Take a moment now to congratulate yourself on how far you’ve come. You just passed the halfway point of the Academy, and you’ve got a blog that’s really starting to take on a life of its own! I’m very pleased that you’ve come this far, and I really hope you’re finding this course helpful too.
In this lesson we’ll look at even more media—video and audio! Media can really bring your blog to life and get your visitors engaged.
Embedding video and audio is just as easy as adding images (the hard part is creating media or finding it!). What makes it easy is that you can rely on services like YouTube and Vimeo (both video hosting services) to take care of serving the video; you just need to add links. WordPress then takes care of displaying it properly on your post or page!
Students enrolled in the Academy have access to a video introduction of embedding video and audio within WordPress. This free video covers the following topics:
- Embedding video and audio
- How to use video and audio in your posts and pages
Joining the Academy is free and will give you instant access to the Embedding Video and Audio video.
Once again, we can see that the WordPress part is easy—it’s finding good content that you can use that takes effort. If you’re not creating videos yourself, YouTube and Vimeo can often be good resources for finding videos to use on your blog.
Ready to add some videos to your blog?