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WordPress videos that will help you publish your articles and images

If you want to learn how to post properly on our site, then you need to watch these informative videos. These and our articles on our Member Support Blog will guide you through this easy process. Those that have worked on WordPress blogs, will still find this information of value.

Visit our member support blog for many informative articles about publishing your work on our sites.
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We searched YouTube to find as many articles as we could that would show you some of the tips and tricks in publishing your work on our sites. We intend on producing our own in the coming weeks, but for now, these will help you during your learning process. As you will see it is all quite simple once you understand the basics of working with a WordPress blog, one of the most popular blog formats in the world.

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Len Rapoport’s Adding A Post

Len explains how to add a new post to our site. Open a browser window, login to our site and go to the admin section and get ready to publish your post or article along with Len.

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Working With WordPress 3.9

The latest version of WordPress offers so many improvements. This video will take you through some of the new features. Easy to edit images now right in the visual mode. Check this out.


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Adding Images and Media To Your Article

The Media Manager now offers an easier way to add images to your posts.  You can upload them from your desktop, drag an image file from your desktop to the Media Manager or insert an image from a link to an image file. You can also add other media through the media manager now including PDF files, documents, sound files and more. Watch this video to find out how easy it is.

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Importance Of Headings and Sub-Headings

It is important to make your content look more appealing and break up large bodies of text. On our site we have a feature that will show a table of contents on the top of the article. This will pull from the Sub-Headings in your article which is why it becomes even more important to include them. In order to keep our site looking uniform, we have set the colors for various sub-heads and H2 is in Navy Blue and H3 which is smaller is in Maroon. You don’t need to change anything since our style sheet is set up to do this when you use these headings. Watch the video for more information.


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Adding Slide Shows, Next Page Shortcode and Sign-Off

The Media Manager offers an easy way to add slideshows to your posts. You can upload images from your desktop, drag an image file from your desktop to the Media Manager or select images already in your Media Manager. This video also contains information on using the Next Page Short Code which will enable you to break up a long article into a number of pages. It also includes information on how to Sign Off at the end of your articles. This has been produced by Len Rapoport for our members who publish on the IPA.Org website.

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How To Copy An Article From Another Blog or WebSite to This Site

It is important to make your content look more appealing and break up large bodies of text. On our site we have a feature that will show a table of contents on the top of the article. This will pull from the Sub-Headings in your article which is why it becomes even more important to include them. In order to keep our site looking uniform, we have set the colors for various sub-heads and H2 is in Navy Blue and H3 which is smaller is in Maroon. You don’t need to change anything since our style sheet is set up to do this when you use these headings. Watch the video for more information.


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Free Images For Your Post

If you are a journalist or writer and want to publish an article on our site you will need images to illustrate your article to to meet our formatting standards. All posts must have a Featured Image which should be about 550-600 pixels wide and should also have images to use in the body of the article. How can you find them on the internet without violating any copyright laws? Watch this video to find out how.

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Create an Image Gallery in WordPress 3.5+

For those of you that have a number of images you would like to have your readers view and don’t want to include all of them in your article because you don’t have enough text to make it work can find creating a Gallery of Images an easy way to showcase some of your best images relating to your article. This video will show you how to use this powerful feature.


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Using accordion Sliders Shortcode

If you have a long article with a number of sub-heads or chapters or just want to dress it up with some cool new features, watch this video that will show you how to make your own accordion slides in your articles. You can see what the accordion slide looks like on our home page, there are four of them there. Easy to do.

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Add Image Frames Around Your Important Images. Use With accordion Sliders Too

If you want a really cool way to showcase some of your image, you can create a professional looking frame with a drop shadow using a shortcode. I demonstrate how you can use these with the accordion sliders that will add a nice area to put in a long description or content that ties into your photo. Check this one out, you will love it.


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Make Your WordPress Images “Un-Clickable”

Are you concerned that your image files may be used by others? Here is a way to make sure they can’t be downloaded from your articles.

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Add Downloadable Document Files To Your Article

So you have an article you may have published in another publication and want have your readers download it from your article, you scanned it and saved it as a PDF file. You have an instruction sheet, or other document that you would like to offer to your readers in another format like a .doc, txt, jpg or any other format. This video will show you how to add these media or document files to your article.


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Add Links In Your Article

Don’t make your readers guess what you mean when you write about places, products, or just about anything that you haven’t explained in your article. To make your article even more enjoyable create Links to certain information on your site. Talking abut a country that may not be familiar to your readers, find a good site or even Wikipedia that has that information and link to it. Links make the users experience more fulfilling and makes it easier for you because you don’t have to explain every detail of the article to the reader. This video shows you how to link to other articles and pages on our site and how to link to external sites.

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Make Your Article Search Engine Optimized SEO

Now you have a great article, what is the best way to get the search engines to find it? Watch this video for a few tips. We also have a full article on our member support blog How To Get More Reads On Your Articles.


 

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Add Lists In Your Article

In Len’s video he explains a little about adding a list to your article. Either a numbered or bullet list. This video goes into a bit more detail to make it easier for you to understand how to set up a list properly.

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Add YouTube Videos To Your Articles

Many of us want to embed a slide show or video that we have uploaded to YouTube, but not sure how. This video will explain a few methods on how to do that. Quite easy to do as we have done here on our site.


Adding Categories And Tags To Your Posts

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Saving And Returning To Draft Posts & Pages

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