Chapter 10. Adding Picture Galleries, Video, and Music
By now, you know that the simplest way to enhance any WordPress post is to toss in a picture or two. The Web is a visual medium, and a bit of eye candy is essential for capturing (and keeping) your readers’ attention.
In this chapter, you’ll use all the tools WordPress provides to add rich media to your site. First, you’ll supercharge your pictures by replacing ordinary images with slideshows and galleries, and you’ll learn how to transform your entire site into a photoblog or portfolio. Next, you’ll see how to embed a video window in a post, and how to host your video files on YouTube or your own web server. Lastly, you’ll get readers jammin’ with audio tracks, playlists, and podcasts.
Understanding Embeds and Shortcodes