with your users and clients will help them create better content and make you look like a rock star.

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EDITING POSTS OR PAGES

EDITING POSTS OR PAGES

EDITING TEXT

This video will introduce you to adding images to editing posts and pages in WordPress with this quality unbranded help and support video.

This ‘Editing Posts & Pages’ tutorial covers:

  • Locating the Page and Post Editors
  • Adding text to a ‘Page’ or ‘Post’
  • Basic format options
  • The ‘Visual’ editor
  • The ‘Preview Changes’ button
  • Pushing updates live

To access the page or post editor click on ‘Page’ or ‘Post’ in the WordPress dashboard and then click on the title of the page or post you would like to edit or hover over the title and click ‘Edit’ in the action menu.

Click the title of the page or post you would like to edit or hover over the title and click 'Edit' in the action menu.
Click the title of the page or post you would like to edit or hover over the title and click ‘Edit’ in the action menu.

To add or edit the text, click where you would like the change to take place and a cursor will appear will appear–begin typing. Access basic formatting features like ‘Bold’, ‘Italics’ and alignment options from the toolbar of the ‘Visual’ editor.

To see how the page will look before updating the site you can click the ‘Preview Changes’ button or click ‘Update’ and the site will be updated immediately.

To see how the page will look before updating the site you can click the ‘Preview Changes’ button.
To see how the page will look before updating the site you can click the ‘Preview Changes’ button.

The ‘Editing Post & Page’ video will help give your users, clients and internal staff a basic understanding of accessing and managing posts and pages on any WordPress site.

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EDIT IMAGES

EDIT IMAGES

EDIT IMAGES

This video will introduce you to adding images to introduce your users, clients or internal staff to ‘Editing Images’ from the WordPress visual editor.

This ‘Editing Images’ tutorial covers:

  • Scaling images in a Post or Page
  • The condensed image editor
  • Image alignment
  • ‘Advanced Options’

The visual editor lets you make quick adjustments to images without ever leaving the Page or Post. Clicking an image inside a post or page will make it so you can scale the image by dragging the corners. Click and hold an image to move it–drag it where you want it to display and drop it in place.

Grab the corner and drag to scale the image.
Grab the corner and drag to scale the image.

Click the ‘Edit’ icon to open the ‘Image Dialog’ box. From here you can add or edit the image ‘Caption’ and ‘Alternative Text’. Under ‘Display Settings’ you can quickly adjust the image alignment and size.

The ‘Advanced Options’ allow you to further customize the image attributes. From here you can add custom CSS and define what URL the image points to when it is clicked.

Click the 'Edit' icon to open the 'Image Details' dialog box.
Click the ‘Edit’ icon to open the ‘Image Details’ dialog box.

When you are finished with your changes be sure and click ‘Update’. For more control over editing your images, use the ‘Image Editor’ in the ‘Media Library’.

Make the content on your site stand out. Give your users, clients or internal staff control over how images display by sharing this ‘Editing Images’ tutorial.

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DELETING IMAGES

DELETING IMAGES

DELETING IMAGES

This video will introduce you to adding images to Removing and Deleting images in WordPress.

This ‘Deleting Images’ tutorial covers:

  • Removing images from posts and pages
  • Permanently deleting an image
  • Deleting a group of images

Having full control over what images display where and what media files are stored on your server are valuable assets when managing a website.

Removing an image from a post or a page can be done by going to the post or page editor, hovering over the image you would like to remove and clicking the ‘ב icon that appears in the corner of the image. If the image was uploaded to the site, removing the image from the post or page will not delete the image from the ‘Media Library’.

Deleting an image from a post does not remove it from the 'Media Library'
Deleting an image from a post does not remove it from the ‘Media Library’

To completely delete an image from your ‘Media Library’, click media in the dashboard. From here you can hover over an image and the ‘Action Menu’ will appear giving you a ‘Delete Permanently’ option. It is important to note that images ‘Deleted Permanently’ from the ‘Media Library’ are not moved to a trash can–if you do not have your images saved in another location you will not be able to recover the deleted files.

You can permanently delete multiple media files at once by selecting the files you want to get rid of and from the ‘Bulk Actions’ drop-down menu choosing ‘Delete Permanently’.

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Select several images and use the ‘Bulk Actions’ menu to delete more than one image at a time.

Introduce your users, clients or internal staff to how removing and deleting images works so they can better manage space and how media displays on your site or network.

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