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Embed Audio, Images and Video Media in a WordPress.com

Long lists of text posts are not attractive and are thought not to entice a reader so it is recommended to embed media into a post even if it is just a related (however loosely) picture. From the upload/insert bar (above the main toolbar) you can upload:



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A picture can be very effective in making a post more eye catching even if the image only has an indirect link to what the post is about. If you are short of good images they can be purchased relatively cheaply from Stockphoto sites like istockphoto or alternatively you can use the creative commons images from Flickrnormally without cost except attribution to the owner (best to check all licenses before using especially if you are using commercially)


If you have video files then these can be uploaded and embedded in a post if you have paid for the video upgrade but far more popular is embedding a video which is being hosted on another site such as youtube.

The URL (web address) of the video can be entered directly into the upload Video>’From URL’ tab (Below)

upload video

Then the Video will display and can be viewed on your blog:


Audio can be embedded by adding the tag to a hosted  mp3 file  which would result in an embedded audio file which can be played on the site like this:


As well as embedding the above media you can also embed polldaddy polls. See this post.

Embedding Video in Posts

Lets face it a screen full of text, no matter how interesting and creative, does not attract most people while surfing the web but a good picture or even a video can catch someones eye and get them reading.

As you can see from the example posts on this blog I would recommend at least one image on each post.

Here I am showing how an embedded video can make a post more interesting. The video below is direct from wordpress.com and is about there iphone client which allows you to blog directly from the ever popular Apple Iphone. This blog was embedded by uding the supplied code of  wpvideo Bh7FJ4Qg between sqaure brackets (e.g [wpvid????])

Or if you prefer you can embed a video from Youtube, Google Video or Daily Motion using the upload Video icon or using the text format suggested below:

Embed Video

Embed Video

An example Youtube video about blogging:

Or if you prefer you could pay for the Video upgrade and upload your own videos. You can also upload you videos to Youtube (or any of the other supported sites) adn embed in the usual way.