You probably know the value of YouTube for your book marketing, but did you know that you can increase its value to both your readers and you? It's an ingenious feature of the YouTube site that starts as a service to folks who have hearing problems. But the benefits spread out to folks who for any reason prefer to read and to anyone who wants to make the most of Google search with their videos. It's closed captioning. The first two benefits are easy to see, but the way it works with Google … [Read more...]
How Do I . . . (Step-by-Step Solutions for Your WordPress Writer's Website)
Below you'll find a series of occasional how-tos -- videos, screen shots, step-by-step processes -- for various things you might need to do on the web. They'll be updated as I create them, and I'll usually create them as often as either I figure them out or someone asks about them.
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For the WP-Cycle slider 1. Go to Media in the dashboard menu, then WP-Cycle. 2. Take note of the image dimensions, because these are set in your CSS coding, and a photo that is the wrong size will either look bad or not show up at all. 3. Size and crop the photo in an image editor, such as Photoshop, Gimp, or the free online photo editor iPiccy.com. 4. Go to the top of the page and click "Select file" then "Upload image." It will appear in the list below. 5. There, you can add a … [Read more...]
1. Install NextGEN gallery plugin. 2. Combine photos into a zip file (archive on Mac). 3. Go to gallery and click "Add New Gallery" 4. Give the gallery a name, e.g., Coastal Flora. Click OK. 5. Click on Add Gallery / Images 6. Click "Upload a Zip-File." You can, of course, use the other methods of uploading indicated by the tabs. Then click "Choose File" and browse to the zip archive you created. Select the appropriate gallery to load the images into. Click "Start Upload." Wait … [Read more...]
1. Install the Ultimate TinyMCE plugin and enable the table button. 2. Upload the photos to your Media Library 3. Create the page you want the photos to appear on. 4. At the place you want to put the photos, click the TinyMCE Table button. 5. Give the table one row and the number of columns you want to have as images. For a grid of images, increase the number of rows. Set cell spacing to 10, alignment to center. Add up the width you want your table to be. Using my example, I'm putting … [Read more...]