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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 4: Exploring Podcasting and Video Blogging

In This Chapter

  • Uploading and embedding videos in posts
  • Adding audio files to posts
  • Exploring podcasting and vlogging
  • Using the Media Library

Many Web site owners want to go beyond just offering written content for the consumption of their visitors by offering different types of media, including audio and video files. WordPress makes it pretty easy to include these different types of media files in your posts and pages by using the built-in file-upload feature.

The audio files you add to your site can include music or voice in formats such as .mp3, .midi, or .wav (to name just a few). Some Web site owners produce their own audio files in regular episodes, called podcasts, to create an Internet radio show. Often, you can find these audio files available for syndication through RSS and can subscribe to them in a variety of audio programs, such as iTunes.

You can include videos in blog posts or pages by embedding code offered by popular third-party video providers such as YouTube (www.youtube.com) or Vimeo (www.vimeo.com). Web site owners can also produce and upload their own video shows, an activity known as vlogging (video blogging).

This chapter takes you through the steps to upload and embed audio and video files within your content, and provides you with some tools that can help you more easily embed those files without having to use elaborate coding techniques.

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