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Working With Media in WordPress

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It's easy to work with images, audio, video, and even 3D models in WordPress.

Presented for FloridaLibraryWebinars.com on 9/28/16. A recording of the full webinar, which has a number of live demos to supplement these slides, will be available there soon.

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Working With Media in WordPress

  1. 1. THE WEB IS MORE THAN TEXT Chad Haefele Interim Head of User Experience UNC Chapel Hill Libraries cHaefele@email.unc.edu Working with Media in WordPress
  2. 2. HiddenPeanuts.com bit.ly/wp4lib
  3. 3. Previously on Florida Library Webinars… https://floridalibrarywebinars.org/building-a-library-website-in-wordpress-ondemand/
  4. 4. [BuildingPolicies]
  5. 5. <img src =“wordpress.png” alt=“WordPress logo”>
  6. 6. [video] [audio]
  7. 7. Working with 3D Models
  8. 8. Working with 3D Models - Setup 1. If you haven’t already, install and activate Media Library Assistant: • https://wordpress.org/plugins/media-library-assistant/ 2. In WordPress Admin, go to Settings and then Media Library Assistant 3. Click the Uploads tab 4. Click the Search Known Types button at the bottom 5. Search for “stl” 6. Hover your mouse over the first result and click the “Select” option that appears. 7. On the next page, browse through the list of file types and make sure stl appears as an option. Configure WordPress to allow the upload of 3D Models in stl format:
  9. 9. Working with 3D Models – Setup 1. Install and activate the STL Viewer Plugin: • https://wordpress.org/plugins/stl-viewer/ 2. In WordPress admin deactivate the plugin, then reactivate it. 3. Upload your .stl file to the Media section of WordPress 4. Find the URL of your uploaded .stl file 5. In your Page or Post, use this shortcode: • [stl file="/2016/09/filename.stl" ] 6. Note that you should not include the whole URL. Just use the part starting with the year. More documentation: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/works-but-some- setup-is-required-read-on-how/ Install and use the STL Viewer Plugin
  10. 10. Links & Further Reading • Images • Enable Media Replace: wordpress.org/plugins/enable-media-replace/ • Media Library Assistant: wordpress.org/plugins/media-library-assistant/ • Audio • Seriously Simple Podcasting: wordpress.org/plugins/seriously-simple-podcasting/ • Full list of options for Audio shortcode: codex.wordpress.org/Audio_Shortcode • Video • Full list of options for Video shortcode: codex.wordpress.org/Video_Shortcode • 3D Models • Smithsonian 3D models: 3d.si.edu/browser • STL Viewer plugin: wordpress.org/plugins/stl-viewer/ • Configuration & Use: wordpress.org/support/topic/works-but-some-setup-is-required- read-on-how/ • Embedding audio and video in WordPress.com: • en.support.wordpress.com/videos/ • en.support.wordpress.com/audio/
  11. 11. HiddenPeanuts.com bit.ly/wp4lib
  12. 12. https://floridalibrarywebinars.org/building-a-library-website-in-wordpress-ondemand/
  13. 13. THE WEB IS MORE THAN TEXT Chad Haefele Interim Head of User Experience UNC Chapel Hill Libraries cHaefele@email.unc.edu Working with Media in WordPress Slides: slideshare.net/

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