Course Content
What is WordPress?
History and Evolution WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
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Why WordPress?
Popularity and Community Versatility in Web Development Case Studies: Examples of WordPress Sites
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Setting Up a WordPress Site
Domain Registration and Hosting Solutions Installing WordPress
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Dashboard Overview
Navigating the WordPress Dashboard User Roles and Permissions
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Posts vs Pages
Creating and Editing Posts Adding and Managing Pages
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Media Management
Uploading and Managing Media Files Best Practices for Media Optimization
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Themes and Templates
Choosing the Right Theme Customizing Themes
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Plugins
Essential Plugins for Beginners Installing and Managing Plugins
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Basic SEO for WordPress
SEO Plugins and Tools On-Page SEO Best Practices
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Analytics and Performance
Integrating Google Analytics Monitoring Site Performance
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WordPress in the Medical Marketing Field
Tailoring WordPress for Client Needs Case Studies: Successful WordPress Sites in Medical Marketing
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Security and Maintenance
Keeping WordPress Secure Regular Maintenance Tasks
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Hands-On Session
Building a Simple WordPress Site Applying What We've Learned
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WordPress Essentials for Beginners
About Lesson

The Media Library in WordPress is a central repository for all the media files you upload to your website. This includes images, videos, audio files, and documents. Understanding how to effectively manage this library is key to maintaining an organized and efficient website.

Uploading Media Files

  1. Accessing the Media Library:

    • In your WordPress Dashboard, click on ‘Media’ in the left-hand menu. This will take you to the Media Library.
    • You will see two views available – a list view and a grid view. Choose the one that suits your preference.
  2. Uploading Files:

    • Click on ‘Add New’ either at the top of the page or within the Media Library.
    • You can drag and drop files into the upload area or click the ‘Select Files’ button to choose files from your computer.
    • WordPress supports a variety of file types, including jpg, png, gif, pdf, mp3, mp4, wav, and more.

Organizing Your Media

  • File Details:

    • Once a file is uploaded, click on it in the Media Library to view and edit its details. This includes the file name, type, upload date, and a link to the file.
    • You can also add or edit the title, caption, alt text, and description, which are important for SEO and accessibility.
  • Creating Folders:

    • By default, WordPress does not allow you to create folders. However, you can use plugins like ‘Media Library Folders’ or ‘FileBird’ to organize your files into folders.

Editing Images in WordPress

  • Basic Image Editing:
    • WordPress includes basic image editing features. Click on an image in the Media Library, then click ‘Edit Image’.
    • This feature allows you to crop, rotate, flip, and resize images directly within WordPress.

Using Media in Posts and Pages

  • Inserting Media into Posts/Pages:
    • When editing a post or page, click the ‘Add Media’ button above the editor.
    • You can choose to upload new media or select from existing files in the Media Library.
    • Insert the media into your post/page and adjust its alignment, link settings, and size.

Managing Media Settings

  • Media Settings:
    • Under ‘Settings’ > ‘Media’, you can manage the default settings for media handling.
    • This includes the default sizes for thumbnail, medium, and large images, and whether to organize uploads into month- and year-based folders.