January 5, 2009
If you’d like to insert photos, videos, audio or other media into your blog posts, this video will walk you through the basics
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background music too speedy. thanks
Im trying to upload audio but it says im only allowed to upload jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, ppt, odt, pptx, docx. files.
What should I do?
Hi pbhome. You need a Space upgrade for uploading music or video. More information about uploading audio here, and the Space upgrade here
Where is there a How to on adding audio to my blog. The blog content includes a process that requires the blog guest to close their eyes and listen to the Imagery. To do this without having to read the Imagery is essential.
What do I need to do this.?Does my blog have the capacity to do it?
You can find out all about using audio on WordPress.com in our Audio support document. Hope that helps!
Yeah. But what about Windows Movie Maker movie files? It never works for me. When I try and add it to a website, it just freezes. HELP! :(
If you’re using a WMV or AVI file outputted from Windows Movie Maker, that should be fine – so long as you don’t try to upload the project file itself (which ends MSWMM). If you continue to have problems with uploading, I’d suggest getting in touch with WordPress.com support (assuming you’re using WordPress.com), who’ll be able to help you resolve the issue. You can do that by clicking here. If you’re self-hosting your blog, rather than running it from WordPress.com, you’ll want to check the WordPress.org forums (linked)
Hi I am trying to embed videos I saw on youtube like other blogger on this site but everytime I copy and paste the HTML code into my blog, it never shows up or just showing the codes but no videos. what did I did wrong? please help thanks
Alan + mei-mei the pug
Hi Alan – for WordPress.com, pasting the embed code directly won’t work – check out our (linked) video on embedding YouTube
I did exactly that . And I saw the code but when I pressed publish nothing happened. No video.
Thanks for letting us know. I’m not sure exactly what this problem is – could you submit your issue to WordPress.com support, or else the WordPress.org support forums (depending on your version) – so that someone can work through the issue with you.
this is the symbol to use for doing Youtube embedding:
I upgraded my account and still cant embed audio. Instead I am only able to link to an external page that plays the file.
Assuming you’re using a WordPress.com blog, you can find more information on embedding audio at this WordPress.com support page (linked). The long and the short is only MP3 files will create the inline audio player, other file types link off. If you’re self hosting, you’ll want to make use of one of the many audio plugins to enhance your experience. Run a search for audio from your built-in Plugin browser in the menu of your blog and you’ll find lots of options.
I actually figured it out. Thank you. It was the type of code that WordPress accepts when embedding audio. you have to use [audio MP3URL_here] and your good to go.
I needed to do the same thing as thedjprototype and managed to figure out how to embed the audio but it’s playing automatically when i click onto the page – all three files at once! How do I stop that?! I only want them to play when someone presses the ‘play’ button!
For some reason I cannot seem to work out (and I used to do it) how to link a photo I upload to text in a blog post.
It keeps becoming a thumbnail and obliterating the word.
I’m not sure exactly what this problem is – could you submit your issue to WordPress.com support, or else the WordPress.org support forums (depending on your version) – someone there will be able to help work through the issue with you.
The comments about the music are hilarious! How could that possibly bother anyone enough to comment? Haha!
Anyways, I think it’s a great video – thanks very much for putting this together. It makes it very easy to introduce new users to WordPress.
I purchased the video upgrade and am trying to upload a video from my camera, but it only seems to show up as a photo – there’s no tab to push to start the video. What am I missing?
Hi polloplayer – could you submit a support request to WordPress.com support, where they’ll be able to help you resolve the issue.
Everything works great, EXCEPT – embedded videos. How do I keep the player from starting immediately when the page is opened? Youtube embeds aren’t having that problem but these are:
What do I change?
How do I embed an audio file so it plays whenever someone visits the page? Theme music, if you will!
Checking this support page, it’s not possible for you to have the audio file play automatically when a user visits the page.
Do I need to upgrade in order to post videos from sites other than YouTube? For example, there is a CBS news video that I would like to use, but neither posting the URL or their embed code seems to work…
On WordPress.com, only certain types of video embeds are permitted according to a list of shortcodes: http://en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes/
If what you are attempting to embed is not supported by WordPress.com directly, you can look into using VodPod (http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/vodpod/) instead.
Run a search for audio from your built-in Plugin browser in the menu of your blog and you’ll find lots of options/etc..
I purchased extra space on WordPress so that I am able to add some audio in .mp3 format. I have uploaded the .mp3, and it is clickable on my Homepage. However, I notice that clicking it takes viewer away from my page to a blank white screen where the audio progress bar shows. Is this normal? It would be nice if viewer could stay on same page to listen to the audio.
If you look below the area where you specify the location of the file when you add it to your post, you’ll see that if you remove the Link URL, an embedded player will be inserted instead: http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/
Thanks. I had to first figure out by trial and error to go into “links Editor” to “permanently delete” the old link…and then re-upload my .mp3 fiel, and then your advice worked just fine. Now the audio player is embedded in the page and i am a happy camper!
Ive been also having majorproblems adding photos,i tried everything but just cant seem to get it right,
but ive read some good stuff on here,thanks
Be sure to check out the support docs on using images if you get stuck, hopefully those will help!
How does one embed a “Where I’ve Been” map on a page? I’ve tried embedding the code on a page but it doesn’t seem to work.
WordPress.com only supports certain codes and services for embedding, for security reasons. At the moment there isn’t a “where I’ve been” map, but we do support Google Maps (see our support document all about it
I’ve been trying to embed videos from Gloria.tv but the embeding codes I get from there don’t work. Can anyone help?
I am having the same issue as well with adding pictures and embedding the code in WP. Any idea what the problem could be?
thank you about this totrial
Try using nimbb.com in which you can record 30 seconds of video for free using your webcam. It is very easy, simple, and fast. I saw nimbb being used by the Doctors without borders in the Campaign “Kiss Malaria Goodbye”. So, I guess you can integrate nimbb technology into your blog/website and also you can share your videos on twitter and facebook.
great tutorial. I learned ablot
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